I came across this recent article at Christianity Today describing meetings between evangelicals and Mormons. Here are some interesting excerpts from the article:
LDS president Thomas S. Monson and his two counselors permitted Standing Together, an alliance of 90 Utah evangelical churches, to use the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle for a September 13 revival meeting. Throngs of evangelicals and Mormons enjoyed gospel songs and prayed together.
This is pretty remarkable. While I know that church leaders allowed non-Mormon leaders to preach in the Tabernacle in the 1800’s, it has been quite a while since that has ever happened.
Vujicic’s appearance was preceded in 2004 by LDS officialdom’s remarkable go-ahead for an address in the Tabernacle by well-known apologist Ravi Zacharias. His theologically orthodox presentation of Christianity, which some Mormons attended, was overshadowed by Mouw’s introduction. He declared that “we evangelicals have often seriously misrepresented” Mormon beliefs and practices. “We have sinned against you,” he said.
Wow. Of course other evangelicals disagreed. Even still, that quote deserves a big WOW.
Here is an interesting poll. (I’ve changed formatting.)
Are Mormons Christian? How Christian groups answer the question?
Don’t know 17%
Don’t know 15%
Don’t know 19%
Don’t know 27%
Don’t know 15%
Hmmm, there certainly is a divide between Mormons and Evangelicals. Does any of this surprise you?