There might be a reason why it seems members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t spend much time on the question: Are Mormons Christian? Perhaps it’s because it feels like an obvious conclusion. A straightforward definition of Christianity is believing Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Redeemer. And we do. With that, the discussion seems over. However, even as a child, I remember being challenged on this topic by classmates, and as an adult, it still comes up. It made no sense to me how a church called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could be seen as anything but Christian. Yet in the meantime, I’ve learned that there are some Christians who have a more specific definition of Christianity, and that is where we might diverge. Here are the important basics:
Latter-day Saints do not accept the creeds, confessions, and formulations of post–New Testament Christianity.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not descend through the historical line of traditional Christianity. That is, Latter-day Saints are not Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant.
In unequivocal terms, we as members of the church assert belief in God, our eternal Father, his son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. Some creeds call for a belief in the Holy Trinity, where it is understood that all three are without form and are one. We do not believe in a trinity. From there, other distinctions include (more…)
Vocal Point was founded in 1991 by three students at Brigham Young University. As an all A cappella choir Vocal Point quickly soared to popularity and was adopted officially into the School of Music at BYU in 1994.
More recently Vocal Point competed on NBC’s The Sing-Off, where the 2010-2011 group competed against 15 other A cappella groups in Los Angeles before a panel of celebrity judges. During a wildly popular run on the show, Vocal Point made it to the top 5 and won critical acclaim for their performances.
The group continues to grow and perform. With a recent focus on digital media Vocal Point now regularly publishes to their YouTube channel which at the time of this writing has over 280K subscribers.
Members of the Grand Junction community have a special upcoming opportunity to hear from Vocal Point. On February 17th at 7:00 pm Vocal Point will be performing at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction. Tickets can be purchased here: Vocal Point – Grand Junction 2018