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  • Far East religions i.e. Taoism, Hinduism, Confuciousism, Buddhism, etc.

    3 2.75%
  • Islamic religions

    0 0%
  • Jewish religions i.e. Messianical Jew, Yiddish, Orthodox etc.

    0 0%
  • Christian religions organized before 1800 A.D.

    19 17.43%
  • Christian religions organized after 1800 A.D.

    24 22.02%
  • Pagan

    4 3.67%
  • Atheist

    23 21.10%
  • Different religion not based on a belief of traditional God(s).

    2 1.83%
  • I draw my beliefs from one or more religious traditions to make it my own.

    16 14.68%
  • Don't affiliate with a religion or have any interest.

    18 16.51%
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    WPG,

    Yes. I do believe in three Gods. 1. God the Father 2. Jesus Christ 3. Holy Ghost. They all make up the three Gods of the Godhead. But, I don't worship any Gods other than those three. So, I do worship a Godhead made up of more than one God. But, I don't worship any Gods additional to those three. Just to clear things up, to not make it sound like I believe in other Gods whom no one has heard of.

    Peter,
    Good verse. But, what about it can I say that I haven't already? It is just another verse saying that all three are "one" and we obviously have different beliefs and views about that. When I look at that verse I ask this. "One" in what? Christ admonished the Apostles to be "one" but He didn't mean physically. Just "one" in purpose. So, my perspective is that the Godhead is "one" in purpose not physical orientation.


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    Well, to clear things up Christians don't believe in more then one God so Christians are monothestic. To believe in more then one God is polythestic.
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    well many other religions are monothestic but aren't christians. The Trinity is what makes Christians well a Christian.
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    Come on, people, what makes a Christian is believing in the divinity of Jesus Christ. The trinity seems to be just semantic quibbling. I can't imagine God up in heaven deciding who gets to heaven and who goes to #### on whether they interpret the trinity as one being or seperate facets of one godhead.

    I'll bet all you "trinity" advocates have someting else you disagree on. Does that divide Christians from non-Christians, too?

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    John 12:44-45 44Then Jesus cried out and said
    'He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 "And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me."
    John 13:20 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
    John 14:10-11 10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves."
    Romans 8:9-11 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ April 14 2004,6:19)]Come on, people, what makes a Christian is believing in the divinity of Jesus Christ. The trinity seems to be just semantic quibbling. I can't imagine God up in heaven deciding who gets to heaven and who goes to #### on whether they interpret the trinity as one being or seperate facets of one godhead.

    I'll bet all you "trinity" advocates have someting else you disagree on. Does that divide Christians from non-Christians, too?

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    I never said that b/c you're not a Christian you are not going to heaven. Technically there are more definations as to what defines a Christian just as there are many reasons as to what defines a Buddhist, Muslim and so on. It is not semantic quibbling. I find that offensive, but the Trinity is a big part as to what makes a Christian a Christian.
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    I never said that I don't beleive in the Trinity. I most certainly do. I had posted the three verses to show that Jesus, God, and the Holy Ghost had made us, so they must be parts of the same God. Three different gods would not be able all to have made us.

    Casper, the reason we are debating the Trinity is that it is one thing that proves the Book of Mormon not to be God's word. It is not an issue of who is going to heaven and who is not. Only God can judge that.
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    wolfpackgirl, I agree with you. I don't find the discussion itself semantic qubbling. In fact, I enjoy such exercises.

    What I find semantic quibbling is dividing people between Christian and non-Christian based on their interpretation of the nature of the trinity. It seems a rather trivial point of dispute in the grand scheme of things. Belief in the trinity isn't among the Ten Commandments, is never specifically mentioned in the Bible or by Jesus, and doesn't seem central to the doctrine of any of the various traditional Christian sects or the LDS.

    I still feel there's an effort here to undermine the Mormon church through pointing out alleged "flaws" in its doctrine. If it's just as a way of learning about what Mormons are all about, then it's all good, but it seems to be about undermining Mormonism, in which case folks should take a long hard look at their own beliefs first, because they're equally legitimate, but no more so.

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