Now this is something that has been a hot topic. Especially while Mitt Romney was actively campaigning for president. His religion was something that was successfully used against him. I find this a very disturbing reality about how "open minded" us Americans are. So I wish to discuss the issue of if Mormons are Christians. To begin with the answer every mormon would tell you is yes. We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe he is our Savior and Redeemer. So according to any dictionary definition mormons are christian. With this being said one may ask why do I hear that you are not Christian? The source of the criticism usually comes from Christian ministries that attempt to create their own definition of what Christianity is to exclude mormons and several other christian faiths. The most commonly cited reason to exclude mormons from Christianity is mormons concept of the trinity. We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We also believe that these three are one. Where we differ is the fact that we don't believe they are one in essence and substance. We believe that the they are perfectly united but are distinct from each other. I think it interesting to note where the "orthodox" version of the trinity came about. It came to pass during the nicene creed in 325 AD. It was basically a large group of religous leaders getting together and debating points of doctrine and voting. That is where the concept of the trinity began. Though no one knows what the voting margin was at this council we know it wasn't unanimous because certain bishops were removed from office because they refused to support this doctrine. I in no way man to demean those who believe in the Nicene Creed. All I want to do is point out that this council to mormons is a very inaccurate way of defining who fit the categories of Christian or not. Because if such a doctrine was so crucial I seem to think it would be explicitly stated in the bible. I would appreciate any comments on this issue and any other questions about mormons that any of you have.