What is the difference between Mormon and Pentecostal?


A question from a reader: My church is none denomination but with pentecostal back ground.. I’m not looking to change. I’m very happy and blessed where i am at. I’m a fan of David Archuleta and he is mormon. I was just wondering the big difference. I don’t mean to judge,I’m just interested :)

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8 Responses to “What is the difference between Mormon and Pentecostal?”

  • gumby says:

    I don’t really know exactly what Pentecostals believe. Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We are Christians. A good place to start learning would be http://www.mormon.org.

    EDIT: Voodoo? Interesting. I’ve never practiced voodoo.

    EDIT #2: *sigh* While we do read and follow the Book of Mormon, we also read and follow the bible. The KJV to be exact. It’s the same bible you find in just about every Christian church.

  • Marty says:

    nothing they both practice voodoo and are not christian

  • LeeA says:

    Mormons follow the book of Mormon.

    Pentecostals follow the Holy Bible.

  • Zach says:

    While Mormons may consider themselves Christians because they believe in Christ, they are not considered Christians by most other Christian religions. Most other Christian religions don’t believe that Christ visited the new world or that Jews migrated to America in BC times and had a thriving civilization here.

  • Squawkbox says:

    Pentecostals believe the bible is the absolute truth and that anything that was relevant for the new testament church is also relevant for today. This is mainly the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the signs following – usually speaking in tongues but also of prophesy, interpretation of tounges, healing, deliverance/exorcism, revelation, etc they belive that God can still work in miracle power today

    Mormons believe that an angel gave a new scripture to a guy called Joseph Smith in America during the 19th century and they believe that what he wrote down is what they should live their lives by.

  • lightgiver says:

    Dear Katy,

    I am a Mormon and live probably 15 minutes away from where David Archuleta lives. I can tell you what Mormons believe in, but I am afraid I know very little about the Pentecostal Church. Since you are a member though, I am sure that you can analyze and see for yourself the things that we Mormon’s believe in comparison to your church.

    First let me say that you should take the word of an active Mormon who loves her church over the many comments you are receiving from people who profess to be Christians but only can find fault with our church. They are not displaying very Christlike behavior when they do this. Besides, many know very little about our church and are only going off of heresay and gossip.

    I am including the Articles of Faith that were written by Joseph Smith who we revere as a Prophet of God. We believe that through him the Church and gospel of Jesus Christ was restored again to the earth in this last dispensation of time.

    On lds.org, our official web site you can find all the information you would like to know about the church. With absolutely no obligation. The site does not require you to give any information about yourself. You can also ask any missionary of our church and they will be glad to answer the questions you may have. I am also including a statement that was put on the lds.org web site about the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. These should give you an overview of what we believe in.

    Thank you for being so nice in your asking about our church.

    THE ARTICLES OF FAITH
    OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
    History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541

    1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

    2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.

    3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

    4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by eimmersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

    6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

    7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.

    8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

    9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

    10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

    11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

    12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

    13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
    Joseph Smith

    Restoration of the Gospel

    When Jesus Christ was on the earth, He established His Church among His followers. After His Crucifixion and the deaths of His Apostles, the fulness of the gospel was taken from the earth because of widespread apostasy. Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ restored the fulness of the gospel. The true Church of Jesus Christ is on the earth again. Because of the Restoration, the teachings and ordinances necessary for salvation are available to all people.

  • joshsybs says:

    The big difference is a belief that the God of the bible who always revealed Himself to prophets has not changed and that revelation and authority from God continue in this world today.

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