Q. In your article ” Catholic Christians” you say that you believe that some Mormons will also make it in the Rapture. On what do you base this? Mormons are not Christian. They believe that Satan and Jesus are brothers. Could it be a typo in your article?
A. I base this on having lived in Salt Lake City for over 20 years and meeting many born again Mormons who remain in the LDS church to avoid being ostracized by friends and family. There is a similar phenomenon among Jews who believe Jesus is their Messiah. For every member of these religions who “come out” and endure the pain of being considered forever dead to their friends and families there are many more who secretly reject their group’s official doctrine but go through the motions in order to remain close to their loved ones.
As it happens I also get mail from born again Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, and others who live in fear for their lives that someone would discover their true beliefs. To indiscriminately paint all these people with the broad brush of cultists or pagans is unfair, to say the least.
If you’ve never experienced this kind of persecution, you have no idea what it’s like. But seeing it up close taught me that it’s not the name on the building that matters, but what’s in the hearts of the people inside. Just as there are non-believers in Christian places of worship, there are also believers in non-Christian places of worship. That’s why the Lord said to leave the judgment of others to Him (1 Cor. 4:5).