The loaded question of who is Christian has inevitably resurfaced as two Mormons seek the presidency [On Faith, Metro, July 23]. Some Catholics and Protestants reportedly believe Mormons are not Christian; Mormons assert that they are. Who is right? Fortunately, we don’t have to guess. Jesus clearly defined his followers, according to the Gospel of John.
Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another” (John 13:34-35). He also said, “Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing” (John 14:12), which included caring for the sick, troubled and powerless. To clarify, Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey as I command.” Knowing who Jesus considers to be his followers should help us decide who’s who, shouldn’t it?
Paul Chamberlin, Woodbridge