What Is Mormonism?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the Mormon Church) is a fairly young religion which is classified by the historic Christian Church as being non-Christian in nature. This designation is based on profound doctrinal differences between the historic doctrines of the Christian faith and LDS doctrines.
The LDS Church includes the name of Jesus Christ in its name, its doctrines speak of Christ, and its members claim to follow Christ. Nevertheless, the LDS Church denies many central doctrines of historic Christianity. Therefore, based on a doctrinal definition of Christianity, Mormonism's proper place is outside of the Christian faith.