In teaching Sunday School this past week, I made a comment that one cannot deny the divinity of Christ and be a Christian, so Mormons could not be saved. A class member commented that she did not think that was valid and we began an interesting discussion. I believe that, on the surface, Mormons would affirm the "divinity" of Jesus, his virgin birth, substitutionary death and resurrection. But, if you did dig deeper, obviously Mormons believe in a non-biblical Jesus, one who is the spirit brother of Satan. Not to mention all their other doctrines. My response to the class member was: Perhaps a "Mormon" can be a Christian, but only if they are a very bad Mormon, one who rejects LDS teaching. I see orthodox Christian doctrine as exclusive from Mormon doctrine. But the whole thing raises questions in my mind? How much do you need to affirm to be saved? How much can you deny and still be saved? For example - I think it is clear that you must believe in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor 15) I don't think someone has to know every doctrine at the moment of their salvation. So, a person has faith and affirms this and is saved. But, later, they deny the virgin birth and the divinity of Christ. Are they still saved? Were they ever saved? Trust me, I am not asking this out of some Pharisaical need to decide who is in and who is out. But if Christians cannot clarify who is saved and who is not, how can we ever identify the "lost" and evangelize them?