Brigham Young University has its first non-Mormon student body president. He’s a Muslim. This is being reported like it’s an example of Mormon tolerance, but is it really so unusual? I mean this with all due respect to both religions, but isn’t Mormonism much closer to Islam than to Christianity?
Both Mormonism and Islam reportedly had their origins in a prophet receiving a supernatural book from an angel. Both involve elaborate systems of laws, including dietary rules and regulation of virtually every facet of life. Both have practiced or currently practice polygamy. Both promise an afterlife that includes sex and sensual pleasure. Both recognize Jesus but consider Him as being less than true God. Both reject the Trinity. Both believe in salvation by works-righteousness.
Shouldn’t Mormonism and Islam be classified together as very similar religions? Aren’t they both together on the other end of the extreme from Christianity, which is about God’s incarnation, grace, and redemption from the Law?