Jesus said to her: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
John 11:26-27 NIV
Identity theft is common place in today's society. Many companies offer credit protection to give us all some piece of mind. But identity theft IS NOT a modern problem.
Jesus Christ has suffered from Identity Theft. In 1820 a fourteen year old boy, Joseph Smith, put into motion a series of events which resulted in the founding of the Mormon cult. Initially Smith called his cult the Church of Christ (identity theft). Four years later removing Christ's name, but after a failure of missionary efforts being turned away from not being Christian, Smith changed the name to what the cult is known by today: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (identity theft).
In 1981, again after a failing missionary program, with more and more people stating that Mormons aren't Christians, in a propaganda marketing ploy, the Mormons added "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" to the Book of Mormon (identity theft).
But just because a cult steals Christ's identity, and names it's cult after Jesus Christ; does that make the cult Christian?
No! No more so than if someone stole your identity, racked up credit card debt in your name, purchased a car in your name; that doesn't make the thief you.
What is the danger of Identity Theft in Christianity?
John 11:26-27 only applies if you believe in the REAL Jesus Christ. Not a Jesus Christ based on identity theft.
Are you guaranteed salvation if you follow the Mormon identity theft Christ?
No! There is only one Jesus Christ, and his gospels are found in the New Testament, not the Book of Mormon. No matter how much the identity thieves try to sell you on Mormons being Christians.
Do we have any credit monitoring companies for Christ's name?
Yes. Galatians Chapter 1:1-9 - Paul explains the dangers of following a false gospel, and warns that many false prophets will appear. But the danger is being "accursed," to go up after death, and to be told by our Savior "I know you not."
Beware of false prophets and identity thieves.