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There Is Only One Jesus, And Anyone Who Accepts Him As Their Lord Is A Christian, Regardless Of Any Errors In Their Doctrine Or Other Imperfection

Romans 10:9 clearly states the conditions for salvation . . .
       
      "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
       shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
       dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9 KJV)

Some people mistakenly read 2 Corinthians 11:4 and think Paul is actually referring to some Jesus other than the Son of God, our Lord.

Then, they are able to dismiss the Mormons and some others as not being Christians, because they are worshiping "some other Jesus," not our Jesus.

But this is not the case. Paul, who is not known for being lighthearted, is here indulging in a little unusual "folly," a joke, a play on words.

This becomes clear when you read the entire passage . . .

       2 CORINTHIANS 11:1-4 (KJV)
       
       
        1
               Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly:
               and indeed bear with me.
        2
               For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have
               espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a
               chaste virgin to Christ.
        3
               But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve
               through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted
               from the simplicity that is in Christ.
        4
               For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we
               have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which
               ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not
               accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Paul was rhetorically defending himself against criticism that he was not a very polished speaker. He never intended to suggest that there were actually more than one Jesus.

If there were more than one Jesus, then 1 John 4:1-3 would be incorrect. This "trial of the spirits" would then be meaningless, because a deceitful spirit could refer to another Jesus and pass the test!

       1 JOHN 4:1-3 (KJV)
       
        1
               Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
               whether they are of God: because many false prophets are
               gone out into the world.
        2
               Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
               confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of
               God:
        3
               And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is
               come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit
               of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come;
               and even now already is it in the world.
So we see that there is only one Jesus, and anyone who accepts Him as their Lord, meeting the conditions of Romans 10:9, is a Christian, regardless of any errors in their doctrine or other imperfection.
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