Here is a peculiar problem with the “Mormons aren’t Christians”, “Mormons don’t have the same Jesus” , “Mormons don’t have the same God” stance that many Evangelicals take.
In order to remain consistent, If you believe in actual miracles from God, and you maintain such an exclusive stance, you MUST denounce ALL supernatural experiences experienced by Mormons (as well as Hindus, and Muslims) as false. They have to explain them away psychologically or, if they admit the claimed experience to be legitimately supernatural, those holding the “other Jesus” position are forced to use the “angel of light” card and call it satanic trickery. The existence of one true miracle or prophecy that occurred by invoking the “false” Mormon Jesus would essentially disprove the theory that Mormons are praying to a God other than the true God of the Bible. One true instance of the actual Spirit of God showing up during a Book of Mormon reading session or missionary discussion and indirectly leading someone away from protestantism to Mormonism and the theory collapses.
It seems like Evangelicals are in an awfully tight corner here. Especially since the nature of the most widespread spiritual experiences amongst Evangelicals are practically indistinguishable from those that occur among the Mormons.
Part of the reason I am a Mormon, despite my strong skepticism, weak faith, and heretical bent is that Mormonism allows for “true” miracles to be performed outside the church and true revelation to come outside the context of biblical religion.
Am I constructing a straw man or is this observation accurate?