Read today an article about the first Christians in the day, it's about how it was in Ephesus. What kept the Christians together was the common ethics, and how they lived their lives. Mormon Church would have fit in there, then it was about the true faith in Jesus gave expression to be had fellowship with other believers (hence the need for the meetings of the church), to have a Christlike character (love, piety, humility), showed a high morals (primarily regarding sexuality), renounced the riches of this world (the material, and then the tenth a good start), turned from idolatry (we believe in one god, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit), was willing to suffer for Christ (non-Christian persecute us is logical, but when the Christians who are faithful to the Emperor Constantine makes it so you feel bad in the depths of its interior).
There is a dividing line between different groups of Christians, and it became really clear in 325 of Nicaea. It's not that it was a unanimous decision that took place there, but it was a small minority who set up the Emperor Constantine and his regime. In my personal opinions in the this question, so I wonder how these power-hungry Christians. Was it so that they were tired of being in the minority (for they were really there) and they wanted to run over his other Christian brothers and sisters. When and where these Christians decided that they would rather quarreled with other Christians, and that the best way to spread the Christian faith was by allying itself with the government. Did they not see that the result was persecution, deportation and death? Where the naive, ignorant, power hungry, conniving, or what?
I do not think they could send their Christian brothers in death, of immense suffering and unspeakable horrors. How could they forget what the Roman emperors were capable of if you became their friend. I do not understand the "mind control" as the Roman emperors had over these Christians. View Nicaea 325 and the other councils. They are as bewitched. Is it the fear and dread, or is it that power tickles so nice? This is incomprehensible, totally incomprehensible. There have always been books except the Bible, and you do not make a big thing of it all. The Bible has never been the only holy scripture, although some try to make it so. Mormon complements the Bible, and the Bible is always paramount in the Mormon Church. Read more