Is It Possible Some Mormons Are Saved?
I've studied Mormonism off and on since I was in high school. This article is, hands down, the best basic explanation I have seen of the difference between the historic Christian faith and Mormonism without getting bogged down in lots of terminology and history.
Here is a little bit. Well worth reading the entire article.
The Mormon understanding of both God and the gospel are radically different from the true God and gospel in ways that are relevant to salvation. For Mormons, God is the same species we are; He’s just farther along in His development. He’s an exalted man, who, like other men, has a physical body. Our highest goal (according to LDS theology) is to become just like Him so that, along with our spouse, we can lead our own world populated by our own spirit children. This is accomplished through the LDS gospel, a plan we must follow and fulfill in order to achieve our goal of becoming gods.
How could they speak of Christ as their rock and comforter the way they do and not be saved? The question is understandable. When talking to Mormons, it’s easy to hear them speak about their savior’s grace and miss the differences between us. You have to dig a little deeper. Not only do they ascribe different meanings to the same terms we use (“grace,” “God,” “gospel,” etc.), but on a more fundamental level, they also view Jesus’ role in their lives differently.