"You think Christians are better than [Mormons]? Just check
out your preachers on TV!!"
You most likely are referring to modern false preachers and false prophets.
Contrast the words, attire and actions of today's false preachers and false
prophets against what the Bible taught about false preachers and false prophets.
Jesus chose to be homeless ("And Jesus said to him, 'Foxes
have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to
lay His head.'" (Luke 9:58)) and Apostle Paul was poor at times:
"Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am,
to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Every where
and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to
abound and to suffer need."
The Bible does make provision for preachers to be paid a wage and for those who
teach the Bible well to be worthy of “double honor”:
"Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double
honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. For the Scripture
says, ‘You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,’ and, ‘The
laborer is worthy of his wages.’"
(1 Timothy 5:17-18)
But nowhere does the Bible say that preachers should get rich off
the poor. Christians, including preachers, are to share as per
their need (“Now all who believed were together, and had
all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them
among all, as anyone had need.” (Acts 2:44-45), not to have the rich keep
The people in gleaming suits and jewelry who beg for money from pulpits are not
true servants of God, but the false prophets whom Jesus warned
about: "Beware of false prophets, who come to
you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves." (Matthew
There are many good preachers who live modestly and serve God
faithfully, often in obscurity. But even they are not “better” than anyone else,
Mormons included. All human beings fail to meet God’s standard of perfect
holiness and are therefore sinners bound for hell (see
about heaven and hell) unless we believe that Jesus died to pay the death
penalty required for our sins.
But Biblical Christianity is better than Mormonism - the belief system. In fact,
it isn’t just 'better'. One is of the truth written by God, who used human
beings as we use pens
(see When was the New Testament written?),
the other is a falsehood started by a false prophet
(see Joseph Smith false prophet).