Having come out of the Mormon church, I can say with absolute authority that no truly born again person would EVER choose to remain within that institution. If they claim to be born again and choose to remain inside, that is a VERY good sign that they need to re-examine themselves to see whether they are truly in the faith.
About the similarities between Cathollic and Mormon doctrine: their basic message is very similar. Nitpicky trivia aside, they both believe they are the "one true church." They both believe that you need to take communion to receive remission of sins, NOT receive the shed blood of Christ as propitiation for them (Mormons call it "sacrament"). They both believe that you can and must work your way to heaven, and by implication that the perfect sacrifice of Christ was insufficient. They both believe that you must be baptized to go to heaven. They both believe that a "successor of Peter" or whatever they call them direct link to God and that everything that say is absolute, ineffable truth as if it had come out of God Almighty's mouth (the Mormon "prophet, the Roman Catholic "pope"). I could continue, but these few things I've listed are so disproven by God's Word that it would be irrelevant.
The point is, nobody who truly knows Christ would be able
Strat, I ask you to read these verses and think on them.
Romans 2:1-3 KJV  Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.  But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.  And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Matthew 7:1-5 KJV  Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
I am not and don't claim to be any sort of standard which others should hold themselves against to judge their holiness. I am a sinner as much as anybody, but these verses were written in God's book, so now I present th
Mike, remember what happened when the pride of a single ruler made an affront to the Lord:
1 Chronicles 21:2,7-8,13-14 KJV  And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it .  And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.  And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.  And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord ; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.  So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
This was the penalty when met with prayer and sorrow, and surrender to the Lord. Will that happen with this judge, who certainly isn't even a Christian?
1 Corinthians 10:21 KJV  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
1 Timothy 5:22 KJV  Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
2 John 1:11 KJV  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Revelation 17:1-2,5 KJV  And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH .
Revelation 18:4-5 KJV  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.