If they are equal and not the same being, there is more than one God. In that case you are contradicitng the Bible's MANY proclomations agaisnt there being more than one God.
According to the Athanasian Creed, "So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; And yet they are not three Gods, but one God.... So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits."
Here we have one Father (who is God), one Son (who is God) and one Holy Spirit (who is God). But everything works out just fine and dandy if we insist that 1 + 1 + 1 = 1. Whatever... I learned how to count when I was in Kindergarten.
This thread just convinced me that Mormons really are not Christians but want us to see them that way. You use a lot of loops, jumps, and twists to try and get us to think you really believe in Jesus but you DON'T. If he is NOT God, he cannot be EQUAL to God, because that would make TWO gods, and that contradicts the Bible. Hence, Mormonism is not exactly Biblical, to say the least.
Personally, Drummer, I could care less whether you think I'm a Christian or not. The only thing that really matters to me is what my Heavenly Father thinks and, believe me, He knows my mind and heart a whole lot better than you do. That said, I
would not even presume to tell you
believe. In my opinion, that is the absolute height of arrogance.
When I profess a believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as my Savior and Redeemer, and you have the audacity to tell me that this isn't what I believe at all, I simply have to conclude that you are not worth the time spent pursuing the argument.