It seems as usual that when the Presidential race heats up, people want to see what the candidates Values, position on Foreign Policy and other key issues are, but what always becomes a hotbed of controversy is the candidate’s religious views and beliefs. This year is no exception as Mitt Romney seems to be on the Christian Right, or is he?
There are many things to consider when voting for the new Republican leader and President for that matter, and some seem more important than others. I believe that transparency is critical, and I would just like to write about Mormonism and the belief that it is Christian or not? I will let you decide and ask you to look at what the Doctrine of Mormonism teaches.
Mormonism has a lot of beliefs that are contrary to the Christian Doctrine. One I find troubling is that the Mormons believe that “the Book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible” (History of the Church 4, 461) That doesn’t sound very Christian, does it? It gets a bit wackier still…”God used to be a man from another planet”, (Mormon Doctrine pg 321 Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons Vol 5, pg 613-614). “God resides on a planet called Kolob,” (Pearl of Great Price pg 34-35). “After you become a good Mormon you have the potential to becoming a God” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith pg 345-347). “Jesus and Satan are spirit Brothers, and we were all born as Siblings in Heaven to them both” (Mormon Doctrine pg 163).
There is much more Anti-Christian doctrine in the Book of Mormon and associated writings of Mormonism, and I suggest you do your research on Mormonism yourself and please don’t just take my word on this. So I ask the question: Is Mitt Romney a Christian? I think truly that only God knows what is in the heart of man and if they are saved or not. The Mormon doctrines slap the face of true Christianity, and I believe that it is harmful. The truth is paramount in this and any other election, be it State elections or National. The thing that I would like to say is that the American people voted in the current President that has a nebulous religious allegiance, and there have also been many Secularists that have been voted into Government in the past and present. The bottom line I think is, do not vote for someone based on Theology but Values. If Mitt Romney is thought of as a Christian, we should certainly call him on it, especially if it is used as a catapult platform. If he is truly a Mormon, then we must wonder how strongly he supports and believes in the Mormon doctrine and the seemingly odd words of Joseph Smith. It could have dire consequences!
God bless you all, and please vote and pray that God will direct you to the right candidate!