Thursday, June 7, 2007

So is Mitt Romney a biblical Christian?

A friend recently heard that Mitt Romney claimed that yes he is a Christian and yes he believes in the Bible. However I cannot seem to track that down yet in a speech if he claimed that. So is he a biblical Christian?

Well, I envision guys on bicycles peddling down the street and stopping to speak before a TV camera. A million people hear, yes we are the Hell's Angels. Or someone with a broken down donkey claims, yes she is a full-blooded Thoughbred. Or maybe a local truckstop with a greasy food kitchen hangs their neon sign that reads Outback Steak House. Picture the Canaanites with their pagan worship insisting, yes we are Jews too. And what if the head of the Southern Baptist Convention claimed, oh yes we believe that we are Mormons too.

Well, the Hell's Angels might have some real bad words to say to the bicyclers and put some bruises on their bodies. Kentucky would ridicule a Throughbred donkey with shame. The Outback Steakhouse would sue the socks off that truckstop. Israel would be reeling over the religious foolish nonsense and the violation of God's truth. And the Desert News would whine before Utah about the Baptists and a new attack against the LDS church.

An article by Bill McKeever shared some very excellent insights:

Joseph Smith claimed he had seen both God the Father and Jesus Christ. When he asked these personages which church he should join, he was told to join none of them, "for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight" (Joseph Smith History 1:19).

When asked "Will all be damned but Mormons?" Smith replied, "Yes, and a great portion of them unless they repent and work righteousness" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 119).

"Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth" (Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 14:10).

The Doctrine and Covenants (1:30) leaves no doubt to the Mormon teaching of exclusivity when it says the LDS church is, "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased. . ." Brigham Young (Mormonism's Second President) --

"When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73).

"The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171).

"With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199).

"Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).

"The religion of God embraces every fact that exists in all the wide arena of nature, while the religions of men consist of theory devoid of fact, or of any true principle of guidance; hence the professing Christian world are like a ship upon a boisterous ocean without rudder, compass, or pilot, and are tossed hither and thither by every wind of doctrine" (Journal of Discourses 10:265).

". . .the time came when Paganism was engrafted into Christianity, and at last Christianity was converted into Paganism rather than converting the Pagans" (Journal of Discourses 22:44).

"Brother Taylor has just said that the religions of the day were hatched in hell. The eggs were laid in hell, hatched on its borders, and kicked on to the earth" (Journal of Discourses 6:176). John Taylor (Mormonism's 3rd President) --

"We talk about Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense . . .the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century" (Journal of Discourses 6:167).

"What! Are Christians ignorant? Yes, as ignorant of the things of God as the brute beast." (Journal of Discourses 6:25).

"What does the Christian world know about God? Nothing . . .Why so far as the things of God are concerned, they are the veriest of fools; they know neither God nor the things of God" (Journal of Discourses 13:225).

"And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? . . .You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses 6:24).

McKeever simply quoted their own prophets who mocked biblical Christianity. So now if
words or definitions mean anything at all, a Mormon history of error and inconsistency as the LDS prophets have been groping for the truth is not a problem to them. But as their blind are falling into ditches, we refuse to trust or to follow them because they obviously don't know what they're talking about. So now the LDS keep crying out as it offends them that we say Mormons are not the same as Christians. A guy on a bike is not a Hell's Angel. A truckstop is not a steakhouse. Canaanites were not Jews. And Baptists have never claimed to be Mormons. Mormonism is a cult! And never until Mormonism reputiated a complete history of the doctrines of devils is there any way that Mormons can become Christians. And it is impossible that Mitt Romney running for the White House can be a true biblical Christian! The claims of Mormonism are as much real history as "The Rescuers Down Under." But as smaller kids might believe a fictionous cartoon, Mormons believe what they hear from their LDS leaders and began to call themselves Christians.

Pray for Mitt and pray for Mormons. By the power of God they can come to turn from the lies of Mormonism and embrace the biblical, Christian truth to be saved.

Submitted by Charlie Carle

1 comment:

Bro. Jeff Hallmark said...

I stand corrected. Apparently Mitt Romney did not exactly say that he is a Christian from what I can find. Similar is not close enough and yet to still call it honesty. Mormons today generally call themselves Christians, but I don’t think we heard it from Mitt. I draw your attention to the correct quote:,1249,660227212,00.html
It reads:
"I think if you want to understand what I believe, you could recognize that the values that I have are the same values you'll find in faiths across this country," Romney said. "I believe in God, believe in the Bible, believe Jesus Christ is my savior. I believe that God created man in his image. I believe that the freedoms of man derive from inalienable rights that were given to us by God."

In greater detail, Rauni Higley gives her studied point of view below that is more to the point. I cannot endorse it as if I had studied all of this for myself, but it is worth while reading for your consideration. - Charlie

Why I, as a former Mormon, would not vote for Mitt Romney for President of United States. - CWN