There’s been a renewed spike in the struggle for biblical orthodoxy. Mega church Pastor Joel Osteen said Mormon Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is a believer in Christ just like him. But Mormonism has always been at odds with Christianity and openly denies the Trinity and the gospel of grace.
As a Bishop in the Mormon Church, Romney is free to believe its strange doctrines, practice their Masonic rituals, even wear their sacred underwear, but Romney's Mormon beliefs are not Christian.
Historically Mormons have hated and insulted Christians beginning with its founder, the polygamous Joseph Smith who said he wanted to be the Mohammed of the Americas.
Romney hopes Christians fall for the lie they believe the same things we do.
Mitt Romney, Presidential candidate and Mormon Bishop, in his 2007 speech regarding his Mormon faith sounded conciliatory towards other faiths. But his position is not consistent with the Mormon beliefs he adamantly affirmed in whole and from which he refused to distance himself. The Mormon faith has, from its inception, attacked all other religions, especially orthodox Christianity.
Romney's Mormon beliefs are not Christian. Mormonism's antipathy toward Christianity should not be so quickly forgotten. This is an important aspect of any evaluation the American voters make regarding his fitness for office.
If Romney wants the Christian vote, more than the Mormon dollars supporting his campaign, he must demonstrate real respect, not rhetoric. If he does not renounce the historic Mormon hostility to Christianity, then we must conclude that he agrees with his church's defamation of the past.
Consider the following beliefs of past Mormon leaders:
- Joseph Smith (1st LDS President: 1830-1844) taught all non-Mormon churches are wrong, and that their creeds are an "abomination" and that Mormons are the only true church.
- Brigham Young (2nd LDS President; 1847-1877) taught the Christian world is "groveling in darkness and are heathens."
- John Taylor (3rd LDS President; 1880-1887) taught Christians are as spiritually ignorant as the brute beast.
- Joseph Fielding Smith (10th LDS President; 1970-1972) affirmatively quotes Joseph Smith that all the "Christian" churches were in error.
- Spencer W. Kimball (12th LDS President: 1973–1985) taught Mormonism is the only true church
- Bruce McConkie (Mormon Apostle; 1915-1985) declared the "church of the devil is modern, apostate Christianity in all its parts" and only faithful Mormons are true Christians.
- Gordon B. Hinckley, (LDS 15th President; 1995-2008) continued the deceitful practice of redefining Christian to mean the faithful Mormon and then declares Mormons are Christian.