Yes, clutch your pearls in shock if you wish* oh please..*.but it is a valid question since we all know that if Barack Obama were Mormon, it would be front, center and all we discuss for the next 5-months, economy be darned. Normally, I would not be asking this question. To each his own, however, since it is customary these days at least, to subject politicians to intense scrutiny, and since Obama was put through this sort of scrutiny, Romney should have the same treatment too.
Romney is NOT Christian. For one thing, I have always been told by Mormon missionaries that Christians are not Mormon. Despite the new positions taken on different Mormon websites which now claim that Mormonism is Christianity, the STARK differences in our beliefs shows that Mormonism is definitely not Christianity or even a BRANCH of Christianity. Here is an example below from the Mormon Encyclopedia:
“The important points of the doctrine for Latter-day Saints are that Gods and humans are the same species of being, but at different stages of development in a divine continuum, and that the heavenly pattern Father and Mother are the heavenly pattern, model, and example of what mortals can become through obedience to the gospel” (Encyclopedia Of Mormonism, Vol. 2, p. 549).
God’s wife[s] is considered an “Eternal Mother.” Apostle Bruce R. McConkie comments: “Implicit in the Christian verity that all men are the spirit children of an Eternal Father is the usually unspoken truth that they are also the offspring of an Eternal Mother. An exalted and glorified Man of Holiness (Moses 6:57) could not be a Father unless a Woman of like glory, perfection, and holiness was associated with him as a Mother. The begetting of children makes a man a father and a woman a mother whether we are dealing with man in his mortal or immortal state” (Mormon Doctrine Bruce R. McConkie).
And Apostle Orson Pratt wrote
“But if we have a heavenly Mother as well as a heavenly Father, is it not right that we should worship the Mother of our spirits as well as the Father? No; for the Father of our spirits is at the head of His household, and his wives and children are required to yield the most perfect obedience to their great Head. It is lawful for the children to worship the King of Heaven, but not the ‘Queen of heaven.’… we are nowhere taught that Jesus prayed to His heavenly Mother…” (The Seer, p. 159).
This excerpt below discusses the presidential run by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion:
Joseph Smith ran for president in 1844 as an independent Commander in Chief of an “army of God” advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government in favor of a Mormon-ruled theocracy. Challenging Democrat, James Polk and Whig, Henry Clay – Smith prophesied that if the U.S. Congress did not accede to his demands that “they shall be broken up as a government and God shall damn them.” Smith viewed capturing the presidency as part of the mission of the church. Smith’s insertion of religion into politics and his call for a “theodemocracy where God and people hold the power to conduct the affairs of men in righteous matters” created a sensation and drew hostility from the outside world.
In addition, until the seventies, Mormons were blatantly racist. Racism was a PART of the FUNDAMENTAL tenets of the Mormon religion. Unlike the Christian religion from which racists inferred RACISM, in Mormon Religion, the founder Joseph Smith declared that Black skin was a curse from God.Watch this short clip-the article continues below:
Here is a short video clip from an Evangelical Christian on Mormonism. I put it here because many Evangelicals recommended it to highlight some basic differences between Mormonism and Christianity.
Mormonism is the only religion founded in America and solidly and deeply rooted in the belief that CAPITALISM is an integral part of the Mormon Religion. Unlike Christianity, wealth on earth and wealth in heaven are NOT demarcated. Both appear to carry the same weight. Christianity unlike Momonism places a higher VALUE on our Spiritual WEALTH.
Traditional Christianity and Judaism make a clear distinction between what is spiritual and what is temporal, while Mormon theology specifically denies that there is such a distinction.” To Latter-day Saints, opening megamalls, operating a billion-dollar media and insurance conglomerate, and running a Polynesian theme park are all part of doing God’s work. Says Quinn: “In the Mormon [leadership’s] worldview, it’s as spiritual to give alms to the poor, as the old phrase goes in the Biblical sense, as it is to make a million dollars.”
Mormons make up only 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, but the church’s holdings are vast. First among its for-profit enterprises is DMC, which reaps estimated annual revenue of $1.2 billion from six subsidiaries, according to the business information and analysis firm Hoover’s Company Records (DNB). Those subsidiaries run a newspaper, 11 radio stations, a TV station, a publishing and distribution company, a digital media company, a hospitality business, and an insurance business with assets worth $3.3 billion.
Its Australian property, valued at $61 million in 1997, has estimated annual sales of $276 million, according to Dun & Bradstreet.
In the Mormon religion, at least by some LDS fundamentals, many believe Romney is already a god. Although according to the Mormon religion, after death, people like Romney who are rich and have contributed heavily to the church WILL become gods and have their own planet. The Joseph Smith’s prophesy that has caused many Mormons to wait expectantly for the savior Romney to ascend to the presidency is:
Out of Smith’s national political ambitions grew what would become known in Mormon circles as the “White Horse Prophecy” — a belief ingrained in Mormon culture and passed down through generations by church leaders that the day would come when the U.S. Constitution would “hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber” and the Mormon priesthood would save it. — Mormon priesthood is bestowed on Mormons when they are about 13 years old.
Does no one care about the Mormon religion’s singular commitment to capitalism, and is almost exclusively directed at helping needy Mormons ALONE. Does this not matter? I know that many Mormon sites have been rewritten and scrubbed of all the relevant information about this issue. But I know the press can dig up and find the truth, instead of regurgitating the NEW information from Rove initiated revised websites that NOW claim the Mormon church is a giving– and all encompassing one.
Mormonism is NOT Christianity. Their Christ is a human man who became a god, and the Mormon Father God is, according to Mormon beliefs in human form living on his PLANET NOT HEAVEN, AS CHRISTIANS BELIEVE.
I have nothing against people’s belief’s or lack thereof, and this is no criticism but mere fact. To each his own religion. For me, I will minister to people if given an opportunity to do so. However, I think it is an ASSAULT on our faith for our own leaders to turn a blind eye to the truth. Christ is the way, the truth and the LIGHT. Joseph Smith and his war against America, embrace of plural marriage and belief that Christianity is an INFERIOR religion, WAS not Christian.His religion is NOT Christian. Jesus Christ is the son of GOD, was not a man who worked to become GOD. He was the SON OF GOD who existed WITH GOD before he was sent to save mankind from their sins.
No matter how scrubbed and different the Mormon websites have become, their widely held position as evidenced in their letters still holds true. Mormons are NOT Christian, and should proudly embrace their own faith as we Christians have done.
All Christians who argue that Mormonism is the same as Christianity should check their knowledge of the CHRIST who dwells at the center of our salvation.