In response to these last four years, a call to action has rang loud and clear from town halls to state capitals sounding an alarm that the America we used to know is disappearing and we must take her back. The GOP has enlisted their candidates to make this happen. Meanwhile, other GOP hopefuls have fallen by the wayside or never entered the race to begin with. The Mike Huckabee's, Marco Rubio's, Jeb Bush's, and Mitch Daniels' refused to get involved for various reasons. And so we have who we have. And who we have to choose from is a Mormon, a Catholic, a Libertarian, and a former Speaker. And of these four, no one seems to be able to garner any significant interest among voters. This election has turned more into a call to "elect the electable to defeat Obama" rather than elect the right individual. And so as it is, we find ourselves in an America divided deeper than ever before between the Pro-Obama supporters and the Anti-Obama detractors. On either front, the focus is the President and when a man is the focus, important things get lost in the blur. We must realize that men do not get into office in our country except through popular vote. This is to say that the elected officials are not the main problem. The culture that elects them is the greater problem. When the church can change the culture, instead of being changed by it, then we will see a difference in the officials who are elected.
I wrote several weeks ago about my support for Newt Gingrich. I believe out of the four still running, he has the best agenda and ideas to move the country forward. I'm not thrilled with his baggage however, but I also believe in second, third, and one hundredth chances. He seems to be making good on his turnaround years ago. Yet, everyone doesn't think like me (fortunately!), and many do have a problem with his personal and relational baggage. As such, Gingrich has fallen in support. After a lackluster showing in three of the first four primaries / caucuses, Gingrich didn't even campaign hard in the western states that followed. This resulted in a clean sweep and major momentum by Rick Santorum. From that point, Santorum has taken the country by storm. Up until a few days ago, Santorum held a percentage lead on every GOP candidate in the field including the media's pick, Mitt Romney. And on the heels of Super Tuesday which has the opportunity to propel or defeat a candidate in the race for the nomination, I'm reconsidering my vote. My plan was / is to vote for Gingrich. I do not dislike Santorum at all. I do like his policies, especially those policies towards religious freedom and scriptural mandate in cultural decisions. But as I prepare myself to vote, I must ask myself who has the best chance of taking the nomination from Romney. Right now, that is Santorum. Next week, it could be Gingrich. I'm undecided.
What I'm not undecided on is the keeping of my stance that I will not under any circumstances vote for Mitt Romney either in the primary or in the national election if he wins the nomination. As I've said before, Romney, at best, doesn't know where he stands completely on abortion. He's flip flopped so many times on the issue. When he has taken a pro-life stance, he still appointed judges and signed laws into power which supported abortion and called for tax payers to pay for them. This isn't something a pro-life governor or president, or individual for that matter, would do. I can't and won't vote for abortion no matter what.
I also can't vote for Romney due to his faith. Make no mistake; Mormonism is not Christianity. They are not even remotely close. Their dogmas and doctrines aren't the same. The deity of Christ is not fully accepted in Mormonism. The promise of good Mormons becoming gods themselves is even stranger. Add to it the promise of virgins available to make "spirit babies" with after a faithful Mormon's passing, and I'm not so sure Joseph Smith didn't read a little of the Koran before writing "The Pearl of Great Price" and the "Book of Mormon." And this is the man, thousands of Christian conservatives are rallying behind to bring America back. For every red-blooded American that believes Obama is a Muslim, Romney is out front with his faith and its a dangerous faith. Why already, I'm seeing Mormon billboards pop up all over I-75 from Perry to Atlanta. Their cause is being championed and people are looking past the inevitable for the immediate.
I want to post something that many people have never read. Most people know very little about the Mormon faith or history other than the nice things they see on TV or the shallow garbage told from the cult temples in towns all across our state and others. Take a look. This is directly from their teachings and beliefs in a prophetic word:
"The Agenda: The Mormon Church, through its political organization, the Kingdom of God, says John J. Stewart in Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet, plans on gaining a political stronghold in the U.S. government. The goal is to “bring the United States Government under the rule of the priesthood.”
This is reiterated by John Heinerman and Anson Shupe:
For them the prophecy [of Daniel 2:31-45] says that the Mormon people and the resources of their corporate empire will be the prime movers in a millennial overthrow of the United States government.” (7)
Eventually, their ultimate aim is to create an ecclesiastical, one-world government.” This means, as Brigham Young stated in the Journal of Discourses, “no more or less than the complete overthrow of the nation, and not only of this nation, but the nations of Europe". (9) Believing this goal to materialize sooner, Brigham Young declared, according to historian Bancroft, that “he would himself become President of the United States, or dictate who should be President.” (10) Further, Joseph Smith, as well as all succeeding Presidents of the Church, determined that this new government would be a theocracy, not a democracy. A theocracy is a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, with that God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical [church] authorities. . . .a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
The primary motivation was to prepare the world for Christ’s Second Coming and the millennial reign, and since Mormons believe that it is the only true church that God recognizes, it is imperative when that time comes that Mormon leaders be in charge. But, if their agenda can be achieved before the Millennium by establishing more Mormons in politics and increasing their membership worldwide, so much the better.
The Biblical passage the LDS Church uses to validate their political organization is Daniel 2:31-45, which describes a stone which is to roll through the whole earth and destroy all other governments. Verse 44 is quoted often: And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. (v. 44 KJV)
While the general membership interpret Daniel’s vision as the LDS Church and its theology, Joseph Smith actually taught that the stone referred to the political system, The Kingdom of God. President John Taylor describes how Mormon leaders expect their world rule:
The priesthood will be the only legitimate ruling power under the whole heavens; for every other power and influence will be subject to it. When the millennium... is introduced all potentates, powers, and authorities-every man, woman, and child will be in subjection to The Kingdom of God; they will be under the power and dominion of the priesthood of God. (11)
Brigham Young said:
We are called the State Legislature [of Utah], but when the time comes, we shall be called The Kingdom of God, political. . . . For the time will come when we will give laws to the nations of the earth. (12)
In more modern times, Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, in Mormon Doctrine, reaffirms the agenda:
During the millennium . . . the church . . . will have the rule and government of the world given to it. (13)
Their deception runs deep. To keep non-Mormons from becoming alarmed and finding out about their political agenda, church leaders do not, according to historian, Klaus J. Hansen, in The Theory and Practice of the Political Kingdom of God in History, publicize this. If they were asked about it, they would feel it necessary to deny it:
In a logical attempt not to arouse the already excited non-Mormon world further, Church leaders thought it wise to publicize their true aims regarding the political Kingdom of God as little as possible. At times, the leaders felt it necessary to flatly negate political aspirations. "
I've read about Obama's socialist agenda, but this one tops the cake. And before someone says that it won't ever happen, think of all the things you've said that about over the last few years and take another good look around you. If indeed a Mormon president "saves" the US and the economy, there will be a Mormon revival in this country and the true church of Jesus Christ will be persecuted beyond belief by both Muslims and Mormons alike. Christianity will indeed become the minority religion. In a world where the church is losing its youth and young adults at a rapid pace, the political union between government and a leader's religion will weigh heavily on their impressionable minds and plans. We're not talking something brand new. We're talking history repeating itself . . .
In the Bible, it speaks of a god by the name of Molech which many consider the modern day god of abortion. This idol god was worshiped by taking live infants and passing them through the idol's belly which was a fiery pit. The baby would burn alive and this was the sacrifice desired by this idol god's leaders. Obama has promoted abortion and made it even more attainable. More so than ever before. I cannot vote for him for this reason alone not counting the other disagreements I have. Baal of course was a false god who has been attributed to sexual fertility as well as harvest time success and plenty. You may would say that Baal was the god of abundance and power. Romney has touted his money and has outspent all other GOP candidates 40:1. He has made promises, as every candidate does (I realize this), to restore American wealth and claims he has the only expertise to do this based on his personal experience. As a Mormon, he would single handedly without saying a word about his faith, usher in a refreshing of the Mormon doctrine and bring new light and attention to it. In short, you would have a man in the most powerful office of the world who in his heart, holds beliefs that he one day will be a god himself.
So if I'm given the choice between Romney and Obama in November, I will still choose neither. I cannot vote for Baal or Molech. Some would say that we're not electing a pastor, but a president. However, our forefathers felt very differently. They believed a government that was exercised of spiritual influence, prayer, and Biblical teachings would fall by the wayside and crumble. We are seeing this first hand. If we honestly believe a Mormon can restore America to its Christian heritage, I suggest going to Chick-Fil-A today and asking for an all beef hot dog.
Pray about this election now more than ever. Do not cast your vote for who you think can beat Obama who by the way is leading in the polls against ALL four candidates. Cast your vote for Biblical principle and trust God. If that's Gingrich with his desire to reinstate the faith and practices of our forefathers then so be it. If that's Santorum for you with his desire to exalt Biblical mandate to help diffuse the radical left wing culture attempting to take over our country then so be it. But vote on principle. Whoever the President is, God will still be God and He will be sovereign. Don't vote for who you think can oust the current administration, but rather vote for the individual who you believe represents the faith and plan of God.