Our President claims to be a Christian and based on his "fruit" and the "fruit" of many who sit in church pews, we don't have much room for conjecture. Ultimately it's between him and God. But do you know what is absolutely undeniable? Mitt Romney, who I am constantly hearing many Christian Conservatives championing, is not a believer. He's not even close. Romney is a professing and practicing Mormon. True Mormonism in its roots resembles a cult more so than a church. And while I can recognize that there are different sects of Mormonism as there are in Christianity and even in individual denominations, the facts remain the same. Mormonism is NOT Christianity.
It amazes me that many of our Christian people believe that having Romney as a president would return this nation to real Christian values and conservatism. It reminds me a lot of the 2008 election when thousands of Christians voted for the sweet speak of economic promise instead of the "old guy." How many will vote for Mormonism over perceived Socialism? Which is worse? If the world we live in is temporary and the spiritual world is eternal, then that answer is easily defined.
Imagine the ramifications of having a Mormon president. We'd probably hear a lot more from Glenn Beck who by the way is a proud Mormon as well. He's also another that Christian Conservatives are championing. With Mormonism on a wide, grand stage for four years, how many converts would it win? How many churches and Christians would accept it thus compromising the Word? Would Christianity not only fall behind the growth of Islam but that of Mormonism as well? Make no bones about it, we don't fight against flesh and blood, but spirits. The Apostle Paul was very clear. America isn't where it is because of political policies. We are where we are because we are losing the spiritual battle for our souls, our families' souls, and our neighbors' souls. Neither Obama or Romney can fix that.
While Romney continues to sky rocket in the polls, I wonder if and when American voters will ever learn their lesson. History has shown we tend to vote on our selfish motives. We don't think about the future. We think about the here and now and whichever candidate has the plan for the hour gets in the oval office. I'm not suggesting that Christians should only vote for Christians. What I am suggesting is that Christians need to educate themselves on issues and beliefs and quit sputtering out contradicting garbage that only weakens our testimonies, divides our ranks, and makes our influence apathetic at best. We've got to quit falling for every "good person's" promises and we've got to quit looking out for "numero uno." Serving Christ is about looking out for His testimony in our lives and not about looking out for what benefits us.
Mormonism's root beliefs state that God was once a regular man who became divine through good works and sacrifice. They believe He lives on a planet named Kolob. They believe in polygamy. They believe that all of us can eventually become a god as well. As one of their founding fathers wrote, "As we are now, God once was. As God is now, we will become." Can a man devoted to a religion that allows for polygamy really solve the attack on marriage issue? Deeper sects of Mormonism believe that Jesus and Lucifer (aka Satan) are brothers. Romney and Beck may not believe this. They may denounce that, but it is undeniable that even modern Mormons bring questions to the deity and supremacy of Jesus Christ. That's a deal breaker.
So vote as you must, but let's at least get our thoughts and words in order. Let's quit making the church look stupid. Romney is not a Christian. He's not going to return America to its Christian roots. He's not going to return America to political conservatism. If Romney wins the GOP nomination and you plan on voting based on religion, here's the daunting choice you get to make . . . President Obama who at least we can agree is open to Christianity and Candidate Romney whose beliefs denounce Christianity. I know my choice.