Skip to comments.Romney, Mormons brace for a mean political season
Posted on 05/04/2012 9:51:48 AM PDT by C19fan
As 20,000 Mormons streamed from the church conference center, a ragtag group of protesters stood across the street shouting that the Latter-day Saints were going to hell. Mormon families, who had gathered here for two days of speeches and spiritual guidance called General Conference, ignored the hecklers or laughed and kept walking. This, after all, is a church accustomed to much worse.
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"People who have opposed Mormonism forever will use this as an opportunity," said Robert Millet, a religion scholar at Brigham Young University who co-founded a pioneering evangelical-Mormon dialogue. "I don't know if we're ready for this kind of deluge."
I think Mr. Millet is referring to the total exposure of the LDS's attempt to portray itself as just another Christian Church is a big lie. For example, Christians professing the Nicene creed are not going to take lightly the Mormon concept that Jesus and Satan are brothers.
I hold out a ray of hope that the conservative moorings of his religion just might push him a little closer to the right.
OK, so with Romney as the nominee we can expect Mormon doctrines to be widely exposed.
On one hand that could lead to Mormon evangelism.
But, on the other, it could spur reform among Mormons who have got to realize how ridiculous their religion is.
It is no fun to be labeled a cult. But, to deny basic doctrines like the Nicene creed puts then on the outside big time.
Since their head Prophet gets to announce major reforms by new revelations, maybe reform is possible?
This happened with the Seventh Day Adventists.
They started out denying the trinity and being pacifist.
But, then reformers came along and said, you know, being a cult isn’t really helping us. Maybe we should come to accept the historic truth of the traditional churches?
Then changed their doctrine and are now basically accepted as a Christian church.
Am I wrong here I wonder? Not that I know much about this.
Um, yeah, because the gods know it has done that so far...
To those of us here who are, shall we say, decidedly unchurched, Mormonism is no stranger than most other religions. Scientology and islam are exceptions but I take absolutely no position on doctrinal matters as they don’t concern me at all.
Mormons appear to be peaceful, trustworthy, family-oriented, sober and well under-represented in the criminal class.
Just my opinion
If anything is “mean spirited” it won’t be because of his religious beliefs. It’ll be Romneycare and his out and out Rinoness. His non conservative BS etc.
You are exactly right on that point.
Is the Nicene creed the word of God, like the books of the New Testament?
If so, why isn’t it included along side those in the Bible?
If not, why is someone required to believe it to be considered a Christian?
Except that they are based on self works for salvation (LDS) included, there is only ONE way and God provided it through His Son Jesus Christ.
This is exactly what the LDS believe and teach. We do not believe that we are saved through our "self works".
I would pay money to listen to Obama and Romney debate religion.
I for one, would like to see this can of worms opened; the only Mormon I know is a pretend Mormon-she drinks coffee, smokes etc.-and the only reason she stays a Mormon is because there are a lot of “rich people” in the church and they always give her and her family money.
She told me this herself; she was raised Mormon and her husband joined the church (he has never ever gone to church) and loves it because the “men are in charge”. He is the “priest of the family”...but outside of his charade ,he cares about pleasing God as much as my cat does and like his wife, just uses the religion to satisfy his ego and help raise his family financially.
So, I would like to know about this religion; it does seem very cult-like to me.But, I am just a wandering Christian without a church, so I could be wrong! :)
I love living in a country where you are free to believe as you wish and no one is compelled to agree with you.
I suspect through time and “revelation” the powers that be will orchestrate a more mainstream belief system.
What will be fascinating is how they will deal with the Book of Mormon, the other works and of course old Joey Smith. Will they find some poor slob at BYU and make him a new Joe Smith who reveals it was all just a test...
So is the Creed the word of God like the Bible?
No, we didn't.
now they want to be our equals and peers.
We simply ask for the common courtesy to let us define our own beliefs - that we are followers of Jesus Christ. We may not be orthodox or mainstream Christians, but we are Christians.
The Creed is the Creed, the Bible is the Bible. Two separate things, with the Creed being supported by the Bible and inspired by God through his faithful servants on Earth. The Creeds are not nor ever have been scripture, just simple and concise definitions of what we believe. Similar to your very creedish but not a creed according to the LDS “Articles of Faith”
So, in other words, we are required to believe something (the Creed) that is not the word of God and is not found in the Bible in order to be considered Christians.
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