Skip to comments.Is Mitt Romney a Christian or not?
Posted on 08/23/2012 8:20:55 PM PDT by delacoertEdited on 08/23/2012 8:26:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
In recent decades the Republican Party has made a persons religious beliefs an issue for election to political office, despite the First Amendment to the Constitution explicitly forbidding this.
For the Republicans, that requirement is a person must be a Christian. Mitt Romney has chosen staunch Roman Catholic Paul Ryan as his running mate. That should help divert some of the concern about Romney himself being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a Mormon.
There has been debate, including in The Herald-News OpenLine, about whether or not Mormons are true Christians. Most people dont know what Mormons believe, so I thought I would publicize some of their basic precepts, all of which can be easily confirmed.
Mormons believe that God created multiple worlds with people living on them. Multiple gods exist but each has its own universe. All people existed as pre-mortal spirit children of God and are then physically born on this earth and are subject only to our specific God. If you follow God and his law (the precepts of the LDS Church) you can reach the highest level of heaven and become a God also.
Our God was a mortal on another planet who reached this highest level and became God. He had a mortal wife who also became a Goddess. He physically had sexual relations with Mary and Jesus became mortal from his spirit life as the eldest son of God.
Mormons recognize God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but all three are not one substance but completely different beings forming one godhead.
They feel the early Christian Church became corrupted by pagan influences at the Council of Nicea. The Church was finally restored through appearances by God, Jesus and some of the apostles to Joseph Smith, beginning in 1820 at age 14. (Smith and his mother and father all believed in visions, prophecies and folk magic.) Joseph Smith viewed himself as the prophet of God who spoke to the people through him. The LDS still has a prophet who can have visions from God and announce new Church beliefs, such as the acceptance of African Americans into the priesthood in 1978.
Further beliefs: When people die, the spirit is separated from the body and either goes to spirit heaven or spirit prison waiting for the second coming; Jesus appeared to the people of America after his resurrection; and God, Jesus, and resurrected beings have bodies of flesh and bone.
They believe there is no salvation outside the LDS Church, there is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet, and Satan originated the idea that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation.
Mormons believe the entire world must be converted to Mormonism, and they proselytize aggressively.
The final item is their belief in temple garments, often referred to as Mormon underwear. These are worn day and night, and are required to be worn to enter a temple. They are believed to be a constant reminder of the LDS covenant with God and are a source of protection from evil.
These are some of the beliefs of Mitt Romney, the man who would be president; beliefs he does not want to discuss. What do you think?
Mormons do not recognize Christian Baptism—whether administered to an infant or “believer’s Baptism” later in life.
Orthodox Christians do not recognize Mormon “baptism”.
Comparing the fruits of the spirit I see from them Mormons compared to the poison fruits being offered by self proclaimed uber "Christians", I suspect the Mormons are going to be more welcome then the sanctimonious Uber "christian" at God's judgment seat
Neither are Muslims, so I will go with Romney.
This moron starts out citing the First Amendment—when the “no religious test” clause is elsewhere.
Moreover, the electorate is at liberty to consider ANYTHING an issue, regardless of what the Constitution says—in precisely the same way that the public is NOT required to presume criminal defendants “innocent until proven guilty.”
Then, he reels off a bunch of Mormon beliefs that have nothing whatsoever to do with any conceivable public policy question.
And he does all this in violation of HIS bogus “understanding” of the Constitution.
He is not
The Catholic Church does not accept the Mormon Baptism.
Is Mitt Romney a Christian or not?
No Romney is NOT a Christian...
Mormons are not Christians...
I'll go with the less 'Not'
“By their fruits you shall know them
Comparing the fruits of the spirit I see from them Mormons compared to the poison fruits being offered by self proclaimed uber “Christians”, I suspect the Mormons are going to be more welcome then the sanctimonious Uber “christian” at God’s judgment seat”
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Mormons deny Jesus Christ’s eternal deity, character and mission. Ergo, they are dead in their sins, just like every other non-believer.
Mormons are not Christians.
I’m voting for Romney.
>> For the Republicans, that requirement is a person must be a Christian.
GTH, bigot. The Republicans primaries elected a Mormon over two Catholics. And try floating a poll with Binyamin Netanyahu up against the “Christian” Barack Obama if you’re not convinced.
Your divisiveness is no match for our contempt.
Moslem does not count as it is a death cult.
It’s kind of a Zen question. The sound of one hand clapping.
In fact Mormons think they are the ONLY christians.
Christians believe in the Trinity: God the Father, GOD THE SON, and God the Holy Spirit. They do not believe that Jesus is satans brother or that God the Father and Mary had sex and had Jesus. I know they do not believe that they are gods and will have their own planets if they are good. romney is hoping for a galaxy.
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