I asked my Christian friends to take a serious look at the upcoming election in my last post. One of the questions I asked was whether a Mormon was truly a Christian. I wrote this because the only talk I seem to hear in some Christian circles is that Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is the “only” hope for Christians in this upcoming election. It concerns me that those on the Christian right are placing so much hope in a man who worships a false god. My response is simply that “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man,” Psalm 118:8. However, many Christians lean toward a pragmatic view, reaching after what seems to work and completely ignoring whether it is right or not. Too many times we view our political choices and our faith as separate matters. As the people of God, could we please get back to absolutes? You know…right and wrong…light and darkness…truth and lies… There is an unyielding warning to those who don’t. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isa 5:20-21)
I know there are still those who scoff and think that voting for a Mormon for President is no big deal. All I ask is that you do some research and look into what the Mormons truly believe. After my last post I was introduced to a young lady who visited my blog. She has an incredible testimony about coming out of Mormonism. It’s her heart’s desire to share it with others who are entangled in cults and false teaching. I encourage each of you to take the time to read it. You can see it here. You also might want to read her post called, They Use Christian Words. It is very interesting.
As I have said many times before, God in His sovereignty has already determined this election. His will is always accomplished. I just wonder if the results will be His judgment upon us. They, of course, don’t have to be.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Ch 7:14)
Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. (Jon 3:9-10)
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Thank you! The information you’ve shared is so helpful and thought provoking. And thank you also for sharing the link to my testimony. One of the things that I was shocked to learn as a Mormon was that people actually do find the truth and leave Mormonism. I hadn’t even heard of such a thing until I was in my late teens. It truly is my desire to share my experience and the knowledge I’ve gained since God led me out of Mormonism.
This and the previous article were a delightful read. Thank you for the time you put into it.
Your John Quincy Adams quote, “Always vote for principle…” was a great summary of the subject and something we as the Christian community should wholeheartedly embrace. I am committed to vote for candidates with appropriate values, and win-ability is not a value to consider.
You also quoted 2Ch 7:14, which I also heard on last Sunday. While I endorse your use of it, I find often it is misused. I have become so disenchanted with my fellow believers’ use of it I had to write about it myself. I welcome your comments on http://distinctivist.com/Article-2012-07-23+1 “The abuse of 2 Chronicles 7:14.”
I plan on reading more of your work with the anticipation of finding more shared values.