Friday, December 21, 2007

Satan-Lucifer Spirit Brother of Jesus? Why the powder-puff evasion of straightforward questions about the Mormon church in Mitt Romney Campaign?

Today is not exactly about Darwin.

It is, however, about evolution. But only because the Mormon church teaches that God is evolving ("As we now are, God once was; as God now is, we are becoming.")

What is my problem with this? Quite a big deal it seems to me. The prophet Isaiah, in the Holy Bible, speaks of Satan in this way:
"How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' But you will be brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit." (Isaiah 14:12-15)

The mormon church teaches that we are becoming gods ourselves just like the god who (they say) created this world. The Bible states that Satan's ultimate affront to God was that he (Satan) desired to be "like the Most High." Computing on those two facts should set off some very loud alarm bells in discerning minds. Does your computation not seem to imply that this very core doctrine of Mormonism lines up flawlessly with the ultimate sin of Satan - desiring to be like the Most High?

So today's question is "Why the powder-puff kid-gloves treatment of Mormon doctrine in the Romney campaign?" Have you noticed it? I have. Two of my preferred conservative radio talk show hosts (Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved) have seemingly begun to shill (occasionally shamelessly) for Romney. Newsweek magazine (Dec 17, 2007, p. 33) gave a fairly soft comparison of Christianity and mormonism, and then the next week (Dec. 24, 2007, p. 16) said "when Mike Huckabee asked if mormons really believe Jesus and the Devil 'are brothers,' he was being duplicitous - or just plain dumb." Then, in the December 20, 2007, Oregonian, associate editor David Reinhard's op-ed piece dinged Huckabee for asking "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?" Reinhard's response: "You stay classy now, governor."

So how about the facts please.

For the first fact, let's just answer the question instead of dancing past it. Does the mormon church teach that Satan (Lucifer) and Jesus are spirit brothers? Answer: absolutely, YES.

But for this question and others, don't ask me. Ask the people who spent years in the Mormon church and then escaped (I think "escape" for them would be the operative word - ask them about how difficult it is to just walk out of the MC).

Try these links and then apply some thoughtful introspection and discernment:

Asking "Are Mormons Christians?"

Ex-Mormons for Jesus:

Problems with the Bookof Mormon?

And then look for this very informative book (recent and thoroughly documented):
ONE NATION UNDER GODS: A History of the Mormon Church
byRichard Abanes. Published by Four Walls Eight Windows, 39 West 14th Street, Room 503, New York, NY 10011. 2002. 651pp.

Then prayerfully ask for discernment and then ask, "If I consider that Satan is the 'father of lies' and I view all this stuff from a spiritual perspective, what might I deduce is going on?"

Respectfully submitted,



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