Is Joseph Smith on the Way to the White House?
Putting politics and platforms aside for the moment, Americans, and more specifically believers are faced this November with choosing between theologically liberal unbeliever and a moderate Mormon. Do I hear the faint warning sounds from “Chicken Little” that the sky is falling? For some this has become a difficult choice. When previous candidates had been “main-line denominationalists” the dilemma didn’t seem so great. After all, not many so called Christians would consider Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, or Methodists as “cults.”
For American Christians this election is different. After all, most conservative to moderate “Christians” have been taught that Mormonism is a cult. What will it mean for America to be led by a Mormon president? No doubt, with a Romney White House, Mormonism will enjoy an increased visibility and popularity. It is possible that Mormonism will even have a greater influence on the American population than first imagined.
Romney of course will have no more reason or ability to “Mormonize” America than JFK Catholized it, or Jefferson Deist it, or Taft Unitarianized America. American has had six religiously and denominationally unaffiliated Presidents. They didn’t seem to do it any more harm than religiously affiliated Presidents.
When one considers this coming election I think it holds some real benefits for believing Christians. First, if Romney is elected Pastors may be forced to truly do their job. Pastors will have to teach biblical doctrine in order to enable believers to be grounded in the truth. Second, believers will need to be able to discern what biblical truth is and what not biblical truth is. This may force believers "back to the bible."
What a wonderful opportunity however for the enemy of Christ and His Church! Let’s allow a religious affiliation distract us from the business of properly, effectively, and morally governing this land. I dare say that we have enough legislative safeguards to foil a “master-minded” plot to establish Mormonism as a national religion or church. Let’s not forget that…
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Prov 13:34, NKJV)