I’ve had numerous discussions of the Mormon faith with a close friend who is Mormon, and here is a fascinating online discussion going on right now you may want to check out.
Frankly, I don’t see how Christian leaders can endorse a Mormon if their sole qualifications are “values” and “faith.”
Revelations 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
The Mormons have added an entire book that postulates that God has a physical form, and that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are separate entities from God. How non-Mormon Christians can reconcile that with their beliefs is beyond me.
And that will be Romney’s problem.
UPDATE: I just had to put this in after noticing it on the HuffingtonPost:
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently urged that radio host Don Imus be fired for making a racially insensitive remark, said in a debate that “those of us who believe in God” will defeat Republican Mitt Romney for the White House. But Sharpton denied he was questioning the Mormon’s own belief in God.
Rather, the New York Democrat said he was contrasting himself with Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author he was debating at the time.
Money Quote (emphasis mine):
Romney himself said Monday during an appearance on Fox News program “Hannity and Colmes”: “I think there are differences between different faiths in this country. And there will be battles between different religions. … That’s a great thing about this country. We don’t decide who’s going to be in office based on what church they go to.”
So he hopes. And so I hope, actually, but after the last presidential elections . . .