This country will never recover unless the men in public service understand that their role is to serve the people of this nation. I don’t look for that to happen anytime soon or ever for that matter.
So here are my thoughts—solicited or not— on this year’s election. I would very briefly like to say that I believe that President Obama should be indicted for treason for betraying his oath to the United States Constitution. Since this is off my chest I will wait patiently for the secret service to knock on my door. Now let’s move on to Governor Romney.
I have studied Mormonism fairly extensively over the years and I have concluded a number of things regarding that study. So I would like to share with you a little bit of that research. As nice of a guy as Governor Mitt Romney might be he is still a Mormon through and through. Just as the President has favored Islam and not Israel or the US Constitution, I believe that Governor Romney will do the same with his devotion to Mormonism.
Call me naïve but what scares the living creepies out of me is the fact that so many “Evangelical Christians” have embraced Governor Romney calling him a “Christian” or a “God fearing” man. There seems to be an underlying non-stated sentiment that a President Romney would lead this country back to its “Christian roots.”
My question to those sadly deceived brethren is, since when did the faith of the Mormons have anything to do with Biblical faith? So let us review some of the basic tenants of Mormonism for your enlightenment.
1. Mormons believe that their “god” created multiple, inhabited worlds populated by people. They also believe that multiple “gods” exist and each has their own universe. They are only subject to “their god” and if they obtain the highest level of heaven they can become “gods” themselves and have their own world and universe.
(D&C refers to the Mormon book called Doctrine and Covenants.)
D&C 76: 24
24 That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.
2. In LDS doctrine there are three heavens: the Celestial Kingdom, Terrestrial Kingdom, and Telestial Kingdom. Don’t ask me where the Telestial kingdom is. I guess that is where they make tea. The Celestial is the highest, where their “god” and the ones who followed his law reside. The Telestial is the middle, where people who followed the Law of Moses reside. The Terrestrial is the lowest, where the ones who followed carnal law reside.
D&C 76: 94-98
94 They who dwell in his presence are the church of the Firstborn; and they see as they are seen, and know as they are known, having received of his fullness and of his grace;
95 And he makes them equal in power, and in might, and in dominion.
96 And the glory of the celestial is one, even as the glory of the sun is one.
97 And the glory of the terrestrial is one, even as the glory of the moon is one.
98 And the glory of the telestial is one, even as the glory of the stars is one; for as one star differs from another star in glory, even so differs one from another in glory in the telestial world;
D&C 131: 1-5
1 In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees;
2 And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage];
3 And if he does not, he cannot obtain it.
4 He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an increase.
3. The LDS religion believes that their “god”, their version of Jesus and the Holy Spirit are separate individual beings. They also believe that their “god”, Jesus and resurrected beings have bodies of “flesh and bone.”
D&C 130: 22-23
22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.
4. The Mormons also believe that their “god” was a man who became a “god”. He inherited his own world and universe.
Lorenzo Snow (April 3, 1814 – October 10, 1901) the fifth president of the LDS church declared in June 1840.
"As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become."
5. The LDS “church” privately instituted polygamy endorsed by its founder Joseph Smith beginning in the 1830s. The “church” publically practiced polygamy from 1852 until 1890 when the “church” president, Wilford Woodruff, issued a Manifesto that officially terminated the practice of polygamy. Coincidently the US government declared it to be illegal around that time.
Yet the 1835 and 1844 versions of Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) prohibited polygamy and declared that monogamy was the only acceptable form of marriage:
“In as much as this church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication, and polygamy: we declare that we believe, that one man should have one wife; and one woman, but one husband, except in the case of death, when either is at liberty to marry again.” Doctrine and Covenants, section 101, page 251, 1835 edition.
According to historian Todd M. Compton, it was documented that Joseph Smith had at least 33 plural marriages or “sealings” during his lifetime. That number is disputed.
The LDS “church” still practices the rite known as “sealing” (which is a Mormon priesthood ordinance that binds individuals together in the eternities) these are heavenly marriages to multiple wives sealed in heaven. This is done so that in the celestial kingdom Mormons who have risen to the place of “godhood” may have heavenly babies to populate the worlds they create. This is why marriage is so important to Mormonism.
6. In the LDS religion any worthy male can be given the priesthood and is given specific duties. Black people were not allowed to have the priesthood until 1978. Females are not allowed to have the priesthood.
Official Declaration – 2, 1978
Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God’s eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of those from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we have pleaded long and earnestly in behalf of these, our faithful brethren, spending many hours in the Upper Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine guidance.
Those who were withheld were the black people.
7. Mormons believe that their version of “Jesus” is the brother of Lucifer.
Mormon “Apostle” James Talmage:
"Christ, the Creator of heaven and earth, tabernacled as He then was in mortal flesh, may not have remembered His preexistent state, nor the part He had taken in the great council of the gods; while Satan, an unembodied spirit—he the disinherited, the rebellious and rejected son—seeking to tempt the Being through whom the world was created by promising Him part of what was wholly His, still may have had, as indeed he may yet have, a remembrance of those primeval scenes." (James Talmage, Jesus the Christ, p.132)
Mormon “Apostle” John A. Widtsoe:
"The story of Lucifer is the most terrible example of such apostasy. Lucifer, son of the morning, through diligent search for truth and the use of it, had become one of the foremost in the assembly of those invited to undertake the experiences of earth. But, in that Great Council, his personal ambition and love of power overcame him. He pitted his own plan and will against the purposes of “god”. He strove to gain the birthright of his Elder Brother, Jesus the Christ" (John A. Widtsoe, Evidences and Reconciliations, p.209).
12th Mormon President Spencer W. Kimball:
"Long before you were born a program was developed by your creators ... The principal personalities in this great drama were a Father Elohim, perfect in wisdom, judgment, and person, and two sons, Lucifer and Jehovah." (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, pp. 32-33).
“In the wilderness of Judaea, on the temple’s pinnacles and on the high mountain, a momentous contest took place between two brothers, Jehovah and Lucifer, sons of Elohim… Satan, also a son of God, had rebelled and had been cast out of heaven and not permitted an earthly body as had his brother Jehovah. Much depended upon the outcome of this spectacular duel” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.34).
John Henry Evans, a highly respected Mormon author, noted:
"As for the devil and his fellow spirits, they are brothers to man and also to Jesus and sons and daughters of God in the same sense that we are." (John Henry Evans, Joseph Smith: An American Prophet, p. 341)
When Mormons use the word Jehovah they are referring to their version of Jesus.
8. The LDS “church” believes that the new Promised Land is America and that the New Jerusalem will be located in Independence MO as well as the US
Constitution being an inspired document equal to the Bible.
Here are some quotes from Ezra Taft Benson the 13th president of the LDS “church” from 1985–1994.
“I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed His stamp of approval upon it.”
“I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith….It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church-among others-men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution.”
“We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: “Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction” (19 July 1840, as recorded by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; ms. in Church Historian’s Office, Salt Lake City).
“Only in this foreordained land, under its God-inspired Constitution and the resulting environment of freedom, was it possible to have established the restored church. It is our responsibility to see that this freedom is perpetuated so that the Church may more easily flourish in the future. The Lord said,” “Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land” (D&C 98:6).
The tenth Article of Faith of the Church states, "We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion [the New Jerusalem] will be built upon the American continent."
Zion refers to a specific location to which members of the millennial church are to be gathered together to live. Stipulated by what is believed by the Latter-day Saints to be the revelation of Joseph Smith, Jr. (D&C 57:1-5), this is said to be located in Jackson County, Missouri and its county seat, the city of Independence Missouri
The gist of the matter is that the “god” of the Mormons, who was at one time a man of flesh and bone, planned America so the gospel of the Mormon Church could be restored?
9. The Book of Mormon is a book considered to be the LDS scripture recording a contrived history that happened simultaneously as the Bible and takes place on the American continent. It follows the stories of two tribes who descended from the family of an ancient fictitious Hebrew man named Lehi. After their “Jesus” resurrection LDS people believe He visited the peoples of the Americas and preached the Gospel to the indigenous people who were descendants of these ancient Hebrew people who came across the ocean to a new promised land.
10. The Mormons believe that the book of Mormon is the most “correct book” on the earth.
These are the very words which Joseph Smith said regarding The Book of Mormon.
"I told the brethren, [the twelve Apostles] that the Book of Mormon was the most correct book of any on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." JSHC 7 Vol., 4:461
11. The LDS “church” believes that they are the new chosen people who have replaced Israel.
Mormons believe they are direct descendants of the “House of Joseph.” Some say they are the lost tribe of Israel—either through descendants of the Tribe of Manasseh and the Tribe of Ephraim who migrated to America, or else through the Tribe of Judah who came to America after defeat at the hands of the Babylonians (fall of first Temple, 586 BCE).
This is a lot to digest in a very short time; but, the reason I wrote this blog was to make the point that politics is not the answer to anyone’s problems—especially the true believer. As both men are flawed, neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama has the answer. They will not lead this country in a direction that is Biblical or right. Both candidates have agendas that are frightening and could very easily lead us down a road of deception that is steeped in an anti-Messiah message. Many will be deceived as many have already been.
I am not saying that we should abdicate our civic obligations. What I am saying is that we who call upon the Lord need to keep our eyes open. We need to know the signs of the times and not be lead astray. If the birth pangs described in Mt 24 apply to these times we are living in then the Lord help us all because it is going to get a hell of a lot worse.
I have never before, in my lifetime, witnessed the numerous hits the USA has taken since Sept 11th 2001. Among never ending wars, natural disasters and political turmoil, it just seems like we should—by now—be learning our lesson. If this country does not repent from its sin, I am afraid many more innocent people will suffer.
The hand of the Lord’s judgment is coming upon this country. The leadership promotes corruption and, as a result, sin runs as a free-for-all. On the other hand, most religious leaders ignore the times and continue to preach a flowery and mistaken message. Consequently, the true meaning of the Word of the Lord is discounted in favor of their heretical sermons. This neglect has opened the door for science to become the Lord of Life.
This is what the Word says about the end times.
1Ti 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
1Ti 4:2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
2Ti 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2Ti 3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
2Ti 3:4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2Ti 3:5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
The Scriptures are true, and they detail the events of the last days. We must then conclude that what we see happening before our eyes in this year’s election very well could be the end-time Scriptural fulfillment.
In conclusion, let’s not be deceived by anyone. Satan has been trying for centuries to inaugurate, his man, the Anti-Messiah. The Lord, however, is not going to let that happen until He decides it’s time. It appears that Governor Mitt Romney and President Barak Obama could very well foreshadow the dreaded and long anticipated Anti-Messiah. One poses his policies from both sides of his mouth. Lying and covering it up all the way. The other presents his proposals using evangelical, ecumenical buzz words so that he sounds like a believer. Nevertheless, both doctrines are Satanic.
I reiterate form above, I am not telling you not to perform your civic duty just don’t be deceived to think it is going to change anything. The Lord really does have things in control and when it is time for the end to come there is nothing we can do to change it. No matter how hard we believe that revival is coming I am afraid it is not consistent with the great falling away that will happen in the end time.
The only things we can do is pray and preach the truth of His word like tomorrow is not coming.
Mat 24:9 "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
Mat 24:10 "At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
Mat 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
Mat 24:12 "Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
Mat 24:13 "But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
It doesn’t sound too promising does it? Well, if you love the Lord then you can’t wait for that day. No political candidate or system is going to bring any real hope or change, just a lot of unfulfilled promises.
Some would say voting for Romney is the lesser of two evils. My answer to them would be, Hitler or Mussolini, hmmm, hard choice to make. I realize this is an extreme example and I am not calling either of these men Hitler or Mussolini. But the point is still the same. One last thought. When the anti-Messiah comes, remember there is going to be three and one-half half years of prosperity. Is this what we are willing to settle for, a bowl of pottage (lentil stew) like Esau? Keep your eyes open brothers and sisters and don’t be deceived by pottage.
Shalom uvracha b’Yeshua Rabbi Henry