Mitt Romney is a Mormon, This is What He Believes

Many people in this country will chose to vote for a presidential candidate based on who they feel most closely follows their religious beliefs and faith system.  I can’t tell you how many people I know who vote republican because of their Christian faith alone.

Now, I don’t think that voting for a candidate because of your faith belief is wrong, but it is important to know what your candidate believes.  Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a Mormon.  Not a Christian, a Mormon.  Mormons belief system differs drastically from Christian beliefs in ways that many people do not realize.  Below is a list of things that Mormons including Mitt Romney hold true and believe.

Mormons believe 6 things to be general truths:

  1. God came from another planet
  2. God is a man with a body of flesh and bones
  3. God has a plurality of wives and is married to one or more in heaven
  4. There is more than one god who created this world
  5. There are many gods who rule over other worlds
  6. Worthy Mormons may one day become gods themselves

In addition, there are several other differences as explained below:

Topic

Christian

Mormon

GOD

There is only one God

There are many Gods

God has always been God

God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in heavens

God is a spirit without flesh and bones

The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.  The Father and the Son are in form and stature perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body of flesh and bones

TRINITY

The Trinity is the doctrine that there is only one God in all the universe and that He exists in three eternal, simultaneous persons:  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The trinity is three separate Gods:  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.  That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct from each other

JESUS

Jesus was born of the virgin Mary

The birth of the Savior was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action.  He partook of flesh and blood  was begotten of his Father

Jesus is the eternal Son.  He is second person of the Trinity. He has two natures.  He is God in flesh and man and the creator of all things

Jesus is the literal spirit-brother of Lucifer

THE
HOLY
SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is not a force. He is a person.

Mormonism distinguishes between the Holy Spirit (God’s presence via an essence) and the Holy Ghost (the third god in the Mormon doctrine of the trinity).  The Holy Ghost is a being endowed with the attributes and powers of Deity, and not a mere force, or essence

SALVATION

Salvation is the forgiveness of sin and deliverance of the sinner from damnation. It is a free gift received by God’s grace and cannot be earned

Salvation has a double meaning in Mormonism.  The first effect [of the atonement] is to secure to all mankind alike, exemption from the penalty of damnation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins

Salvation is not by works.

Sins are the result of individual acts.  Forgiveness for them is conditioned on individual obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel

BIBLE

The inspired inerrant word of God. It is authoritative in all subjects it addresses.

The Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly

Mormons also believe that a man can have many wives just as God had many wives of his own

The Mormon faith clearly is different from Christian beliefs and should not be held as equivalents.  If you are casting your vote this November based on religion, remember that he Romney is indeed Mormon, and believes and follows all of the above beliefs.

Deshawn (@ShonJay714)

 

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4 Comments

    • lii
      October 10, 2012

      Awesome article!!!

      Reply
    • kandyce
      October 10, 2012

      Wow there is quite a difference. I hope people are responsible and do their research.

      Reply
    • Brandi
      October 10, 2012

      The only problem is we actually still have several people that believe that Obama is a Muslim sent here to destroy the United States… I’m not kidding! It blows my mind!!!

      Reply
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