Richard J. Mouw: Evangelicals should judge Romney on his values and the issues
The seminary that I lead is the largest evangelical graduate theological school in the world. The Bible is for us the supreme authority on matters of faith and life. We care deeply about theology, and we worry when groups depart from biblical authority. But we also know that the Bible tells us to be truth-tellers. In one of the Ten Commandments, God warns us not to "bear false witness to our neighbor." That truth-telling obligation applies to our Mormon neighbors as well.
We evangelicals should cast aside old suspicions and hostilities and listen carefully during this campaign. I believe we should make our voting decisions on the basis of what a Mormon candidate — or any candidate — actually has to say about the values and issues we all care about as citizens.
Richard J. Mouw is the president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. He wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.
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