Comments about ‘Evangelical voters may be getting more comfortable with Romney’

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Published: Friday, May 11 2012 5:57 p.m. MDT

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Andermart
Pullman, WA

@Capella
BYU would certainly welcome most any religious leader as a commencement speaker. We love all those who love and practice truth and virtue no matter where they find it. In this regard, we are much more accepting of diversity than the typical person. We feel it is important to share what we believe the Lord has done in our day and age, but don't mistake this missionary zeal for shunning all others. We have an extremely strong conviction of the truthfulness of the Bible and of our need to be nourished by it in our daily life. We love the Bible. It testifies of everything our faith stands for, and is testified of in other sacred texts. With Paul, we declare that if there is anything honest, true, virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things, be they in whatever faith they are found.

sharrona
layton, UT

Re: Mountanman, I am confused by all the different Christian denominations.

LDS theology believes in three separate and distinct members of the Godhead.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie: ”…To us ,speaking in the proper finite sense, these three are the only Gods we worship.

The "Pale" of Christianity(Catholic, Protestant) does not worship Gods(polytheism)but God(monotheism).
The Athanasian Creed ,Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic (universal) faith; Which faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly And the catholic (universal) faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance.

"one in substance”. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person(substance, 5287).Hebrews 1:3

“…baptizing in the Name(not names)of Father ,and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.(Mt 28:19)Three persons but one God,(Tri)same being or essence(unity). Monotheism. Christians worship One God.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD(YHWH) our God(Elohim) is one LORD(YHWH)..(Deut 6:4)

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ sharonna. Yet at Jesus’ baptism and at the transfiguration everyone there heard the Father say, “this is my beloved son.” Did Jesus pray to himself, “Our (My) father in heaven”? Did he send himself? “My Father sent me” and I do my Father’s will”? When Jesus announced he would ascend to the Father, was he saying he was ascending to himself? The Father and the Son cannot be the same person even though they are one in purpose, like Jesus admonished his disciples to be one (united). When Stephan was being stoned he saw a vision and saw the Father standing on the right hand of Jesus, how could that be? My studies of the Scriptures convince me that God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are three separate glorified beings untied in purpose. Jesus prayed, “This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent”! That prayer alone convinces me! I am not trying to argue with you, but trying to point out how clearly the scriptures teach about the nature of God!

sharrona
layton, UT

@: Mountanman,I am not trying to argue with you on the nature of God.

Let us make man in ‘Our Image’ image and likeness …”(Genesis 1:26)“So God created man in His “OWN(spiritual) Image” male and female…(Genesis 1:27) If there were more than one God it would read in “their image.” The Trinity in the O.T.

The Trinity in nature: The Sun we see high in the sky, and we see the Sun through its light. In the same way, as we behold the Father through the Son, and heat is something we feel, and the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, he is the presence we feel that supports us and gives us consolations and gifts.
Therefore the one Sun shows itself as triune, sunlight and heat yet one substance or essence, as its splendid in its unity and oneness. How much more the Creator of the sun is splendid and One in his unity and oneness in his Triune being.

The "Pale" of Christianity, Believes in One God in three divine persons, great is the mystery of this unity

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

For all here who sincerely asked why (Biblical) evangelical churches reject Mormonism as Biblical, you can blame the DN site monitors for not allowing a single reply to get posted.

I listed 8 LDS doctrines that are diametrically opposed to centuries of OT declarations on the nature of its eternal God and His utter uniqueness in all the Cosmos, (Isaiah 40-46). Jews still believe in that God to this day.

I listed 6 LDS teachings that "tweak" NT doctrines so much that they render LDS doctrines on heaven, salvation, justification, exaltation and post-salvation obedience as "another gospel".

And each time that I or other friends in our community try to give our credentials so you will know that we are not just giving a lay-opinion, our posts are rejected..

Since the DN wants these sites to remain LDS-dominated, so be it. But just because prevailing LDS opinions remain unanswered here, it should not be misconstrued that we have no polite explanation or Biblical refutation to share.

Our advice- go visit and study at legitimate evangelical churches. None of them accept polytheism or heavenly plural marriage as Biblical. No Bible-only church ever has. Thank you.

Semper Fi
Bakersfield, CA

As I stated, the evangelical problem with Mitt is an evangelical problem. It is our problem with his religious doctrines, not his "values and ethics".

That Mormons don't agree with us is not the issue. It is what it is. You have another Jesus, another gospel and you will not or cannot understand where Joseph left Biblical teachings. So we worship in separate churches. Stop equating our religious riffs with some contrived battle.

Joseph Smith didn't like any of the existing churches in 1830. That's his choice. He organized an awesome group of hard-working frontier people, who pushed the boundaries into rugged country and carved out an awesome empire. Many civilizations in past history have created captivating civilizations and progressive achievements. That they weren't all Christian is no disgrace. But to equate a successful human enterprise with "Biblical truth" is nonsense.

So, many of us don't care if Romney walks on water or produces the Gold Plates. The Book of Mormon might be an accurate record of people living in the Americas. The issue is what they believed and taught, not that they existed and taught something similar.

Religious disagreements are not political.

Andermart
Pullman, WA

If America is going to be a "light on the hill" with regards to religious tolerance, then who better than a Mormon to carry that torch for an evangelical base? This truly says tolerance. But can they put their vote towards one they wish they did not have to tolerate? This will be a telling election.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Its crossed my mind more than once that President Obama is tired of the burdens of being president, but that he feels obligated to run again, and he is deliberately mistepping in order to not get re-elected again.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Anyone who issists on voting for or against another person based on religion, by a strict interpertation of the constitution ought not be allowed to vote.

The constitution says that holders of federal office shall not be subject to any religious test.

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