Evangelical pastors divided ahead of 2012 caucuses

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  • JM Lehi, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    If what Mormons really believe is found anywhere, it is found in the Book of Mormon:

    12 And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for good cometh of none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good;

    16 For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.

  • JM Lehi, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    I believe that evangelicals, in general, are Christian, and I love them.

    Sadly, some people are admittedly trained to post anti-Mormon propaganda on the DN and elsewhere, sometimes justifying hatred.

    There are also anti-Mormon websites claiming they know what Mitt Romney and all Mormons "really believe." Ive oft discussed the semi-quotes posted by DN Evangelicals and anti-Mormon gay Atheists etc (tortures over creeds etc).

    Saying Mitt and Mormons believe something because someone LDS (including O.Pratt, BY etc) said it is as unfair as saying present day Mormons all believe Gentiles are unclean because their early Prophet, Peter believed it (before his vision); that all Protestants "really believe" Catholicism is an "abomination" and "blasphemy," "works" centered, etc because Luther said it; that all Protestants hate Jews and LDS because some raped and sought extermination, etc.

    Many opinions are given, and LDS Presidents have clarified that the Abominable Church is not Catholics and Protestants. The BofM definition is those torturing, attacking, etc the Saints. It could be some Atheists, some gays, some Catholics, some Mormons.

  • donn layton, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Iowa's influential evangelical pastors are up for grabs, divided on which of the Republican presidential candidates who call themselves born-again Christians they should support.
    An essential of born again Christians, Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.(2John 9-11)
    John was talkinf about Gnostics, they did not teach Jesus as God incarnate (John 1:1,14)God becomes man not man becomes God.