- Mitt Romney and Mormonism
Romney is an active member of the Mormon Church – a religious movement widely considered by mainstream Christians to be, theologically, a cult of Christianity. [Note the differences between theological and sociological definitions of the term ‘cult’]
After all, Mormon theology – on subjects ranging from Jesus Christ to Salvation, and from the veracity of the Bible to whether or not God keeps changing his mind (he does according to Mormonism) – is vastly different from that of Christianity.
Evangelical Christians form a large voting block in the US, and in one recent poll a large percentage of people said they would not even consider voting for a Mormon candidate.
Mormons, meanwhile, insist that they are Christians – often pointing to the official name of their church, “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” as proof. They – and others – usually do not take into account that Mormons and Christians use the same terminology, but with vastly different meanings.
We have a large collection of research resources on Mormonism, and we invite Mormons, Christians and others alike to study them.
Meanwhile, JesusNotJoseph.com – a Christian ministry – has produced an informative video titled, “Mitt Romney and Mormonism.”
The video – which focuses more on Mormonism that on Mitt Romney – uses an interview Romney had on the Charlie Rose show as a springboard for conversation that includes Christian apologists Bill McKeever, Timothy Oliver, Matt Slick and others.