The Biblical Case Against Voting For A Mormon for President: Why Christians Who Support Romney Actualy Violate Scripture
The Biblical Case Against
Voting For A Mormon
Why Christians Who Support Romney
Actually Violate Scripture
Should a Christian support or vote for a Mormon running for President? To even ask the question is to open oneself to be labeled a bigot. Trust me, I know. However, Christians shouldn’t be concerned with what the world thinks about them. Jesus told us that the world would hate us. He told us that, “The servant is not greater than his master.” He said that, “If they hated me they will hate you.” So, if you’re not hated by the world then maybe you’re compromising or you’re not Christian.
WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE SAY ABOUT HOW A CHRISTIAN IS TO RELATE TO A PERSON ABIDING IN THE DOCTRINE OF A FALSE CHRIST:
A true Christian on the other hand is simply concerned with pleasing His Lord and doing that by obeying what the Bible says. So, without further introduction, to answer the question, “Can a Christian support or vote for a Mormon,” let us see what the Bible says.
1 John 2:18
(18) Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
First, the term antichrist in the Greek not only means “against” Christ, but “instead of” Christ. There is an Antichrist who is the one man prophesied to come at the end of the world, and there are many antichrists that are already in the world. These antichrists are both “against” Christ and are so by being “instead of” Christ. Again, there are many antichrists already in the world and they are counterfeit imposters who are not the true Christ of the Bible.
The Bible furthermore gives us instruction as to how to relate to someone who holds to the doctrine of antichrist. The Gnostic cult in John’s day taught that Christ did not come in the flesh but was a mere spirit. Because they did not abide in the true doctrine of Christ as found in Scripture, John called them antichrist. We can learn how to respond to people who hold to doctrines of antichrist cults by how John taught the first generation of Christians to deal with people in antichrist cults of their day.
2 John 1:7-11
(7) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
(8) Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
(9) 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.
(10) If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
(11) For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
In the above passage, the Christian is told two specific things he is not to do concerning someone who abides in the doctrine of Antichrist.
THE FIRST INSTRUCTION; Do not receive him into your home!
This means do not give him a welcome, a place, a refuge, or a platform, in your house. A person who does not abide in the doctrine of Christ but follows a counterfeit is not to have influence over you, or your wife, your family, or your guest. He is to be turned away. Do not receive him into your home.
THE SECOND INSTRUCTION: Do not to bid him God speed!
The Greek word translated “God speed” is chairein and was used as a greeting that meant to wish someone well as when one tells someone farewell. We are not to wish someone who holds to the doctrine of antichrist well. If he follows an imposter Jesus we are not to bid him God speed. Unlike the English word farewell, the Greek word may be used as a greeting not just for a goodbye. In either case, the Bible instructs us not to wish someone well if they abide in the doctrine of antichrist.
A WARNING FOR THOSE WHO VIOLATE THIS COMMAND: You will be fellow partners in his evil deeds!
There is a consequence for those who wish someone well when the person they are well-wishing holds to the doctrine of antichrist or follows a false Christ. Those who wish him well are partakers of his evil deeds. The word “partakers” in the Greek is koinōnei and is related to the idea of fellowship but here means to be a “partner” or a “fellow partner”. If a person wishes someone well who is abiding in the doctrine of antichrist, they are a “fellow partner” with them in their evil deeds.
APPLICATION OF THE PASSAGE TO A CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO A MORMON IN GENERAL:
Does this passage have any possible relevance to Christians supporting and voting for a Mormon for President?
First of all, it should be very obvious to thoughtful Christians that Mormonism is a false cult that brings a false Christ that is an antichrist rather than the true Christ. Mormons abide not in the doctrine of Christ, but in the doctrine of antichrist. They worship and proclaim a dangerous imposter who is a counterfeit Jesus all while claiming to worship and proclaim the true Jesus. For those who are unclear about this matter, check out our other article in this email entitled “What is a Cult, Is Mormonism a Cult?” at, http://pastors4huckabeeblog.com/what-is-a-cult-is-mormonism-a-cult/
Also consult the chart titled, “Fast Facts, Chart Comparing the True Jesus of the Bible and the Antichrist Imposter Jesus of Mormonism” at, http://pastors4huckabeeblog.com/fast-facts-chart-comparing-the-true-jesus-of-the-bible-and-the-antichrist-imposter-jesus-of-mormonism/
Second, Christians are clearly instructed therefore not to invite a Mormon into their homes. A Christian is not to give a Mormon a welcome into his home. He is not to give him refuge in his home. He is especially not to give a Mormon a platform in his home for him to influence the family and other guest that are present.
Third, Christians are not even to wish Mormons God speed or bid them well or farewell because they abide and proclaim the doctrine of antichrist. This does not mean that Christians are to be otherwise rude to Mormons, but a Christian is not to wish a Mormon well. This is out of loyalty to the true Jesus Christ of the Bible. Those who wish Mormons God speed are partners in their evil deeds. The terrible evil deeds that Mormons are a part of is abiding in, and proclaiming a counterfeit Christ which is an antichrist, and this all while claiming that he is the true Christ. Mormonism is especially zealous in its evil deeds when confusing the masses by proclaiming that they are in fact Christian and that they are the church of Jesus Christ.
So a Christian is not to give a Mormon place in his home, neither is he to bid him God speed nor wish him well. These are strong measures and are often overlooked and are seen as offensive and intolerant in this postmodern politically correct day. However, the Scripture stands clear and the applications are not forced but are rather obvious to believers desiring to obey God’s Word.
APPLICATION OF THE PASSAGE TO A CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO A MORMON RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT:
First, if it is true that a Christian should not invite a Mormon into his own home to give him welcome, to give him refuge, or especially to give him a platform of influence, then would it be consistent for a Christian to invite a Mormon into his brother’s house, or his parents house, or into any house that he had a say about who could come in or no? This line of argument will seem absurd to secularist. However, I do not speak as a pragmatic person but as a biblical pastor who has no desire to be conformed to the politically correct ways of the world. Would the Bible even advise a Christian President to receive a Mormon into his council, since a Mormon holds to the doctrine of antichrist? If we answer no to the before question, then how could a Christian in good conscience invite a Mormon to come in and reside, and have a platform in the people’s house, the White House?
The White House belongs to all the people and each citizen has a part of it. Others may invite a Mormon to reside there and have a platform there. It is their prerogative to do so, but biblically it is not a Christian’s prerogative to invite a Mormon or anyone else with the doctrine of antichrist to come in and have a platform in his part of the most influential house in America.
Second, if a Christian is not to bid a Mormon God speed or greet him with well wishes, because if he does he will be a partner in his evil deeds, then can a Christian openly and publicly wish a Mormon well who is a candidate for President? Can a Christian obey the Bible and declare to the listening world that he hopes that a Mormon will win the election? Can a Christian obey the Bible and openly endorse a Mormon for President? Can a Christian even vote for a Mormon for President? If a Mormon has endeavored to run for President, can a Christian wish him well in his endeavor? Can he wish him God speed in his endeavor? Because the Mormon abides and proclaims the doctrine of antichrist, would not the Christian who does so be a partner in his evil deed at least to some degree? Would not voting for a Mormon, and endorsing a Mormon, and supporting a Mormon be tantamount to wishing him well in the endeavor of running for President?
CONCLUSION AND OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED:
There are those who would say that this would be fine in politics because politics is secular. They say, “We are not supporting a Mormon missionary.” Is it that possible to try to divide the secular from the sacred, or in the case of a Mormon, is it that possible to divide the secular from the devilish? Has not Mitt Romney given a religious speech already declaring that Jesus Christ is his savior? Has he not repeated in many interviews and speeches that he is a Christian? Has he not already spread confusion by claiming to worship the same Christ? Are not the doctrines of an imposter Jesus, a counterfeit Christ, promoted by a Mormon every time he or she opens his or her mouth and mentions Jesus? Is not this the doctrine of antichrist, and are not those Christians who have supported Romney already partners in some way with his evil deeds? The Scripture has already answered this question for us.
Christians, who by their actions invite Mitt Romney into the people’s house, and who support him, encourage him, endorse his candidacy, and vote for Mitt Romney for President are partners in his evil deeds as a Mormon who abides in and proclaims the doctrine of antichrist.
Even common sense would suggest that if Mitt Romney were elected President, Mormon missionaries in America and all over the world would use a President Mitt Romney as a poster child for Mormonism. Because the Presidency is such a high profile position, Mormonism would be promoted in far greater ways than it has ever been by having Mormons elected as state Governors and U. S. Senators. Mitt Romney would not have to personally attempt to advance his beliefs for his beliefs to be promoted by others. However, every time President Romney mentioned God or Jesus in an address or public prayer or ceremony, many Americans would be confused into thinking that a Mormon is a Christian who prays to the same God and worships the same Christ. Mormonism would be elevated to a state of acceptance in the conscience of the American public as a Christian denomination, not an unchristian cult.
Mormonism has already come a long way in accomplishing its goal of being accepted as a main stream religion compatible with Christianity. Those Christians who support Mitt Romney and who vote for him will only be partners in his evil deeds. They are and will be partners of the terrible evil deed of confusing others with a Jesus who is a false Christ, a counterfeit Jesus, who is an imposter, and is an antichrist. Christians supporting and voting for Romney will partner with a Mormon to lead others to embrace an antichrist, rather than the true Christ of the Bible.
A bond-servant of Christ,
Sherwood Haisty, Jr.