Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney says he believes in God and is a very religious person. But what God does he believe in? Mitt Romney is a Mormon. It has been long established by sound scholarship that Mormonism is a cult which deviates substantially from historical Christian orthodoxy. 

A repeated principle found throughout Scripture is the admonition against either adding to or taking away from the word of God. Mormons regularly disregard this issue by accepting sources other than the Bible as authoritative. 

As a result, Mormons use many of the same names and terms familiar to historical Christianity, but with definitions, meanings and characters that are in stark contrast to established Biblical norms. They change definitions to fit their theology.

The God of the church of the Latter Day Saints is different from the God of the Bible; the Jesus of the Mormons is different from the Jesus of the Bible; their concepts of salvation, resurrection and eschatology all differ from Biblical Christianity. 

Mitt Romney says he hasn’t slept past 4:00 AM in months because he’s invested so much time and effort researching the facts relevant to the impeachment of President Trump, resulting in his decision to vote for guilt and conviction. I wonder if he examined the facts that much when it comes to the tenets of his own religion. Because I know from my own research that the more familiar you are with what the Bible teaches, the more you see the deceptions of Mormon theology.

Fundamentally, there are only two ways to view the impeachment of the President. Either he is presumed to be guilty or he is presumed to be innocent. House Democrats (as well as the media) have consistently been clear for three years in their repeated accusations that they have already judged him to be guilty. So much so, that on the very strength of those accusations, they feel Trump should be impeached.

But that concept turns American jurisprudence on its head. In this country, a person is always presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. It is the job of the accusers to prove their contention of guilt. It is not the job of the accused to prove his innocence. 

For all of Mitt Romney’s moral pontifications to the contrary, the House managers failed to prove their case. Despite repeatedly claiming they had irrefutable proof and incontrovertible evidence, they in fact did not. All they could do was to repeat their accusations and use language of mischaracterization and outright lies.  

Mitt Romney, as well as those who are opposed to President Trump, not only go along with the presumption of his guilt, but lean on that argument, even rejecting evidence to the contrary. On the face of it, that’s un-American. As I looked at the leftist extremists visibly demonstrating their opposition to the President’s State of the Union Address, I could not help feeling the deep distress that these people are not just anti-Trump. They are anti-American and essentially anti-freedom. They are a threat to my freedom.

Mitt Romney claims to be acting in good conscience by voting to oust Trump from office, but the entire foundation of his beliefs and the basis of his principles are not only flawed, they are false to begin with. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. There is a difference between what the farmer harvests from his fields and the excrement he uses to fertilize the soil.  

About retiredday

I am Michael D. Day, a regular, everyday guy -- retired. I stand for God-given freedom, which means I think for myself. I believe in being civil, because the Bible teaches that we should love our enemies. But I also believe in saying it how I see it, and explaining just why I see it that way, sort of like 2 Timothy 4:2.
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14 Responses to Mitt Romney

  1. Jack Wilkie says:

    Head in the sand with a view of justice and what do you get “a person is always presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. It is the job of the accusers to prove their contention of guilt. It is not the job of the accused to prove his innocence.”
    People have been lied too, since the beginning in the garden.Our justice is injustice when the government takes a lie and makes it the record of truth. There is one real faith and that started in the first century with Christ. Many men have come to deceive and spreed their unholy beliefs that we are innocent until proven guilty.Sorry don’t get it, when you have friend in high places.

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    • retiredday says:

      I also am sorry that you don’t get it. One Biblical description of Satan is that he is the accuser. He is also the father of lies. But at the judgement his accusations will fall away as they are confronted with the truth. Justice is not based on the strength of accusations. Proverbs tells us: There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Thus Scripture urges us to test all things. While I agree that human justice fails when compared to our LORD’s perfect justice, the idea of having to prove the guilt of a defendant, as opposed to having to prove his innocence, is based on the Biblical principles of impartiality and mercy. To trivialize that concept to one of “head in the sand” is an affront to justice, and frankly, as childish as Pelosi tearing up her copy of Trump’s speech.

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      • Jack Wilkie says:

        Jesus was innocence but was found guilty. You missed the point I was making. Lies are not truth but still man will believe anything if its package to their liking. I see the travesty of justice in this Countries Highest Office.

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      • retiredday says:

        I see the real lies coming from those who hate the President.

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      • Jack Wilkie says:

        We are done, you attack with insults like Trump. I was talking about justice. Good day Sir. May God forgive us all.

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      • retiredday says:

        I’m glad we are done. The way you express yourself does not make your meaning clear. “attack with insults like Trump”? Take the log out brother. You were the one who opened with the “head in the sand” crack.

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      • Jack Wilkie says:

        Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
        Colossians 3:16

        “Oh Lord Jesus Christ son of God, have mercy upon me – a sinner.”

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  2. Gina Miller says:

    Mike, that is an excellent reply to the bizarre comment of Jack. One thing that irks me much more than silly, godless heathen arguments is when people attempt to use the Word of God to justify their lies. Lies, in this case, being that President Trump is guilty of these ridiculous allegations against him.

    This is a very good column, too. Thanks, Mike!

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  3. Mark C says:

    One reason I have not supported Billy Graham Ministries or any other ministry that Franklin Graham is involved with is due to the decision they made during Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign in 2012. At the time, their website removed all references to Mormonism as a cult. Despite the grotesque lies of their public relations team, the obvious reason was so that Christians could feel OK voting for a cultist instead of a Democrat in the Presidential election, because they (the Grahams) put politics before their faith. It’s apparently OK to compromise eternal truths to get “our guy” into a position of earthly power. They have never recanted or repented of this heresy despite being called out by numerous Evangelical organizations at the time.

    Some citations to remind people this isn’t “fake news” or me overblowing a minor issue:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/billy-graham-faces-backlash-over-mormoncult-removal/2012/10/24/2f9ca0c6-1e1b-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_story.html
    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/19/billy-graham-no-longer-thinks-mormonism-is-a-cult/
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2012/10/17/163109130/billy-grahams-website-stops-saying-directly-that-mormons-are-in-a-cult
    https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/billy-grahams-website-removes-mormonism-from-cult-list
    https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/october-web-only/after-romney-meeting-billy-graham-site-scrubs-mormon-cult-r.html

    To me, this makes the dissent between Mitt and the GOP over impeachment both humorous and unfortunate. Christian politicos were OK with heresy when Mitt represented the party as Presidential candidate only a few years ago, but are now excluding him for getting out of line politically (cf. Gal 5:13-15). I appreciate Mike on this blog post calling out the true, underlying problem for what it is: cultic distortions and blasphemies against the One true God our Father and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that any politicians who claim the name Christian will have their hearts convicted about their first loyalty, their true King, and start making decisions about their views, their votes, and their associations based on that, and stop participating in the wicked works of others (2 John 1:10-11).

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    • retiredday says:

      First, let me emphasize the fact that I am not a Republican. Neither am I a Democrat. I am most closely affiliated with the Constitution Party, though here in California they are not an officially recognized party. Please note that my article was about Mitt Romney, not Republican unity or party politics.

      Bringing up issues of Romney’s failed presidential candidacy and the political support he got from Franklin Graham and Billy Graham ministries is a bit of a non-sequitur to me. They do not strike me personally, as they obviously do for Mark. While I do agree that removing from their website descriptions of Mormonism as a cult was misleading and even dishonest, isn’t that the same thing done in the name of ecumenicism, bridge-building and looking for common ground?

      In Luke 9:49-50 John said, “…we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” Should we condemn the faithful works and words of the Billy Graham Ministries on the basis of politics? That is another issue for each individual to decide.

      For me, the question of whether or not a presidential candidate is a Christian isn’t as important as whether or not they will be a good President. We elect a president to be the chief government administrator, not a religious leader. Some may find this difficult to believe, but when I was a registered Democrat I voted for Jimmy Carter. My main reason was that he was a Christian and I had just that year received Christ as my Lord and Savior. But Jimmy Carter turned out to be the worst U.S. president in my lifetime. And I learned a valuable lesson: a good Christian may or may not be a good president.

      Having said that, I understand and accept that brothers and sisters in Christ often strongly disagree on politics and political candidates. That’s a fact of life we all need to learn how to deal with. During our Civil War, Christians fought and died and killed on both sides for the sake of their consciences. And in the hearts of many, that is how serious our current political divide is.

      But the gospel is of even greater importance. God will have to sort it all out. Our duty is to know him and live accordingly.

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  4. Jack Wilkie says:

    Your Words
    “a person is always presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. It is the job of the accusers to prove their contention of guilt. It is not the job of the accused to prove his innocence.” My words…Head in the sand with a view of justice and what do you get.

    {guilty until proven innocent?}

    Next I stated that…
    People have been lied too, since the beginning in the garden. Our justice is injustice when the government takes a lie and makes it the record of truth. There is one real faith{I KNOW} and that started in the first century with Christ. Many men have come to deceive and spread their unholy beliefs that we are innocent until proven guilty.
    {The EVIL ONE}

    Last word with…
    Sorry don’t get it, when you have friends in high places.
    {You can get away with most anything!}
    *
    What is bizarre is misunderstanding people.
    Some leaders live the lie in there story of faith.
    Party over truth.
    Most of what people believe can get in the way of understanding. Quick to judge.

    Retiredday, I got everything you stated, you missed my point.
    We are all guilty.
    Who can cast the first stone?
    http://www.jackwilkie.us
    “Oh Lord Jesus Christ son of God, have mercy upon me – a sinner.”
    Amen!

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    • retiredday says:

      Brother, I thought we were done. I have re-read your comment but don’t feel you’ve added much clarity. You tend to speak in truncated generalities without specifically coming out with clear, direct statements. For instance, your phrase, “the government takes a lie and makes it the record of truth” could mean anything. So, essentially it means nothing. You have not made it clear at all what you have against the presumption of innocence. Finally, saying we are all guilty does not lead to any greater understanding. When a person is in Christ, he is no longer guilty. Christ died for our sin and our guilt. By God’s grace we are not guilty, despite any accusations from the enemy. We are the Father’s favored children — heirs to his throne, part of a kingdom of priests. Christ lifts us up — seats us in heavenly places with him. He does not condemn us if we are in him. He is faithful to forgive us when we confess our sins to him. So I don’t believe we should characterize ourselves as sinners once he has saved us and we are following him.

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  5. retiredday says:

    Mark C’s comment, “I have not supported Billy Graham Ministries or any other ministry that Franklin Graham is involved with” (due to their removing descriptions of Mormonism as a cult from their website) prompted me to contact them directly and ask them point blank if they consider the Church of Latter Day Saints a cult. It has taken a while, but today (2/28/2020) I received their reply. Here is a copy of their email:
    Michael,

    Thank you for your email about cults and other religions or sects.

    There are many groups that claim to have spiritual truth, but God’s Word, the Bible, is our only source for this truth. We should examine everything based on what God Himself says in His Word (2 Timothy 3:16–17).

    Any group—cult, religion, or sect—that teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the Bible should be avoided. Many teach some Biblical truth mixed with error that can be difficult to detect, but here are some features that are common to them all:

    1. They do not adhere solely to the 66 books of the Bible as the inspired Word of God, or they add their special revelations or texts that must be followed alongside the Bible. (See 2 Timothy 3:16 and Revelation 22:18–19.)

    2. They do not accept that a saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a reality “by grace … through faith” alone (Ephesians 2:8–9; see also John 14:6). Instead, they teach or practice that salvation comes by works—or how “good” we are.

    3. They do not give Jesus Christ—the divine Son of God—full recognition as perfect God and perfect man. (See Colossians 1:15–20.)

    4. They reject that God is a Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (See John 14:26 and Matthew 28:18–19.)

    As you investigate the claims of these groups, pray and ask the Lord to give you discernment as you study His Word (Hebrews 4:12). The apostle Peter said, “No prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21).

    Thank you again for your email. Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). May God bless you.

    Sincerely,

    K. C. James (tk)
    Christian Response
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
    http://www.billygraham.org

    I take charges of “heresy”, “cultic distortions” and “blasphemies against the One true God” very seriously, as should all Christians. I also am painfully aware that political passions can make enemies of brothers and sisters in Christ. So remember to love your enemies (not to mention forgiving one another). I will leave it up to the readers to make up your own minds concerning how valid the charges are against Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistc Association.

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