Friday, November 2, 2012

Mitt Romney Video Rant: The Return of Christ

Typically, the religious affiliation of a President doesn't affect his ability to do his job. After all it is written: "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." -Article VI, Section 3, United States Constitution. However, when I viewed and listened to the video shown at the end of this piece, I did hear statements that caused me great concern.

If a President runs the risk of being excommunicated for making a governing decision that goes contrary to the laws of his Church would he decide according to the laws of the Church or would he do what's right for everyone? We'd all like to think that he'd do what's right for the whole and not a portion. However, some religions are so specific in their beliefs that it may not be possible.

Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock was the first great work of the Islamic Culture and was built in 636 C.E.

It is traditionally believed in the Islamic faith that the prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam and descendant of Abraham, accompanied by the angel Gabriel, ascended from this site. And, this is the site where many modern day Christian religions believe Jesus Christ, descendant of Abraham, on the non-Islamic side of the family, will return. And, his return is anticipated soon since we are at a 2,000 year mark.

Many modern day Christians believe that approximately 6,000 years ago God created the heavens and the Earth in 7 days and that Adam and Eve are the parents of all Man. It is believed that approximately 2,000 years later (2,000 B.C.E.) the floods came and Noah rescued two of each animal on Earth. 2,000 years after that Jesus, the Christ child, was born. And, that coming soon, will be the return of the one true Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Here's what Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr., the founder of the Mormon religion, has to say about all of this:

"Before the Lord Jesus descends openly and publicly in the clouds of glory, attended by all the hosts of heaven; before the great and dreadful day of the Lord sends terror and destruction from one end of the earth to the other; before he stands on Mount Zion, or sets his feet on Olivet, (the Dome of the Rock) or utters his voice from an American Zion or Jewish Jerusalem; before all flesh shall see him together; before any of his appearances, which taken together comprise the second coming of the Son of God -- before all of these...

...there is to be a secret appearance to selected members of his Church. He will come in private to his prophet and to the apostles then living."

Reference: As Quoted by Bruce R. McConkle, The Millennial Messiah, pp. 578-579

Does Mitt Romney - former Bishop and Leader of the Mormon Church - as he states in this video below - believe that he is one of the elite that will be visited by Jesus Christ himself, prior to his return to the Dome of the rock in Jerusalem? And, that Israel should be protected no matter what regardless of its views and politics of other Countries in its region - including Iran, Iraq (old Babylon), etc.?

In this video, we witness a very passionate Mitt Romney. There is nothing I respect more than someone who is passionate - whether job, cause, religion, family, etc. But here we see Mr. Romney passionate about NOT discussing Mormonism or his beliefs and roles in it. In fact, it appears less passionate and more fanatical; religious fanatic.

Definition- Fanatic: A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal especially for an extreme religious or political cause.