Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I Think Joseph Smith Did See An Angel & That Mitt Romney Believes That, Too

I just finished some study on angels and demons and that brings me to Mitt Romney and the founder of his faith, Joseph Smith. Romney is a Mormon. Mormon was the name of an angelic prophet, the father of the alleged angel Moroni.  Moroni told Joseph Smith where the buried golden plates were that contained the restored truth of God. Joseph Smith believed the angel, wrote a book, founded a religion.

I don't think Joseph Smith made it up. I think he was deceived, believing what angels told him. Only, these angels were not the ones who stayed in Heaven, but the ones who were kicked out. We call them demons.

The Bible says it is possible for demons, appearing as angels, to speak to men and deceive them. Note 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, "For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder!  For Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light." And, while Paul may have been engaging in hyperbole, he still wrote "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel other than what we have preached to you, a curse be on him!" (Gal.1:8)

Why do I believe the Book of Mormon is false?  Well, because it's founder, if that was the angel Moroni, was false. He said he was an angel and the son of Mormon. Jesus said angels can't have babies. They don't marry. There are no children born in Heaven. Angels don't become men and men don't become angels. Mormons teach we marry here, die, go to the Celestial Kingdom and have spirit babies and populate our own world one day, becoming a god.. This conflicts directly with the teachings of Jesus, who said, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to take part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. For they cannot die anymore, because they are like the angels and are sons of God, since they are sons of the resurrection."  (Luke 20:34-36)

So, how in the world did Joseph Smith come up with this, and how is it that otherwise sane, rational, and even brilliant people like Mitt Romney believe all this?  Satan is an angel of light, and he's good at what he does, and someone is always willing to believe.  Even presidential candidates.