Tuesday, March 13, 2007



Educating Hugh Hewitt about Christianity and Mitt Romney

I haven't forgotten about finishing my Shepherd's Conference posts, but this little news item begs comment. Since returning home, I've seen commentator Hugh Hewitt cheerleading for Mitt Romney on Fox News. He's taken to defending Romney's candidacy, saying that Romney's Mormonism shouldn't be a factor in people's vote. Well, that might be all well and good, but Hewitt doesn't stop there. He has taken to slamming evangelicals for their stance on Mormonism, calling it "bigoted." He especially doesn't like it that evangelicals consider Mormonism a cult. Mr. Hewitt obviously needs a refresher course on Mormonism AND biblical Christianity. He admits that some Mormon beliefs are not compatable with mainstream Christianity. That is putting it mildly.

The Bible does not teach, nor do biblical Christians believe, that Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer. The Bible does not teach, nor do biblical Christians believe, that we will become gods and create our own planets. The Bible does not teach, nor do biblical Christians believe (not to mention archeology and history) that Jesus came to the Western Hemisphere to preach the Gospel. Mormonism is NOT Christianity. It is indeed a cult, albeit a big one. The Jesus of Mormonism is not the biblical Jesus, and believing Mormon theology will ensure your separation from God in eternity. That is not bigoted, Mr. Hewitt. That is biblical truth, and it is orthodox Christian theology.

I think it's high time that evangelicals stop being so lily-livered and begin responding to these increasing attempts to marginalize us and redefine our faith for us.

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