Mitt Romney has said that he will ‘put his hand on the Bible” and take the oath of office. My question is simple, which Bible is he going to put his hand on?
I think it is a fair question – he is taking an oath to defend you and me, your children and my grandchildren. I ask the question because it is at the root of the Mormon theology. The Mormon Movement, like a Bowel Movement without substance, was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the early 1800’s. THE single issue was that the true Christian Church died with Jesus. The calling of Joseph Smith was to RESTORE the Church of Jesus Christ.
Do not underestimate the intellect or the loonyness of Joseph Smith. This was a very smart and deranged con man. He completely reinvented Christianity – to suit his own agenda. And he was able to convince others of his legitimacy as a Prophet of God. He rewrote the King James Bible – the Mormons have their “Inspired Version of the Bible.”
An example: The King James Bible recounts the Lord’s Prayer which states, “…and lead us not into temptation…” Joseph Smith said that God would not lead us into temptation so he wrote, “…and suffer us not to be led into temptation…” When Smith had conflicts with the Christian faith – he simply changed the faith to suit him. How convenient.
So my question remains. Which Bible would Romney use to swear an oath to protect you and me? Please refer to an earlier post on the beginnings of Mormonism.