What a strange two days. I can tell you all that I never sat at my computer with the intention to write about Mormonism. It. Just. Happened. And now that it has, I feel the rightness of it. I feel the hand of God on me. I was led to my research. It’s so funny because I was actually curious about it due to a beautiful picture of Romney loving & celebrating a baby. I KNEW I liked him and I knew he was a decent man. ANYONE who loves a baby like that has much goodness in him. Dare I say that I actually felt a love, an affinity, for the man? So you can be sure that my curiosity was well-intentioned when it began. I just wanted to square my Christian beliefs with this Mormon before me whom I had come to so admire. I did not intend to find anything alarming. I did not intend to condemn. I did not intend anything but simple curiosity & hope. What can I say? I was blown away.
Part of me just wants to run away from the topic because I know it makes people uneasy. It makes ME uneasy to write about it. It makes me vulnerable to criticism (I’m well aware of that) from both Mormons and Christians who might feel that my words hurt Romney’s image and thus, his campaign. I realize that everyone just wants to ‘get along’. Me too!
But when a person finds something terribly wrong, should they not speak out? Wouldn’t they be a coward for hiding the truth just to avoid personal condemnation? Yes, and yes.
Listen, Friends, I serve Jesus first. When he saved my life (literally), I promised him that I would be his servant for the rest of my life. I meant that promise and I fully plan on keeping it. My life is not my own. It is his. And it serves him to warn my friends about Mormonism. And so, I had to write the article. Despite any disadvantage to me personally. (more…)