In one recent discussion with a critic of my faith, I was given a list of reasons why Mormons aren’t Christian (standard stuff: we don’t agree with 100% of the critic’s doctrines and interpretations of Scripture, so we must be worshipping a different Jesus – see CultMaster 2000 for details on how to do this.) I get this all the time now. His rant included this statement: “Now days with a Mormon Presidential campaign, the LDS community sees a need to be merged with the Christian community.” Ah, that’s it! Mormons apparently are just beginning to profess faith in Christ in order to help out the Romney campaign. Our departure from our traditional demonic roots is part of a conspiracy to help Romney look better. And based on that hair, it seems to be working.
But I suppose this conspiracy goes back even before the start of the Romney campaign, all the way to 1820, when our religion began with Joseph Smith praying to know which Christian church to join, and having the First Vision in which he saw Jesus Christ and heard the voice of God saying “This is my beloved son. Hear him!” And so began the great Mormon conspiracy, teaching Mormons to look to Jesus Christ and “hear Him” right from the beginning. And since the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, our members join by being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to make a covenant to follow Jesus Christ; we are taught to pray in the name of Jesus Christ; we remember Jesus Christ each Sunday when we partake of the “sacrament” to remember the sacrifice of his flesh and blood and the Atonement He worked for us; and we are taught to look to Christ for salvation and to study His word in the Bible and in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. This is a deep and sinister conspiracy, carried out faithfully for almost 180 years to raise a people that appear to believe in Christ just so we can launch a presidential campaign in 2007 to send a Mormon to the White House. Joseph Smith surely foresaw all this and designed this great conspiracy just for this purpose. Wow, did he foresee the future and plan all that just for this moment in history? Now that’s one heck of a false prophet.