Bob Jones is the current chancellor of Bob Jones University. It's a racist, sexists, so-called Christian Fundamentalist school. Bob Jones has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for President of the United States.
Remember, just because Mormons may say things with which you agree doesn't mean that they are consistent, as Jesus is, all the way to God.
Christians don't endorse secular candidates
First of all, Christians don't endorse people running for temporary Caesar. Secondly, Christians don't endorse Mormons for leadership positions. Christians endorse Christians for leadership positions in the Church, which is the only body to which real Christians belong.
Mormons aren't Christian
Mormons claim to be Christians, but they are not. The reasons they are not are not for the reasons cited most often by traditionalists (here meaning followers of Constantine I and the Pauline Church that follows him). Those traditionalists are in error that human beings cannot become one with God in spirit, as Jesus is one with God in spirit. It isn't for them to decide. It's God's decision.
The Father's body
Now, the Mormons teach that God the Father has a physical body and was once a human as we are now. They say God impregnated Mary by having sexual intercourse with her. They say God came down to earth in a spacecraft and now lives on another planet. Well, God can take whatever form God wants, of course. However, God the Father certainly is spirit if one is to believe the words of Jesus Christ who said he is and that no one has ever seen God the Father accept the Son. This makes perfect sense in that it takes that spirit to know that spirit.
The traditionalists get bogged down in trying to defend their traditions that have led them nowhere. They haven't brought forth, because their feelings haven't ever been in the right place to be so motivated. That's not to say that their traditions aren't full of partial-truths. They are full of partial-truths.
Many traditionalists of the Protestant variety claim the Mormons are wrong that faith and works are both required. Of course, they have come to that incorrect conclusion due to the emphasis Paul placed on faith in his argument against the Old Testament ritualistic code, law, which required certain acts that are interpreted as "works." However, all of Jesus's miracles and other deeds are also interpreted as "works." This has allowed people to focus on Paul to the exclusion of Jesus so they may falsely imagine that works aren't required. Jesus though called for works qualifying that as do we by making clear that we can do nothing without Jesus and God. We have shown that this emphasis retards the emphasis of Jesus on bringing forth works by which the Son of man shall take the measure of all the nations and every individual soul as to whether or not each has by then proven trustworthy and faithful. The followers of the current Faith Alone doctrine don't have the faith from which works flow. Where's their fruit after all these centuries?
False claims in the Book of Mormon
The vast white civilization in the Americas in pre-Columbian times just never existed. Did white people visit the Americas before Columbus? It's well documented. Was there some colonizing by the Vikings? They didn't last and they weren't very large.
The claim that any gold tablets to which Joseph Smith, Jr., was exposed were from God is false.
Mormons hold that the marriage continues eternally. However, Jesus said we would be as the Angels, unmarried.
Joseph Smith, Jr., was also for polygamy, which flies in the face of the bonding that is as harmless as a dove advocated by a consistent view of the teachings and spirit of Jesus. Smith's personal appetite (sexual lust) showed through here.
The rituals of the Mormons are secretive just as are those of the Freemasons. They don't want their rituals to be exposed to the light of day. Many people have leaked information about the rituals of both, and many have found a striking similarity.
Also, Mormon temples have incorporated the symbols of Freemasonry.
Make no mistake. Freemasonry is antichrist. It is ecumenical and syncretistic. It is misdirecting away from bringing forth the message of Jesus Christ. It has a hidden agenda at its top, just as it has very serious secret, dark, brooding, solemn, rituals designed for their psychological influence on those undergoing the indoctrination. It does not lead one to the love in the New Commandment. It leads to humanism apart from Jesus.
Bob Jones, III, said about his endorsement of Romney, "As a Christian I am completely opposed to the doctrines of Mormonism, but I'm not voting for a preacher. I'm voting for a president. It boils down to who best can represent conservative American beliefs, not religious beliefs."
Now, this is the talk of a non-Christian. Jones doesn't believe in Jesus. He doesn't know Jesus. He ignores Jesus's teachings. He's partaking deeply of the Empire of Satan on earth. He is leading so many souls astray.
Jesus, on the other hand, is for the peaceful displacement of evil in the heart of each soul until evil is gone. He seeks the condition where the servant and minister are held up as the epitome and not the Lord being served and ministered. It is God's will that such servants and ministers be raised up. Jesus seeks the good shepherd leading humanity, displacing the evil, selfish, greedy, hoarding, violent, thieving, sexually depraved, devouring spirit that now rules the planet.
All Christians will bring all their strength, zeal, and enthusiasm to this cause and movement to bring it to fruition. Jones is the enemy right now of this calling.
Bless Bob Jones, III, and those who agree with him and those who follow them with the true knowledge of Jesus Christ. Bless them by disabusing them of their errors of the heart.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)