The Mormon’s basic concept of the “Kingdom” has not changed since Brigham Young created a theocratic political dictatorship in the Utah Territories in the 1840’s. It is a political, as well as ecclesiastical Kingdom and not just a spiritual concept.
The Mormons were forced by the US government to change their government and practices when they became a state, but their religious concept of the kingdom has not changed. Only minor, temporary changes in how it is implemented have been made to accommodate statehood.
Mitt Romney is a high priest of the Melchizedek Order, which was created by the Mormon Founder, Joseph Smith, with a specific purpose of bringing about the Kingdom of God on Earth, a physical kingdom.
Romney swore an oath when he became a Melchizedek priest to do everything he can to build the Mormon political Kingdom of God, which is not compatible with the presidential oath of office. He tithes 10% (millions of dollars) every year to the Mormon church, but parks his money in off-shore banking tax havens to avoid paying federal income taxes. Which oath do you suppose he will keep?
In my opinion, this makes Mitt Romney unfit to serve as president. However, it is a topic that should be openly discussed and fully explained to the voters. Democracy is not possible, when the public is not informed.
1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.
3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisaical glory.
11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.