This recent news story suggests further evidence that Mitt Romney might run for the presidency of the United States. That might be good for the country, but would it be good for the Church?
When Christianity became the religion of the head of state in ancient times, it had a very negative effect on Christianity because the doctrines were modified to please the government. I don’t suppose any such thing could happen to Mormon Christianity, do you? I fear that having a Mormon president might increase the temptation modern Mormons face in thinking their faith is mainstream and just like the other Christians. As our doctrines become less objectionable to mainstream Christianity, theirs become less objectionable to us. And some of their doctrines, such as salvation by grace alone without works, and the incorporeal, immaterial nature of God are truly evil, highly damaging to true, revealed religion. No matter how mainstream the saints become, the revealed truth remains the same. But the saints, and perhaps even some of the prophets, can embrace false doctrine. And the more mainstream we think of ourselves, the more likely that is to happen.
Are we converting the traditional Christian world, or are they converting us?