Posted by: jackslife | December 14, 2007

Huckabee Apologizes for…, Telling the Truth?!?

Mike Huckabee caused a big stir this week by asking a reporter if Mormons believed that Satan was Jesus’s brother. Mitt Romney’s camp immediately went into battered politician mode and cried foul. Romney stated that he was being attacked by Huckabee, and Huckabee promptly apologized. The only problem is, Mormons do, in fact, teach that Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers. In Brigham Young’s own words:

“Who will redeem the earth, who will go forth and make the sacrifice for the earth and all things it contains?” The Eldest Son said: “Here am I”; and then he added, “Send me.” But the second one, which was “Lucifer, Son of the Morning,” said, “Lord, here am I, send me, I will redeem every son and daughter of Adam and Eve that lives on the earth, or that ever goes on the earth.”

And in another Mormon text by Apostle Joseph F. Merrill it states:

Now there is another personality of which I desire to speak, … that person is Satanthe Devil. But according to our understanding and teaching, Satan is a person with a spirit body, in form like that of all other men. He is a spirit brother of ours and of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Elder Brother in the spirit world. The earth was in course of development for the abode of man in mortality. A Redeemer was to be sent down and make it possible for the Father’s children to return to him. (LDS Conference Report, April 1949, p. 27)

So, it looks like Huckabee may have made the cardinal error of political campaigning; he told the truth.

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Responses

  1. But, he said a couple more things:

    1. The reporter was pushing him to give A response about Mormonism, even when he tried to don’t do that.
    2. He used (aware or not) an “anti-mormon tactic of discredit”, even when its true is an statement to create controversy.
    3. After the “boom”, he played dumb saying he didnt know much about mormonism, an false statement.
    4. He said his response was rather a question of something he heard somewhere.

    The Book of Moses 1 &4 and the Oficial statement of the Church to the question clearly answer is YES, they are!


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