Thursday, January 03, 2019

Mitt Romney--Fulfilling the White Horse Prophecy?

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Newly elected Utah Senator Mitt Romney couldn't even wait until he was sworn in to begin his attack on President Trump.

On the first day of this new year of 2019, Romney published a scathing op-ed about President Trump promising to challenge and oppose him on everything he, Romney, personally disagrees with---including statements that are, in his mind, "divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions."

Mitt Romney is scheduled to be sworn in as senator today.

Does Romney believe he is the agent of fulfillment of the "White Horse Prophecy?"

Be informed.

No question Mitt Romney is taking his new job as senator very seriously.

Three days before he actually became a senator, Romney published a scathing op-ed in the welcoming Washington Post.

The Post was so energized to make the most of the Republican's op-ed, they chose the most unflattering picture of the president they could find.

Under the image of the president sitting at his desk looking perplexed, defiant and confused, Romney begins with this:
"The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lessor experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president's thoughtless claim that America has long been a 'sucker' in world affairs all defined the presidency down."

Romney restates that Trump was not his first choice---obviously, Romney was Romney's first choice---saying that "the president has not risen to the mantle of the office."

The soon to be senator wrote: "To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow 'our better angels'."

In conclusion, Mitt writes,
"America is strongest when our arms are linked with other nations" suggesting that he does not approve of England's departure from the EU---advocating for a "stronger Europe, not a disintegrating union."


He promises his readers: "I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions."

And he says, "I remain optimistic about the future."

Because, he says he believes that people of this great land will eschew the politics of anger and fear if they are summoned to the responsibility by leaders in homes, in churches, in schools, in businesses, in government---who raise our sights and respect the dignity of every child of God..."

Breitbart notes that Trump actually considered Romney for a cabinet position. And they note that Romney makes it clear he will work with Senate Majority Leader McConnell, but is poised to attack President Trump.

Frankly, I've not seen an incoming freshman elected official ever confer this level of importance to his or her election---even before being sworn in to office.

A letter to Utah, whom he was elected to represent, criticizing the president...I get that.

But a letter to the nation? America didn't elect him---a couple of times.

Romney's letter to America sounds more like the statement from a man who plans to run against a sitting president from his own party in 2020---if he can pull enough support together.

He also sounds more like a bishop than an elected public servant.


President Trump predictably reacted with this tweet:

"Here we go with Mitt Romney, but not so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn't. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN."

You will recall that retiring Republican Senator Flake, also a Mormon, has echoed the sentiments of Romney in his criticism of the president.

You may know that Mitt Romney's niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel, is the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC).


Following the President's tweet, Ronna tweeted this:

"POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive."

Mitt is desperate. He's been very successful in business, but can't seem to get his foot into the Oval Office.

Some question Mitt's real motives.

Clearly, he wants to be President of the United States. But many aspiring politicians want that.

Some are wondering if Mitt's words and actions are connected to his church's "White Horse Prophecy."

Much has been written about the White Horse Prophecy---some concerns, some denials by the Mormon, or LDS Church.

The far Left Huffington Post brought this LDS prophecy to the public several years ago following Glenn Beck's conversion to the LDS Church.

In the article, Huff Post noted that Glenn Beck had explained to Fox's Bill O'Reilly that newly elected President Barack Obama was going to be damaging to America. Beck said, "I feel the Constitution is hanging in the balance right now, hanging by a thread unless the good Americans wake up."

Huff Post says most Americans would have heard this as an overstatement by Beck, but "to those familiar with the White Horse Prophecy, it was an unmistakable signal."

This "White Horse" phrase is often attributed to Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church. Smith is believed to have given the prophecy in 1840, predicting that "when the Constitution hangs by a thread, elders of the Mormon Church will step in---on the biblical White Horse---to save the country.

Because of public pushback, the Mormon Church has repeatedly denounced the prophecy, even saying that Smith never said that---ever.

However, Mormon leader Brigham Young, Smith's successor to Mormon leadership, did quote the prophecy. In 1855 he wrote:
"When the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the Mormon Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it."

Huff Post also notes that 10 days earlier, Beck had been interviewing Sen. Orin Hatch, also a Mormon, who told Beck,
"When I heard Barack Obama talk about the Constitution and I thought, we are at the point or we are very near the point where our Constitution is hanging by a thread."

Hatch continued, "Well let me tell you something, I believe the Constitution is hanging by a thread."

This prophecy is such that Brigham Young University has a class on the subject. Amid denials by the Church, the prophecy is given significant consideration.

While the Huff Post's purpose was to attack Glenn Beck in their support of Barack Obama, it is revealing to today's electorate in light of Mitt Romney's words before he is even officially seated in the Senate.

Is the White Horse Prophecy Mitt's motivator? Or is merely political motivation with an overdose of self-importance?

I don't know. We'll see.

One thing for sure. Biblical Christians must be informed. And we must be discerning.

And niece Ronna's words were wise:
"For an incoming freshman senator's first words to feed into what the Democrats and main stream media want is disappointing and unproductive."

And whatever Joseph Smith may or may not have prophesied, the final chapter has already been written in God's, not Smith's, Word.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Faithful.