The Washington Post reported yesterday that a group of black pastors have put together a theological brochure for their parishioners that clearly distinguishes between Biblical trinitarian Christianity and Mormonism.
I am stunned that something as important as Gospel truth would make its way into this political season (That we would shift the conversation from social issues such as abortion and gay marriage to something more Biblically primary like the person of God).
Now, to be sure, the Obama camp did not put out this flyer. That being said, I am floored by the wonderful pastoral leadership of these pastors who care enough about their flock to turn to theology as a means of help in this voting season. What a wonderfully rich portrait of shepherding. What a wonderful demonstration of the value of lifting up truth.
I also appreciate the candor and honesty from these black pastors who observed of Obama’s stated testimony:
You’ve got a president who may be what we call a back-slidden Christian at worst, but he is one who has accepted Christ as Lord and savior . . . So if folks are measuring the president by the standard that says he’s a fallen Christian, well the other guy isn’t even in the ballpark playing the same game, and they have to be aware of that.
I commend the pastors in this area for their approach to voting and for the value they place on theology.