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The White Horse Prophecy - can a Mormon president save the United States?
Mitt Romney and the White Horse Prophecy
The White Horse Prophecy was supposedly made verbally by Joseph Smith in 1843. He is said to have stated that one day the United States Constitution would hang by a thread and that it would be saved by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - more specifically, a Mormon U.S. president. The Mormons are compared figuratively to the white horse in the Book of Revelation.
The accuracy of that statement has been debated for over a century, but it is apparent that many Mormon leaders considered it - and continue to consider it - to be authentic. Here are some examples:
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. 2:182. (Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p.360-61)
...Joseph Smith, the prophet, was inspired to affirm and ratify this truth, and he further predicted that the time would come, when the Constitution of our country would hang as it were by a thread, and that the Latter-day Saints, above all other people in the world, would come to the rescue of that great and glorious palladium of our liberty (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, p. 403)
Unfortunately, Hubpages will not allow more quotes, but considerably more can be found in the links at the bottom of this page.
In 2010 Huffington Post commentator Dana Milbank reported on a "hidden message" sent to LDS members by TV personality, and Mormon, Glenn Beck. Beck said:
"We are at the place where the Constitution hangs in the balance," Beck told Bill O'Reilly on November 14, 2008, just after President Obama's election. "I feel the Constitution is hanging in the balance right now, hanging by a thread unless the good Americans wake up." (Mormon Prophecy Behind Glenn Beck's Message, October 5, 2010)
The LDS Church itself has issued a statement that says this prophecy has not been substantiated and isn't embraced as church doctrine. However, as Mormon critic Bill McKeever asks, why would the Mormon leaders refer to it so much if they didn't believe it? (Mormon Research Ministry)
Personally, this writer believes the Constitution Is hanging by a thread, especially if the current president gets re-elected. President Obama has been slowly eroding our freedoms one by one and the country won't survive another four years of him. Nor is this writer optimistic about the future of the United States under Mitt Romney, whose only concern appears to be for the rich to get richer regardless of the cost to the rest of society.
Mitt Romney himself has said that he considers the prophecy to be a matter of speculation and not official church doctrine, but you can be sure that if he is elected Mormons will be touting this as a fulfilled prophecy.
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