This week that was the statement that put in trouble to Mitt Romney’s opponent in the next President elections. There was a huge response all over the media about that, accused to be faith picker, or that he was using “anti-mormon ideology”, etc.
Huckabee apologized and Romney accepted (as good Baptist and Mormon each one).
Immediately the Church’s spoken person released the “official position” of the Church to such statement:
Like other Christians, we believe Jesus is the divine Son of God. Satan is a fallen angel.
As the Apostle Paul wrote, God is the Father of all. That means that all beings were created by God and are His spirit children. Christ, however, was the only begotten in the flesh, and we worship Him as the Son of God and the Savior of mankind.
So what the Church is saying to the world is: YES they are!, but as many times in “polemic questions” the Church rejects the “easy and simple words of the True Gospel” and cover with makeup a easy answer, a quick read of the statement could lead people to think that its not part of the Mormon Theology that Satan and Jesus ARE brothers (even ours), but the Church is responding in a way that needs a little study to understand their answer:
Lets read carefully the lines:
Like other Christians: Hey! we the Mormons are the same-same as you all Baptists and “traditional” Christians, do not forget that!
Jesus is the divine Son of God. Satan is a fallen angel: Even if they are brothers, one is the good one ( in who we Believe TOO) and the other is the bad one (in who we DO NOT worship inside the temples)
As the Apostle Paul wrote: Notice our believe in the Bible, we are not quoting here the Book of Moses that will answer without a doubt.
God is the Father of all: So, if there is a Savior and a devil, God MUST be their father, right?
That means that all beings were created by God and are His spirit children: Including the Devil, Lucifer, Satan or whatever name the other Christians are currently calling him.
Christ, however, was the only begotten in the flesh: But even when Satan also is/was a child of God, Jesus was the chosen one in the heavenly council at the beginning.
and we worship Him as the Son of God and the Savior of mankind: As you all “traditional” Christians believe also.
Of course I don’t think Romney’s religion should be involved in his campaign, neither the differences should be taken as a tool against him for his opponents. What seems interesting though is the Church’s bogus response to an easy and clear answer.