In my last post I lamented the BGEA’s decision to remove a page specifically identifying Mormonism as a cult. Rather than withdrawing in silence, I’m convinced believers need clarity and truth from pastoral leadership on this point. To this end, as I’ve been asked a myriad of questions from evangelical believers about the election. While it’s been phrased a few ways, it generally boils down to something like, “Can an evangelical believer vote for a Mormon without betraying his conscience or being theologically inconsistent?”

The quick answer is, yes. But this response deserves some qualification and clarification.

First, the Bible doesn’t deal directly with a citizen’s responsibility within the framework of a representative democracy. This concept was foreign to the first century culture. Thus, our view here must be drawn from the broader word about the relationship between God’s people and civil authorities.

Second, the assumption behind the question is…

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