>If you were to listen to Hugh Hewitt, Huckabee’s campaign is over now. Of course, Hewitt (and now Matt Drudge) has been trying to talk Huckabee’s campaign down from the moment he began rising in the polls and posed a threat to his man Romney. Some commentators cannot believe that anyone would even say such a thing and wonder where in the world Huckabee came up with this. Well, it was not made up out of thin air.
Christian apologist James White has been posting on Mormon theology this week. He recently posted an item entitled, “Does the LDS Church Teach Lucifer is a Spirit Offspring of Elohim, and Hence the Spirit-Brother of Jesus?“. Read the post in full for yourself to gain the context but here is a bottom-line excerpt:
“Jesus is the first begotten spirit child of the exalted Elohim, a man who lived on another planet and became a god. Lucifer was likewise one of the spirit offspring of Elohim, as are you and I. This makes us all spirit brothers of Jesus, including Lucifer. Hence, it is a true statement that Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers. I have not found any statements from the General Authorities ‘clarifying’ this teaching. But I would like to offer the following as evidence of the doctrine in the teachings of the LDS Church, taken again from my book Letters to a Mormon Elder p. 207: …” [see his post for the evidence he mentions]
I do not have time to comment much further right now. I just wanted to point out that Huckabee did not just make this idea up. It is not bigoted, contrary to what some commentators are charging, to ask the question that Huckabee asked.