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The "White Horse Prophecy" -- It's Not What You Think!

The "White Horse Prophecy" has nothing to do with an inn in Cambridge, with our radio broadcast, or with "Dad Rod" having a word of knowledge.  It's a Mormon thing (The White Horse Prophecy.

According to Dana Milbank:

In one of his first appearances on Fox News, Glenn Beck sent a coded message to the nation's six million Mormons -- or at least those Mormons who believe in what the Latter-day Saints call "the White Horse Prophecy."

"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."

The Constitution is hanging by a thread.

Most Americans would have heard this as just another bit of overblown commentary and thought nothing more of it. But to those familiar with the White Horse Prophecy, it was an unmistakable signal.

The phrase is often attributed to the Prophet Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church. Smith is believed to have said in 1840 that when the Constitution hangs by a thread, elders of the Mormon Church will step in -- on the proverbial white horse -- to save the country.

"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," Brigham Young, Smith's successor as head of the church, wrote in 1855.

Frankly, I would prefer a word of knowledge from Dad Rod . . .

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Reader Comments (8)

Is this Mitt's reason for running?
October 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Ohhh! Mormons are going to save the country!! I knew it!
October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrew
This is disturbing.
October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt S Holst
Anyone ever read "One Nation Under Gods?" I haven't, but I hear the book deals with this kind of thing. Apparently, the Mormons see their organization as being ready to step in and take over when the US falls apart.
October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D. Chitty
The Mormons might not be any worse than what we have in there now!

You could put an enemy of the United States in as president and he (or she) wouldn't be doing any more harm than what Obama and his cronies are doing to our country currently.

Also, in one of the Mormon books (either the Pearl of Great Price or the Doctrine of Covenants--not to be confused with the Reformed covenants!), Joseph Smith had a revelation in the 1800's that Jesus would come back in his (Smith's) generation. And, as we all know, according to God's Word, when a prophet makes a false prophesy, he is a false prophet. I point this out to the Mormons all of the time.
October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
I remember being told a few years ago by a person who worked with Walter Martin how Mormons have theological views which move them to be involved in politics so that they can be there to help fix things under certain circumstances in the future. It doesn't absolutely keep me from voting for a Mormon, but it does make me pause and think.
October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Mitt Romney & Orin Hatch and other Mormon politicians aside, it continues to blow my mind that evangelicals, and many reformed Christians, are assimilating Glenn Beck so deeply. I've been watching Beck lately and all the revivalist "civil religion" talk (replete with audience confession and testimonies) is astounding. He actually says he is trying to bring about a 3rd Awakening. Talk about mixing the Kingdoms. Where is the prophetic voice that will check this misguided religio-political-revivalist surge on the airwaves. Its one thing to talk rightly about smaller government and cutting spending. But once we start injecting the religious 3rd awakening talk, I think God's name may end up being blasphemed. I am waiting next for Beck to flash posters of R. J. Rushdoony along with his photos of Bonhoeffer and Ghandi. Dominionism! Here we come!
October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
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