Marco Rubio Religion

Marco Rubio - Religion

Marco Rubio ReligionWhat is the religion of Marco Rubio? Is Marco Rubio a Christian?

Born in Miami to Roman Catholic Cuban immigrants, Marco Rubio was baptized into the Roman Catholic religion as an infant (see Marco Rubio Background).

When Marco Rubio was eight years old, his family moved to Las Vegas, where Mormon neighbors led Marco Rubio, his mother and his sister to be baptized into the Mormon religion. In his 2012 memoir, Marco Rubio explained:

"I don’t believe [my mother] ever really understood Mormon theology... I immersed myself in LDS theology, and understood it as well as an eight-year-old mind can. Although my school grades were never impressive, I was a voracious reader, and I studied church literature and other sources of information to learn all I could about the church’s teachings." - Marco Rubio, An American Son, 2012

In a 2012 interview with a Christian magazine, Marco Rubio added:

"My mother desperately wanted to give her kids a wholesome environment, and we were born into a traditional Catholic family. We had extended family members who were and remain active members of the LDS church, which does provide a very wholesome environment." - Marco Rubio, Christianity Today, June 19, 2012

Mormonism claims Jesus and Satan used to be brothers (see Jesus and Satan Brothers?) and that man can become God (see Mormonism cult). An eight year old Marco Rubio being duped by a cult is one thing; a U.S. Senator calling a Satanic cult, "wholesome," is another matter.

When Marco Rubio was thirteen years old, his bartender father, who disdained the Mormon prohibition of alcohol, which he served, and caffeine, which he loved, moved his family back to Miami, where Marco Rubio, his mother and his sister converted back into the Roman Catholic religion.

Marco Rubio remained in Roman Catholicism until his late 20s, when his wife began to attend a Southern Baptist church, now called Christ Fellowship, in Miami, with their children. In 2000, Marco Rubio's family began to attend Christ Fellowship almost exclusively. In 2004, however, Marco Rubio returned to his Roman Catholic religion for the following reason:

"I craved, literally, the Most Blessed Sacrament, Holy Communion, the sacramental point of contact between the Catholic and the liturgy of heaven. I wondered why there couldn’t be a church that offered both a powerful, contemporary gospel message and the actual body and blood of Jesus." - Marco Rubio, An American Son, 2012

A gospel-based church cannot offer the actual body and blood of Jesus because the gospel explicitly states that Jesus died "once" (see Jesus bread and wine), and that Christians are to ingest bread and wine, not the actual body and blood of Jesus, in remembrance of His sacrifice. Transubstantiation is a repugnant heresy (see Transubstantiation cannibalism) concocted by Roman Catholicism to retain its adherents (see Jesus flesh).

Is Marco Rubio today a Roman Catholic or a Protestant?

During an interview with a liberal media journalist in late 2012, Marco Rubio clarified:

"I'm a Roman Catholic. I accept hundred percent the church's teaching and the church's teaching authority, and I participate fully in all of the church's sacraments, as does my family." - Marco Rubio, December 5, 2012

In 2015, Marco Rubio declared, this time to a conservative journalist, his expressed belief in the infallibility of the Roman Catholic Pope on spiritual matters:

"I believe that when [the Pope] when pronounces himself from the chair of Peter, which is very rare, he is infallible in those decisions." - Marco Rubio, September 22, 2015

Peter has neither a chair nor successors. Moreover, God told us that only He is infallible and commanded Christians to not call anyone on earth, "Father," let alone "Holy Father" (see also Roman Catholicism):

"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven." (Matthew 23:9)

What does Marco Rubio believe about salvation?

When asked to comment about suggestions that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, Rubio opined:

"I really don't endorse criticisms of the President's faith. I don't think they are fair, to be honest. One key thing about Christianity is that it requires voluntary acceptance of faith. If someone says he is a Christian, it is a sign of Christianity in and of itself." - Marco Rubio, Christianity Today, June 19, 2012

Jesus told us otherwise:

"You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." (Matthew 7:16-21)

Is Marco Rubio a born-again convert to Christ?

In his book, Marco Rubio claimed:

"I thank my Lord, Jesus Christ, whose willingness to suffer and die for my sins will allow me to enjoy eternal life." - Marco Rubio, An American Son, 2012

In the same book, however, he also stated:

"Like everybody else, unfortunately, it’s usually in time of need that we tend to turn to our faith. It would be unfair to say I had a moment of conversion." - Marco Rubio, An American Son, 2012

We look forward to his clarification in response to our questions below (see also Marco Rubio Platform and Marco Rubio Rating):
1. Are you a Christian?
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2. When and how did you become a Christian?
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3. How did becoming a Christian change you?
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4. How would you describe your relationship with Jesus today?
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5. Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God?
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6. Do you believe Jesus is God?
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7. Do you believe Jesus died on the cross?
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8. Do you believe Jesus Rose from the dead?
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9. Do you believe Jesus Ascended to heaven?
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10. Do you believe Jesus will return someday?
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11. Which person, if any, do you believe represents Jesus on earth until He returns?
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12. By what criterion do you believe people go to heaven?
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13. By what criterion do you believe people Go To Hell?
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14. In the past 12 months, how much time have you spent in prayer daily?
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15. When you pray for our nation, what do you pray for?
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16. In the past 12 months, how much Bible-reading have you averaged daily?
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17. What are your 2-3 favorite Bible verses and why?
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18. In the past 12 months, how many non-Christians have you told Why Jesus Died?
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19. In the past 12 months, about how many church services have you attended?
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20. Which church do you attend most frequently?
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21. Which gift(s) has the Holy Spirit given you and what fruit(s) have they borne?
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22. Why would Jesus want you to be our next president?
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23. What experiences have prepared you to be our next president?
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