Can A Christian Vote For A Catholic?

Can A Christian Vote For A Catholic?

While you post the question, "Can a Christian vote for a Mormon?" in the Mormon president link, I ask you to please post a similar question, "Can a Christian vote for a Catholic?" (maybe you did and I missed it.)

I believe that voting for a Catholic (especially religiously outspoken ones like [Rick] Santorum) is more dangerous to the gospel than voting for [Mitt] Romney.

Any Christian can or at least should be able to see a Mormon coming a mile away with their unbiblical and blasphemous doctrines [see Mormon cult and Jesus and Satan brothers?].

The danger to the gospel comes however in that most "Christians" consider Catholicism to be the same as Christianity and assume that we have similar doctrines. This is false and ultimately the lie that the devils of Rome would have us believe and has made significant and unholy inroads with.

As proof of these unholy inroads into the minds of Christians consider this quote from a woman that is a typical belief held by many evangelicals today.

"I'm a Christian and [Romney] is a Mormon," said Tamara McGhee, 45, a teacher from Douglasville, Ga., who remains undecided between [Newt] Gingrich and [Rick] Santorum. "That may create some bias with me because we have very different religions."

The danger here (and unfortunately most ubiquitously) is not in her correct conclusion that Mormonism is not Christianity, but in her incorrect conclusion that Catholicism is Christianity and therefore a safe vote. She is concluding like most evangelicals that Catholicism is the same religion as Christianity.

Thus the danger. When a works-based abominable religion such as Catholicism is viewed and understood to be true Christianity, the gospel [see Justice of God] is in trouble.

And when pope Santorum continues to push this agenda that they are the same, it becomes more and more ingrained and more and more dangerous.

Therefore for the sake of the gospel of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone (even at the expense of the country), if I were forced to choose between a wolf that looks like a wolf (Romney) over wolves in sheep's clothing (Gingrich and Santorum), I would choose the wolf that looks like a wolf.

Peter Cellini from Pennsylvania response:

Thank you for your email. As important as it is, protecting people from false gospel falls under the "second" commandment, while protecting the Lord's honor falls under Jesus' "the first and great commandment":

Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’" (Matthew 22:35-39)

We cannot and must not prioritize protecting people from false gospel if it requires us to side with someone who calls Jesus and Satan brothers. There is no greater blasphemy and attack on the honor of our Holy Lord and Savior, Jesus, whom we are to love first and foremost as above.