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Romney Antichrist?

How do Evangelical Christians reconcile the following Bible verses with a vote for Mitt Romney, who believes in The Book of Mormon?

Revelation 22:18
King James Version (KJV)
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book

Deuteronomy 4:2
New International Version (NIV)
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.

Proverbs 30:6
New International Version (NIV)
Do not add to his words,
or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

Galatians 1:8-9
King James Version (KJV)
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

This is how the Book of Mormon defends…

Perfect Weekend in DC

Sometimes things just really come together through a little bit of planning and a little bit of chance to combine into a fantastic, memorable weekend. Saturday takes most of the credit as being spectacular, but Sunday capped it off nicely. LA and I hit several new spots, new to us, new to me.

Saturday we started late at the Steven F Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum. This is adjacent to Dulles airport, and is essentially 3 giant aircraft hangers joined together, displayed items too HUGE for display at the Mall. I'm not sure how they got the Concord to fit inside! Its hard to find just a few highlights from the Museum, but I loved the Engines display, the Space Shuttle Discovery, and the Enola Gay. But my absolute favorite was the SR-71 Blackbird. It was front and center, right when you walk into the museum, imposing and black. It was hard to get a good photo of it, since the paint absorbed all the light, and it either looks gray with a flash, or disappears into the backgroun…

1998 Honda CR-V

At least it happened while we were still in town, and not on the trip to DC, but the Honda lost power and died going up a hill in Lawrence KS. Thankfully I remembered we have State Farm's Roadside Assistance, so the tow was free to Jack Ellena Honda. And instead of having to car-shop today, we actually picked up the Honda in fine, running shape. Had to replace the alternator coil, cap, and rotor, but we got out under $500. But now I have a list of stuff that's wrong, including both upper and lower ball joint boots are cracked and worn on the right and left ($340), a broken right sway-bar link ($350), and replace brake fluid ($115). Those will have to wait until next trip back into town, and I think we'll skip the faulty emergency brake light, clean out washer nozzles, and replace oil pan gasket for now. All those charges add up, but its way less than a car payment, right?