Does Mitt Romney really believe
that he can become an actual god?
It is the central doctrine of Mormonism, that man can become god!
LDS leaders often fail to tell the new convert that and often they wait until they feel you’ve been "mormonized" enough yet to handle this teaching. Yet it is true Mormonism, and has been since the day Joseph Smith preached the "King Follett Discourse" at a funeral service. He said,
“It is the first principle of the gospel to know for a certainty the character of God....Here then is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you...” TEACHINGS OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH, pp.345-346.
As if that isn’t clear enough, read what LDS theologian and late apostle of the LDS Church Bruce R. McConkie wrote in MORMON DOCTRINE. He carefully defines "eternal life" on p. 670 ("Salvation"):
“Salvation in its true and full sense is synonymous with exaltation or eternal life and consists in gaining an inheritance in the highest of the three heavens within the celestial kingdom. With few exceptions, this is the salvation of which the scriptures speak. It is the salvation which the saints seek...This full salvation is obtained in and through the continuation of the family unit in eternity, and those who obtain it are gods.”
That’s as plain as day. Mitt Romney believe that: "Eternal life = godhood and exaltation." Romney, as a faithful, Temple worthy Mormon, believes that he can become a god and preside over his own planet, populating it with spirit babies bred by his many wives and him somewhere out there on some planet in outer space.
In one of the LDS "standard works," The Doctrine and Covenants, we read D & C 132:20; where it promises those who abide in the new and everlasting covenant of marriage: "Then they shall be gods, because they have no end."