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Huckabee Gambles on Faith, Says Only Christians Win in the End

05/25/2011 12:15 pm ET

A few weeks ago, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas (considered The Vatican of the Southern Baptist Convention) stood in the pulpit and told the congregation that Mitt Romney was not a Christian and that "Mormonism is a cult."

Upon hearing the news, presidential candidate and ordained Baptist minister Mike Huckabee got to Texas as fast as he could!

This past weekend he preached at a couple of Baptist churches in the Dallas area, even delivering the 11:00 a.m. Sunday sermon at the 28,000 member megachurch Prestonwood Baptist. Unlike recently, when he refused to acknowledge that Mormonism is a legitimate form of Christianity, Huck steered clear of that subject, focusing instead on Armageddon and how only those who share his particular faith really matter:

"If you lose everything but you still have Jesus, you have what you need," he said to rousing applause at Prestonwood Baptist.

"If you're with Jesus Christ, we know how it turns out in the final moment. I've read the last chapter in the book, and we do end up winning."

There's less than 60 days until the voting begins in the first primary events that count. Huck's making his move, and he's starting to exhibit, as Mark Twain snarkily wrote, "the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces."