Last week I wrote of a topic that has potential to be as dangerous as any heresy currently sweeping through the Church. This heresy is the Political gospel which sounds “Christian” or “churchy”, but it is quite literally far from the truth. The central figure in this heresy has been conservative media voice Glenn Beck, an outspoken Mormon, whose topics have trended from fear-mongering to conspiracy to U.S. history to the current attempt of uniting people of all faiths, as seen in the video below.
On August 27, 2010 Beck has rented out the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for an event that he says will “heal your soul”. This “Divine Destiny” meeting as it’s been named will include uplifting music, nationally-known religious figures from ALL FAITHS who will unite to “deliver messages reminiscent to those given during the struggles of America’s earliest days” as his website states. It goes on to say, “The event will leave you with a renewed determination to look past the partisan differences and petty problems that fill our airwaves and instead focus our shared values, principles and strong beliefs that faith can play and essential role in reuniting our country.”
Ok, so here’s the problem once again, for the sake of looking “past the partisan differences and petty problems” this unity of faith meeting has been organized. This sounds like a great idea right? I mean what’s wrong with laying aside our political differences and even our religious differences to do as Beck states, get on our knees and pray to God. The problem, and this is significant, is that IT’S NOT THE SAME GOD. Excuse me for the all caps, but why can’t people recognize that if a person is not praying to the One True God, the Father of Jesus Christ, the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, then it is a different God. There is only one alternative to God and that’s the devil, period. There is one absolute truth and one absolute good, everything else is evil. I hate to sound like a broken record or that I’m constantly picking on Glenn Beck, but the truth is I’m trying to warn you of this danger. On his website the promotion for this event had over 1000 Facebook comments, mostly praising the event as a blessing from God, so I know that people are not fully grasping the fact that a unity of all faiths, spearheaded by a Mormon is not from the God I know. It’s not from the God of the Bible. It is simply contrary to the nature of God to commune with false religions and to give His approval to idolatry. There is a reason why the first commandment states, “Thou shall have no other gods before me.”
Why then do we continually see alliances within the “Church” with those who are not believers? I know I’ve used the following verse a lot recently, but I continually go back to it because it’s so true, and so important these days, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 The command is clear, do not unite yourself with unbelievers for any purpose, political or otherwise. Come out from among them Christians!
Here is a quote from Beck during his appearance recently on a radio show, you can listen to it in its entirety here LINK: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/glenn-beck-mission-god
Beck: I think this is an opportunity to gather God’s people together and wake people up. And I just have this feeling that this is the beginning of something gigantic in this country, that it is spiritual awakening.
What’s going to happen there will raise the hair on your arms. What’s going to happen there you will never, ever forget and I promise you, then next day when you read about it – if the press covers it – you will say “oh my gosh, I wish I would have been there.” This will go into the history book.
This is Divine Providence. This is the Lord’s hand at work. This is a miracle.
In reference to Saturday’s 8/28/2010 event “Restoring Honor” Beck states:
“You can feel the presence of the Lord. I mean, the Spirit is so strong. When you two hundred, three hundred, five hundred thousand people on the Mall in that space right there between Washington and Lincoln with the Reflecting Poll – a spiritual space in our nation – the Spirit of the Lord is going to be unleashed like I think you’ve never felt it before.”
As I stated last time the purpose of this “churchy” Christian language is to lure in Christians, much like a wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing appears like a sheep to the flock, but then reveals himself and it’s too late. This is the heart behind Jude 4, “For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Any presence that will be felt there this weekend is not of God, it is not the Holy Spirit, it is demonic. Don’t be deceived brethren. Even if mighty, wondrous works and miracles are performed this weekend, know that it is not from GOD. Satan is quite capable of performing miracles in a strong delusional effort to deceive people.
Please take this warning seriously and share it with others who have been caught up in the “spirituality” of the political gospel that’s being promoted by Glenn Beck. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15
One final point on this issue, Wretched Radio and TV host Todd Friel has put together an interesting video addressing the beliefs of Beck’s Mormonism and how the things Beck says seems Christian. In the closing seconds of the video, Friel shows a clip of Beck explaining salvation, but then states this assumes that Beck understands these terms as explained Biblically. And this is the assertion I made in my last post on this subject. Beck is a smart guy, he does his research and his homework and this is quite evident if you’ve seen any of his broadcasts. He is smart enough to know not to promote or discuss anything unless he has a defendable knowledge of that subject. Therefore, it’s not as though he is ignorant of the differences between Mormonism and Christianity. His agenda is an intentional ecumenical alliance that will purposefully deceive Christians and draw them away from the truth. Remember, Jesus was constantly warning against the religiosity of the Pharisees who were inside the church. Paul in nearly all of his epistles was warning against false teachers inside the church. This is how Satan works best, he disguises himself with an appearance of truth in order to attract as many unsuspecting people as possible before leading them on a path to Hell. “Do not be deceived my beloved brothers.”