2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 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. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Fox News has provided News Host Glenn Beck with an almost unprecedented platform to discuss his religious beliefs on their network. As Beck has promoted his “spiritual awakening” he has rallied his viewers and others to join him in his crusade to “turn America back to God.” The event surrounding this was his August 28th rally on Washington D.C., that drew hundreds of thousands of attendees. Many Christian Evangelical leaders attended and yolked themselves with Beck as he exhorted the crowd to pray and believe in “the one God”.
So what is wrong with this picture? It’s simple. Glenn Beck’s Mormon doctrine is not in line with the Bible. The Bible is the basis of Christian doctrine. If your church, pastor, teacher or loved ones tell you or teach you otherwise, I pray you listen to God over all of them. The Lord reveals Himself through His Word. Any belief system that has ideas that are contrary to The Bible or change the Bible, cannot be considered Christianity. And Mormonism is not Biblical Christianity.
No groups of Christians are going to agree on every Biblical question. However, there are certain fundamental beliefs on which there can be no variance. How to go to Heaven, who God is, Jesus being the Son of God and God, are some of the critical areas of belief that determine if you even are a Christian at all. There are many of these serious differences between Mormon belief and the Bible, (mostly stemming from the fact that Mormons rely on their own books and the US Constitution for their doctrine). The chief different being that Jesus and Satan are brothers in Mormon theology, whereas in the Bible Jesus is the Creator of all things (John 1). Eric Barger’s website has a very well-put together list explaining these difference. Here are just a few:
“IN MORMONISM THERE ARE MANY GODS
“In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it….In all congregations when I have preached on the subject of the Deity, it has been the plurality of Gods.” Joseph Smith, (Founder and First Prophet), History of the Church, Vol 6, pp. 308,474.
THE BIBLE: There was and is and always will be only ONE GOD (Isaiah 43:10-11, 44:6-8, 45:5-6,18-22; Deuteronomy 6:4, 32:39; James 2:19)
MORMONISM’S GOD WAS ONCE A MAN
“God himself was one as we are now, and is an exalted man…I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form…like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man…He was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth.” Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p. 305.
THE BIBLE: God was never a man. He created man! God has been God from all eternity to all eternity. (Psalm 41:13, 90:2, 102:25-27; Romans 1:22-23)”
What Beck is attempting to do is equate Mormonism with Biblical Christianity and thus gain acceptance into the evangelical church. And sadly, he is succeeding. He stressed at the rally the need to “set aside differences.” This should be a red flag to any Christian. We are to never set aside the truths of the Bible for any reason whatsoever. Even if our own home church we have gone to for years is doing something that makes make a little “set aside” of The Word, then we should run from that place too.
Brannon Howse at Worldview Network has done an excellent job covering Beck, his rally and the leaders who have compromised their faith. The Bible makes it clear: we are to love all people and share the Gospel with all people of all backgrounds. A Christian should be ready to engage and share themselves with anyone, whether they are rich, poor, Buddhist or Satanist. But when it comes to actually working on spiritual issues, we are not to be linked or in fellowship with non-believers. As the verse above states, do we seek to persuade men or are we trying to persuade God to our beliefs? Are we seeking to please people at the cost of Biblical doctrine? By attending and standing with Beck at his rally, pastors are tacitly endorsing his beliefs and not following clear Biblical instruction. It’s this type of “let’s all drop our differences”, pluralistic attitude that is leading the ecumenical movement and drawing more and more Christians into what will be the One World Religion. A faith that abandons the Bible for the sake of unity and false “peace.”
And just to drive this point home, in the opening 5 minutes of Beck’s speech at the rally he brought a rabbi, two Native American people and a pastor for what he described as a tribute to a time when “people came together of different faiths, in the spirit of God and the first thing they did, was pray together..” before gesturing to the pastor to lead an interfaith prayer. If they are all praying to the “one true God” who acknowledges every religion as a way to reach Him, this is not the God of the Bible.
Today, tomorrow and in the future, everyone will have to take a stand. Whether it’s a stand against committing a sin, a stand for your faith or a stand of love to help another, these decisions are inevitable. But who we stand with and work with has serious spiritual implications. And a Bible-believing Christian should not be linked with those who do not recognize the Jesus of The Bible, the God of the Bible or truth of the Bible.
For a video on this, here is Todd Friel of Wretched TV explaining more on Beck’s theology:
Jeff Baldori says
This is correct. Glen does however have a heart for Jesus. He needs to study doctrine as much as he does politics.
Accept Jesus christ as your lord and saviour. You never know how soon is too late. Trancend the world illusion on enslavement. The world denounces truth. Accepting Jesus will result in something like seeng a new colour. You will see it but will not beable to clealy explain it to anyone else. Its meant to be that way to transend any selfism within you. Currently your constructing your own path that suits your sin lifestyle. Look closely at the economy, Lust , greed , envy, sloth, pride of life, desire for knowledge, desire for power, desire for revencge,gluttony with food . Just think if you can find a truth you can take with you in any of these things. When you die your riches go to someone who will spend away your life. You will be forgotten history will repeat iteslf, the greates minds knowledge fates or is eventually plagerzed, your gooddeeds are forgotten. your teachings are forgotten or mutated, your gold is transfered back to the rullers that rule you through deception. Your grave will grow over . Trancend you ego and free yourself from the dominion of satan. Evidence follows faith. Faith does not follow evidence. Faith above reason in Jesus Christ. Read Ecclesiastes. Read corinthians.You cant trancend your own egoism by adapting a world philosophy to suit your needs. Seek the truth. Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment. You don’t get what you want you get what you are in christ. I promise this has been the truth for me. In Jesus christ .
Think of what you really have to lose. …your ego?
Down is up. Break the Matrix of illusion that holds your senses captive.
You Need Schooling says
You know; I just don’t know what to say anymore. Our Christian leaders are failing miserably. The Bible tells us “to be in the world, but not of it”, but it seems like our Christian leaders have forgotten this. Or did they ever know it in the first place, I wonder? Seems to me like they are running TO the world, to be a part of the wickedness of it, instead of running FROM it. At a time when they should be warning the people about what is going on, they’re joining up to be a part of it. They either have forgotten the admonition in James 4:4, or they do not know it and do not care to know it. I just shake my head sometimes because it’s so disheartening to watch. But as is prophesied in 2Thessalonians, this falling away, this apostasy must happen. In fact, it is upon us now. The Word of God is awesome, as everything that is written in it is now unfolding and is coming to pass and I do not believe that there is anyone alive who can deny the truth of it because it’s all happening before our very eyes. If they deny it, well then, they are a liar and they are “asleep”.
B&E, I don’t know if you will read this message from me, but I just want to thank you for the good work that you are doing in spreading the message of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I stumbled upon your website just by chance and I am glad I did because you certainly have a vigilant and wise eye towards all that is going on in the world today. You talk about things that I would’ve never caught on to – especially concerning the apostasy. I pray peace and blessings from God the Father be upon you and your ministry.
Best regards as always.
Mormon, it’s a clever term to describe its true fellowship, Mammon. “The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi.” A horrifying title if you observe just two simple words “Mormon/Mammon” and “Nephi(lim)”…
The faith and the book are both expressions of Satan’s desire to parallel and best God, The Father. It is even likely that Smith was telling the “truth” when he encountered two grand beings (not God and Christ, but Satan and Lucifer) who directed him to write of their glory and strength. And of course (much like their later publication “The Urantia Book”) it uses Biblical reference to give it grounding with Christians–Apostasy.
I’d also like to point out that it (like “Urantia”) is an obscenely chauvinistic book, and seem to paint caucasian males (of nordic-mediterranean descent) as a sort of “Master Race/Chosen People”. Sound familiar?
B&E said: “Christian Leaders Wrongly Yolk Themselves…”
Do you mean they have egg on their faces? Or did you mean “yoke”?
So I agree with B&E in the sense of all trying to pray to one God is dicey at best, however his over-arching message is that as a country like ours that has freedom of religion, people of different faiths can still get together to have intelligent and meaningful debates without resorting to bringing in the the ACLU. Something that is becoming a lost art today.
To that end, I have watched Beck since his days on CNN so I’m pretty familiar with his true positions, not obtained from media soundbites. Over the years he has said and done more things that are “Christ-like” than most Christians and so called televangelist. So I guess time will tell …