In this all new broadcast Mike examines some of the news of the day including a sermon series based on the Wizard of Oz, a new book that portrays Christ as a woman, a woman who claism to be a prophetess types in tongues, and more on Glenn Beck, Mormonism and those who partner with him.
from Worldview Weekend
People are wondering, and rightly so, how a Mormon in good standing can also be an evangelical. I mean, Glenn has no plans to leave his church any time soon. Sure, that could change — and hopefully it will. But right now his wagon is hitched to the LDS and he’s in it for the long haul.
What many people fail to understand is that Mormonism is a religion. It is not the same religion as Christianity, not even close, yet they say they’re Christians. Take the time to study their Doctrine and Covenants and you’ll find their beliefs are very different from historic, orthodox Christianity, especially when it comes to the essentials of the faith. Undeniably Mormons have high moral standards as do Christians. Mormons are right up there with evangelicals and Catholics in fighting the culture war. They oppose abortion on demand, same-sex “marriage” and have many of the same cultural concerns as other people of faith do. One thing’s for sure: When it comes to fighting the culture war Mormons put their money where their mouth is, whereas a large number of evangelicals and Catholics are more prone to let sleeping dogs lie.
In his article Is Glenn Beck a Christian Matt Slick acquaints us with a few LDS beliefs:
There is a mother goddess, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pages 345-347, 354).
God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
The Trinity is three separate gods, (James Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 35).
God the Father has a body of flesh and bones, (Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22).
God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine p. 516)
The Bible does not teach any of this! It’s what the founder of Mormonism Joseph Smith and Mormon prophets taught. What does Scripture really teach? Matt explains:
Christianity, which is based on the Bible, says there is only one God (Isa. 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5); that God is a Trinity of persons, not three gods; that God has always been God (Psalm 90:2); that God knows of no other gods (Is. 44:8); that you cannot become a god (Is. 43:10); and that God is spirit (John 4:24). This contradicts Mormonism. Therefore, Mormonism is not biblical, and not Christian. If Glen Beck holds to the teachings listed above, then he is not Christian.
Brannon Howse on his Worldview Radio program does a fantastic job of examining the treasonous actions of “evangelicals” such as David Barton, John Hagee, Richard Land and others, in partnering with Mormon and New Ager Glenn Beck. Brannon also talks about yet another example of apostasy by the Trinity Broadcasting Network as they air Beck Israel rally. The audio clips Brannon shares are disturbing and infuriating!
from the Worldview Radio site:
Glenn Beck and David Barton are in Israel for the “Restoring Courage” rally. Topic One: Brannon plays an audio of Barton saying Beck is a Christian even though Beck admits he is a Mormon. Topic Two: In Israel, Beck introduces Barton as a Christian that has accepted him and his chosen path of Mormonism. Topic Three: In Israel Beck speaks of the need to know God and see His face. Beck says we are entering the age of miracles of God. What god; the Mormon god? Topic Four: Barton speaks at the rally in Israel and speaks of the God they are worshipping at the event. Would that be the Mormon god or the God of the Bible? The problem is that Barton and Beck both are talking about God but Mormons and Christians do not worship the same God. Barton also speaks about the Jews giving birth to a monotheistic religion which is a bit odd to bring up since his friend Beck is a Mormon and Mormons are polytheistic and believe in millions of gods.
I read about this story through Worldview Times and was not surprised by it at all. It refers to an appearance by Marvin Olasky, a onetime communist and atheist, who trusted Christ a number of years ago and is now the editor of World magazine. I encourage you to read the entire article. I know of many people, friends even, who admire and trust Glenn Beck, but he is very, very dangerous.
The audience was then permitted to ask questions. One young woman asked for help in dealing with her “sense of powerlessness and sadness.” Olasky responded that, despite the many schemes proposed by humans, “Nothing works apart from Jesus Christ.” Beck responded, “That’s not the way I would have answered it . . . But it is a good answer.” He then offered his prescription for a disordered society: “We just have to put it all in order. We have to enlighten ourselves, educate ourselves, empower ourselves, and then be creators. That is the solution.” Powerfully, Olasky concludes his summary of appearing on Beck’s program: “Clear enough.
Two different views: One with God at the center, one with man at the center. Beck emphasized his position: ‘Jefferson said fix reason firmly in her seat, and question the very existence of God. I have applied that to not just God but everything. . . Empower yourself.’” Olasky concludes that when he went to the Glenn Beck website a few days later and viewed the program, he noted that his comment, “Nothing works apart from Jesus Christ,” and Beck’s curt response, were not there. Interestingly, they had been cut! That says more about Glenn Beck’s agenda than the volumes of liberal critiques of his program and of his worldview. Beck’s question, “Can man rule himself?,” can only be answered no, unless you come from Beck’s quasi-humanist viewpoint, which sees empowered, educated and enlightened man as the solution to the human dilemma. He is not! Only Jesus Christ is the answer, for apart from Jesus, man will only make the human condition worse. Marvin Olasky articulated that well (even though it was cut); Glenn Beck did not.
Brannon Howse at Worldview Times with a fantastic video on the cultish beliefs and practices of talk-show host Glenn Beck, and the sinful acceptance of Beck by some evangelicals.
On Crosstalk America yesterday, February 28, 2011, guest host
Brannon Howse gives details concerning a recent Glenn Beck program that he believes provides good evidence of a major shift taking place within evangelicalism.
He noted how German Christians began to set aside their theology and doctrine and began to embrace the higher criticism of Julius Wellhausen who believed that human reason was above the Bible. Eventually they united under a bishop hand-picked by Adolph Hitler.
Brannon believes that a similar movement is happening today as many evangelical Christians question the authority of Scripture via philosophies like theistic evolution, mysticism, gnosticism, post-modernism and uncritical tolerance. It’s within this questioning atmosphere that some evangelical Christian leaders are creating allegiances with individuals like Beck, who embrace an alternative worldview, in an effort to supposedly storm the gates of Hell.
In support of this premise, Brannon presented audio clips from Glenn Beck’s program that aired this past Friday, a program that featured Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Historian David Barton, James Robison, and former Vietnam Vet Dave Roever. Brannon noted that if we’re going to reclaim America, it won’t be accomplished by setting aside our theology and doctrine and becoming more ecumenical; instead what we must do is reclaim our churches and preach the gospel.