Joining Glenn Beck, Potentially Millions of Evangelicals Compromising the Gospel

Posted on August 30, 2010


By Justin Edwards

Brannon Howse delivers another excellent piece on the evangelical compromise of the Gospel while joining forces with Glenn Beck. In the name of patriotism and social justice, biblical Christianity is being attacked from both the right and the left.

Let it be known: Glenn Beck is a false teacher. At one time he was a great stalwart in defending freedoms and our U.S. Constitution, but his mask is finally coming off to show his agenda in promoting Mormon doctrine. Evangelical leaders compromised the Gospel this weekend when joining hands at Beck’s “revival” rally, and many Christians followed suit, some in ignorance, some in defiance.

The push for ecumenicism is blatantly clear to discerning Christians – if you have yet to understand where this is all headed, then I urge you to read the following and begin to diligently study where this is all rooted.

As one facebook friend said to me over the weekend, we must not compromise the Gospel on the alter of ecumenical patriotism!

The line is being drawn in the sand – on which side will you stand?

Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis Are Both Pushing Social Justice and an Earthly Kingdom

by Brannon S. Howse

Am I on the only one that watched Glenn Beck’s 8-28 rally with red flags going up non-stop? The mixture of Glenn’s Mormon theology wrapped in Christian terms, combined with some of the Christian speakers made me very uncomfortable. The patriotic ecumenicalism was very unbiblical.

The dominion theology of some Christians, combined with the “Kingdom of God” theology of Mormonism, combined with all faiths uniting and wrapped in the flag reveals that a one-world religion and a one-world leader will be easily accepted even by people calling themselves Christians.

Mormon Theology at Beck’s 8-28 rally came out within the first few minutes that Glenn stepped on to the stage. Beck proclaims; “God’s chosen people, the Native Americans and the Pilgrims.” Mormon theology says that Native Americans are a lost tribe of Israel that came to America and that Jesus appeared to them after the resurrection in the Americas in the Western Hemisphere. The teachings that “Jesus” gave them are what Joseph Smith claimed to have found on the gold tablets when he was a teenager. Smith was directed to the golden plates by an angle of light. (Quote by Beck on the Native Americans can be found at the 4:30 mark on this clip)

I believe the 8-27 and 8-28 rallies have greatly furthered the acceptance of ecumenicalism by even those who call themselves evangelicals. The pastors and Christian leaders (including women pastors) standing behind Glenn Beck at the end of the rally with their arms locked together looked silly and not at all like Christian statesmen. I truly believe they sold out. I do not think even one of them realizes how they compromised the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and have damaged their testimony and added massively to the acceptance of pluralism and ecumenicalism.

Whether they know it or not; those Christians that took part in these two rallies have endorsed an overwhelmingly humanistic message that was wrapped in patriotic and Christians terms. While a few speakers tried to give a true Biblical message; I believe it was so diluted in a soup of unbiblical messages that their presence only gave credibility in the minds of non-believers and non-discerning Christians that the “God talk” was all good.

Unless Biblical repentance, the exclusivity of the Jesus Christ of the Bible (not the cults) and the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ was proclaimed, the entire message was one of “we must save ourselves” and as Beck said “man can make a difference”. The Bible says even my righteous deeds look like wickedness to God. It makes no difference that many of the speakers used the name of God over and over because for most of them it was not the God of the Bible but a god of their own making just as if they had crafted an idol with wood or wax.

Glenn Beck, on his TV program on August 27, 2010, affirmed that he is a Mormon. Thus his god was a man like you and I that evolved and Mormons believe they can be as god.

Glenn slipped what many experts believe is fraudulent archeology into his program. Glenn was not forthright with his audience as to why the highly suspect Bat Creek Stone is important to Mormon theology and history.

These next few statements will be shocking to some and many will not have the Biblical knowledge and discernment to accept the truth of what I am about to present. Social justice is a man-centered attempt to create heaven on earth.

Reverend Jim Wallis is pushing a liberal, leftist, man- centered, Godless, good works, social justice and Beck is pushing a conservative, right-wing, Godless, man-centered, good works, social justice. Both Wallis and Beck want a revolution in America and they both are basing their revolution on humanistic thinking. One is coming from the left and one is coming from the right. Both Wallis and Beck are both pushing for an earthly kingdom based on humanism and paganism mixed with their individual versions of social justice. I believe that Wallis and Beck both reject the God of the Bible and the salvation that is only found through the Jesus Christ of the Bible. In the end Beck and Wallis are on the same team as Jesus Christ Himself declared in John 8:42-47:

“If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God.” In verse 44 He continues, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” Then in verse 47: “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

Listen up members of the true Bride of Christ, the perilous times warned about in II Timothy 3:1-5 are here and many within our own families and churches are being deceived. Verse 5 says “having a form of godliness but denying its power, and from such persons turn away.”

Man serves either God or Satan, and thus every issue at its very foundation is theological and spiritual.

I began the week on my radio program and in my columns stating that I could join Glenn Beck on non-spiritual issues but not theological ones. I believe I must now change my position based on all the research I have done this week on Mormonism and based on Glenn’s own words from the past few months. To me it is clear that Glenn is not even attempting to separate his defense of the U.S. Constitution from his radical and pagan religious beliefs.

I believe that Glenn Beck’s spirituality, theology, and doctrine cannot be separated from his public policy. I truly believe Glenn Beck, through his Mormonism, is seeking to build a “kingdom” that Biblically committed Christians must take no part in helping him build.

Many years ago LDS President John Taylor boasted of this goal of building a Mormon Kingdom on earth:

Let us now notice our political positions in the world. What are we going to do? We are going to possess the earth and reign over it for ever and ever. Now, ye Kings and Emperors help yourselves if you can. This is the truth and it may as well be told at this time as at any other. There’s a good time coming, Saints, a good time coming.[1]

Former Mormon Ed Decker reveals that this Mormon “Kingdom of God” is really based on a socialistic theocracy:

Joseph Smith implemented a program called the United Order in the church. It was a plan of sharing everything in common, all properties and wealth turned over and owned by the church and dispersed by the Brethren to the people on an as needed basis with a requirement for good stewardship or loss of use. It was later determined that it could only work when both the secular and ecclesiastic functions operated under one authority. An LDS prophet ruling over a theocratic government where eternal commandments like the United Order would function within the “Kingdom of God.”[2]

The Mormon view of the U.S. Constitution is that it is god-breathed by the Mormon god and that America’s Founding Fathers were specially chosen spirit babies sent by the Mormon god to grow up and write the U.S. Constitution and found “America, the land of liberty to be the Lord’s latter-day base of operations for His restored [Mormon] church.”[3] How can committed Christians even now join Glenn Beck in a common goal around defending the U.S. Constitution when we know what his religion teaches lest we be partakers in the works of darkness?

Defend the U.S. Constitution and original intent but not in a shared endeavor with Beck unless you embrace the ultimate goals and objectives of his Mormon religion. God’s church is not so weak that we have to partner with the theocratic agenda of a cult in order to accomplish God’s will-if indeed it is even God’s will that we reclaim America. Based on Biblical descriptions, I believe God is even now beginning to judge America because of our national rebellion that includes pastors compromising on the supremacy of Scripture for political and social gain.

The pastors that were at Beck’s rally today would have been far better off if they were back at home studying their Bibles and preparing a Sunday sermon that called for the members of their congregations to reject the pagan spirituality and pluralism they endorsed today by standing behind Glenn Beck. A June 26, 2008 article in the Denver Post revealed that pagan spirituality is doubling in America every eighteen months. That number is sure to increase as “evangelical” leaders give it credibility as they did today.

Please pray for Glenn Beck’s Biblical salvation. However, unless, and until that happens, I now believe that I must warn you that Glenn Beck is a false teacher that is teaching another Jesus, another god and another gospel. The headlines will read that Glenn is calling America back to God but it is NOT the God of the Bible since Glenn admits to being a Mormon.

I have warned you about Jim Wallis, Oprah Winfrey and many other such false teachers; shall I not warn you of Glenn Beck simply because he can draw a crowd of 500,000 on the mall of our nation’s capitol.

Many of you are losing friends over your Biblical stance for Truth. Some of your own family members are opposed to your defense of Biblical truth. Jesus Himself said it would be this way in Matthew 10:34-26 when he said, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.”

I close with a quote I gave you earlier in the week from the late Dr. Vance Havner:

The devil is not fighting religion; he is too smart for that. He is producing a counterfeit Christianity so much like the real one that good Christians are afraid to speak out against it.

Amen!

Past articles for review:

Following Glenn Beck’s Divine Destiny or God’s Word

Can We Better Understand Glenn Beck’s Divine Destiny By Understanding What the Mormon Church Says About The Constitution, America, and the Last Days?

An excellent resource for your family on Mormonism, the cults, and false religions would be the book, Fast Facts on False Teaching by Dr. Ron Carlson and Ed Decker. This book is available at the website of Ron Carlson:

Past Radio Programs on this topic:

8-27-10

8-26-10

8-24-10