Friday, September 3, 2010

Glenn Beck's Ecumenical Event

While some conservative Christians decided they would not get involved with Glenn Beck's Divine Destiny because Beck is Mormon, Kirk Cameron said he would not align himself with Beck because of the interfaith pluralistic spirituality he promoted. At the event:
Pastors and evangelical leaders literally locked arms with all faiths, including Imams, in a spiritual endeavor despite the clear biblical warnings of II Corinthians 6:14… The Mormon Church is now rejoicing over the public relations success that these undiscerning evangelical leaders have handed the Mormon Church by uniting with Glenn Beck in the two events that were promoted as spiritual. [1]

Ironically, they are both correct in their stand. If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you would know that the move towards interfaith and interdenominational is the demonic spirituality of the one-world religion. But what most of us do not know, is that the Mormons consider our countries Constitution as a sacred document.  Ezra Taft Benson, the 13th President of the LDS Church, said:  
"I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church - among others - men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution."
Brannon Howse of Worldview Matters accused Glenn Beck of “bait and switch” tactics to bring Christians together into a coalition on shared goals, and then draw them into Mormonism by using manipulative double language. Howse said,
“He’s setting up a conspiracy of hidden truths showing this to be a Mormon Christian country.” It is the Mormon Church and "enlightened" Mormons that will save America? If America is to be saved, it will not be by the false gospel and false Jesus of the Mormons following the principles of the Constitution that they have elevated to being equal to the words of God." He goes onto say, "2 Chronicles 7:14 says that "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Part of the wickedness America needs to turn from is following the Jesus of the cults or the Jesus of Oprah's New Age Movement. The very thing the Mormons are doing and many Christian Americans are following, will actually not reclaim America but bring God's judgment." [2]
This isn't the only thing that seems defective in Beck's thinking pattern. He told his Fox News colleague Bill O'Reilly nearly two weeks ago that gay marriage and other issues dear to social conservatives, are no threat to America and that "we have bigger fish to fry."

"You can argue about abortion or gay marriage or whatever else you want," Beck told O'Reilly, according to the Fox News transcript. "Instead of arguing about these divisive things, let's get back into our churches and our synagogues . . . "

When asked if gay marriage was a threat to America -- a tenet of faith to many conservative Christians -- Beck said, "No." [3]

I like Glenn Beck for awakening the world to lost history, and his love for our country. But when it comes to participating in his "Back to God" movement, he's no better than any other Mason. I'll sit this one out.