However, this past week Beck - who is a Mormon - got heavily into the arena of religion. On his August 18th program, Glenn brought up the topic of the Bat Creek stone found in a Native American burial mound in Tennessee in 1889. The Mormon Church teaches that Native American Indians are descendants of a lost tribe of Israel. Therefore, this would be of interest to Glenn as a Mormon, but he needs to be upfront with his audience, which he was not.
Mormons love to bill themselves as Christians, but Mormonism is not Christian. It is a cult. By referring to the Bat Creek stone, he was presenting Mormon philosophy, but was not open and honest in telling this to his audience. He used Mormon authors, scientists and teachers to make his point, and claimed that our history has been rewritten. Is this part of his agenda?
His event on August 27th at the Kennedy Center is described on his website as "Glenn Beck's Divine Destiny" and states that the event will include "uplifting music, nationally-known religious figures from all faith will unite…" Glenn's website also promotes Glenn's "Daily Spiritual Thought" and "join Glenn Beck live each weekday morning at 7:05a ET for prayer."
A committed Christian has no business furthering the divine destiny of a Mormon, certainly cannot engage in the unity of all faiths, and cannot join Beck in a prayer by, and for, all faiths. The gods worshipped by Mormons, Muslims, and every other faith are not the God of Christianity.
My alarm bells began to go off at his first declaration, and continuing emphases, that only by turning to god could this nation be restored. Which god was he talking about? When I now see that he is calling religious leaders of all faiths to unite for this upcoming event I am truly alarmed. This will be especially seductive to Christians who share his political views, but are ignorant of the dangers of mixing them with pagan or cultic religious views, in order to achieve what is perceived as a common goal.
Beck's website is crystal clear that this will be a spiritual event in which "...The audience for the event will be overwhelmingly made up of pastors, ministers and clergy... that will help heal your soul..." and that the hymn, Eternal Father Strong to Save, "is the message of 8/27". Herein lies the problem. A Mormon's definition of God the Father does not recognize Jesus Christ as godhead, nor does any other religion. Only in Christianity does Jesus Christ represent God Himself, and it is on this very point that our salvation is secured.
No matter how laudible the political cause may be, Christians cannot set aside the Gospel of Jesus Christ or the supremacy of God's Word, to unite spiritually with those who preach another Jesus and another gospel. The fact that Beck's cause began as a political one ... and has now surpassed that, and has become a spiritual cause ... is another excellent example of the brilliant and subtle deceptions that Satan uses to accomplish his purpose. Frankly, I very much doubt if Beck comprehends any of this. But Christians must.
The Apostle Paul warns Christians against uniting with unbelievers in spiritual endeavors in 2 Corinthians 6:14 where we read, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" Followers of Jesus Christ are called out, to be separated spiritually from non-believers.
While Christians can certainly agree with Beck's views on politics, the constitution, etc., we must not - and cannot - join spiritually with people of all faiths for any purpose whatsoever. By moving into the realm of doctrine, theology and the spiritual, the line has been drawn in the sand.
THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE.