The Left and Right Easily Will Be Merged into the Coming One-world Religion Under the Coming One-world Spiritual Leader
Glenn Beck Rally Set the Stage for "Christians" to Accept Paganism, and Mormons Say Beck Achieved the 200-Year Goal of Getting Evangelicals to Declare That Mormons Are ChristiansPartnering with Beck in a spiritual enterprise would send the message that Mormons are Christians
By Brannon S. Howse, Worldview Weekend
August 30, 2010
I tried to warn evangelical leaders about Glenn Beck's rallies, but most of them laughed at me. Now Satan is the one laughing at them, as "Christians" run head-long into embracing non-Biblical theology and call it "Christian."
Greg West in the Mormon LDS Examiner validates my pre-Beck rally warnings to Evangelical leaders on my radio program, columns, e-mails, and phone conversations. Greg West writes:
As a Mormon, I have to consider an unintended message throughout Beck's work, which has culminated in this event. That message is: "Mormons are Christian believers." Despite nearly two centuries of misrepresentation and religious envy by sectarian Christianity, Beck has achieved the visibility and prominence; and he has had the time -- day after day, week after week -- to speak openly and truly about his core beliefs. Those statements of faith have disoriented and confused those who had previously believed the lies about Mormons.Notice that West admits that what Beck said on his broadcasts about his faith has "disoriented and confused" people who thought that Mormonism was not consistent with Christianity. However, Beck has now convinced them, with the help of America's Christian leaders, that Mormonism and Christianity are compatible.
Jim Garlow, a popular and influential pastor who partnered with the Mormon faithful in California to defend traditional marriage was quoted recently in CNN's Belief Blog, saying, "I have interviewed persons who have talked specifically with Glenn about his personal salvation -- persons extremely well known in Christianity -- and they have affirmed (using language evangelicals understand), "Glenn is saved... He understands receiving Christ as Savior."
Hallelujah! The light bulb has been switched on after nearly two centuries! Every single member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes that a person must be "born again" and receive Jesus Christ as his Savior and Redeemer. Our holy books teach that salvation comes only in and through the atonement of Christ and that there is no other way a person can be saved…Glenn Beck's beliefs are mainstream Mormon beliefs. Joseph Smith, the Church's founder, was a Christian prophet. He was an apostolic witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The actor Kirk Cameron is the only one I personally know of that took to heart my pre-Beck rally warnings and reversed himself. Kirk really encouraged me when I needed it by calling to thank me for the column and sharing with me how it helped him understand why he must not take part in Beck's 8-27 event. Kirk even had the courage to come on my national radio program and speak about this issue publicly.
The irony is rather thick. Kirk played "Buck Williams" in the Left Behind movies. Buck was a famous secular journalist who became a believer and then set out to warn Christians not to accept the demonic spirituality of a one-world religion that was unfolding through national and international figures.
I believe what happened over the weekend was a seismic shift within evangelicalism: an historic event that will go unnoticed by most Christian leaders. A few leaders may eventually understand the nature of what happened, but it will be weeks if not months before they respond. Many of these leaders waited years to provide the defense against Oprah's pagan spirituality; and when they did, it was too late for many of the goats within their flock of sheep that had already consumed Oprah's spiritual poison.
Sadly, most Christian leaders and pastors are completely deficient in understanding the ideas and philosophies that have been, and continue to be, the force behind the rushing cultural stream. As a result, the members of their own congregation hear no advanced warning of the coming spiritual undertow, nor do they acquire the needed Biblical knowledge that keeps them from being children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting (Ephesians 4:14).
The compromise by evangelical leaders and pastors -- by spiritually uniting with "all faiths" with the theme of "looking to the one god," as described by Beck -- has laid the foundation for untold numbers of self-professing Christians to now embrace pluralism and pagan spirituality. Pastors and evangelical leaders literally locked arms with all faiths, including Imams, in a spiritual endeavor despite the clear Biblical warnings of 2 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.
I believe that Beck does not only embrace the pagan spirituality of Mormonism but also Cosmic Humanism. Cosmic Humanism is known by most as the New Age Movement. Cosmic Humanism says that man is God. Mormonism says that man can become God. See the similarities? Before you react, listen to what Glenn Beck said on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on the Fox News Channel. Glenn Beck said that his rally was not political, and the reason for his rally was because:
"There's nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. Be your higher self."Beck used the phrase "higher self" three times in the interview with Chris Wallace. No one talks that way unless they know exactly what they are saying. One New Age website says:
"There are many great words to describe Who or What your highest identity or self truly is. Below are just a few: Higher Self, I am Presence, I Am That I Am…Cosmic Consciousness, God, Christ, Holy Spirit And the list goes on…"Notice that "I AM THAT I AM" is another word for "higher self." Last week on his radio program Beck said:
"I AM THAT I AM is the most powerful phrase in any language, as it is the name of God; never use it in vain; use it to create who you want to be. I AM blank."I AM is a title that is to be reserved for God Himself.
In Exodus 3:13, we read: "God said unto Moses, 'I AM THAT I AM:' and He said, 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you'.""I AM" is to be reserved as a title for God, yet it is being blasphemed in the pagan practice of what is called "the law of attraction." In the book The Secret, that was promoted by none other than Oprah Winfrey, Rhonda Byrne wrote:
In John 8:58 we read: "Jesus said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am'."[Editor's Note: The expression 'I am what I am' used by Paul in the Bible is not the same as the expression 'I AM THAT I AM' used by God. The great apostle Paul said: "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I but the grace of God which was with me (1 Corinthians 15:10)" while "God said unto Moses, 'I AM THAT I AM;' and He said, 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you' (Exodus 3:14).]
"The law of attraction is the law of creation….You create your life through your thoughts. [p. 15.]The fact that people like Beck on the right and Oprah on the left are proclaiming the "I AM" message is a sign that we are living in the last days according to Jesus Himself in Luke 21:7-8:
"There isn't a single thing that you cannot do with this knowledge. It doesn't matter who you are or where you are, The Secret can give you whatever you want. [P. xi]
"With this powerful knowledge, you can completely change every circumstance and event in your entire life…" [p. 17]
And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And He said, "Take heed that yet be not deceived: for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ;' and the time draweth near; go ye not therefore after them."Former New Ager, now Biblical Christian, Ray Yungen writes:
Notice "Christ" is italicized in verse 8, meaning that it was not in the original manuscript. The translators of the King James Bible probably thought it awkward that it said "Many shall come saying, I am." Probably for the sake of clarity and to be consistent with Mathew 24, the translators added the word "Christ."Did you catch that? Jesus was saying that when people say they are God by using the title "I AM" it is a sign that we are living in the end times. We are also told to run away from the people saying "I AM." Sadly, many of our nation's pastors and Christian leaders did not run from Glenn Beck, but ran to join him in a spiritual service and enterprise.
Beck on his radio program last week also declared,
"Hell is an eternity of regret, not being able to forgive yourself."This is a completely unbiblical statement. Nowhere in the Bible do we see instruction to "forgive yourself," because it is impossible. 2 Corinthians 5:15 says,
"He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again."Verse 17 is what brings me peace since I have repented of my sins and placed by faith and trust in the Jesus of the Bible.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."Grace and forgiveness is provided to those who repent and, therefore, there is no need to believe the lie that you can "forgive yourself" of your sins.
Glenn Beck has accomplished what neither Oprah Winfrey nor Shirley McClain could. I believe that Beck uses his conservative veneer and doublespeak to co-opt leaders of the religious right. Beck and these evangelical leaders have sent the message that it is acceptable for millions of "Christians" to embrace humanistic spirituality and paganism for the purpose of social activism and social change. These pastors should re-read Luke 17:2, where we read:
"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."Beck has set the stage for "conservatives" to accept a one-world religion; and numerous leaders of the religious right pulled the ropes that raised the curtain on this ecumenical stage. Christian leaders that should have known better nodded in agreement and provided the backdrop as Beck preached his sermon of pluralism and universalism on 8-27 and 8-28.
Perhaps sooner rather than latter, the world will be in massive economic, political and spiritual chaos, and a leader will step onto the world stage; and this anti-Christ will call for the religions of the world to unite and embrace spirituality. He will declare that he is not about politics but about bringing peace, unity, faith, hope, charity, stability, freedom and prosperity under the common god of all religions. This world leader will perform counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders; and those who reject Biblical truth will follow him [2 Thessalonians 2:9-12] and embrace his plan for restoring honor.
If I had told you five years ago that a "conservative" radio and TV personality would have millions of viewers, would talk about the spiritual battle being waged in America, would be a self-confessed member of a cult, would quote New Age phrases, would call for Christians and conservatives to look to the "one god," would seek to unite all faiths and would convince dozens of evangelical pastors and leaders to support him in a spiritual service -- you would have said I was writing fiction and that this would never happen.
Do you now understand the magnitude of the spiritual shift that occurred this past weekend? The millions that see nothing wrong with the messages of Beck's 8-27 and 8-28 rallies reveal that the religious left and the religious right will be easily merged together in the coming one-world religion under the coming one-world spiritual leader as prophesied in Revelation 17:8
August 31, 2010
It is with mixed feelings that I am writing this post, because most of what Glenn Beck says is as American as American pie. Nevertheless, most Christians leaders so love the sugar in the American pie that Beck is dishing out that they are also gobbling down the deadly crust that molds it. When Glenn Beck stays on politics he is pretty good, but when he talks about God he is so far off the Christian reservation that he might as will be on planet Kolob (where Father God of Mormons lives).
First let me once again comment on Mormonism in general. Don’t be confused just because they use the same terminology as Christians. They do not believe the doctrines of Christianity. They just put their own meaning on common Christian terms. For example, don’t confuse God the Father of Christianity with Father God of the Mormons. The Father God of Mormons was once a man, just like us, who progressed to become a god before us. Don’t confuse Jesus of Christianity with the Mormon Jesus who is the spirit brother of Lucifer and a god in the making, like his brother. Don’t confuse the blood atonement of Jesus with the Mormon’s limited atonement that requires you to still work to achieve your godhood. Don’t confuse the Trinity of Christianity with the separate three gods of Mormonism.
In short, Mormons believe that there are many gods and that gods have children that can also grow up to become gods. Mormons believe that we are preexisting spirits that came to earth to continue the progression to become gods. When Mormons achieve that state by their own efforts and their own good works, they get their very own planet to play god in just like Father God did. This is not Christianity -- it is the demonic posing as a Christian church. Look at the fact that there is not much difference between Mormonism, Eastern religions and New Age beliefs -- it is because it all originates from the same source: it comes from the same being in the garden that told Eve if she ate the fruit of this tree, she could become like God.
So when Glenn Beck has a rally about restoring honor and returning to God, and Christian leaders unite around him as if he is our God, they are deceived. They are uniting around a forked-tongue that believes he has a higher self; and they are misleading Christians to believe Beck and Mormons are Christians.
Want to hear the truth about Beck’s own beliefs from his own mouth? According to Brannon Howse, Beck said:
“'I Am That I Am' is the most powerful phrase in any language, as it is the name of God; never use it in vain; use it to create who you want to be. I AM blank.”You might expect to hear such nonsense from the Oprah’s of the New Age Movement that believe “The Secret” that we are gods and that we can speak our own realities into existence. Apparently Beck also believes in his higher self, because he has said so. Also, do not be surprised when the “Christian” sons of gods of the “New Apostolic Reformation” heretics flock around Beck as if he is a Christian, because with their own Dominion Theology they have much in common. The Christian dominionists and the Mormon Kingdom believers apparently will be singing kumbaya into the The Secret New Age Utopia. Only proving that gods of a feather flock together even if they fly on different broomsticks.
The real question we Christians should have is why are the mainstream Christian evangelicals yoking up with these god makers of paganism? Sure we can agree on political objectives in America, but when a Mormon is calling Christianity back to God and Christian leaders respond as if Beck is Moses, you have got to wonder? Beck gets his religious messages from the priests of Jezebel, so why have our Christian leaders checked their brains and their Christian theology at the mall?
The article by Brannon Howse says much more that Christians need to read, so I hope you will click on the link (see story above) and read the entire article. I will give you a clip, because it certainly fits the theme of this blog.
"Do you now understand the magnitude of the spiritual shift that occurred this past weekend? The millions that see nothing wrong with the messages of Beck’s 8-27 and 8-28 rallies reveal that the religious left and the religious right will be easily merged together in the coming one-world religion under the coming one-world spiritual leader as prophesied in Revelation 17:8."Few other Christians are warning people about the beckoning of Beck that is a false pagan flag hid behind the stars and stripes. If your going to a tea party, you might watch what some leaders are pouring in your cup. If you know of Christians leaders that are beckoning others to follow Beck, you might even spout off at them. If the real Creator is not in this movement, their god is not going to save America. For more insights on Beck and his followers, read this article from Jan Markell.
Also read what Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has to say about all this. And here is a good article by Dave Welch that should make any true Christian see that Mormons do not worship our God: Christianity versus Mormonism.
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