Daily Devotional for Monday August 30, 2010
Why Glenn Beck's Weekend was a Failure and Accomplishes Very Little
WHY GLENN BECK'S WEEKEND WAS A FAILURE AND IN THE END, ACCOMPLISHES VERY LITTLE!
After his Friday nights "Divine Destiny" and Saturday nights "Restoring Honor" events, what did Glenn Beck accomplish? Putting it all in perspective, very little for this reason. Both events created great emotional responses, but their failure was in the fact no real solution, action step, was ever presented. As I have been sharing with you since 2007, the only true hope for this nation and each man is to turn to the God of the Bible and see a real revival in this nation.
Some may say, that is exactly what Beck is saying. Here is the problem, he is saying the words, but he is part of the problem since he advocates "everyone tuning to their God," when there is only ONE GOD, THE GOD OF THE BIBLE that can save our nation. There is only ONE JESUS who can save a man's soul, and that is the Jesus of the Bible! GOD WILL NOT SHARE HIS GLORY WITH ANYONE OR ANY FALSE GOD!
No doubt the crowd on the Mall in Washington DC Saturday was impressive. Please understand, those people did NOT come there for a church service, but a political rally no matter what Beck said to the contrary. He was very wise to use the massive tea party activist group Freedom Works (who just happens to be a big sponsor of his radio program), to mobilize tea party groups nationally to attend.
He was also very wise to find a way to involve POLITICIAN Sarah Palin, someone who draws huge crowds wherever she appears. So this was clearly a crowd gathered, birthed out of the tea party movement, 98% or more white, and overwhelmingly Christian, who all pretty much shared the same values of honor, hope, faith, and charity Beck's rally spoke of.
Beck was also clever to use the great Special Operations Warrior Foundation as the charity to benefit from the event, since who doesn't love the military? He was masterful to use the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to take the heat off of the fact it was the 47th anniversary of the infamous "I Have a Dream" speech at that same location.
He also gave his "medals" to the aging black pastor and civil rights pioneer Charles Jackson, baseball superstar Albert Pujols, and Mormon philanthropist Jon Huntsman. Lastly, he had every type of "spiritual" person from Indian chiefs, to rabbis, to imams, to pastors, come up at the end while the bagpipes played "Amazing Grace."
All very moving, but at the end of the day what really changed? Politically, despite the rhetoric this had nothing to do with politics, it clearly energized people who are not happy with the current administration in Washington and the political direction the nation is heading. Spiritually, it accomplished ZERO!
Beck calls black liberation theology and collective salvation perversions of the Gospel. The fact is, Beck's Mormon beliefs are just as great a perversion of the Bible! Turning back to God, revival, all sound wonderful, however, you can't just turn to what each person may call God! There is but ONE GOD, the God of the Bible. Allah is not God! The polytheistic gods of Joseph Smith and the Mormon cult are not God! There is but one God, the God of the Bible!!!
Beck, unknowingly has identified the greatest spritual problem in our nation today. The very first commandment God gave to Moses was that you are not to have any other gods before Me! This nation bows down and worships every false god man has been able to dream up in his rebellious mind. Beck, to be accepted by the masses, has had to play this game of telling people to just believe in whatever god you want to.
THAT IS WHY HIS EVENTS THIS WEEKEND MEANT NOTHING TO CHANGING THE COURSE OF THIS NATION! THAT IS WHY DESPITE THINKING HE IS A MODERN DAY MOSES, THE MEMBER OF A CULT LIKE BECK IS, HAS ZERO ABILITY TO CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL COURSE OF THIS NATION SINCE THE POLYTHEISTIC GOD(S) HE FOLLOWS IS NOT THE GOD OF THE BIBLE!
THE ONLY WAY THE SPIRITUAL COURSE OF THIS NATION WILL BE CHANGED IS TO TURN BACK TO THE GOD OF THE BIBLE AND FOR THE LOST MASSES TO FIND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!!!
This is why I have been so critical of those high profile Christian pastors who have joined arms with Beck. They refuse to stand in the spotlight he gives them and renounce the Mormon cult, renounce the other fasle religions and cults of the world. Instead, they suck up to him and give this man credibility he doesn't deserve.
Again, the vast majority of the last two generations have never even been to church. Because the church has abandoned the marketplace, there are tens of millions of lost souls, seeking answers, seeking hope. The answers and hope they find in Glenn Beck's "faith" will only do one thing, lead their eternal souls to the flames of hell along with anyone else who follows the lies of Mormonism and rejects faith in the Jesus of the Bible.
Any pastor or Christian leader (the list from this weekend is sadly very extensive) who locked arms with Beck over the weekend is guilty of committing spritual treason, and has the blood of those lost souls who will end up in hell due to their affirmation of Beck and his satanic Mormon beliefs!
I love you and care about you so much. I pray daily for Glenn Beck to renounce the lies of Mormonism and accept the God and Jesus of the Bible, and ask you to pray for him as well. It has been refreshing to see a growing number of Christian pastors and commentators now warning people about how dangerous Beck is. Jesus said to not fear the man who can kill your body, but fear the man who can lead your soul to hell
In Beck's satanic Mormon cult, they believe good works are part of the salvation process. It is through their works that men attain "god" status in the afterlife. The Bible is very clear that good works do NOT have anything to do with salvation. Your are saved by your faith in the Jesus of the Bible and God's grace (Ephesians 2:8,9) God works can't save you, but flow from your life after salvation.
Beck's rallies this weekend will quickly fade away. Nothing changed this weekend since Beck was able to gather a large crowd of people due primarily due to their politics, but when it came time, couldn't share with them the only real answer and hope, since the jesus of Joey Smith's Mormon cult doesn't exist, just like Smith's god and holy spirit don't exist.
All Beck accomplished this weekend was an event where he "preached to the converted." Those who need to find the God and Jesus of the Bible weren't there. The spritual freefall in this nation continues. Lost souls are dying and heading to hell every second.
However, there truly is an answer for this nation and for each person. It is an answer that sadly even Beck couldn't articulate, since it means this nation must turn back to the one and only true God, the God of the Bible, and for people to give their lives to the one and only true Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible!
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller