Daily Devotional for Thursday July 12, 2012
Glenn Beck's Latest Scam on Christians
(2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, in the Bible there is a verse that states to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I have always been taught to interpret that as the exact moment you die, you are immediately with God. Not a day, week nor month, but the exact moment of your death you are in God's presence. Some other churches say that the exact moment of your death, you go to "sleep" in your body and linger there oblivious to anything until Jesus' return. That idea terrifies me. Could you please shed some light on which is correct?
ANSWER: 2 Corinthians 5:8 clearly states the verse you quoted. It is also our Biblical evidence that the moment we take our last breath, we will stand before God and at that moment you either know Christ as your Savior and will be in Heaven for eternity, or you have rejected faith in Christ and will be cast into hell for eternity. No limbo, no such place as "purgatory," nobody is going to pray you out of hell after the fact.
"Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, 'I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,' says the Lord. 'And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,' Says the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel- which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God's curse!
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ." (Galatians 1:6-12)
Glenn Beck's latest SCAM on the Christian community. Satanic Mormon cult member Glenn Beck has morphed his media conglomerate from preaching a conservative political ideology, into a quasi spiritual movement that makes him tens of millions of dollars by scamming the watered down, compromised, and Biblically illiterate Christian community.
200 years ago, when the documented con-artist, racist, polygamist, murdering, pedophile Joseph Smith was inspired by satan to start the Mormon cult, the Christian church correctly identified Smith as a heretic and blasphemer, preaching a false Gospel. Smith was run out of every town he tried to settle in to gain converts for his new cult. 200 years after the founding of his cult, a heretic and blasphemer like Beck has now sucked in millions of true Christians by making them believe he also is a Christian.
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 200 YEARS AGO UNDERSTOOD THAT THE DOCTRINES SMITH ESPOUSED WERE NON-BIBLICAL AND FROM THE PITS OF HELL! MORMON DOCTRINE IS IN 100% CONTRADICTION TO BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY AND A MORMON IS NO MORE A CHRISTIAN THAN A MUSLIM IS!
Beck uses his various media platforms to share a conservative political ideology. There is NOTHING he says that you can't hear 100x a day on various radio and TV programs. He has tapped into the Tea Party movement to expand his outreach, and if anyone doesn't understand he is using all of his resources to help elect fellow Mormon cult member Mitt Romney you need to wake up!
While Beck's media empire is based on politics, don't be fooled. He is and has been a loyal and active member of the Mormon cult. Like all of those in his cult, Glenn "the truth lives here" Beck, LIES every time he talks about being a "Christian" and believing in "God" and "Jesus." Beck openly tells people it doesn't matter what God they believe in. He also pushes "good works," since his cult teaches that you can't attain your "god status" when you die without a certain amount of good works.
Because of his politics, the good works he espouses, and his cleverness to buy off several well known Christians, Beck's following and finances come primarily from Christians who have bought into this last days wolf in sheep's clothing. I hear people all the time say, "how can such a nice man be evil?" Beck is the epitome of the "false prophet" the Bible speaks of. A false prophet leads people AWAY from God and His Truth. With the better percentage of two full generations having never been to church, it is sad how many souls will end up in hell because they fell into the false gospel of Beck's cult.
By the way, MILLIONS worldwide follow the Scientology cult and their lies to hell. The sad thing about Beck's following is that it is largely made up of true Biblical Christians who are following a false shepherd. People email me that they will never fall for Beck's Mormon beliefs, and many well grounded Christians won't, but a large percentage of people Beck lures in are NOT rooted and grounded. My only question is why would any Bible believing Christian follow a false prophet who is part of a satanic cult leading souls to hell???
Beck's latest money making opportunity cloaked in his brand of "spirituality," involves a rally later this month in Dallas. First, please understand that NOTHING Beck does, does he do for free. From his radio program, to his TV program, to his website, to his books, to his public appearances, EVERYTHING Beck does is geared to make him a small fortune. Listen, there is nothing wrong with Beck making money, however, he makes the bulk of his money from the unsuspecting and blind Christian community who have been brainwashed into thinking Beck is also a Christian, that Beck brags about "tithing" to "his church." How sad that Christian people are helping the Mormon cult preach its' false gospel that is leading souls to hell!
To help perpetuate the lie he is a Christian, Beck has found high profile Christians like David Barton, James Robison, John Hagee, and others who are more than willing to sell out the faith to stand next to Beck for whatever short term exposure and monetary gain they receive for credibility. They don't have the guts to look into the camera and challenge Beck about the fact what his cult believes is in 100% contradiction to Biblical Christianity. Instead, they stay silent and help him perpetuate to his Biblically illiterate audience the lie he is a Christian.
The damage is that in this day of watered down, compromised churches, many using seeker/purpose driven/emerging church/prosperity marketing strategies designed to simply put warm bodies in the seats, the vast majority of the people who are in church are Biblically illiterate. If many in our churches see nothing wrong with homosexuality, abortion, so why would they see anything wrong with a "nice Christian man" like Beck?
Note: Pay close attention in the coming weeks and months to the high profile Christians who will sell out the faith to give Beck credibility for this Dallas rally.
Like all members of his cult such as Romney and Huntsman, Beck talks about "god" and "jesus" and quotes the Bible. There is one HUGE problem. The "god" and "jesus" of the Mormon cult are NOT the God and Jesus of the Bible, nor do they believe the Bible is our final authority in all matters!
Here are just a few of the theological issues that makes the satanic Mormon cult totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and why a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. These are the things the lying Mr. Beck won't tell you, so I will. The god of the Mormon cult is NOT the God of the Bible. Their "god" is named Elohim and was once a man like you and I who came from another planet. Mormon theology teaches that men can eventually become a god and have their own planet. Beck, as a member of this cult, believes that he too will one day become a god. When he talks about "god," he is talking about this fictitious god of Mormonism and NOT the God of the Bible! This holds true for Jesus. The jesus of Mormon theology is not God incarnate as the Bible teaches. The Mormon jesus was not supernaturally conceived by the Holy Ghost, but the natural offspring of their "god" Elohim who had sex with Mary, meaning he is a created being no different than you and I. Mormons also teach that their jesus had several wives and children, again, in compete contradiction to what the Bible teaches. The jesus of Beck and the Mormon cult is also the brother of Lucifer and will return not to the Mt. Of Olives as the Bible teaches, but to Independence, Missouri to set up his earthly Kingdom. When Beck talks about "jesus," he is NOT talking about the true Jesus of the Bible!
*What Jesus you put your faith in is so critical, since this is why anyone who puts their faith in the imaginary jesus of Joseph Smith and the satanic Mormon cult instead of the Jesus of the Bible, will die in their sins and their souls burn forever in the flames of hell!
What about the Bible and true Christian churches? Mormons love to use the Bible and quote from the Bible to support their deception that they are Christians. The trademark of all cults and false religions, even those who use the Bible, is that it is NOT their final authority. In the Mormon cult, their authority does not come from the Bible which they view as incomplete and not reliable, but the writings of Smith, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants. These are the writings that form the false theology of this cult.
Beck and all Mormons believe that non-Mormons are "abominations." While they don't have the guts the Muslims do to publicly call a non-Muslim an infidel who should be put to death, a Mormon views a Biblical Christian as part of a "false religion" and void of all authority. Glenn Beck believes a Bible-believing Christian, the very people he is courting so hard, are an abomination!
Like in all cults, the average member hasn't got a clue what their cult really believes. You only get to know everything after you have proven yourself to be a loyal and worthy member of the cult. That is true in the Mormon cult as well. Most Mormons go to their "church," sing many of the same hymns they sing at the Baptist church down the road, give their tithe, read a few passages out of the Bible, hear a message about being a "good person," and go home. It is only when you get to become a "temple Mormon" that you really learn all of the deep, dark, beliefs of Mormonism.
The Mormon temple rituals are actually little more than the temple rituals Smith copied from another cult, Freemasonry! Smith who was involved in the Masonic cult, simply copied and incorporated their chants, handshakes, and ceremonies when he started the Mormon cult. DONE IN SECRET, NOT IN THE LIGHT OF DAY, these are the same chants, handshakes, and ceremonies temple Mormons like Mitt Romney participated in when they take their oath to the Mormon cult above anything else, INCLUDING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION!
The average person has no idea that the ultimate goal of the Mormon cult is to establish a Mormon theocracy here in the United States. Joseph Smith, the cult's founder actually ran for the Presidency. So did Mitt Romney's father. Smith's "white horse" prophecy says that the nation and world will be in great disarray. A Mormon will become President and in a time of national crisis, set aside the US Constitution and enact a Mormon theocracy. Beck actually believes this and thinks he is the "Paul Revere" to prepare the way. It explains his endless apocalyptic rhetoric. This cult has the very real goal of establishing the "Kingdom of God," which means advancing the physical and earthly organization of the multi-billion dollar Mormon cult.
I love you and care about you so much. Pray for Beck's salvation. Beck is very clever and wise to run from any Christian who will expose him by challenging what he really believes. This rally in Dallas is about one thing only, promoting Glenn Beck and making millions of dollars by exploiting the ignorant Christian community and furthering his cult! Nothing will be changed by this rally in Dallas since no souls will be saved because this is not about leading souls to faith in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. Beck tells people to believe in whatever "god" they want to believe in, since the Mormon cult is a polytheistic cult. The FACT IS, there is only ONE GOD..THE GOD OF THE BIBLE!
Glenn Beck and those in this cult can believe whatever they want. God gave us free will, and men who live in rebellion to God since the very beginning have dreamed up the wildest and most ridiculous things, and sadly people who were spiritually void chose to believe their lies and will be lost for all eternity because of it. All I have ever asked is that they be honest and truthful about what they believe. The danger of Mormonism is that they are deceptive (just look at their name, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and will lie without conscience just like the father of lies, satan (John 8:44), to get people to join their cult, leading their eternal souls to hell. The rally in Dallas is simply Beck's latest scam to make millions off of the Christian community.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,