By Theodore Shoebat
So what is Glenn Beck’s movement about? Its a difficult subject to deal with since Americans as of late have departed from fundamental Christianity into admiration of men whom they erect as idols. People usually get upset when their idols are destroyed, its not easy, but our investigation began with several of Beck’s speeches guiding people into a universal religion, consisting of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Mormonism, a universal religion that fits all. In our first video, Beck, despite that Christians adore the Temple Mount for Jews and Christians, declares that Islam has a share in it:
How could the Holy Land–the land where God Himself walked and in which He was buried and rose from the dead–be compatible with heresy and error? Do people like this truly believe that when Christ establishes His kingdom that he will enact a policy of toleration for other religions? Isaiah proclaims this about Christ’s coming:
And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made [each one] for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. (Isaiah 2:17-21)
Christ will make His law the only law, without any toleration for falsehoods including Islam and Mormonism.
Beck is even keen to dragging with him David Brog of CUFI (Christians United For Israel). Speaking at Beck’s rally, in this video Brog in agreement, reads the lines of a local sheikh which promulgates the worship of Allah:
This out of the leader of CUFI with John Hagee present, even speaking at that event? No one even corrected such false statements and told him that Muslims are not the sons of Abraham, Islam is a heresy, not a race. And if all gather under the “god of the universe” it implies that we should adopt Allah–this is purely heretical. Paul says:
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. (I Corinthians 10:21)
If we are eager to be equally yolked with Mormons as spiritual equals because of the charisma of Beck, then we will fall into accepting their theology, leading us further into welcoming Islam as an inspired religion. Yet this is exactly what Beck believes.
This error is that grave heresy which has been growing recently: chrislam. If you think Beck combats Islam, you are mistaken. He speaks out against terrorism yes, but not the source of it. He writes in one of his books, An Inconvenient Book:
I have read the Koran and can tell you that I unequivocally believe that Islam is a religion of peace.
Not only is Islam acceptable as the “religion of peace”, but invited everyone to get possessed by demons. As astonishing as it sounds, its true. Beck, in his book The 7 (co-athored with Keith Ablow), writes:
Every major religion and culture has identified faith as a force that unlocks mysterious and magnificent energy. The Book of Mormon puts it simply and directly: ‘…Whenever men have sufficient faith, angels have ministered unto them.’ Hinduism, Taoism, Chinese popular religion, Siberian shamanism, and other traditions speak of a polestar. …You have a polestar inside you. It is connected with all the energy in the universe. When you begin to follow that star you align yourself with immeasurable, inexplicable forces that will actually help you manifest your best intentions.
Why is Beck so focused on doctrines of devils? Because it is a part of his religion which we are all now required to respect and accept. In fact, Beck’s prophet, Joseph Smith led the most radical form of chrislam, emulating Muhammad in both his heresy and his violence. He believed that “Mahomet [Muhammad] was a true prophet.”
Joseph Smith once declared:
I will be to this generation a second Mohammad, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘Alcoran or the Sword.’ So shall it eventually be with us–‘Joseph Smith or the Sword.’ (See Alvin Schmidt, The American Muhammad, ch. 3, p. 60)
So intense was Smith’s emulation of Muhammad that some American news editors called him “the American Mahomet,” or “the yankee Mahomet.” (See historian Alvin Schmidt, The American Muhammad, ch. 1, p. 27) Apparently Americans were more astute and educated on such matters in Smith’s day, and if there was one thing I wish to revive in this country, it is this very erudition on cults, past and present.
Nothing is new under the sun. What Christians are unaware that what Beck is doing now is shockingly what the Mormons were already doing in the earliest days of Mormonism till now where volumes of support for Islam and Muhammad have been declared by the LDS. The first Mormons honored Muhammad as a prophet when they made a council specifically dedicated to appreciating Islam. From the official LDS website, we read:
As early as 1855, at a time when Christian literature generally ridiculed Muhammad as the Antichrist and the archenemy of Western civilization, Elders George A. Smith (1817–75) and Parley P. Pratt (1807–57) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles delivered lengthy sermons demonstrating an accurate and balanced understanding of Islamic history and speaking highly of Muhammad’s leadership.
In other words, the Mormons wanted to deter people from believing in the general, and correct view, that Islam was the Antichrist religion. In the meeting, George A. Smith said in the council that Muhammad was “descended from Abraham and was no doubt raised up by God on purpose”.
And if you think that this is just old history, Beck follows and proclaims the current Mormon policy on Islam, as we read from the official LDS doctrine:
Latter-day Saint appreciation of Muhammad’s role in history can also be found in the 1978 First Presidency statement regarding God’s love for all mankind. This declaration specifically mentions Muhammad as one of “the great religious leaders of the world” who received “a portion of God’s light” and affirms that “moral truths were given to [these leaders] by God to enlighten whole nations and to bring a higher level of understanding to individuals.”
Beck is trying to teach a certain form of deism, in which there is one god just up there who we are all worshipping, and who doesn’t care how we worship him.
He says that we differ on “fundamentals” with other faiths, and that this doesn’t matter, what matters is that we all worship God. But what about us who refuse to conform to this heresy? He considers us bigoted and intolerant “deep theologians”. He also says that its not about one faith being better than other faiths. If we accept this sentiment then we will be on our way to flat out confusion. If a faith is true than it must be superior to all other faiths.
I have seen Christians grow a love for the Latter Day Saints because they are so enamored with Glenn Beck. So strong can this fascination become, that some will prefer Mormonism over the Catholic Church. Even televangelist James Robinson accepted Beck as a Christian regardless of his Mormon heresy:
Much of what Beck says is true, and I can say that when I listen to him I agree with him more than disagree with him. But as one Romanian priest once said, “A small departure is a great fall.” When it comes to heresy, we must always focus on their differences with Christianity, rather than their similarities. As Paul says:
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. (Galatians 5:9)
Mormonism and Islam deny the Trinity, and if we see this as not a major doctrinal issue, then we are only helping Satan in his cause to destroy the Faith, all for the sake of being accepted by mainstream conservatism which has been infiltrated by all types of false Christians. Beck, like a Muslim, has explicitly denied the Holy Trinity:
It is quite amazing: two professed conservatives who for years have proclaimed “conservative values”, now all of a sudden are talking like liberals. Glenn Beck believes we should accept Mormonism as another version of Christianity, as if truth comes in different varieties, like food from cheap restaurants. It is lamentable that the most important thing in life–Christianity–is deemed as relative, and not absolute. Beck criticizes “deep theologians”, so then what does he want, empty headed and vague theologians?
Christ, the Saviour of man, is marketed by these frauds to appease both orthodox and heretic. And while Beck spouts out his poison, the wolf in shepherd’s clothing, David Barton, is in agreement with him, all for the sake of being accepted by a famous heretic.
I have heard numerous times from certain conservative groups that our approach against Islamic terrorism must be secular. But I say now that this is not only a fallacy, but a grave and dangerous error.
Islam is a religion, and thus we must go against it in advancement for a religion that is supreme and triumphant over evil and wickedness. Islam is theological, so then we must war against it with a theology that extinguishes falsehood. Islam is spiritual, and thus we must combat it in the name of that Spirit which vanquishes all unclean spirits. The only system that can crush the Islamic evil before us is Christianity.
Secular conservatives will always contend with Islamic violence, and will usually respond against Islam only when there is a terrorist attack. They keep reacting, never introducing any measures which will prevent Islamic violence. The key to stopping Islam from thriving, is a full scale attack by the Church upon its theology.
Muslims who wish to execute terrorist attacks will hesitate in a Christian society that does not tolerate its heresies. We, as the Body of Christ, must adopt that pure sentiment of Tertullian and Augustine, that error has no rights, that it cannot be accepted in a land where Christ–the Truth–is esteemed as the only Truth.
We must combat Muhammad’s heresy, not with vain compromises, secularism, or the vague words of conniving politicians and pork barreling legislators, but by “taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Ephesians 6:16) For every teaching of Islam is an explicit attack upon the Faith — be it its denial of the Scriptures, the Virgin Birth, the Godhead, and the holiness of Israel, all of it is an attempt to obliterate the very foundation of our civilization: Christianity.
Conservatives must stop referring to Islam as some religion equal to Christianity, but a heresy with an inherent and direct goal to destroy all of Christianity. The intention of heresy is the undermining of the Church, and this was the aspiration of Muhammad from the very beginning of his cult. Hence why Muhammad focused on destroying the doctrine of the Trinity and the divinity of Christ, writing:
They are surely infidels, who say, Verily God is Christ the son of Mary … Christ the son of Mary is no more than an apostle; other apostles have preceded him; and his mother was a woman of veracity: they both ate food. (Koran 5)
To the Christian–a true Christian that is–this must be deemed as the most depraved form of blasphemy, for John writes:
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also]. (I John 2:22-23)
Some may argue that theology means nothing, and that all that matters is our values. This idea is shared by those who say that religions such as Mormonism and Islam are not threats because Mormons and Muslims are “nice” or “polite” or have “great values.” Numerous Christian leaders and other conservatives have adopted this view to not appear as intolerant. Dennis Prager is one of them since he doesn’t care about how we see God, but only in our values, and hence he doesn’t view Mormonism as something we should be concerned about:
Cain observed corrupted theology when he sacrificed fruit and refused to sacrifice animal blood, and to these modern conservatives this would be no major concern. “Its just fruit,” they would say, “I differ with Cain theologically, but we both worship one God, so who cares.”
Cain was tolerated, and even tricked his brother with a false peace when he conversed with him in the field, before killing him:
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. (Genesis 4:8)
The story of the Church is a continuous repetition of the story of Cain and Abel: the heretic will always try to destroy the orthodox. Just like Cain, the heretic will always appear peaceful before killing the believer.
This is why we can never accept a heresy because its subscribers are “nice”, as so many have done today. We can never forget that the goal of the heretic, and the result of heresy, is chaos and revolt against the natural order, not friendly dialogue.
Theology does matter; it is from our theology where we get our views on society and human life, thus the Lord declares:
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. (Proverbs 8:36)
Truth, by its very nature, is intolerant. Tolerate all religions, and you invite every error accept the truth, and in such a state will we be stuck repeating the question of Pontius Pilate: What is the truth?
Theodore Shoebat is the author of the book, For God or For Tyranny