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GLENN BECK RALLY SET STAGE FOR "CHRISTIANS" TO ACCEPT PAGANISM, AND MORMONS SAY BECK ACHIEVED 200 YEAR GOAL OF GETTING EVANGELICALS TO DECLARE THAT MORMONS ARE CHRISTIANS



Posted: 08/30/10

Glenn Beck Rally Set Stage for "Christians" to Accept Paganism, and Mormons Say Beck Achieved 200 Year Goal of Getting Evangelicals to Declare That Mormons Are Christians

by Brannon S. Howse

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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. I told them that partnering with Beck in a spiritual enterprise would send the message that Mormons are Christians.

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, prominence, and 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.

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.
http://www.examiner.com/lds-church-in-national/glenn-beck-and-the-restoring-honor-rally

Notice that West admits that what Beck has 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 that Mormonism and Christianity are compatible with the help of America's Christian leaders.    

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 publically.

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 happen 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 happen 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, 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 II 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 God told Moses that when the people of Israel ask for My name tell them, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" In John 8:58 we read, "Jesus said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.'"


"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:

·        The law of attraction is the law of creation….You create your life through your thoughts." [p. 15.]

·        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]

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:

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 pastor's 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 used 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 on to 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 say 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.

Ephesians 5:11 commands all Christians to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." That is exactly what we have done and will continue to do in spite of e-mails and voice messages that are filled with cursing and insults. Our response must simply be, "Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?" [Galatians 4:16]

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Painful Revelation
Posted On: 09/26/10 12:19:03 PM Age 0, NV
I am really grieved to admit that the Glenn Beck Show has taken a frightening turn. My teen aged daughter and i have been a fan and have watched the show for years now. We have always known he was mormon, but hoped and prayed that in his quest for truth, he will find Christ. I enjoy his political discussion on the show, but have noticed recently, he is speaking of god more on the show than ever. I do not share his faith. I really thought the 8/28 rally would be more of a pep rally type of function and not a religious event. When i saw coverage of the rally with all of the different religious leaders arm in arm praying together, i knew this was just another new age agenda and was very disappointed. Now, after so many years of watching his show, i feel like i need to distance myself from it. After critically thinking about it, we have to ask ourselves, "what is in it for them?" Why would new age luciferians allow Glenn Beck to "uncover" such truths to his conservative audience. We are being spoonfed information from shows like Glenn Beck, but for what purpose? I have a lot to pray about and continue to ask the Lord for a discerning spirit.



On Glen Beck
Posted On: 09/14/10 05:57:06 PM Age 0, TN
Thank you so much for your article. I join the others in my concern of how fellow Christians have joined the Beck camp without reservation. My Pastor says often that in the last days there will be many who are 'in the camp' but on "In the Kingdom". I posted on my FB wall the opinion fo President Moore of Southern Baptist comments regarding Beck's so called honor rally in D.C. I was attacked for being judgemental and critical of such a good thing happening in our country. Most took the approach that we s hould work with all faiths like we would neighbors to better our community. They just did not get it. They justified their support of the Rally even in the face of what Paul teaches about not assembling with non-believers. I am only a lay person in our church who sings for God's glory in our church but I truly feel that there should have been some strong convictins by the Holy Spirit of those attending who felt there were doing the right thing. I just don't see how they could have been there and I even went so far as to say that to me they had broken the First Commandment and allowed another god to be put up before our God. Wow so glad I ran across this. Thank you so much.

Have I become your enemy now?
Posted On: 09/05/10 05:34:34 PM Age 0, WI
Discussing GLENN BECK you conclude with a verse from Galations questioning whether you have made enemies with the truth... my answer is short and simple... NEVER. I know that you have made enemies though, and I suspect many others will make enemies as well by sharing this information (maybe myself included...) and when we share these things many will be divided from one another just as Jesus said it would happen. Apart from Christ Jesus I can do NOTHING.



Opened ears!!
Posted On: 09/05/10 04:32:55 PM Age 0, ID
I drive across this beautiful country that God made, everyday. Would try to pick up Glen as much as I could catch it on the radio. I was really thinking in my mind that this guy could possibly be born again. I was duped into thinking that. Praise GOD that I was traveling thru the Milwaukee area a couple of days after the honor rally. I was flipping thru the channels, as I normally do, trying to find a Christian station to listen to. I heard somebody talking about the Glen Beck rally. Wow was I surprised what I was hearing. I only caught the last bit of the show. So I got the name of the person. It was you Brannon. That night when I stopped, I went to the website and downloaded and listened to the whole radio show for that day, It really spoke to my heart about being deceived. Praise God for you and your ministry. If it wasn't on the radio that day and that time. I may still think that Glenn could be saved. But I know that the Mormons teach a false Jesus. I now have joined your website and facebook. You will be my fellowship while here on the road. God has used you to help a fellow brother and I thank you and your sponsors for that, but most of all I thank God, our Saviour Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!! Keep doin what your doin Brannon, and I'll keep prayin for you man! Russ from Idaho

Excellent Analysis Tainted By PreMillennialism
Posted On: 09/03/10 11:12:54 AM Age 0, OR
Thank you Brannon for the excellent analysis of the Glenn Beck influence, unfortunately tainted by the PreMillennial perspective on the future of the Kingdom of God. PreMillenialism does not grasp the significance of the current reign of Christ, nor the power of the gospel to conquer the world. The church -- not antiChrist -- will be victorious in the current age because Jesus declared that "all power on heaven and earth is given to Me." There may be periods of apparent defeat (like now), but the church cannot fail in her Great Commission to make disciples of all nations (cultures). According to the Post-Millennial interpretation as taught by the likes of Charles Spurgeon, Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, John Calvin and many others, most of the prophecies of Revelation and Matthew 24 have been fulfilled in the Destruction of Jerusalem. After all, the author of Hebrews said he was living in the "last days" in the First Century (Heb. 1:2). Yes, we've been living in the "last days" since the First Advent -- that period of time during which the mustard seed is growing and the mountain of God's kingdom is smashing kingdoms and growing to fill the whole world (Dan. 2:44,45). The Anti-Christ/Beast had to be someone known to John's 1st century readers because John told his contemporary readers to "calculate the number of the Beast." The Beast was probably Caesar Nero (whose name adds to 666). There is more on this at http://www.america-betrayed-1787.com/lost-cause.html or check out some of Gary DeMar's prophecy books on the American Vision website. Psalm 2 says that God is laughing at these conspiracies and that the kings of the earth will "kiss the feet" of the Son (see also Is. 2). All that remains is for us (the church) to get serious about applying the law of God (Ex. 20-23) to the culture.



Will Jesus fire unfit Shepherds?
Posted On: 09/03/10 10:07:22 AM Age 0, CA
Bless you for being a true Prophet of God. All who place a false teacher before the real Jesus and true word of God just because they agree with their politics are Judas Traitors! Jesus and the word of God should not be replaced with anything or any idol or personality, not even Glenn Beck. Shame on the ones who are doing this, by confusing people and leading them straight to Hell. The Mormon doctrine accepts a vision that founder Joseph Smith was given a different bible in a vision by an angel Moroni. This angel told him God had sex with Mary and pronounced Jesus and lucifer as brothers. They reject the Christian version of an unmarried Jesus as Lord and Savior who died on the Cross as payment for the sins of all who believe this by faith. No cross is ever seen in a Mormon Church or on their steeples. This is heresy and Conservative Pastors supporting Beck have forgotten the bible verses to not be unequally yoked with unbelievers! Will Jesus once again clean house the way he drove out the Merchants from the Temple? He just might fire these unfit shepherds.

Excellent Analysis Tainted By PreMillennialism
Posted On: 09/03/10 05:39:49 AM Age 0, OR
Thank you Brannon for the excellent analysis of the Glenn Beck influence, unfortunately tainted by the PreMillennial perspective on the future of the Kingdom of God. PreMillenialism does not grasp the significance of the current reign of Christ, nor the power of the gospel to conquer the world. The church -- not antiChrist -- will be victorious in the current age because Jesus declared that "all power on heaven and earth is given to Me." There may be periods of apparent defeat (like now), but the church cannot fail in her Great Commission to make disciples of all nations (cultures). According to the Post-Millennial interpretation as taught by the likes of Charles Spurgeon, Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, John Calvin and many others, most of the prophecies of Revelation and Matthew 24 have been fulfilled in the Destruction of Jerusalem. After all, the author of Hebrews said he was living in the last days in the First Century (Heb. 1:2). The Anti-Christ/Beast had to be someone known to John's 1st century readers because John told them to "calculate the number." It was probably Caesar Nero (whose name adds to 666). There is more on this at http://www.america-betrayed-1787.com/lost-cause.html or check out some of Gary DeMar's prophecy books on the American Vision website. Psalm 2 says that God is laughing at these conspiracies and that the kings of the earth will "kiss the feet" of the Son (cf. Is. 2). All that remains is for us (the church) to get serious about applying the law of God (Ex. 20-23) to the culture.



Evangelicals have to be discerning!
Posted On: 09/02/10 12:40:44 PM Age 0, TX
I have become a huge fan of Beck during the past two years, because of his attention on this nation's history and exposing Progressivism. I had no clue what that was about or where it derived from. Wanting to learn more about what was going on, I stumbled across BRANNON HOWSE. Praise God that he is true in what He says, in that if we seek Him he will show us the truth. I have seeked the Lord and He has revealed truth to me by using B. Howse. Howse is correct! When Beck was on the issue I was behind him; now that he is on the "one god" thing, I have felt the disernment of the Holy Ghost pull me away from Beck's message. What god is he talking about? Any god not the God of the Bible is of the DEVIL! NO DISCUSSION! Bottom line, if Beck is exposing injustice and promoting conservatism - we can stand side by side; but if he is trying to lead me spiritually or point me to "god" I am uninterested because that's not my Lord Savior Jesus Christ Son of the Living God Who Was, and Is, and Is to Come! Keep doing your thing B. Howse! I'll back you up brother! HAHA LET'EM KNOW!

There is NO EXCUSE to follow false prophets
Posted On: 09/02/10 11:58:27 AM Age 0, MN
I have strong political opinions, but my strongest opinion is that politics and faith do not mix. When you confuse your spiritual beleifs with your political opinions you can easily find yourself following false prophets. I see a lot of people here trying to make excuses for following this man and supporting him. Even if you agree with his political views, this man should not be the one stirring up your call to God. Christians are not called to allow any set of beleifs or rituals to usurp the truth that Christ is the ONLY way. Beck has said and showed many times that his goal is to have Mormonism accepted as a part of Christianity, to anyone paying attention that would mean that he wants all Christians to accept Joseph Smith as a prophet of God, and the teachings of the LDS church as doctrine. No matter how much you hate Obama, it is not worth poisoning the fruit of the Holy Spirit with heresy to gain a political advantage over the left.



Unequally yoked
Posted On: 09/02/10 11:24:07 AM Age 0, IN
We are called to point the lost toward our Lord and Savior. We are not called to join with cult members to promote changing the institutions of this world. We are to be IN this world not OF this world. Partnering with Beck causes us to lose focus on our real mission. It enables the devil to add many souls to his kingdom because we were distracted and failed to witness.

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