Edwards and Whitefield I've heard of, but who is Glenn Beck...

(Tim) I'm not making this up. Two days ago I had an hours drive in the middle of the day and turned on the radio. I'd read of Glenn Beck once a while back, picking up from the article that he's the first serious contender for the throne long occupied by Rush Limbaugh, but this was the first time I'd actually heard him.

Beck was opposing something he called "social justice," saying all the liberals in Christian and Jewish and Moslem churches had mounted an attack against him. But all of them are socialists, he said, and they're using talk of "social justice" to rid America of her precious liberties.

Parts of it set my teeth on edge. Yes, generally, the social justice rap is bad karma. And yet, do I really want a conservative talk show host sending his troops into churches to root out any doctrinal commitments their hero disapproves of? Later, brother David told me Beck is Mormon. It figures.

This just to relate the humorous part of the show...

Beck was telling listeners he'd gotten my friend, Peter Lillback ("a professor at a pastor training seminary"), on the show the day before to talk about our colonial fathers and their commitment to liberty. And then he said (and this is almost word for word), "George Whitefield believed in individual liberty, not social justice." That's all he said about George Whitefield. Quote. End quote.

I wasn't sure whether to be giddy or to pull my hair out.

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"I wasn't sure whether to be giddy or to pull my hair out."

I had to stop listening to Beck a while back for the sake of preserving my golden mane. He strikes me as an opportunist that changes his views purely for the sake of ratings.

I used to agree with much of what he said, but now he seems like he's gone cuckoo for coco puffs. His ratings used to be really high, but are currently at an all-time low--many people are realizing that he's beginning to sound off his rocker.

(there are 2 n's in first name, btw.)

>>(there are 2 n's in first name, btw.)

Thanks, Chantal; I corrected it. BTW, Taylor got a hat trick at his most recent game.

>>(there are 2 n's in first name, btw.)

Thanks, Chantal; I corrected it. BTW, Taylor got a hat trick at his most recent game.

Love,

Huge audience. Exposing corrupt Leviathan. Amazing amount of actual content/documentation for 40 minutes a night. He backs up most of what he says with evidence. Mormon? yes. Do I cringe when he talks about faith? Yes. Was Lillback's decision a good one? Tough one, I probably wouldn't have done it. Lillback did make an effort to point to the exclusivity of Christ but did not address the heresy of Glenn's "faith" in that regard.

Isn't this a real problem for all of us who are given a public platform? Are we really "co-belligerents" with Joseph Smith's disciples? And, if you told Beck beforehand that, while you appreciate his desire to root-out pernicious ideological elements in our society, you considered HIS ideology (theology) to be just as pernicious... would he still have you on his show? Or... maybe we really don't believe that Mormonism is just as evil as voting Democrat?

Wilson has correctly identified (and mocked) evangelicals' naivete with regards to the political establishment. Just mention "King Jesus" and you're cooked.

Glenn isn't so bad, considering his radio show. I don't have cable, so I haven't seen him on tv though. I consider him to be Rush, with emotion. He constantly begs people to return to God, and to be true to yourself, honest in all your dealings. None of these things are bad in themselves. And though when he talks about God he may be talking about the Mormon god, he doesn't openly disclose that all the time, and I think he talks about God in a more general sense when talking to his audience. Not a bad thing. In fact, when I hear him talk about God, I often think he is a true believer, and not a Mormon. I hope he finds the true God someday.

Anyhow, he may be wrong on some things about social justice, but he is right when he connects the term to liberal churches such as the one that Obama attended under Reverend Wright. And these days there is a big push by the government to co-opt liberal churches back it in the areas of income redistribution, green jobs, sodomy, healthcare reform, etc. The black church seems to be a big proponent of the social gospel, just as reliably as the emergent churches, mentioned in another recent Baylyblog article, preach an empty gospel of its own.

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