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06 September, 2011 / theexpositor

Marsha West-Glenn Beck’s “pure personal truth,” Part 1

from Worldview Weekend

People are wondering, and rightly so, how a Mormon in good standing can also be an evangelical.  I mean, Glenn has no plans to leave his church any time soon.  Sure, that could change — and hopefully it will.  But right now his wagon is hitched to the LDS and he’s in it for the long haul. 

What many people fail to understand is that Mormonism is a religion.  It is not the same religion as Christianity, not even close, yet they say they’re Christians.  Take the time to study their Doctrine and Covenants and you’ll find their beliefs are very different from historic, orthodox Christianity, especially when it comes to the essentials of the faith.  Undeniably Mormons have high moral standards as do Christians.  Mormons are right up there with evangelicals and Catholics in fighting the culture war.  They oppose abortion on demand, same-sex “marriage” and have many of the same cultural concerns as other people of faith do.  One thing’s for sure: When it comes to fighting the culture war Mormons put their money where their mouth is, whereas a large number of evangelicals and Catholics are more prone to let sleeping dogs lie. 

In his article Is Glenn Beck a Christian Matt Slick acquaints us with a few LDS beliefs:

    • There is a mother goddess, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
    • After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pages 345-347, 354).
    • God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
    • The Trinity is three separate gods, (James Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 35).
    • God the Father has a body of flesh and bones, (Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22).
    • God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine p. 516)

 

The Bible does not teach any of this!  It’s what the founder of Mormonism Joseph Smith and Mormon prophets taught.  What does Scripture really teach?  Matt explains: 

Christianity, which is based on the Bible, says there is only one God (Isa. 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5); that God is a Trinity of persons, not three gods; that God has always been God (Psalm 90:2); that God knows of no other gods (Is. 44:8); that you cannot become a god (Is. 43:10); and that God is spirit (John 4:24).  This contradicts Mormonism.  Therefore, Mormonism is not biblical, and not Christian.  If Glen Beck holds to the teachings listed above, then he is not Christian.

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