Monday, August 23, 2010

Yoked With Unbelievers

Glenn Beck is inviting all sorts of folks to join him for an event in a few weeks: “Glenn Beck's Divine Destiny”. One has to wonder if he is speaking of his own divine destiny (i.e. to become a god and have a world of his own to rule, where presumably there won’t be any liberals).

Join Glenn Beck for an inspiring look at the role faith played in the founding of America and the role it will play again in its destiny. The audience for the event will be overwhelmingly made up of pastors, ministers and clergy: a modern day Black Robe Regimen. Tickets will be made available to the general public at no cost.

A question for the “pastors, ministers and clergy” who make up the audience for this event. What does this mean to you?:

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? (1 Cor 6: 14-15)

These verses from Paul are far more than admonitions about marrying within the faith. Is the cause of the Kingdom advanced when you stand shoulder to shoulder in common cause with an unbeliever? Do you really see as an integral part of your calling to “the ministry” joining with a mormon to advance Constitutional restoration?

I wonder if these men have given any thought to the consequences here. Do people see these men embracing Beck in a religious setting and think that perhaps mormonism is something to look into? Beck is one of the top five most visible mormons on the American scene along with Mitt Romney and even if he is not an official representative of the mormon church, he certainly is widely recognized as a member. Joining forces with Beck tells me that these men see “reclaiming America” as more important than preaching the Gospel of Christ.

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