Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More from the wolf himself

Glenn Beck expounding on Ephesians 6

I love that he exhorts people to read Ephesians. I wonder if he has read it, you know the parts where Paul reminds us that it is not works that save us...

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph 2:8-9)

I wonder if he has read that and realized that the mormon notion of works righteousness and self-righteousness runs in complete contradiction with Paul's words?

I wonder how many Christians, or at least church attenders, are sitting in the audience listening to him speak of praying in "the temple" and realizing that an earthly temple doesn't jive with the Bible they carry with them to church on Sunday? That he is talking about the Gospel of peace but the "gospel" his church proclaims is another gospel that cannot save and cannot bring peace between man and God? That he is teaching them about the armor of God but that his church teaches that God was once a man and that men can become gods?

Little wonder that the church is in such dire straits when pagan unbelievers teach Scripture to audiences that are unequipped and unaware that they are applauding a man who blasphemes God every time he goes in his precious temple.


Mike Barrow said...

I often wonder how so many people can continously be deceived by an abundance of false teachers in both churches and media. Are we really that blind to what is real and true? If so, that is really scary to me. Many people just seem to have no ability to discern and recognize the wolves in sheeps clothing. That's where the role of the shepherd as protector of the flock comes in. We are so trusting and naive and accept most anything as the truth if it sounds right. How sad...will we ever wake out of this coma?

Arthur Sido said...


I think the problem with Beck is that too many Christians are in love with the things of this world: money, safety, security and Beck appeals to that.

Joseph said...

My buddy's pastor is in charge of Chaplain's for our state (Army I think) He has been getting Mormons lately who are going in thru the evangelical process because they are graduating from Southern Baptist Seminaries. Sounds like a good blog post in the wilderness needs to call for some repentance from the SBC.

Arthur Sido said...

Joseph, I would defintely like to hear more about that.