Thursday, July 08, 2010

Head Of ‘World’s Largest Interactive Christian Website’ Calls Out Beck’s ‘Deception’ About His Mormonism.

I find it amusing when religious groups call each other "cults", but here Glenn Beck is being reprimanded for pretending that he is a Christian when, in actual fact, he is a Mormon.

Keller states, “Beck likes to call out people for their lies and deception, yet he portrays himself daily as a Christian. The fact is, the beliefs of the satanic Mormon cult are totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. He uses the words “god” and “jesus,” yet the god and jesus of the Mormon cult are NOT the God and Jesus of the Bible!” [...]

Keller concludes, “I could care less what Beck chooses to believe, but I do care that he lies to people by stating he is a Christian when a person who believes in the lies of the Mormon cult is no more a Christian than a Muslim is.
I suppose this matters a great deal to these people, it certainly matters enough to Beck that he seeks to obscure his actual religion and talk about God only in the broadest terms.

Nor is this the first time that Beck's religion has caused controversy amongst religious conservatives. Many objected when Beck was invited to give the commencement at the Baptist-run Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
Yet if conservative Christians share Beck's political and social views, many of them also remain extremely suspicious of Beck's Mormon faith. Beck became a Mormon as an adult and credits his faith with turning his life around. But evangelicals generally consider Mormonism a "cult" and not Christian.

As a result, Beck's appearance at Liberty has generated an unusual amount of public infighting among evangelicals -- and creating the kind of controversy that is often associated with Catholic colleges, such as Notre Dame experienced last year when President Obama was invited to be the commencement speaker.

Ryan Begue, a Florida pastor who is in this year's graduating class from Liberty's theological seminary, said he was "shocked and disappointed" at Falwell's invitation to Beck.

"It seems that the leadership's decision in this matter gives the impression that it is more committed to conservatism than the Gospel," Begue wrote in the
Florida Baptist Witness. "I have no beef with Glenn Beck as a person, but I certainly do with his religious beliefs. Why does Liberty not invite a Christian?"
Where Begue gets it spot on is when he states that Liberty are "more committed to conservatism than the Gospel". That's certainly the impression that I would take from Beck's invitation.

And, if Beck will mislead people on the subject of his religion, is there anything he won't be misleading about?

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