Glenn Beck: "A modern-day Jeremiah"

The right kind of friend for Israel

The liberal-leftist media in Israel has stooped to a new low in demonizing Glenn Beck before his “Restoring Courage” rallies in Caesarea and Jerusalem.

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Shaynus's picture

Sorry my politically conservative brethren (and still I'm conservative). But I can't stand Glenn Beck.

Greg Long's picture

Neither can I. Or Sarah Palin.

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Greg Long, Ed.D. (SBTS)

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Grace Church, Des Moines, IA

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DavidO's picture

and throw in Bachman as well.

Jay's picture

as a modern day Jeremiah is crazy. Beck isn't calling the United States to repentance and the worship of God. He's a political talk show host, for crying out loud. I'm glad he supports Israel, but that doesn't make him Jeremiah.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

DavidO's picture

Jay C. wrote:
Beck isn't calling the United States to repentance and the worship of God.

He sometimes couches his political message in these terms though. I once heard him expressly appropriate the "gates of Hell shall not prevail against it" promise to his political cause. Couldn't believe it.

Ron Bean's picture

Someday Beck will have his own planet.

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

PLewis's picture

Well - politically I think Beck has brought more people to an understanding of the ways that liberal thinking has permeated our society. I know when I first heard him I found him to be arrogant .. I cannot STAND arrogance .. however I DO think he has made very valid points the past couple years. I do NOT like his forays into "preaching" .. but then it's up to ME to sort out the wheat from the chaff when listening...

NOW - the one I cannot stand is Ron Paul .. he strikes me as VERY dangerous .. he makes no sense when I do listen to him .. though I can hardly stand to listen as his voice to me is like chalk on a chalkboard .. not to mention his libertarianism sticks out WAY too much for me .. He's too MUCH of an isolationist IMHO ..

Beck isn't a politician .. there doesn't seem to be even HINTS he's running for office .. Paul on the other hand is .. I wouldn't want him running our county ...

I LIKE Sarah Palin - she's down to earth .. and I believe smart.. (though the media tries to portray her otherwise). I think she is what she says .. she KNOWS her values and would stick by them .. that goes a LONG way in my book. Don't know if she could be elected though - has a lot of "spinning" to overcome..

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PLewis wrote:
I LIKE Sarah Palin - she's down to earth .. and I believe smart.. (though the media tries to portray her otherwise). I think she is what she says .. she KNOWS her values and would stick by them .. that goes a LONG way in my book. Don't know if she could be elected though - has a lot of "spinning" to overcome..

She was a successful 1 term Governor

Oh wait ... she quit!

PLewis's picture

Sorry - I think she quit for a rather noble reason - rather than let Alaska keep having to defend her against ridiculous claims .. she opted to leave office so she could speak her mind freely .. I don't think people realize how deep and nasty opposition can be .. that said - I'm not sure she could win a national election. I'd LOVE to see her in there .. I KNOW she could do it - and probably really go after those who would have our nation fail - but she'd be up against that powerful machine of the press and whoever is funding them.

All one has to do is look at some of the TRUE goofballs in our national government .. and see how they are NOT held to the same "standards" as conservatives... ( Maxine Waters comes to mind ... or how about Joe Biden with his CONSTANT gafs?!)

That said - another I'd truly LOVE to see in there is Herman Cain ... but again - I'm afraid he'd be "chewed up and spit out" .. and he can sing too .. Wink

JobK's picture

That is the real news. Religious right politics is the #1 factor driving ecumenism today. Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Mormons ... throw 'em all in a melting pot, apply heat, stir it up, season heavily with justification by works (you know, the emphasis on "values" and "culture" and whatever) and you get a nice big steaming bowl of doctrinal confusion and compromised truth as a result.

Solo Christo, Soli Deo Gloria, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura
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Robert Byers's picture

From the Jerusalem Prayer Team facebook page, here's what Mike Evans told someone who objected to him working with a Mormon.

In the Jerusalem Prayer Team, we work with and minister to many, whose views and beliefs do not align with our own. In those cases, we share The Word, pray for them, and believe the Holy Spirit will do His work, which is to convict of unrighteousness and sin and lead to Truth. In the case of Glenn Beck, I understand he came from Mormon background. In fact, I’m 100% opposed to it!

The only thing I know for sure is that Glenn Beck called me and told me personally that he has accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and that once he was lost, an alcoholic, and that now his life has been radically transformed by the Lord. In our conversations, he has talked to me about his devotion to The Lord. He told me that the Holy Spirit had directed him to move to Texas and join a church. The church he is joining is the same one that I attend -- a spirit-filled, Bible-believing church.
We continue to pray for Glenn, that he, along with the rest of us, will continue in his devotion to the Lord and his journey to know Him better.

Robert Byers's picture

I don't know what church he goes to. It was news to me as well. I'm also not vouching for the accuracy of the information, but I thought it was worth adding to the discussion.

Shaynus's picture

Ron Bean wrote:
Someday Beck will have his own planet.

Ron, thanks for putting things in perspective. LOL

JobK's picture

Robert Byers wrote:
From the Jerusalem Prayer Team facebook page, here's what Mike Evans told someone who objected to him working with a Mormon.

In the Jerusalem Prayer Team, we work with and minister to many, whose views and beliefs do not align with our own. In those cases, we share The Word, pray for them, and believe the Holy Spirit will do His work, which is to convict of unrighteousness and sin and lead to Truth. In the case of Glenn Beck, I understand he came from Mormon background. In fact, I’m 100% opposed to it!

The only thing I know for sure is that Glenn Beck called me and told me personally that he has accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and that once he was lost, an alcoholic, and that now his life has been radically transformed by the Lord. In our conversations, he has talked to me about his devotion to The Lord. He told me that the Holy Spirit had directed him to move to Texas and join a church. The church he is joining is the same one that I attend -- a spirit-filled, Bible-believing church.
We continue to pray for Glenn, that he, along with the rest of us, will continue in his devotion to the Lord and his journey to know Him better.

Obama has also publicly stated that he believes in the Trinity, the virgin birth, deity, atonement, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and calls Jesus Christ his personal savior. As a matter of fact, he publicly professes belief in these core Christian doctrines every Easter. Yet somehow I don't think that Mike Evans is as willing to accept Obama's profession of faith as willingly as he is Glenn Beck's. Of course, when Obama does it, many evangelicals claim not to believe him, and question his motivations, basically assuming that he is lying. So why on earth would anyone take Beck's words at face value when it is commonly known that Mormons have been trying to blur the distinctions between their religion and Christianity for years, first in response to their declining conversion rates, and then as an attempt to increase the political power that this religion has always sought from the very beginning? Haven't we forgotten that just 3 years ago, Mitt Romney was making the rounds speaking in evangelical churches calling Jesus Christ his personal savior, and having his rapid response PR team denounce anyone who criticized him for misleading people a bigot?

Still more evidence that conservative political affiliation is now becoming the equivalent of a church creed or confession.

Solo Christo, Soli Deo Gloria, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura
http://healtheland.wordpress.com

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Quote:
Obama has also publicly stated that he believes in the Trinity, the virgin birth, deity, atonement, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and calls Jesus Christ his personal savior. As a matter of fact, he publicly professes belief in these core Christian doctrines every Easter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttpa5pD7LK8

Here's what Obama says about Jesus from about the 3 minute to 5 minute mark........But of course Obama's a closet Muslim.......