GLENN BECK’S BIBLE TWISTING (Friday Church News Notes, November 26, 2010, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143) - Political commentator and talk show host Glen Beck uses a strange, allegorical interpretation of the Bible to support his conspiracy theories. Raised Roman Catholic, Beck converted to Mormonism in 1999 after “church shopping” with his second wife. Two weeks ago Beck discussed the Tower of Babel of Genesis 10-11 on his radio program, and he stated that the chief problem was the use of bricks instead of stones. He further said that there are two names for God in the Genesis passage, one for a “happy-go-lucky God” and one for an angry God. Beck says it was the “happy-go-lucky God” who divided the languages, and he claims that God was not punishing men but setting them free. This is contrary to the Bible’s plain statements that the sin of the Tower of Babel was man’s rebellion to God’s express will and that God’s actions were for the purpose of judging man and hindering him from accomplishing his fallen will. Beck is heavily influenced by Mormon conspiratorialist W. Cleon Skousen, who believed that the U.S. Constitution was inspired of God. Beck touts Skousen’s books as required reading for those wanting to understand the world today and he wrote the foreword for the 2008 edition of Skousen’s5,000 Year Leap. There are doubtless many human conspiracies at work in the world today, but the conspiracies that really matter are supernatural and operate beyond the realm of human discovery and can only be known through the Biblical revelation. There is a divine “conspiracy,” which is God working out His sovereign plan to put His eternal Son, Jesus, on the throne of this world. There is also a satanic conspiracy, which is the devil’s plan to put the Antichrist on the throne of the world. This will be accomplished when God allows it, but it will only last for a few years and will be crushed at Christ’s Second Coming. The Satanic conspiracy is called the “mystery of iniquity” in 2 Thessalonians 2. These are the conspiracies that one must understand if he is to understand current events, but, sadly, Glenn Beck doesn’t have a clue on this count because he worships a false christ and holds to a false gospel and does not understand the Bible.
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