Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Does Glenn Beck's New Book Embrace New Age Religion And Universalism As Well As Mormonism?

Glenn Beck's new book, "The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life", contains some absolutely jaw dropping stuff. In this new book, Glenn Beck writes extensively about religion, and he reaffirms his devotion to Mormonism. However, he also breaks additional ground by clearly embracing New Age religion and Universalism. If you are a hardcore Glenn Beck fan, what you are about to read will probably really upset you and it may just break your heart. But remember, we were told in the Scriptures that the deceptions of the end times would be very appealing. No matter how good someone "sounds", if they don't line up with the Scriptures their teaching about God much be rejected.

Glenn Beck co-authored "The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life" with psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow. In it Beck goes some places he has never gone before. As I have written about previously in an article entitled "Glenn Beck Is A Mormon And Therefore Glenn Beck Is Not A Christian", there is no doubt that Glenn Beck is a very, very devoted Mormon and therefore is not a Christian.

Beck very much reaffirms his hardcore devotion to Mormonism in his new book....

"I questioned everything I could think to question about the faith. I went over my doubts again and again with the church bishop. I read everything there was to read on their website and every word of Mormon Doctrine…I went to anti-Mormon literature for hints, but I found most of it to be unfair or just plain wrong. I tried every trick I could think of to find a contradiction. The problem was that I couldn't. Mormonism seemed to explain the world and my place in it better than any other faith I had looked at." (Page 149-150)

However, in his new book Beck doesn't just promote Mormonism as Brannon Howse noted in his recent article about Beck's new book....

On page 132 Beck and Ablow proclaim, "Pray to whatever higher power you believe in…Praying that God or Nature or the Cosmos or your own internal, immeasurable reservoir of spirit allows you the courage and faith to find and then face the truth…"

In several places readers are told it really does not matter what religion or religious leader they follow. On page 157 Beck writes, "Finding what worked for me made all the difference. Finding what works for you will do the same."

On page 74 the reader is instructed "Just be sure you visit with a minister or therapist from a religion or healing discipline you actually have affinity for, or suspect you might."

On page 236, reincarnation is promoted through the writings of Robert Pirsig's book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, "…the 'spirit' of Chris or the 'ghost' of Chris, then you can say without further translation that the spirit or ghost of Chris is looking for a new body to enter."

Does any of that sound even remotely "Christian" to you?

Here are some more "wonderful" quotes by Beck in his new book....

"Latter-day Saints do not believe that your chances ever cease, even with death. They end only with the full understanding and denial of truth by your own exercise of real free will. And even then there is no 'lake of fire.'" (Page 149)

"As Keith likes to say, 'There's no original sin left in the world. Everyone's just recycling pain now.' "(Page 154)

"There is no infant delivered evil, out of the womb. There never has been. Not even one…Charles Manson was not born evil. Ted Bundy wasn't. The BTK killer wasn't. Hitler wasn't." (Page 162)

"People are inherently good." (Page 165)

"There is only your truth." (Page 220)

"You must use courage and faith to empty the hard drive of your soul and then fill it with your truth." (Page 288)

"You have a polestar inside you. It is connected with all the energy in the universe. When you begin to follow that star you align yourself with immeasurable, inexplicable forces that will actually help you manifest your best intentions." (Page 79)

"The current energy that flows in your favor when you stop denying what you have lived through and how it has shaped you and how you must change is the immeasurable force that you can tap into to dramatically improve your existence." (Page 113)

It is time to wake up. Glenn Beck is a deceiver! He has nothing of value to say about God or about religion.

Christian leaders need to start speaking out about this.  If they join in with Glenn Beck in his "religious crusade" then they are knowingly joining themselves to heresy.

The sad truth is that most of the church does not even know what solid Bible teaching is anymore.  For some really great Bible teaching, we encourage you to pick up some materials from the following Bible teachers....

*Chuck Missler

*Josh McDowell

*Lee Strobel

In addition, we encourage you to visit some of our other websites for some solid Bible teaching....

#1 What Does The Bible Say?

#2 Why God?

#3 Life After Death

#4 The Antichrist

#5 The Shofar

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