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"Barton: Glenn Beck Is A Christian Who Identifies As Mormon Simply Out Of Loyalty"

Beck and Barton
The only way to impact our culture is to stand up and proclaim the Gospel and the absolute Truth of God. It’s a Jesus who commands that we repent and follow Him as our Lord and Savior. We cannot foist righteousness on America through political activism or legislation. Only Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit can regenerate our hearts supernaturally, by exchanging His righteousness for our wickedness.

Kyle Mantyla over at RWW has the bizarre and provocative headline, and the audio to go with it:

It has been no secret that there have been some among the Religious Right who have raised concerns about the prominent role that Glenn Beck has been playing within the movement because he is a practitioner of the Mormon faith.  And given David Barton’s close ties to Beck, Barton has also received criticism for defending Beck, often by claiming that if you judge Beck simply by the “fruits” of his works and not his label, he is really a Christian.

While Beck himself openly embraces his Mormon faith and has even dedicated entire programs to defending it, Barton continues to insist that Beck is really just a Mormon in name only, and he only does that because he has a loyalty to the church for helping him overcome with problems with alcohol.

As Barton explained to Steve Deace last week, individual Mormons can go to Heaven and Beck really “became a Christian back when he was in Alcoholics Anonymous” but identifies as a Mormon today only “because he has a loyalty to them”:

Audio here

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13 Responses to “"Barton: Glenn Beck Is A Christian Who Identifies As Mormon Simply Out Of Loyalty"”

  1. PJ #

    "identifies as a Mormon today only “because he has a loyalty to them”

    HUH is right. You cannot serve two masters.
    "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."

    July 24, 2013 at 6:21 AM Reply
  2. I LOVE what you say in this post. You're among the few who understand that we are not called to set up a Theocracy and seek to bring unregenerate people under law.

    We are called to express the life and nature of the Lord, Jesus, and call people out of darkness into His glorious kingdom of light.

    We need lots more like you speaking out to believers… and unbelievers, as well.

    July 24, 2013 at 6:46 AM Reply
  3. PJ #

    The other thing is, it wasn't like the LDS church was there looking for him. Beck was out there SEARCHING for answers and barely keeping it together after he got off drugs. Pat Gray is a Mormon, and he worked with him, and that was how he got involved in considering the LDS church. Barton makes it sound like no Christians reached out to Beck, even though they knew he was struggling. Really?

    Barton's pretty good at spinning and leaving out pertinent information or just plain making things up. Maybe MSNBC should hire him.

    July 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM Reply
  4. Rick #

    There is just something that leaves a bad vomit taste in a true Christian's mouth and that is the cornerstone of the Mormon faith that is (as man is god once was and as god is man might become.)

    July 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM Reply
  5. Sharon #

    Loyalty is a great quality to have!….but you can have your loyalties misplaced and in disorder, which in turn can lead to not only a really bad case of "Spiritual Nepotism"…..see [Matthew 10:37 & Luke 14:26]…..

    …..But can also make it very difficult to follow through in obedience/action, {Romans 16:17 – "avoid them"} or {2 Thessalonians 3:6 – "Keep away" from them}, or whatever other scriptural Truth can be applied.

    I can't say with 100% certainty whether Glen Beck is a Christian or not, but when something is "contrary" to God's Word or His Wisdom, this notion of because "so & so" did "such & such" for me so that now you feel "obligated" to them in some way, can get anyone of us off course… and sometimes….for some people…WAY off course!

    July 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM Reply
    • Servant #

      Beck has tried his hardest to enlist his followers in the Mormon cult – and used his TV show on FOX to spread its mythology about Hebrews in the New World. He is no friend of Christians, and is a false teacher.

      March 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM Reply
  6. Ima Believer #

    How sad. How do you ever share your faith with anyone, when you refuse to associate with anyone that does not already share your faith? Pathetic.

    If any of you were among the Jewish spies checking out Jericho you would have been executed. Why? Because there is no way you have allied with a prostitute.

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

    July 25, 2013 at 3:13 AM Reply
    • Servant #

      Mahatma Ghandi had significant issues. I wouldn't use him as a role model.

      March 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM Reply
  7. D #

    I've never heard it better stated than here: "The only way to impact our culture is to stand up and proclaim the Gospel and the absolute Truth of God. It’s a Jesus who commands that we repent and follow Him as our Lord and Savior. We cannot foist righteousness on America through political activism or legislation. Only Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit can regenerate our hearts supernaturally, by exchanging His righteousness for our wickedness. And that is a truth Mr. Beck simply does not follow."

    Very well put.

    I am simply tremendously grieved that so many are entrenched in this political idolatry and harlotry!

    July 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM Reply
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  8. Glen Beck is not a Christian. The falsie teachings of Joseph Smith do not stand the prophet test in the bible Dueteronomy 18:20 . The Mormon faith is not Christian and have been wrong in their prophecies numerous times and have also added to the book of the bible/ Rev 18:20 . The bible is very clear about these two points and there can be no disputing these facts; period. The Mormon Jesus is very different than the Jesus of the bible

    August 12, 2013 at 3:51 PM Reply
  9. Dave #

    So, by the logic of Revelations 18:20, we should also ignore everything after Deuteronomy 4:2? True prophets are commanded by God to write His words, and they become scripture. All scripture speaks of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That is all joseph Smith taught. It is a shame that we are not able to shout from the rooftops that Christ's agony in the Garden and on the Cross have paid the price that Justice demands so that we do not have to spend Eternity suffering for our sins. President, Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, Gordon B. Hinckley said, "I cannot say that we are not worse than Sodom and Gomorrah." When Lot, the last righteous man in those cities left, God destroyed them; we don't even know for sure where they were. It is the righteous that prevent the sword of God's wrath, which, according to Isaiah, hangs over us until we we become ripe in iniquity and he cleanses the land, for "God will not be mocked." You stone the prophets. You are the same as the Jews in Jerusalem that crucified their God. What will ye say when you stand before Him at the Great and Terrible Bar of Justice, having a bright knowledge of your wickedness, and your choice to ignore His word. Do you think you can lie to him then? Do you think he will slap you with a few stripes and give you Celestial glory? The path is straight and the way is narrow, and few there be that find it.

    November 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM Reply
  10. Dave #

    That is, by the logic is Revelations 22:19, we should ignore everything after Deuteronomy 4:2. The "prophet test" does not prove Joseph Smith was not a prophet. Again, Isaiah tells us that our thoughts are not His thoughts, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. God is on a different timetable whan we are. And even though the Heaven and the Earth shall pass away, yet every word of God shall be fulfilled,every jot and every tiddle. Just because something prophesied by God's chosen prophet does not opccur in our lifetime, is not proof that he is false. Isaiah predicted things that would occur 800 yearas after he was born. For unto us a Son is given, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of peace.

    November 14, 2013 at 8:47 AM Reply

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