Ever since Janet Porter lost her Faith 2 Action radio program earlier this summer, her organization has all but ceased to function, which is what made the sudden appearance of a new piece on the F2A website noteworthy in itself … but it turned out to be even more interesting because F2A seems have to sprung back to life specifically in order to warn Christians not to get too cozy with Glenn Beck:
Beck can say and write many good things, but that doesn’t mean that we should embrace his spiritual position or accept him and other Mormons as Christians.
At a quick glance, some of the Articles of Faith of “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” can seem very similar to true Christianity. However, Mormons attach very different meanings to certain words that Christians commonly use, such as atonement. Glenn Beck made a reference to atonement in his commencement address at Liberty University in May. According to Mormonism, only Christ’s blood shed in the Garden of Gethsemane atones for personal sin. Mormonism also teaches that through the atonement of Christ and by their good deeds and “holy” living, men can one day become gods, and with their multiplicity of “goddess wives,” populate their own planets.
Deception takes many forms. Unless we exercise caution, even “the elect” can be deceived (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22). The apostle Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 to “Test all things. Hold fast what is good.”
We can get many good things out of Glenn Beck’s books as well as his radio and TV programs. But, Beck and all those associated with Mormonism need our prayers that they will someday see the error and reject it.
This is very similar to the arguments made earlier this week by Brannon Howse who, you may recall, also severed ties with Porter earlier this year due to her embrace of “whacked out folks.” So it seems that while Howse and Porter don’t agree on the dangers of dominion-oriented prophets and apostles, they do agree that Mormonism is a dangerous cult.