Focus on the Family Pulls Interview with Glenn Beck

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  1. Marcia

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    Focus on the Family pulled their interview with Glenn Beck after an article came out about how FoF did not reveal Beck's Mormon faith.

    I am thinking that probably FoF did not know Glenn Beck is a Mormon (if not, they should do better investigation).


    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=84683
    Here is a Mormon article on this that re-published an archived version of the interview that was pulled (scroll to bottom of article):
    http://www.mormontimes.com/mormon_voices/joel_campbell/?id=5597


    Here is the article on Glenn Beck that caused FoF to pull the interview:
    http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/111989018.html
    I think it's good they pulled the interview. Why interview him as though he's a Christian, and promote his book?
     
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    Because he claims Christ as his savior ? I hear Glenn talk more about Jesus than Joe Smith.

    They probably didn't research it enough, you are right. That would have saved everyone involved a lot of grief.
     
  3. Marcia

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    Well, I'm guessing they thought he was Christian because he refers to the atonement. Of course, the Mormon view of that is not the same as the biblical view.
     
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    a mormon is not a christian, their standard for deeming one a christian is not biblical, but is man made. not ever can a mormon be called a christian. unless one alos believes thier garbage.
     
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    When the Mormon Church brought in a consulting group to improve their image, the consulting group suggested that they talk more about Jesus and identify themselves as Christians. So that is what they have done.
     
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    I just read that book on the 26th. A Christmas present.... I'm always looking for a writers faith, and I didn't see, but a passing mention of the Lord's name... If he is a Christian, he missed a great opportunity. A pretty good story of his rebellious youth.. Not great
     
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    Focus on the Family with Dobson has not been known as a beacon of discernment -- witness the use of that platform for lies about the TNIV.
     
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    That's a shame.

    An opportunity has been lost.
     
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    He is NOT a Christian! He's a Mormon for sure.

    His book is doing well. Sadly, it is more of the Mormon believe in yourself kind of message. Mormons are big into human potential stuff. Not surprising given that they think Mormon men will one day be gods of their own planets.
     
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    That is also true of so many Christians who write books today. Those kind of books sell. They make people feel good and give them some kind of temporary salve without any hard work.
     
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    Well, the churches in Colossae & Laodicia had pagan influences, and may have even denied the divine creation of the universe, and Paul adresses both as "saints".

    We should be careful saying who is, and who isn't saved.
     
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    The mormon doctrine of salvation is not biblical in anyway, therefore no one can be saved by the mormon method. It's God's way or not at all. We have every right to judge someone's method of salvation being biblical or not, and anyone beleiveing a false gospel can not be saved by that gospel. If they can make it up and call themselves christians and go to heaven so can anyone, goodbye to Jesus and salvation through Him alone.
     
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    There could be some regenerate Roman Catholics and members of the SDA -- but Mormons and JW's?No way.
     
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    theres no salvation in believing you must preform good works in order to become a god and obtain your own planet, that Jesus was created, wasn't perfect but had to become a god, that Jesus and satan are brothers, that God has a father and he has a father meaning that God hasn't always existed.
    Oh yeah, wouldn't doubt this to be christian at all, anyone believing this must be christians.


    http://mmoutreachinc.com/mormons/whatmorbelieve.html
     
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    I agree, Brother Curtis.
     
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    Thank ya, Mrs. Spinach. :thumbsup:
     
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    And when I hear Glenn call Joe Smith his savior, I'll agree with you.
     
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    Where does Paul address unbelievers as saints? Yes there were pagan influences there and what did Paul do? He totally condemned these false teachings and influences!

    We are also supposed to expose false teachings and defend the faith. We may not have to say who is saved and who isn't, but we certainly are to say when a certain teaching/religion is contrary to the truth of God's word.

    The Mormons deny the Trinity, believe Jesus is a spirit child of God and his wife (as you and I are, therefore, Jesus is our "brother), that salvation comes by faith (in the wrong Jesus) plus works, that a good Mormon man will one day become god of his own universe, that there are many gods, that wives will be resurrected by their husbands calling their name, that God had relations with Mary in order to conceive Jesus in the flesh, and that Lucifer is also a spirit child of God and his wife, just as Jesus is. That's just a sample.

    If a Mormon is believing the Mormon Jesus, then they have the wrong Jesus.
     
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    He never calls them unbelievers. They were in grevious error, yes, and he spells it out. But in the first sentence he makes it known he considers them family in Christ. Unless you really believe Paul only intended perfect Christians to take his letters as instruction.



    Show me Glenn's false teachings. And look at the thread. You and Donna have both said he cannot be saved.


    I have never heard antything like that from Mr. Beck. I'm not condemning him to hell on your's or Donna's words. Sorry.
     
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    This is not about being a perfect Christian. It's about being a Christian, or maybe declaring the Christian faith. Mormons do not declare the Christian faith (though they claim to be Christians, but so do a lot of other unbelievers such as New Agers, JWs, many cults, etc.).

    Glenn Beck is a Mormon. This is just a fact, Bro. Curtis. I've known this for awhile. If he believes what Mormons believe, then no, he is not saved.


    None of us are condemning Mr. Beck. He is condemning himself by his Mormon faith.
     
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