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Glenn Beck and Mormonism
This week, Glenn Beck made some interesting comments about why he became a Mormon.
In essence, his reasons will not surprise apologists.
He simply stated that a, one, or one of, the reasons was Mormonism’s concern for the family. He actually stated that if his family could turn out like the picturesque, perhaps ideal, Mormon family he would be willing to “drink the Kool Aid.”
In case you do not know “drink the Kool Aid” is a term that was popularized by the shockingly tragic events that unfolded when cult leader Jim Jones moved his People’s Temple to Jonestown, Guyana. To make a macabre story short: more than 900 members of his cult committed suicide and murders constituting the largest mass suicides/murders in history.
The reference to Kool Aid is actually a mistaken one as they died due to drinking Flavor Aid mixed with cyanideand a sedative.
Now, what Glenn Beck meant is that in order to get the results which he believed the Mormon church could provide, a great family, he was willing to follow them where they lead.
The reason that this will not surprise apologists is that 1) regardless of the bankrupt media and pop-cultural opinions on the subject, Mormonism and traditional biblical Christianity are in utter conflict on the very essentials of essentials and so 2) there had to be something else at play.
What is at play can range from good PR about families, to some something such as not celebrating birthdays, only we have the infallible interpretation of the Bible, etc. Something that makes a stand out statement, something unique, something particular and peculiar.
What feeds the cults is a combination of the church’s failures and the lures of rebellion against YHVH’s actual word. It is no wonder that Glenn Beck scoffs at those who insist, as did Jose Smith, that there are major differences between Christianity and Mormonism: for him it is not about theology but about social benefits such as raising a great family. It is no wonder that someone who believes in innumerable gods and believes that he will become a god himself is preaching that “g,” “o,” “d” is “g,” “o,” “d” is “g,” “o,” “d” and why can’t we all just get along theologically? (see here and here for specifics about their theology).
Glenn Beck exemplifies this as he found a “church” that promised a good family and also one that rebels against YHVH’s self revelation in the one and only Messiah Jesus and the one and only Bible.
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