It appears that those who have been critical of Mr. Beck are right.
This article, by Brannon Howse, sheds light on the true Glenn Beck. I have been following both sides of this story for some time.
I know that many Christians have been happy with Mr. Beck.
There are also those who have had concerns.
Those with concerns have been correct.
Mr. Beck has made his opinions clearer in a new book.
Mr. Howse gives a critical review of the book in this article.
I’ve heard Mr. Beck and I’ve heard Mr. Howse. I trust Mr. Howse more than I trust Mr. Beck.
If I find that the quotes that Mr. Howse has used in this article are incorrect, I will remove this post and apologize to Mr. Beck.
I think this post is here to stay.
Why would Mormons not be turning to mysticism when so many Protestants are?
I have been doing research on strange, mystical practices in Protestant churches and have been quite surprised at what I’ve found.
The research is ongoing, but I eventually plan to summarize my findings here.
Admittedly, I haven’t read the book to which Mr. Howse is referring.
If any readers of this post have read the book, I would love your thoughts on the matter.
Here are two quotes from Mr. Beck’s new book. I think they speak volumes.
“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)
“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…” (Page 132)
God’s Word is clear. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life…” It is about God. There is no “polestar” inside of us. The nature and attributes of God aren’t arbitrary.
Anyone who believes, like Mr. Beck, that we can “Pray to whatever…and then face the truth” does not believe that the Bible is the Word of God.
Note: I looked up John 14:6, the verse quoted above, in “The Message” “Bible.” This is what it says:
6-7Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!”
After reading numerous comments about Christians who have concerns with “The Message,” I am in agreement that it is not the Bible you want to be reading. The subtle (as above) and not so subtle changes are obvious and include occult terminology.
Click here and see.
The “As above, so below” that takes the place of “On earth as it is in heaven” IN THE LORD’S PRAYER is terminology from the occult lexicon. I have not only seen this at “Click here,” but I have heard it from folks who have come out of the New Age movement.