Polaris, the Pole Star/ Photo by StevieP187
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.
Chris great article. The truth hurts them that are easily decieved. Sad fact that too many Christians have no true foundation. Many shun studying about cults and false beliefs let alone basic truths from the Word. “Oh, that seems harsh and somewhat negative.”
let’s all embrace Budda,Mohamad and good old Morminism.
“After all they believe they will be god’s and populate the celectial heavens.” same old story from the garden recieved as fresh revelation. Pe U.something stinks!
Hi Manny. Great to hear from you.
Thank you for your kind words. We are definitely on the same page. It’s the old Garden of Eden line repackaged. Over and over and over, again.
Those that some people consider “harsh” might just be someone who cares, trying to pry the eyes open.
Siddhārtha Gautama, Mohammad, and Joseph Smith are all dead.
“Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.”
God’s blessings, Manny. I hope all is well.
I am quite concerned about the impact this book could have. I am actually a fan of Beck and watch his show daily. That said, it is impossible to deny the New Age drivel in this book. I have not read it either, but I did look up a few of the phrases quoted in Howse’s article and they are definitely in the book. You can go to Amazon and search the book. Just put one of the phrases in the book search box (Where it says “Look Inside this Book” and it brings it up.
I think he and Dr. Ablow have the best of “intentions”, but this is leading people astray. When you tell them to pray but it doesn’t matter what/who you pray to, you are most definitely leading them astray, and this is but one example.
I have seen your comments elsewhere. I think it was on Suze’s blog. Or maybe it was at Ex-preacherman’s. So glad you stopped by.
I can see why you are concerned. I have talked to some of Mr. Beck’s Christian fans who see his efforts as patriotic. I am aware that he has had well-known Christians on his show.
As you have stated, it is impossible to overlook these statements.
In my view, it doesn’t matter how many Christians have been on his show or how patriotic he seems when he makes statements like these and connects himself to new age thinkers. There is too much of the same thing happening in our churches to ignore it.
I am so glad you have done the research and have shown Mr. Howse to be accurate. Thank you for checking it out.
It will be interesting to see where Mr. Beck goes from here. This book will be a red flag for many of his Christian watchers. Will he back off to keep the audience intact or will he continue with books like these and risk losing some of them?
With a country becoming more Biblically illiterate by the day, maybe it won’t affect Mr. Beck’s popularity whatsoever. After all, 70% of American “Christians” think they will be going to heaven because of their good works.
I recall a story in the Bible where folks were praying to a false God. It wasn’t looked upon by the God of Israel very favorably.
Thank you for your contribution. It is always a blessing to have a new commenter.
Yes, I have visited the Suze blog:)and Ex-preacherman as well.
For Glenn’s own sake as well as countless others, I hope he can still be pointed in the right direction eventually. I also hope he will back off on it, as you mentioned, before too many may be led down the wrong path.
We can all certainly get the word out on concerns about this book without his fans having to feel we are attacking him personally. I hope I can express that, as I think you have here. It’s not about making a case against Glenn Beck as much as it is a case for Christianity and a plea for discernment.
I am thinking the same thing, Texmom. I think Mr. Beck knows the difference, but I think any Christian who is invited on his show should confront him on this if aware of it.
Maybe Mr. Beck can still be pointed in the right direction as you have stated.