Kevin Heckle (21 Jan 2011)
"Mr. Beck:  In the Brotherhood of the Devil?"

 

Fellow Christians,

I usually don’t listen to Mr. Beck as he rarely misses an opportunity to purvey doom and gloom, which benefits his primary sponsor Goldline.  Bad news makes investors flock to tangible things like gold.  Mr. Beck sells a lot of it (gloom, doom and gold).  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to only see the world through rose colored glasses but Mr. Beck obviously has a biased purpose behind his negative reporting, and it mostly smells of green.  I don’t begrudge him making a buck or two, but continually feeding fear to sway the market (especially with his media power) is as unrighteous as folks who sold homes to people who couldn’t afford them.  Eventually gold, like the housing market, will crash too.  

Anyway, as I was driving today I came across the GB show on the radio.  The discussion was regarding the Alabama governor who made the statement in M.L. King’s old church earlier this week that, ‘Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister.’  The governor of Alabama was forced to apologize (for the truth) to some Jewish folks who felt ‘disenfranchised’ by the governor’s statements.  Mr. Beck argued that the good governor’s statement was wrong and un-Biblical.  He went on to declare that ‘We ALL are brothers and sisters.’  He even went further: Mr. Beck said that, ‘Although he didn’t agree with them’ that both Yasser Arafat (now deceased) and Osama bin Laden were his brothers.  He included all Muslims, Jews, Hindus, etc. in his brotherhood. 

The caller argued from the Bible the clear difference between the saved and the heathen-lost..  Mr. Beck would have none of it claiming that we all are god’s children.  I am NOT the child of Mr. Beck’s god.  I am NOT his brother, and he is not mine.

In John 8:37, those who claimed to be of Abraham’s seed sought to kill Jesus.  Jesus reprimanded their claim as the offspring of Abraham: ‘If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.’

Jesus tells it like it is.

"[40] But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. [41] Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God. [42] Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. [43] Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word. [44] Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. ... [47] He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God." - John 8:40-44, 47 KJV

Jesus also tells us to not pray as the heathen do (with vain repetitions) in Matthew 6:7, which is a clear differentiation between followers of Christ and Christ rejecters. 

Maybe Mr. Beck's Mormon Bible omits Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians:

 "[14] Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? [15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? [16] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [17] Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." - 2Cr 6:14-18 KJV

If Mr. Beck were of the Lord he would rebuke the Salt Lake cult and come out of it.  Mr. Beck’s Mormon faith says that Jesus and Satan are ‘spirit brothers’.  Obviously Mr. Beck believes the false premise wholeheartedly or he wouldn’t argue against the Word of God clearly stating the contrary. 

We should love our neighbor.  We are all neighbors on this world.  However, we who are adopted into the family of Jesus Christ should know beyond any doubt that we are also emancipated from the brotherhood of the lost and hell-bound.

I suspect GB is just warming up the Christian folk of America to the idea of the other Mormon, Mitt Romney for POTUS in 2012.  He would be twice the antichrist of our current AC-in-chief.  Mitt liked abortion until he wanted to be a republican President. Beck’s fellow cult-buddy also liked Obamacare. Heck, Romney invented it back in Massachusetts. 

In conclusion: Whatever you believed or thought Mr. Beck believed in, he came out today and proclaimed his truth:  His father is the same as bin Laden’s.  We all know who Osama’s father is; do we not? It doesn’t take a theologian to figure that out.

In Christ,

Kevin Heckle