Fay (8 March 2011)
"Patty re Discernment"
Hi John and Doves,
Patty - thank you for your carefully thought out post. I read it
several times, just to make sure I understood what you are trying to
convey. We are both coming at this from very different viewpoints.
Whilst I'm not American, I understand, only too well, just what it's
like to have your beloved country sabotaged. Which is exactly what we
see happening to America. In fact, some of today's posts (7th March)
regarding Obama, made my blood run cold. We had evil enter Zimbabwe -
under the guise of democracy and revolution - and we watched as the
life blood was drained from a once thriving nation. We were forced to
leave and come to the UK with less than £1,000. Not easy when you
have four children!! We are way beyond that now, but I want you to know
that I understand your fears - only too vividly.
I know nothing of the Rev. Jerry Falwell debacle you refer to so I
cannot comment. I can only reiterate what I have said before; Glenn
Beck's politics and his courage in taking on the political heavy
weights, are to be admired and commended. Whilst he is very open about
being a Mormon (he has no choice, really) he is also pushing a
spiritual programme via his E4 mantra. I see his inclusion of
evangelical Christians as unnecessary. They hold little political
clout. The way I perceive it, as do many others, Glenn is attempting
(and probably succeeding) to "normalise" the Mormon faith - visually
and verbally placing it side by side with Bible believing Christianity.
If he left the spiritual side out of it, there would be no argument or
controversy. But he doesn't - he brings it in on a regular basis.
That's when my hackles are activated. Particularly when he uses the
LORD Jesus' precious Name in closing a talk. He has no right to use the
LORD's precious Name, considering what the Mormon's have to say about
their version of Jesus. It makes my blood boil.
As I asked before, we must agree to disagree. I love reading your posts and would prefer not to bang heads with you over this.