Failed Fox News and CNN news reader Glenn Beck has made it quite clear that he’s endorsing the presidential aspirations of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, which is his absolute right under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. But what’s raising eyebrows is Beck’s judging the sincerity of someone else’s Christian beliefs.
As reported by Michelle Fields of the Breitbart.com news portal on Feb.11, 2016, while speaking at a Cruz rally in South Carolina, Beck told the assembled crowd, “too many people are looking at Trump and believing that man has ever opened a Bible … that’s the biggest crock of bullcrap I’ve ever heard.” However, Beck’s own Christian cred is itself is questionable according to the most basic discipline, doctrine and dogma of the overwhelming majority of the world’s Christians.
Both Beck and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have made no secret of his abandoning the Catholicism of his family to embrace the teachings of failed New York farmer, Joseph Smith. And with Beck’s embrace of Mormonism, his chosen denomination is at odds with the very core beliefs agreed on by Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants.
~ Regarding God the Father, Mormons believe the Creator was once a mere man who eventually somehow evolved into the First Person of the Holy Trinity. “God Himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!”
Also in Mormon canon, “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.” Also written, “That which is without body or parts is nothing. There is no other God in heaven but that God who has flesh and bones.”
~ With respect to The Redeemer, Mormons differ sharply from basic Christianity. According to Mormons, the pre-Incarnate Jesus was actually Jehovah of the Old Testament. Essentially, merely the god of this particular planet; “We must keep in mind who Jesus was before He was born. He was the Creator of all things, the great Jehovah, the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
Mormons differ from the Christian belief that Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost upon the Blessed Virgin Mary. Instead, Mormons teach that God the Father physically impregnated the Mother of God (Christ); “I am bold to say to you, … Jesus Christ is the Son of God in the most literal sense. The body in which He performed His mission in the flesh was sired by that same Holy Being we worship as God, our Eternal Father.”
~ Mormons also adhere to the belief that there isn’t simply the Trinitarian God of Christianity, but the pagan pantheism of the many gods; “After God had created the heavens and the earth, he came down and on the sixth day said, ‘Let us make man in our own image.’ In whose image? In the image of the Gods created they them, male and female, innocent, harmless, and spotless, bearing the same character and the same image as the Gods.”
~ There is also the teaching of men eventually becoming gods, “In 1832, Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon experienced a vision of the afterlife. In the vision, they learned that the just and unjust alike would receive immortality through a universal resurrection, but only those ‘who overcome by faith, and are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise’ would receive the fulness of God’s glory and be ‘gods, even the sons of God.’ Another revelation soon confirmed that ‘the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritance and be made equal with him.'”