I had someone ask me that the other day: “Is Glenn Beck a prophet?” They meant, is he a prophet concerning the United States of a America. If anything he is a false prophet. Some say that might be extreme, but I believe it is accurate for several reasons.
First of all, prophecy has ended. With the closing of the canon, known as the 66 books of the Bible, there will be no more prophesy from God. He has given us all that we need to know concerning our salvation and our obedience towards Him. If you want to know the will of God, He is done revealing His will to us.
Now some might ask: “But what about that which is put forth as coming from God? What about other religions and people like Joseph Smith?“
Knowing that the canon is closed, we can evaluate what men like Smith, and Mary Baker Eddy put forth to see if their “revelation” is from God. First, does it agree with Scripture? This is the true test to find out whether someone is from God, whether they are our local pastor or some national figure like Joel Osteen. The Bible has given us provision for testing them: 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Is their message in alignment with Scripture?
If not, then they are false prophets. So we might test Glenn Beck and see if his message is in alignment with Scripture. We know that Glenn Beck is a Mormon, and according to their own stated beliefs, they are not Christians and not from God. Just look at their view of Christ. They do not believe that Christ is the Second Person of the Trinity, even though there are countless passages that point to the fact that He is God. Just the simple passage of His ability to calm the storms and free a man from a legion of demons, shows that He is God in the flesh. (See Mark 4 & 5. Notice in those passages that Jesus does not ask the Father to calm the storms, but simply speaks the words and does so Himself. No prophet had the ability to perform miracles without seeking God’s aid in doing so. Jesus doesn’t seek God’s aid, because His is God.)
Secondly, I don’t believe there is much of any prophecy concerning the United States of America. Let’s face it, when it comes to Scripture and prophecy, we are not on the map. There is prophesy concerning Israel, the nation, and then the Gentile nations. We would fall under the latter category. For the most part, the prophesy concerning the nations is not really all that good. There are those passages that deal with those people, who are not His people, becoming His people. Those are to good passages and deal with Gentiles coming to faith in Christ and becoming His people.
But the rest of them, talk about much of what prophesy deals with concerning Israel: judgment for unbelief. Judgment from God is never something to be happy about.
So when Glenn Beck starts talking about judgment coming on our country, the prophesy has already been given. God will judge the nations. Beck in not a prophet at all, but a false prophet.
The sad reality is that I feel like many people are taken in by Beck because he is also a politically conservative. They want to join hands with him and sing Kumbaya and worship God together. PROBLEM: the god that Beck worships and the God of true Christianity are not, allow me to say this again, are not the same God. Yes, Beck may use the Bible. But the tenants of his faith do not line up with orthodox Christianity and we should not think that we can worship with him. He is a false prophet. His religion is a false religion. He is not our brother in the Lord.
So is he a prophet? Not at all. He is a false prophet and a heretic, because his faith is based in heresy. Can we join hands with him in politics and support candidates that he supports? Yes. But when it comes to his religion, and his beliefs about Christ, we need to tell him we are not interested. His view of Christ is false and we cannot join hands with him in religion or prayer or anything else concerning the Kingdom of God.
Here is what Brannon Howse had to say about it on his radio program for Sept. 21.
Brannon Howse: September 21, 2010
We told you we would not re-visit the Glenn Beck topic unless there was a good reason to do so. Well, many of you e-mailed Brannon over the weekend and wanted to know what he thought of Glenn’s September 17th TV program. So, today Brannon plays clips from the Beck program and comments. Glenn continues to push pluralism and universalism. Topic One: Glenn’s program was on the four “men” that led revolutions; Jesus, Gandhi, Moses and Martin Luther King Jr. Beck says “let’s talk about Him [Jesus] as a man” and then says “if He indeed is the Messiah”. So Beck is not only lowering Jesus to the status of a man instead of what He was, God incarnate, but Beck also left in question whether Jesus was really the Messiah. Beck goes on to say that he has made a deep connection to all four individuals and that “their truth is so universal.” Did you catch that? Beck said “their truth”. This is total postmodernism and universalism. All religions cannot all be true.
You can hear Howse’s program by going here and clicking on the mp3 link at the bottom of the page.