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Is Glenn Beck Setting Himself Up As The Anti-Christ?

03/13/2010
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Many times on Dare To Dream, I have questioned Fox radio and TV personality Glenn Beck’s motives, sanity and his intentions.

His latest statements have sent the Christian Community into an uproar to where even the Mormon’s have questioned his comments.

As I was listening the other morning to the Beckster, I was taken aback by his statement that if you “hear the words social justice in Church, walk out, leave.”

Beck is trying to convince his audience that “social justice” is code for nothing more than socialism and communism. He stresses that he has the answers and sees “liberal/progressive” agenda in disguise of “social justice” and in the Christian Church.

On the blog, We the People, John Eyster wrote a piece today entitled “Sorry Mr. Beck Jesus Preached Social Justice.”

Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, a progressive group of Christians, took Glenn Beck to task on MSNBC’s Countdown, stating that the Fox personality had “perverted Jesus message.” Wallis even challenged Beck to call him and learn the true theology of “social justice” and then encouraged people to boycott Glenn Beck in response to Beck’s call for members of congregations to boycott “social justice” churches. One of the last comments from Mr. Wallis was that he had had a phone call from Thomas S. Monson 16th President of the Mormon Church, which Beck is a member, stating his disagreement with the Radio/TV hosts opinions.

As I have stated, before on DTD, I believe that Jesus was a progressive in his time and that the Sermon on the Mount is a model of a liberal doctrine.

On another blog, a commenter wrote concerning the idea of the anti-Christ idea:

Hmm, as I hear and read the stories about the Becks, the Palins, the Robertsons, the members of the C-Street gang: In their own personal lives, C-Street members have made a mockery of the group’s Christian teachings…as well as numerous others who proclaim to be Christian all the while denying the poor, the infirmed, and the least among us I start to wonder: What if the apocalyptic anti-Christ is not a single person? What if the anti-Christ is a group of people feigning a belief in Christ, yet but action, they are disavowing the teachings of Christ? Are these guys after all, a collective group called the anti-Christ?

Interesting!

What if, with all his hate rhetoric directed towards liberals, progressives, Democrats, Obama bashing and now the Christian Church, Glenn Beck has been laying a smoke screen?

What if, with all his “I have the answers. Listen to me and you’ll be saved. I’ll show you the way,” along with spewing forth his interpretations of church and state, that the real anti-Christ is, Glenn Beck.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. colfoley permalink
    03/14/2010 4:30 am

    Is someone seriously making this argument?

    First of all on the whole ‘anti christ’ thing. According to what I have learned the Anti Christ is either a threesome, or accompanied by a group. But that is where the simularites end. As far as I iknow Beck, nor Palin, nor Robertson has not performed any miracles, healed the sick and wounded with a wave of their hand, made meteors fall from the sky. Nor has he parted any seas recently….I think.

    Second of all, he is all for giving to the poor, all for helping people out. If that is your definition of social justice, he apllauds you. But he simply says that government should stay out of the equasion and not force people to be charitable, aka redistribution of Wealth.

    Third of all, its more of a matter of perspective. Sure, you may view Jesus as a progressive who helped the sick, gave money to the poor, and advocated the betterment of society. But I am not sure if Jesus would be entirely enthused and the mass slaughter, the I am better tehn you elitist attitude, the rascism, sexism, and hate that has been done in the name of Progressivism, by people who call themselves progressive, and in the name of human progress. (And Marxism, and Communism, and Socialism).

  2. 03/14/2010 11:54 am

    I agree that Jesus was a progressive, but somehow that message has been lost.

    If you ever have a chance to read or see it, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s History of Christianity is truly worth the time. I’ve seen the show, own a region 2 copy of the DVD (hope it makes it to the USA), but have yet to read the book. I would imagine that the book is well worth it based on the TV version.

  3. 03/14/2010 3:54 pm

    Notice that I stated the hypothesis with “What if?” Not is. As for Palin. Didn’t she state recently that she was “like God” since “she wrote on her hand.”

  4. colfoley permalink
    03/14/2010 11:27 pm

    i have most certainly not heard those comments that you are reffering to.

    And you are right, this is a hypothesis, but the case is….well imo it is not there ;). Hypothesis or otherwise.

  5. 03/15/2010 7:44 pm

    One only has to google Palin and God writing on the hand and you get many references to the comment. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/08/sarah-palin-god-wrote-not_n_489864.html
    If Beck was the anti-Christ there would be many who would defend him and believe in him, so it would be hard to determine if he was or not. Only time and actions will tell.

  6. elecpencil permalink
    03/16/2010 7:00 pm

    The top level of insanity used to be called, “bat shit crazy”. A new higher level of insanity has topped that and is called, “Glen Beck crazy”.

  7. sharethisurlaboutglenbek permalink
    05/13/2010 5:04 pm

    You may enjoy my blog, The Glenn Beck Review, especially on 5/14.

  8. TheBigPicture permalink
    05/29/2010 8:02 pm

    This is a chilling topic and truly frightens me. Everything I have ever read about the Anti-Christ has alluded to the notion that the Anti-Christ is an ever present force that has been set against humanity to turn one against another, and more specifically, against Christ and Christlike ideals. This could be an individual like a king or dictator as well a sect/group like a Church or political party. Needless to say, when I read the excerpt about the “modern day” take on the idea of the Anti-Christ(not really a new idea at all yet, as time goes on, people always revert back to the simplest, literal meaning of a concept.) it really struck me as a real possibility. If you subscribe to the idea of numerous “Ant-Christs” throughout history in the guise of an individual or as a group entity, you might agree that there is no time like the present to make a bid for power.

    Now, while I find the idea of Glenn Beck taking part in a movement that sets up an “Anti-Christ” to rise in power intriguing, I would like to first challenge you to a little game with the Google search engine. Type in “obama a”, what do you know? “Obama antichrist” comes up with 736,000 results. Clicking on many would lead to accusations of ties to militant terrorist Muslim clerics as well as any number of reasonable or unreasonable speculations about our president. I am not taking a shot at Obama or defending Glenn Beck but, wish to simply point out how easy it is to make accusations or defame someone’s good name if is in your own best interest to do so.

    A little Devil’s advocate or Anti-Christ’s advocate if you will.

  9. 08/26/2010 8:49 am

    Glen Beck preaches hate, Obama does not.

  10. joy permalink
    09/12/2010 12:08 pm

    http://rfdamerica.com/content/glenn-beck-antichrist-ten-signs-point-yes?page=2

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