So, Glenn Beck has a rally for faith and thousands show up, including various evangelicals, and everyone there is in agreement with one another. We need to restore faith and hope and God back into our country, correct?
While I am in total agreement that those things need to happen, we need to take a step back as Christians and think critically. Does everyone know the difference between Glenn Beck’s Mormon faith and classical Christianity?
Here are some questions to find out if you agree with Mr. Beck and if we can all hang out in one great big Mormon-Evangelical love pile:
Do you agree that:
- Along with a heavenly father, we have a heavenly mother?
- Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers?
- You actually existed pre-birth, and your goodness pre-birth dictates whether you are born Caucasian or not?
- You can become a god yourself if you are a good Mormon.
Those merely scrape the surface. The problem is this: Mormonism relies on a lot of the same words evangelicals toss around, but the meaning is entirely different. Combine that with the fact that the average Christian is woefully biblically illiterate and unconcerned about the doctrines and beliefs that the martyrs shed their blood for, and we are in a position where Mormonism sounds close enough to Christianity to appease most evangelicals.
I don’t disagree that we need to bring God back into our country. I don’t even disagree with standing together with other people of other faiths when the cause is for common cultural concerns. What I disagree with vehemently is in mutually standing together “in faith” when we share a different faith. We as Christians need to be more discerning and more aware of the differences between classical Christianity and cultic offshoots, such as Mormonism, Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the like.