The gross compromise coming out of Liberty University as outspoken Mormon and media political personality Glenn Beck delivers an address to the seemingly great glee of LU faculty brings up two important questions? Is Liberty a Christian School any longer, and is Glenn Beck the most effective false teacher in America since he continues to do what seemingly no other cult leader and false teacher has been able to do so frequently until now namely, speak at “evangelical” venues without being opposed by anyone? In fact, Liberty even went so far as to punish the faithful who would not sit and listen to Beck’s talk knowing that he is a man who worships a false god. Glenn Beck has also recently spoken at major “evangelical” churches like Gateway Church in Southlake Texas where he recently shared his “testimony.” Evangelicals everywhere are capitulating on the Beck issue thinking as Dave Barton has also stated, that in many ways Glenn Beck is one of the most “christlike” people he knows and that Mormonism was just a “label” that Beck wears. This is why the Evangelical identity is quickly vanishing away into total meaninglessness. When we see Glenn Beck and all that he is doing, we need great discernment to know that his personal influence among evangelicals is hurting the church by blurring the lines between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity. Glenn Beck does a lot of weeping to get the crowd sentimentally involved before assuring people that he has the same “faith” as ours. This is standard LDS protocol, making it seem that they are of the same basic religious faith as Christians are. The truly sad thing is that the leaders of Liberty could not see through this standard LDS tactic of using the power of emotions to blur the precision of our exclusive gospel. There lies the heresy and the gross theological compromise of Liberty who at this stage can no longer be regarded as a Christian organization since it has opened up the doors to false teachers and allowed for doctrines of demons to influence the souls of their students. Here are the words of Paul for both Liberty University, Glenn Beck and the LDS:
Galatians 1:6–9 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
In conclusion, we should not engage in any unnecessary ministry and religious affiliation with cults in any way whatsoever (cf. 1 Cor. 10.19-22). I don’t think we should even join with LDS or Islam or anyone else for that matter on anything knowing that they could change their position at any time and on anything. The leadership at Liberty should be sternly rebuked by their actions, Christian leaders should steer away from ever speaking with LDS leaders, speaking in their houses of paganism, or ever giving the hint that our differences can be tabled for any number of social controversies, “narrow is the way.”
Emilio Ramos is the preaching pastor of Heritage Grace Community Church. Pastor Emilio is committed to the expository and exegetical teaching of the Word of God. Emilio is also the author of Convert, From Adam to Christ and the founder of redgracemedia.com- a media ministry devoted to the glory of God’s redemptive grace through Jesus Christ. He and his wife Trisha live in Dallas, TX.