Monday, April 22, 2013

"The need for Discernment", Average Us, Glenn Beck

So sorry for the short blog today. I am in the middle of something and I can't concentrate on anything else right now...again, apologies. Here is a starter paragraph from Mike Gendron at Proclaiming the Gospel. It is an excellent essay. I recommend reading the entire piece.

The Need for Discernment
Written by Mike Gendron on 18 April 2013.

"When asked, "What will be the signs of your return?', the Lord Jesus mentioned several signs, but he repeated one sign three times. There will be false teachers, false prophets and false Christs who will deceive even the elect if possible (Mat. 24:4,11,24). Knowing this we must examine everything carefully so that we can hold fast to that which is good and abstain from every form of evil (1 Thes. 5:21). We need to identify and expose religious leaders who are servants of the devil carrying out his goal is to deceive the world (2 Cor. 11:13-15)."

more at link.

Here is a new blog I've found which I like very much. It is called Average Us. Recent entries have been
--Why Pastors Shouldn’t Teach Tithing">Why Pastors Shouldn’t Teach Tithing
--Why People Hate
--Fourteen Reasons Hell Scares Me

Glenn Beck fulfilled his promise to go public with an angle to the Boston Marathon bombing, which he had stated would have the potential to bring down the United States because of a massive coverup. He updated it here with more details. I admire Mr Beck;s fervency in love for our country and doing all he can to bring truth tot he public. I remind Christians however (and Mr Beck is a Mormon, and thus not a Christian) that our home is heaven, and undue national fervency over our nation is unwarranted. We love America, but we love our heavenly home more. Which nation are we doing more for? Please don't get wrapped up in details of government conspiracies and coverups. They exist. But the truth is ever harder to find with a compliant media and because of the days in which we live. One cold go crazy trying to get to the bottom of a quicksand pit, all the while taking our eyes off Jesus and what we should be doing for HIS kingdom.

5 comments:

  1. Elizabeth ~ I pray His presence, power, and provision invade your circumstance ~ and join with you in Praise to Him alone!

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  2. Opinions are like noses, everyone has one.

    We must be about our Father' business.

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  3. I think you are quite ignorant in some regards. Glenn Beck is indeed a Christian. You will see that this is fact in the very near future.

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    1. Anonymous, do you have scripture to back up what you say?

      Here is a partial explanation of why Mormons are not Christians, and do not teach according to the bible.

      http://carm.org/teachings-of-mormonism
      "The doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are very interesting. Most of the 'odd' ones are not initially taught to potential converts. But they should be. Instead, "they are revealed later as one matures and gains the ability to accept them." The LDS Church tries to make its official doctrines appear Christian but what underlies those Christian sounding terms is far from Christian in meaning."

      Baptism

      Baptism for the dead, (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. II, p. 141). This is a practice of baptizing each other in place of non-Mormons who are now dead. Their belief is that in the afterlife, the "newly baptized" person will be able to enter into a higher level of Mormon heaven.

      Book of Mormon

      The book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible, (History of the Church, 4:461).

      Devil, the

      The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus "in the morning of pre-existence," (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).
      Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).
      A plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus' plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all Mankind and to "deny men their agency and to dethrone god," (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

      God

      God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333).

      I could go on but you can see that Mormons don't teach the essential foundation of our faith but instead teach the myths of man instead. Anyone holding to Mormon beliefs is not a Christian.

      more here
      http://www.compellingtruth.org/Mormonism-Mormons-believe.html

      and here
      http://carm.org/mormonism

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  4. Hello, thank you for your blog it is such a blessing to read each day. I used to get upset with the state of America and then I remembered God is in control, He sets up kings for His purpose so no need to fret! Our Redeemer is close at hand!

    Celida

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