Glenn Beck’s God Claim: Scalia Died to Point America to Elect Ted Cruz
Friends, I’m always skeptical when people tell me that God told them something apart from quoting the Word of God (The Bible – The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments). While there has been some good information that Glenn Beck has provided to the public, I do believe that the man’s theology is in such error that it affects him to the point where he just thinks and says not only ridiculous things, but attributes those things to the true and living God. Beck did this on Tuesday as he claimed that God told him Scalia died as a way to wake the American people up to elect a true constitutionalist, and according to Beck, that is none other than Senator Ted Cruz.
Recently on The Glenn Beck Program, Beck’s sidekick Pat showed concern over a Supreme Court justice pick by Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah.
“This is critical,” Pat said. “If Obama appoints another person here, we’re in real trouble.”
Stu, who was also filling in for Beck on Tuesday spoke of the need for the senate to not confirm an appointee should Obama make one. “They’re there to specifically slow down the president or impede his progress if he starts to do things that are irrational. That’s what they’re there for.”
“I don’t know the bigger plan, you know, that the Lord has in mind,” Pat asked. “But I couldn’t help, but wonder, why? Why now? Why did you have to take Antonin now? Couldn’t you have waited just until November? Couldn’t you have waited just a little longer? Did he have to come home this soon?”
This set up Glenn who was calling in via telephone from Boston.
“Sitting here looking right now at the Old North Church in Boston,” Beck said. “You know, I was listening to you guys, and I just want to say, Pat, I think I have an answer for you on that.”
And what was that answer? Well, it came in the form of Beck’s “thoughts” on the subject, but if you pay attention to how he says it, he is attributing these words to God speaking to him.
“I just woke the American people up,” Beck said, speaking of God doing what he is talking about. “I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, ‘Look how close your liberty is to being lost.'”
“You replace one guy, and you now have a 5-4 decision in the other direction,” Glenn added. “And just with one guy, you’ve lost your liberty. So you better elect somebody that is going to put somebody on. Because for the next 30 years, if you don’t, the Constitution as you know it — Pat, you and I have said this for a long time. The Constitution is hanging by a thread. That thread has just been cut.”
Ladies and Gentleman, God said no such thing. These are the musings of a man following the heretical teachings of Joseph Smith and the Mormon Church. Beck is claiming to speak for the God of the Bible that he does not know.
Liberty has not been lost with the death of Scalia. America, you’ve been losing your liberties since the tyranny of Abraham Lincoln! Your freedoms have been under constant attack since then from Lincoln’s usurpation of the Constitution to the institution of the Federal Reserve to the implementation of gun laws to the funding of the United Nations and all of the DC government growth that has taken place since 9/11. No, liberty was not lost with Scalia, it’s been on a steady line for a long time.
While I grant that Scalia’s death is a part of God’s plan, as we can affirm that nothing happens apart from God’s decree, to then tie Scalia’s death to some plan, assuming he knows the mind of God in this and then pointed to exactly who he was referencing as the one who should be elected, Ted Cruz.
As Stu made reference to someone being elected who “knows the Supreme Court who has maybe argued in front of the Supreme Court,” Beck said, “Well, here’s the most important thing, and I don’t want to bring this to Cruz, but we’re obviously there now.”
Beck went on to speak of a conversation with Cruz concerning an appointment under George W. Bush, whom he served under.
However, the point in all of this is like the comment that Beck made about Mitt Romney’s loss to Obama in 2012 in which he blasphemously said “God sucks,” Beck does not have a right understanding of Scripture nor a right understanding of the God of the Bible. As such, when this man claims that he is speaking for God, understand America that he is not. He is speaking the vain imaginations of his own heart and nothing more.
What Beck should have done was reference Deuteronomy 28 and point to the curses on our nation as we have rebelled against God and His Law, and called everyone to repentance. That’s what a prophet of God would do. Second, he should know that Cruz is constitutionally ineligible because he is not a natural born citizen. So, Glenn Beck is pushing his own agenda, not the words of the Creator nor the words of the Constitution.
The reason we are in the shape we are in is because of men like Beck who claim to speak for God, but do not stand in His counsel. Here, listen to what God Himself said of such men:
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 23:16-32
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