Skip to comments.Glenn Beck to Give Liberty U. Commencement Speech
Posted on 04/23/2010 8:46:44 PM PDT by Colofornian
Fox News commentator Glenn Beck will deliver the commencement address at Liberty University's May 15 graduation.
Beck is one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this nation was founded, Jerry Falwell Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, said in the school newspaper's story.
The baccalaureate address will be delivered by Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, whom Falwell called one of the patriarchs of Christian higher education."
In 2008, Focus on the Family pulled an interview with Beck over concerns with his Mormon faith. Christianity Today did a feature on Liberty last fall and has followed Beck's call to "leave your church" if it promotes social justice.
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From the article: In 2008, Focus on the Family pulled an interview with Beck over concerns with his Mormon faith.
Good for them.
Glenn Beck who is a Mormon has probably been doing more for the country than Focus on the Family.
I like Glen, but this is a mistake.
Jerry Falwell would not have done this.
First off, let me say I like Glenn Beck and the role he is playing in exposing the evils of the current US government; however, I am a Southern Baptist pastor and would not allow Glenn Beck in my pulpit due to his mormon faith. Someone has made a very poor decision, which is a clear violation of the Scripture.
Glenn Beck to Give Liberty U. Commencement Speech
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It’s a commencement address, not a sermon. Seems like Liberty wants to stir up their students toward patriotic principles. And according to this article, maybe that’s what they need (evidently some of the students think he’s too conservative and shouldn’t be allowed to speak.)
I don't think the last part of your conclusion is true. And while the first part might be a good description of the dynamics here...
...(and Beck would probably show decent discernment in what he would share vs. bringing in his peculiar Mormon "gospel version" into that arena)...
...the real issue is you cannot separate/compartmentalize the person from the anti-gospel he spreads.
Beck has produced, with the help of Mormon Church-owned Deseret Book Company, the DVD An Unlikely Mormon: The Conversion Story of Glenn Beck (2008).
I visited http://deseretbook.com -- which is owned by the Mormon church -- to find its description of this Lds resource. Here's an excerpt of their description of GLENN BECK's PRESENTATION that GLENN BECK APPROVED for his religious body to circulate worldwide!
...In this presentation, Glenn Beck tells an audience of nearly 7,000 about his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...Glenn bears his testimony about home teaching, tithing, and the transforming power of the Spirit....Glenn's story will strengthen the testimony of any Latter-day Saint. In addition, An Unlikely Mormon will be an ideal missionary tool.
So, here you have the person putting "ideal missionary tools" into the hands of Mormons everywhere
-- Mormons who are pulling some Christians out of churches with their false gospel and proselytizing other potentially future Christians into their false cult
-- and you essentially have Liberty University, a Baptist based university, 'high-fiving' Beck, saying, "Way to go!"
Liberty University decision-makers have shown terrible discernment.
I believe that Glenn Beck is Mormon light. There are many, many of these people, who believe they have found God and family by becoming a Mormon. They have absolutely NO idea of what goes on in the Temple worship. They have only given their 10% of income, much like Tom Cruise gives his money to Scientology. He has not become a leader in the church, going to ceremony after ceremony, swearing he will cut his throat before he would reveal the secrets of the temple, which by the way is protected by the Pentagram (it is on their holy underwear as well).
The only emblem on their underwear is a compass and a square.
Heck... MOST of MORMONism's members are Mormonlight!
They, like their past Living Prophet, announce "I don't know that we teach that" when FACTS concerning MORMONism - straight from their own WEBSITES - are shown on FR.
2 Nephi 3:18 And the Lord said unto me also: I will raise up unto the fruit of thy loins; and I will make for him a spokesman. And I, behold, I will give unto him that he shall write the writing of the fruit of thy loins, unto the fruit of thy loins; and the spokesman of thy loins shall declare it.
Joseph Smith Translation Gen. 50: 27 Thus saith the Lord God of my fathers unto me, A choice seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren.
Joseph Smith Translation Gen. 50: 31 Wherefore the fruit of thy loins shall write, and the fruit of thy loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins of Judah, shall grow together
You are getting close, but it is much more than just that. In my short sixty nine years on this earth I have seen many of these "types". There are a few in every ward trying to ascend. They are "pretty boys' that pander with their oh so sincere testimonies. They can cry on command. In most cases they are using the religion to get something or to get gain in the ranks. In many ways they resemble Falwell. They also copy others.
I love watching these big pretenders with all show and no substance, out there preening and using talking points of others as if they too are one of the boys. Usually and eventually their true colors are revealed.
Lightweight Beck is an accident waiting to happen.
I wonder who got him the gig? Hmm? Could it be, I don't know,...Ssaatan?
Pat Robertson did the same thing with his invite to Romney to speak at Regent University commencement 3 years ago. Same thing here, different Mormon.
Ironically, the Catholic Cardinal over all of North America was invited to speak at Mormon BYU University just last month.
Nothing to see here, move along...
How so? Just because Beck is louder does not in any way mean is has “done more”.
Most (the majority of) LDS do not have any idea what the very foundation of LDS is or what is taught in the inner circles of the temple.
jerry is turning over in his grave
He is a temple worthy mormon ...
1) No LDS propoganda (and the university reserves the right to review the final draft of the speech to assure this).
2) You may not lead the assembly in prayer (they would be allowed to take part in any offered prayers but not lead them).
3) In the commencement materials, there will be a statement that the official university position has always been that the LDS "Church" is not a Christian church and inviting this speaker in no way represents a change in nor a weakening of that position.
If they would agree to those conditions, I would let them speak. Both Romney and Beck could speak to current topics of interest to the audience. Of course, lots of other non-Christians could too.