While many of the top conservatives attempted to explain the loss of Mitt Romney to Barack Obama this week, five were quoted over at The Blaze. Among these were Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Newt Gingrich, Michael Barone and Glenn Beck. While I thought Michelle Malkin’s comments were the most “adult” and positive, it was the comments of Glenn Beck that got under my skin. Beck prefaced his comments with, “Man, sometimes God really sucks.”
Now if you are like me, your jaw probably dropped, but I suppose it shouldn’t. Beck has had some of the most bizarre exegesis of Scripture I’ve ever heard, but then I find a lot of that among the teachings of Mormonism. However, the blasphemous statement that Beck uttered seems to garner no discipline from his “church” at all.
Compare Beck’s statement with Michelle Malkin’s:
“My counsel to you tonight: Please, do not be bitter. Do not fall prey to the Beltway blame game. Do not get mired in small things. Do not become vengeful creatures like our political opponents who voted out of spite instead of love of country. We still have boundless blessings to count — and to secure. I remain a proud, unrepentant believer in the American Dream. And I know you do, too. Freedom will endure because we will keep fighting for it. We can’t afford not to, friends.”
In addition to that, Beck said,
So I sat there on my set last night and what I said, I think about this time yesterday, was I caught myself halfway in the middle of a monologue and I think I cleared my throat and I said, I’m biting my tongue here to say things that I ‑‑ hopefully I won’t have to say tomorrow. But I got up yesterday at 3:00 in the morning and I knew. And I couldn’t sleep and I started to say my prayers and I got up and kneeled down by the edge of my bed and I knew that ‑‑ or I suspected that my mind’s not God’s mind, and the peace and the comfort that he had given me and so many of my friends was not about an election. God’s about a bigger picture than an election or a candidate. God is about the freedom of mankind. God is about the Constitution, which is a divinely inspired.
Just like those Christians that rolled up the Dead Sea Scrolls and put them in pots. I don’t know what happened to those Christians but they hid them. They hid them and they preserved them because it was important. The Bible was never wiped out, but the people who originally wrote the Bible were scattered. I don’t know what the future holds for the country, I don’t know what the future holds for business, I don’t know what the future holds for the dollar but I will tell you this: Do your own homework.”
Now friends, this is just not the case. In fact, this is simply another example of how vastly different Mormonism and Biblical & historical Christianity are. Take a look in history. Have any Bible believing Christians ever claimed the U.S. Constitution was divinely inspired? No. In fact, the Constitution itself, as a covenantal document does not acknowledge the gods of Mormonism or the God of the Bible. It even goes further to remove what states originally had in their constitutions, which was a religious test oath. It also replaces God with “we the people.” In other words, God is not considered the lawgiver under the Constitution, but the people are. So, while the Constitution has plenty to be upheld that is right, it is certainly not divinely inspired anymore than the South Carolina Constitution is.
From a link, that American Vision News’ Joel McDurmon provided to the Raw Story, Beck also went on to bloviate on how a Romney victory would demonstrate God really was at work.
Here’s what David Edwards reminded us of:
But in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, Beck had repeatedly said that God was orchestrating Republican nominee’s path to the presidency.
Speaking to his radio listeners in September, he insisted that Romney’s poll numbers had fallen as a part of a plan from God to make it obvious to the American people that divine intervention was responsible when Republicans took the White House in November.
The conservative radio host later speculated that Romney had lost the final debate because he was “being guided” by God to be “less contentious” and agree with President Barack Obama.
Friends, the Constitution is no more inspired of God than the Book of Mormon is. That does not mean it is not the law of our land. It most certainly is. However, all this “spiritual” talk from Beck, along with his blasphemous statement concerning God should be enough to cause people to take a step back and examine whether he really knows what he is talking about. Additionally, if you think that the use of “blasphemy” with regards to Beck’s comments is a bit harsh, just understand the Bible presents the Greek word used in the New Testament as “blasphemia” and it simply means “1) slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another’s good name; 2) impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty.”
I can say this. God is most definitely in control of things. There is nothing that happens apart from His decree and He has a very good purpose in everything that does happen and lest you question that, just remember that even the most heinous, unjust, evil act of all time, the murder of God’s own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, did not demonstrate that “God sucks,” but rather demonstrated how much God hates sin and just how merciful he is to sinners such as us. Peter preached that message:
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know —
“Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;
“whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
Friends just because God decrees something and has a good purpose in it does not then mean he “forces” men to do what they do. Did God have a gun to the Jews’ head? How about Pilate? or the Romans that beat Him and nailed Him to the cross? Nope. They desired to do it and thus they fulfilled the decree of God and what was God’s purpose in the death of His Son? It was “that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”