Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Beck Plucked from the Fire: The Gospel According to Evangelical Journalism

Andrée Seu's assertion that Glenn Beck's Mormonism is amounts to biblical saving faith has been the hot topic in today's blogosphere. Justin Taylor countered it well. As I read Seu's essay, this observation stood out:
I can say without hesitation that I have not heard the essentials of the gospel more clearly and boldly in any church than on his program.
Two observations of my own:

First, and sadly, given the condition of so many American churches this may well be true.

Second, and ironically, Seu alludes to Zechariah 3 in her defense of Beck. Of course, that's the OT passage that so clearly and beautifully articulates—perhaps more than any other—the very imputed righteousness that Mormonism denies.

1 comment:

d4v34x said...

Frankly, I don't know what Glen Beck she's listening to. It sure isn't the one I've quit listening to, the one, who among other things, I have heard state that the main thing is not which god as long as it's one god. It's not the Beck I heard say that the promise that the gates of hell won't prevail is intended specifically for his political coalition.