Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Glen Beck is playing prophet

Glen Beck is playing prophet. Of course, he is mindful not to claim his message as being from God or that he is a messenger from God even unto making clear it is not God, but we ourselves, who will punish ourselves. This is not the slick, coyness of the prophets sent to Israel. Certainly, it was not the message of Jesus.

Despite his call to forget about politics and some God talk for seasoning effect Beck falls back on what is natural for him: "Look at our society," "forget about the country," and "humanity doesn't survive."

What is it that is natural about his plea? It is void of an appeal to the individual and for that individual to seek God individually, but rather to "actively engaged in trying to turn people around" in semblance of not much more than to make nice and be nice.

It is unfortunate his quackery is taken by some to be as good as scripture and by others, who hold no regard, but disdain for scripture, as their own cue to for a natural message: Lets just be nice.

Jesus therefore answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.   If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.   He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.   - -  The Gospel According to John

If There is a Prophet