Beck and Jesus

There is a great article by Marvin Olasky in a recent World Magazine about his encounter with Glenn Beck on Beck's show. You have to subscribe to get the whole article, but the gist was telling: Beck and Olasky (and all Christians) have a fundamentally different worldview. For Christians, Jesus is the answer to personal and political problems. Beck denied this when Olasky stated it baldly on the show (it probably got cut). For Beck, self-rule is the answer. We have to educate ourselves, work, create. That's the answer.

As usual with Satan's schemes, that is a half-truth that is deadly when taken as the whole truth.


  1. Montana12:10 PM

    Glenn Back was like the "Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” ("W" Wars), big talk no courage. The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We're apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it's not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way. Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our unions!), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what the “Chicken Littles” keep saying about our nation. Never Bet Against the United States!

  2. Hm. Montana, the issue isn't if disaster or prosperity are in our future. The issue is the cause and basis of our prosperity or disaster.

    Creativity, prosperity, freedom of speech, hard work are all good things we should pursue. But we have to stop worshiping an earthly nation or its people.

    My only absolute bet is on the One who raises and tears down nations, as Ben Franklin said at our founding. Not on a nation. The American People may not be our god, our idol. Should we bet on the USA's success if God determines to judge us for our sins?

    I am not against America, and will continue working for her prosperity. But the foundation and cause of that prosperity is not the greatness of her people (sinners as much as any other nation). The only foundation for that prosperity there can be is her allegiance to Jesus Christ, which she forsook decades if not centuries ago.