Mormon Minority Now Heads "Moral Majority"by Harold Vaughan — 7 years, 4 months ago
Just when it looked like things could not get any worse, a new “low” is applauded as a step toward the recovery of our Republic. Glen Beck, the rising star of the conservative media, holds a “God and Country Rally” with hundreds of thousands attending. He is gifted, articulate, and likeable. But a political rally is different from a religious rally, and a religious gathering led by a man who espouses Mormonism cheered on by evangelicals is baffling.
I, along with millions of others, am profoundly concerned about the moral decline and cultural collapse of our nation. While we would hold many of the same political concerns as Mr. Beck, it does not mean we are free to jettison the foundations of the Christian faith and form a new “civil religion.”
Several things have contributed to this latest ecumenical thrust:
- Vacuous Pulpits. I for one am sick of all the “innovations” which have dumbed down the truth. Let us be clear, Biblical Christianity has no common theological ground with Islam, Hinduism, or hard-core Catholicism. The compromise of truth has been mainstreamed to the point where the average evangelical is hardly any different from the surrounding culture in thinking or lifestyle.
- Void of Leadership. The shocking lack of principled leadership is inexplicable. While countries like Brazil have achieved energy independence, our country refuses to police its own borders. South American countries are mining their resources and accumulating wealth while our nation continues to restrict the production of resources. Our leaders have been printing, borrowing, and spending what we do not possess for decades. The financial irresponsibility that preceded the Obama reign has now been dwarfed by the current administration and its policies of destruction. The last election cycle demonstrates how desperate the Christian community is for leadership. When Sarah Palin was nominated as John McCain’s choice for Vice President, the politically-active evangelicals were just plain “giddy.” The fact that V.P.’s merely mirror and echo their boss’s policies was swept aside beside because we had “one of ours” on the inside. Mrs. Palin is a great, articulate communicator, but is the mother of a young special needs child ready to assume the leadership of the free world? This is not a slam on anyone, but you would think a country of 400 million could produce an abundance of leaders gifted with the foresight necessary to set a course for a secure future.
I recognize that the affable religionists will be outraged by this article. The “blind,” and the “blind” they are leading have lost the capacity to reason biblically. To that segment just about everything, including the exclusivity of the gospel is negotiable.
My appeal is to those who hold to the authority of Scripture and biblical absolutes. Now is not the time (there never will be a time!) to replace the proclamation of eternal truth with a religious tower of Babel. Mormons, as well as pro-life Catholics, and “conservatives” must be “born again” or they will end up in the same hell as Hitler. If this is too strong for you, then don’t read what Jesus Christ spoke about hell fire in Luke chapter sixteen.
Election cycle after election cycle the Christian community is seduced by conservative rhetoric which is normally followed by liberal practice. I realize we cannot retreat into isolation. But the gospel, which is the power of God, not only changes the heart, it transforms the life. Our broken culture will not be redeemed by electing more fallen leaders alone. The moral foundations must be rebuilt and that starts in the “house of God.”
Yes, we are concerned about what goes on at Capitol Hill, but we had better not obscure the truth of what took place on a hill called Calvary!