Internet Evangelist Launches Attack on Glenn Beck

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Glenn Beck (AP Images/The Arlington Heights Daily Herald, Mark Welsh)

Bill Keller, an Internet evangelist who has been vocal about Mormonism’s cultish roots, is boldly proclaiming that Glenn Beck is “masquerading as an angel of light”—and using Christians to further his agenda and advance a cult.

Keller, founder of LivePrayer.com with its 2.4 million subscribers, has been taking public shots at Beck for the past five years. Specifically, he’s been warning people that Beck has an agenda rooted in the false beliefs of Mormonism.

"Beck has finally exposed his true motivations with the unveiling of his 'charity' and latest money-making scheme at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas next July,” Keller says. “That is to make hundreds of millions of dollars personally while helping to advance the cause of his cult that is leading the eternal souls of men to hell through their heretical beliefs."

As Keller sees it, to understand Beck one first has to understand what Beck believes. Mormonism, Keller explains, teaches a works-based salvation. Keller also contends that the Mormon church has a history of documented racism and polygamy. Then he pointed to a disturbing prophecy from Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, about a Mormon president that would rise in the midst of tremendous financial and social upheaval in the United States. This Mormon president, the prophecy says, will suspend the U.S. Constitution and enact a Mormon theocracy.

"These beliefs that Beck clearly embraces as do all those in his cult, fully explain his apocalyptic teachings. Beck views himself as a modern day Paul Revere or Moses guided by God,” claims Keller. “Actually, Beck is being guided by Satan while making tens of millions annually, mostly from gullible Christians, scaring people into buying gold, safes and food insurance, and now asking them to donate to his new charity.”

Keller takes exception to Beck calling himself a Christian. He argues that Beck understands the vast majority of the last two generations have never been to church or don’t understand the Bible well enough to know what Mormons believe about Jesus. Keller called Beck a “gutless coward,” yet a “very intelligent man who knows exactly what his cult believes.”

After these and many other accusations against Beck, Keller concludes that there is only one answer for America, its people and all other peoples: faith in the Jesus of the Bible. He is convinced that Beck’s efforts are making him millions and helping to fund Mormon evangelism.

“The lives of men and the spiritual course of this nation can only be permanently changed by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit through faith in the Jesus of the Bible,” Keller says. “What fellowship does the light have with darkness?' The answer is none!”

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