Glenn Beck to evangelical Christians: If you don't vote for Cruz, you're not listening to God

TV-radio talker Glenn Beck, a Mormon who has endorsed Ted Cruz and spoken on his behalf at numerous rallies around the country, has really gone off the deep end.
First Beck proclaimed that Ted Cruz — who so respects the U.S. Constitution that he ran for (and won) the U.S. Senate while still a Canadian citizen — would be the fulfillment of a Mormon end-days prophecy by saving the tattered Constitution.
Then, at a rally in Utah last Monday, March 21, 2016, Beck scolded evangelical Christians that if they don’t vote for Cruz, they’re not listening to God: “All throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God.”

Ted Cruz (l) & Glenn Beck (r)

Ted Cruz (l) & Glenn Beck (r)


Now, rightfully, Beck’s outrageous scold is blowing back.
Michael Patrick Leahy reports for Breitbart, March 23, 2016, that Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, tells Breitbart News, “Beck’s wacko comment speaks for itself. However, by using the phrase ‘their God’ to refer to the God we evangelical Christians worship, Beck is finally admitting that the true God of the Bible is different than the god of the Book of Mormon. I congratulate Beck for his honesty in differentiating between the two. However, I am somewhat puzzled that Beck claims to know how the God Christians worship would vote in the Republican primaries.”
Jeffress has introduced GOP frontrunner Donald Trump at many events, though as a pastor he is not officially endorsing any candidate.
Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and Associate Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, also takes exception to Beck’s comments: “Assuming that Mr. Beck is referring to evangelicals who vote for Trump, I would make a distinction that Beck does not: The Bible certainly offers principles on how to think about government and politics. The Bible does not, however, tell us which individual candidates to vote for. If other Christians don’t vote for our preferred candidate, we should not say that they are not listening to God. None of us has special access to God’s opinions about candidates. There are many reasons why devout Christians should hesitate to vote for Donald Trump, but God has not revealed Ted Cruz as the divinely anointed alternative, either.”
Criticisms of Beck’s attack on evangelical Christians who live in the South and are not supporting Cruz were echoed by several participants in the February 25 Breitbart focus groups conducted of evangelical Christians in Tennessee.
Among them is Elizabeth, who now regrets having voted for Cruz in the Tennessee GOP primary. She says: “It has been very disconcerting to see Beck traveling with Cruz. I have had a nagging concern about Cruz’s integrity. His association with Beck confirms this. Beck is not reticent about pushing his Mormon faith, which from an evangelical perspective is heretical. Apparently Cruz has no discomfort being called the fulfillment of a false prophecy. The fact that evangelicals have not fully embraced Cruz but Mormons have is troubling to someone who voted for Cruz but now questions the decision.”
Jim, a Trump supporter and small business owner who participated in the focus groups, tells Breitbart News: “I am disgusted by Beck’s comments and he should be ashamed for casting stones. Are we counting sins? Let’s see: Cruz has lied on multiple occasions, smeared Trump horribly, wasn’t tithing while making over $250,000.”
Martha, a Trump alternate delegate and focus group participant, tells Breitbart News: “I tuned Glenn Beck out a long time ago. I think he has issues and is in no position to determine who is or is not listening to anything or anyone, including God. His hysterics do nothing but turn me off, whether it’s this or anything else. I think he has done some good exposing some of those leftist relationships that he has exposed. But, once he starts on opinion, he always seems totally off the wall to me. Have thought this a long time.”
Aime Molina, another focus group participant, tells Breitbart News, “I was offended by Glenn Beck’s comments, as I was by Romney’s speech several weeks ago. ‘My God’ doesn’t tell me how to vote. I believe God expects me to be involved in the political process for the good of His people and the advancement of His Kingdom. I believe I am called to vote according to the morals and teachings of Jesus. I believe we should vote for the candidate who will enforce the expectations of personal accountability for one’s life and actions, and the protection of our Country and its citizens. I don’t believe that God endorses a specific candidate, and Beck’s comments seem judgmental and manipulative to me. I am not anti-Trump; he is my second choice, but for the record I voted for Ted Cruz. And I’m still offended by Glenn Beck.”
The February 25 Breitbart focus groups of evangelical Christians in Tennessee confirmed the polling research of the Barna Group, the leading pollster of evangelical Christians, which found that committed or traditional evangelicals (weekly attendance at church services, weekly attendance at church classes, participation in small Bible study groups, regular prayer, frequent reading of the Bible, participating in musical worship, listening to Christian music, charitable giving) are more supportive of Cruz, whereas cultural evangelicals are more supportive of Trump. For “cultural” evangelicals, their faith is an important, but not necessarily defining, element of their lives. They may or may not regularly attend weekly church services, and express their faith behaviorally in ways that are unique to each individual.
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A. L. Luttrell
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I think its time for Glenn to make an appointment for a mental evaluation.

MA in MO
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This statement — “The fact that evangelicals have not fully embraced Cruz but Mormons have is troubling ………” — is also very troubling to me. Mitt’s total endorsement of Cruz has me wondering just how close Cruz’s religious cult and Mormonism is? As defined by this article, I am a committed or traditional evangelical, but I do not support Cruz. This is thanks to an article that was on Modern Mugwumps which talked about dominionism. Since I had not heard this term, I did some research on what it meant. I will say that those in our Bible Study and… Read more »

Jay
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Jay

Or maybe it’s not so much that Cruz has become like the Mormons but rather that the main line so-called evangelicals think more like casino playboy Donald Trump which is a much worse situation.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Glen Beck does not speak for all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly called “Mormons.” It is extremely interesting that the comment was made about Cruz not paying tithing, although he had earned over $250,000. As I understand the Law of Tithing (the payment of 10% of one’s yearly increase to the Lord, who is the supreme owner of all that we have anyway); it is to be paid by rich and poor alike. The payment of one dollar from a person who has an increase of $10.00 is just as precious in the site… Read more »

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Great post, Dr. Eowyn. So Beck’s scolding behavior got your attention, too. Speaking as an evangelical for whom the Lord and His church are absolutely essential, I can say that no polling organizations asked me about this. I remain suspicious of Trump, but recognize the fact that he is not hesitating to say things that have to be said, even at clear risk to his own life. That means a lot to me. Trump must know that assassination is a “clear and present danger” to him and his loved ones. To be clear, my vote in the November election will… Read more »

boltson
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Glenn Beck is a melodramatic talk show host. Holding his wording up like a banner of proof is hilarious. Most of you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

Jay
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Jay

Trump says his favorite book is the Bible. He also brags that he has slept with many of the top women of the world. Hmmmm. Something doesn’t sound quite right there.

Jack
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Jack

I’ve heard that comment before but it won’t affect my support of Trump. The truth or fallacy of his past personal life is between Trump and the Lord and, seriously, in this era I’m far more interested in Trump’s abilities to run this country than in his past sins.
King David slept with a bunch of women too and he ordered Uriah to the front lines, and to Uriah’s death, to cover his sins. Fact is though, David was a great Jewish King and a leader.

Jay
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Jay

2nd Samuel 2 says God gave David all those wives and concubines. And King David repented of his adultery with Bathsheba. Wannabe King Trump says he has never done anything that he needs to ask God to forgive him for which is the greatest sin of all.

Jay
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Jay

An unGodly man does not know how to run a country. He can run it into the ground like the past few Presidents have done, but he does not understand justice.

joe
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joe

So, you’ve never boasted in your sins before you were saved, or you one of those ‘always been a Christian” and never screwed up having fun?
Get the effin log out your eye, I can see it from here

Grigori Rasputun
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Grigori Rasputun

All through the Old Testament, God’s right hand men had mistresses and concubines.
Personally, I don’t care who Trump sleeps with. I just want someone in the WH who is not a puppet for the NWO, Illumaniti, or whatever it is that has been making a deliberate and intentional attempt to destroy this country for the last 25 years or longer. Trump is the only one in the running, in either party, who might fill that bill.

Bob Smith
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Bob Smith

I don’t think Beck is qualified to give spiritual advice.

Old Gringo
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IMO, Beck sustained a moderate amount of brain damage during his years of alcoholism. I’ve no desire to slam the man. I simply see it as fact.

Maurice Bélanger
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Maurice Bélanger

Glen Beck is a moron…oops mormon

ChainYaMongrel
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ChainYaMongrel

It’s New World Order! Glenn Beck is a part of it! Mormonism is Free Masonry and all religiosity through administrations have worked to the demise of the U.S. We do not live in a democracy. It is an oligarchy! There are no democrats, libertarians and republicans just Oligarchs…to whom were voted in. The end-of-days prophecy is being fulfilled with the luciferian age where “right is wrong” and “wrong is right.” This will get worse and we are not exempt. Pray you are worthy to be given the strength through the Holy Spirit to combat the evil that comes. Keep your… Read more »

Jay
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Jay

2nd Samuel 2 in Gods Word the Bible tells us that God gave David those wives and concubines. They weren’t just contestants in a beauty pageant. Secondly, Donald Trump says he has never done anything that he needs to ask Gods forgiveness for. Big differences there.

Lynn
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Lynn

Oh, so now Beck wouldl support a Canadian rather than a ‘Natural Born Citizen”. Almost like him changing religions.

Beano McReano
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Beano McReano

What god exactly is this Mormon talking about because they are NOT Christians at all!!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Beano . . . I would beg to differ with you; the “Mormon Church” as it is referred in slang terms is actually a corporation formed under US law under the name of . . . The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I can assure you that they do indeed believe in God the Father, God the Son–Jesus Christ–Our Redeemer, and in God the Holy Ghost. Anyone who tries to tell you that LDS (Latter-Day Saint) people do not believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, unfortunately has not fully studied the facts and has made a judgement… Read more »

Seumas
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Seumas

Auntie Lulu, I’d be doing you a great disservice if I were to not offer some things to consider with regards to the doctrines of the LDS, for one, joseph smith was not a man of God, and most certainly did not teach Christianity by any stretch much less was he a prophet, he was a practicing occultist and “treasure hunter” utilizing methods of divination (IE seer stones, which is sorcery, that is forbidden.) as well as a freemason, the occult rituals of which being where he copied the various grips/temple tokens and ritual found in the temple even now,… Read more »

Todd
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Todd

If anyone thinks the God of the Bible would ever endorse Trump for president for any reason other than to purposely judge our screwed up nation they’re as wacko as Trump.
So called bible believers supporting Trump to fix this country are brain damaged.

konall
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konall

alot of haters on this blog,of beck
i think your being to hard on him,he’s done a ton of good,
sometimes he says some silly stuff w/o thinking it through,

Sara
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Sara

Actually the bible does tell us who to vote for . Jesus, king of God’s Kingdom. And he doesn’t need us voting for people because that is a heavenly kingdom that is “no part of this world”. First century Christians were no part of the political system, and neither am I.

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Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

I believe our founders did their best to create a Constitution base on true Christian values, and to them the established religion which they were determined to protect from government encroachment was Christianity. It was their intent to deny government the ability to use the church as a tool of oppression. Regardless, the fact that beck so unashamedly endorses cruz knowing, as cruz himself knows perfectly well, that he is not a “Natural Born” U.S. citizen; that the circumstance of birth which he claims means that his allegiance is divided in three directions, proves to me neither has little regard… Read more »

Stephen R Leach
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Stephen R Leach

I normally love listening to Beck in the morning, now I can’t stomach it. Then I see these evanjellyfish religious leaders opening their pie holes and nothing from the word of truth comes out of their mouths in relation to this particular scanrio. I too initially supported Cruz, but when one has an actual relationship with the Lord Jesus, will know where He is leading and it isn’t to a ‘religious’ person like Cruz. Beck like the evanjellyfish, are blinded by their religion just like the religious jews were in Jesus’ time to see where we must go. That doesn’t… Read more »

Aussie
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Here we go again! The Mormon God is the God of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob. The great Jehova. The Lord of Lords and King of Kings. The son of God. The Nazarin. The Mesiah. The great I am. We believe that Jesus is the Christ and he will come to heal this broken world after his destroying Angela cleanses it of its wicked inhabitants. Then the righteous and pure in heart will dwell with their king. I don’t know who Glenn Beck is listening too. However that will be between him and God at judgement. All I can think… Read more »

Dennis Richmond
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Well that might be your belief !And you are entitled to it ! But many of us have done research on this and other religions and that, that is NOT the case of Mormonism !!! That is Not to say that someone can’t be saved in spite of their religion !!! But one will be known by their fruits !!! And there has NEVER a good fruit came from Mormonism !!!

Seumas
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Seumas

Aussie, please see the considerations I spoke of to Auntie Lulu, test them if they seem ludicrous. Also by the Hyperlink in your name, I see you mentioning the neo-gnostic mr. steve quayle… I would suggest caution as he and others like him (like tom horn) may sound legitimate, but both are treating spurious books as if they’re legitimate scripture, and those spurious books they cite are gnostic (jasher, book of enoch.) In fact the book of enoch that they both utilize, was much earlier utilized by Moses De Leon in the forming of the primary text of kabala, the… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

So many things have turned confusing here. First Glenn was a patriot, warning us of the evils of Soros and Jarrett and others. Then he did a one eighty. And now we are the evil ones, for thinking on our own. The Cruz we see today is not the Cruz that Palin first supported. She also did a one eighty. Then we have those that said no matter what. They would never support Mitt because he is a Mormon, now many have done a one eighty and supporting Cruz, a Canadian until 18 months ago. So, what or who is… Read more »

Grigori Rasputun
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Grigori Rasputun

Obviously, Cruz is a filthy rat who lacks the courage to own his dirty deeds. As others have noted, we aren’t electing a Pastor, we’re electing a leader, hopefully who will help this country to dig itself out of the deep rut it has gotten itself into.
Trump 2016!!!!

Dave
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Dave

Beck has finally lost his last marble.
This will be his next stop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfGD5FgtNtY

Dan
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Dan

Beck’s disparaging comment about “their God” shouldn’t be contrasted with the Mormon concept, but taken, i believe, as a syncretistic slip of the tongue reflecting Beck’s true allegiance to AA’s god of one’s own choosing, in which all absolutist theological dogmas are overtly rejected in favor of a syncretistic moral code and, per the promises in AA’s Big Book, a this-worldly utopia. This AA “12-Step” religious cult, whose adepts deceptively claim they’re “spiritual, not religious” is consonant with Freemasonry and Mormonism, which teach, as did AA founder Bill Wilson, a gnostic ascension to god-like status for man through initiatory practices… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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I don’t know if I can agree with your analysis unconditionally: The Twelve Steps and Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, derived from the Oxford Movement, have helped millions of men and women around the world stop drinking and establish sobriety, many of them for the rest of their lives. Yes, the “12 & 12,” as Friends of Bill call it, may well be of theosophical derivation, and, as such, very appealing to New Agers. And let us also keep in mind that Bill W. and Dr. Bob took the concept of a “Higher Power” from the writings of William James (brother… Read more »

Dennis Richmond
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Man you really don’t know GOD at all !!! No Clue !!!

molly
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molly

It’s so hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys these days. One clue is who is doing the name calling. Beck called Ron Paul crazy that was my first clue about him.