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What the Mormon Church Says About The Constitution, America, and the Last Days


The message below was mailed out by Brannon Howse of World View Weekend this morning. You could call it a follow-up on the message earlier this week; Evangelical Tells Beck He’s “Off The Reservation”

Understanding the end-time beliefs of the Mormon Church and their view of America and the Constitution may help you understand “Glenn Beck’s Divine Destiny”.

The guest on my radio program today was Ed Decker, a former Mormon for twenty years before becoming Christian. On the program I played sound bites of a speech given by Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson entitled “Our Divine Constitution” and Ed responds.

Please remember that Glenn has said that he is a Mormon and to our knowledge has never publically renounced his Mormon religion. Glenn Beck said on his TV program on August 26, 2010, that the event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, August 28, 2010, will not a political event. A few days before this Glenn said the event will not be a Christian event but a God event. What God are we talking about? Is Glenn acknowledging that it is indeed all about a spiritual agenda that has been well laid out by leading Mormon leaders including the now deceased President of the Mormon Church, Ezra Taft Benson?

Glenn said that the money for this event was raised months ago. Did the Mormon Church assist in covering the costs for this event and if so for what purpose? Here are the sound bites we played on the radio program today from the speech given by Ezra Taft Benson.

Ezra Taft Benson: I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed His stamp of approval upon it.

Brannon Howse: This is out right heresy! We are told in Deuteronomy 4:2 not to “add to the word which I commanded you, nor take from it.” Saying the Constitution is “akin to the revelation of God” is adding to the Bible and is for sure lowering the supremacy of the Word of God and thus heresy. If the Constitution is akin to the Word of God, why has it been changed so many times?

Ezra Taft Benson: I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith….It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church-among others-men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution.

Brannon Howse: It is the Mormon Church and “enlightened” Mormons that will save America? If America is to be saved it will not be by the false gospel and false Jesus of the Mormons following the principles of the Constitution that they have elevated to being equal to the words of God. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says that “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Part of the wickedness America needs to turn from is following the Jesus of the cults or the Jesus of Oprah’s New Age Movement. The very thing the Mormons are doing and many Christian Americans are following, will actually not help America but bring God’s judgment.

Ezra Taft Benson: Have we read The Federalist papers? Are we reading the Constitution and pondering it? Are we aware of its principles? Are we abiding by these principles and teaching them to others? Could we defend the Constitution? Can we recognize when a law is constitutionally unsound? Do we know what the prophets have said about the Constitution and the threats to it?

Brannon Howse: I am all for returning to the original intent of America’s Founding Fathers but the cross is higher than the flag and the Word of God is above the Constitution. If we really want to defend a Constitutional Republic we must get back to the Word of God; not the Mormon Bible and Mormon teachings on end-time beliefs and building God’s Kingdom on earth or the New Jerusalem in Independence, Missouri as they believe.

Ezra Taft Benson: We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: “Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction” (19 July 1840, as recorded by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; ms. in Church Historian’s Office, Salt Lake City).

Brannon Howse: The Mormon Church, in recent years, has found itself in another public relations problem so Ed Decker says they have backed away from this belief. However, all Mormons know of this prophecy by Joseph Smith and believe the Mormon Church and its “enlightened members of this Church” will restore America’s honor.

Sound familiar?

Is this the goal of Glenn Beck’s restoring America’s Honor rally? Is Glenn Beck part of this Mormon movement that will restore America and usher in the “Kingdom of God” on earth? What does Glenn Beck mean by God? Does Glenn reject the Mormon god that was a man of flesh and bone that evolved to be the God of this universe by living a good Mormon life? Does Glenn believe he can become a god with many goddess wives that will populate their own planet? Does Glenn believe that Jesus is the brother of Satan that was voted by a council to come to earth?

By his own admission he has said that 80% of his life revolves around the Mormon Temple. Glenn owes it to all of us that have watched him to answer these questions particularly since Glenn has challenged the president to be public about his beliefs.

Ezra Taft Benson: Only in this foreordained land, under its God-inspired Constitution and the resulting environment of freedom, was it possible to have established the restored church. It is our responsibility to see that this freedom is perpetuated so that the Church may more easily flourish in the future. The Lord said, “Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land” (D&C 98:6).

Brannon Howse: So in the end, the big push for returning to the founding principles is for the goal of the flourishing of the Mormon Church? How many people are aware of this ultimate goal? How many Americans want to live in a Mormon theocracy? Before you say they are not for a theocracy you had better read the “Law of Consecration” that Mormons swear to in the LDS temple ritual.

Among other things, the officiator requests they swear to “consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, and everything with which the Lord has blessed you, or with which he may bless you , to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the Kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion.”

Ezra Taft Benson: Our Father in Heaven planned the coming forth of the Founding Fathers and their form of government as the necessary great prologue leading to the restoration of the gospel. Recall what our Savior Jesus Christ said nearly two thousand years ago when He visited this promised land: “For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth” (3 Ne. 21:4). America, the land of liberty, was to be the Lord’s latter-day base of operations for His restored church.

Brannon Howse: So the god of the Mormons, who was once a man of flesh and bone, planned America so the gospel of the Mormon Church could be restored? When did Jesus visit the promise land, which they call America? You will only find that in the Mormon Bible. Notice Taft is quoting from the Mormon Bible where they say that Jesus declared that America would become the “Lord’s latter-day base of operations for His restored church.”

If Glenn Beck’s event on 8/27 and 8/28 are not political events but spiritual events don’t you think people should be aware of the spiritual and political agenda of the Mormon Church that Glenn has said 80% of his life revolves around? If Glenn said come to these two events to learn more about the Constitution of the United States which is equal to the inspired Word of God; how many Christians would still attend?

Sadly, I believe most American Christians have the knowledge and Biblical discernment of a gnat and even if Glenn publicly equated the Constitution as “akin to the revelations of God…” as did Ezra Taft Benson, they would still be at his beckon call because they are so hungry for a conservative leader and so eager to reclaim the founder’s original intent. I believe many self-professing Christians will betray God’s ordained Word which will surely guarantee that our destiny will be divine judgment.

It appears to me that “Glenn Beck’s Divine Destiny” is nothing more than a “divine” deception.

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6 comments on “What the Mormon Church Says About The Constitution, America, and the Last Days

  1. Brannon Howse: So in the end, the big push for returning to the founding principles is for the goal of the flourishing of the Mormon Church? How many people are aware of this ultimate goal? How many Americans want to live in a Mormon theocracy?

    I would open up and comment on three destructions I see written about in the Bible. Two have occurred already and one is yet to happen.

    The first destruction I will characterize as a moderate destruction.

    The second destruction I will characterize as a destruction. But the level of this destruction is nothing like the first one.

    The third destruction, however, I would say is the most major destruction of all destructions mankind will ever experience and is coming! Hopefully sooner than soon?

    When was the first destruction? It is recorded here in the Bible:

    Gen 6:5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    Gen 6:6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
    Gen 6:7 So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
    Gen 6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

    When was the second one?

    Jesus foretold of this one as recorded in Luke’s Gospel and indeed it came to pass in the year 70 a.d..

    Luk 21:20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.
    Luk 21:21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it,
    Luk 21:22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written.

    Now, when will the last one happen? “Soon I hope!

    2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
    2Pe 3:11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
    2Pe 3:12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!
    2Pe 3:13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

    Now, while some “earthdwellers” are going about restoring some glory days of yesteryear, I am committed to the idea of proclaiming this Gospel of the Kingdom to every creature for a witness and then the end shall come; living by the same exhortation Peter gave and lived by, recorded at 2 Peter 3:12, cited by me above!

    All the while I am keeping these words fully in the forefront of my mind:

    2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
    2Pe 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

    And:::>

    1Ch 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
    1Ch 16:32 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!
    1Ch 16:33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.

  2. […] is so appealing as a political ally to people like Land and Garlow, Beck and Romney… Because, Mormonism is American Exceptionalism codified into theology. Let me also say, that while I don’t care for Mormon theology, etc… their holiness […]

  3. […] One thing that I found interesting about Glen Beck is the idea of the eschatology of Mormons. I have not researched this, but PJ Miller does not print spam at Sola Dei Gloria. There is an article which gets at the end times beliefs of Mormons which include trusting in the constitution to save the USA. So why is Glen Beck doing what he is doing? Read the article here. […]

  4. Ya know, this is quite alarming! Like the Bentley debacle, perhaps Beck is another means of “sorting” the true flock from the false? We heap to ourselves teachers that tickle our ears and further the secret goals and idols of our hearts. Do you think that those we run after reveal a lot about our hearts? Lord, help us all to love You and Your truth above all else, and take Your Holy Spirit as our Teacher as we submit to Your Word. And lead Your tender children in Truth for Your Name’s sake.

  5. It is now 2014 and Glenn has spoken more and more openly about his theology. He’s trying to marshall the church to establish some future earthly kingdom. He does not believe that the church is the bride of christ and that Christ will come back and defeat evil for his bride. He seems to believe that the church is going to beat back evil through political activism and make the way ready for Christ.

    • Robert, Beck is definitely a dominionist. You’re right, like other dominionists, he does look to create a “heavenly kingdom on earth” through political activism.

      It’s been awhile since listening to him…so he’s becoming more open concerning his theology?

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