NAR prophet Chuck Pierce gives ‘mantle’ to Mormon Glenn Beck

Nothing surprises me any more. 


On Sunday, Chuck Pierce–an influential prophet in the New Apostolic Reformationpresented a “new mantle for the future” to television and radio host Glenn Beck, a Mormon. The mantle was presented to Beck at Pierce’s Global Spheres Center in Corinth, Texas, during a church service Beck attended with his family.

Some of Pierce’s followers expressed concern that Pierce would present a mantle to a Mormon. Pierce responded Sunday by posting a brief comment on Facebook defending his action. In short, Pierce distanced himself from the mantle by claiming that “Glenn Beck is devoted to Israel. The mantle was given from Israel.” It appears–from the other comments posted on Pierce’s Facebook page–many of his followers are buying his explanation. But I’m not. Here’s why.

What’s a “mantle”?

Anyone who is deeply involved in the NARunderstands what it means when a prophet presents a “mantle” to someone. This practice is an allusion to a story in 1 Kings 19:19, when the prophet Elijah gives to the prophet Elisha his cloak–or “mantle,” as the word is rendered in the King James Version. This biblical story is interpreted by people in the NARas a symbolic action, showing that the prophet Elijah was naming the prophet Elisha as his prophetic successor.

So when Pierce presented a mantle to Beck, people in the audience–who regard Pierce as a prophet–understood that their prophet was conferring some type of prophetic status on Beck. This should trouble Christians. Why? Because a leading prophet in the NAR is recognizing a member of the Mormon church–a cult of Christianity, which rejects essential doctrines of the Christian faith– as a true messenger of God. A true prophet of God would do no such thing.

Pierce apparently felt the need to offer a further justification for his action. Yesterday he posted a lengthier comment in which he acknowledged that Beck is a Mormon–though he also hinted that Beck may be on the path to becoming fully Christian. (And take notice that he referred to Beck as a specific individual’s “son in the Lord”–language that is typically used by Christians to describe a true Christian believer.) Certainly, many of Pierce’s followers have interpreted Pierce’s action to mean that he recognizes Beck as a fellow Christian.



11 comments on “NAR prophet Chuck Pierce gives ‘mantle’ to Mormon Glenn Beck

  1. I’ve been a big Glenn Beck fan and follower of his career since about the year 2000. However, since re-focusing my life back to Jesus Christ, I rarely spend my time listening to him as I once did. I do believe in what Glenn has been trying to do regarding letting the American people know about who all the “bad guys” are that we should know about. I did write a letter once to him letting him know that Mormonism is a false doctrine, not of God! However, I have not ever received a reply back? No big deal, my focus is to bring the truth of Jesus Christ to everyone and anyone that has an ear! All praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

    • Aagrove it’s been amazing to watch how Evangelicals have embraced Glenn Beck….from the days of his daily paranoid rantings on Fox on up to today, when he is invited to speak at assemblies held at Christian Universities concerning his “Mormon faith”. This has really been a case of inviting the wolf into the hen house. Believe his latest speaking engagement was held at Liberty U.

  2. We are in the great deception. When professed Christians put the glory on themselves, place mantles on others, they are basically saying they have the power to anoint. Our Lord is the Anointer, through the Holy Spirit. They are in dangerous waters when they do this.

    Anointing the saints with oil when they are sick is not the same as anointing with the purpose of dubbing a person like a Knight. It is God who gives spiritual gifts, and to those who are humble and un-assuming, as well as to anyone who asks. Those like Chuck Pierce, who make tons of money off of their books, prophecies, ministries, selling their wares and turning the gospel into a circus of profiteering and deciding who is worthy for a special mantle is anti-Christ.

    I pray that Glen Beck knows the true Jesus Christ. But, if a person truly is saved, it will show by their fruit. Any true repentent anointed child of God will rebuke the world and do everything they can to warn others and preach to others and save them by pulling them out of the fire. With Beck’s new “mantle”, what does he plan to do with this? Increase his political rhetoric and make accusations against worldly leaders?

    If the man gave up his career, turned away from the gimmicks he uses on his radio show and Blaze site, I’d believe a true mantle was on him. But until these charlatans stop attempting to brainwash listeners with their books and counsel and shows, and snake-oil advertisements, as celebrities, seeking fame and glory, they are dangerous.

    • This story reminded me of the “mantle” these NAR guys bestowed upon Todd Bentley…..days before he left his wife and children and ran off with another woman.

      Amen, you are correct. It is the Holy Spirit who bestows gifts and anointings. And somehow i can’t see God using Pierce to pass on an anointing to a practicing Mormon.

    • Exactly, this is not of God, it is by man who has been deceived. You can’t claim to be an apple and then jump into the tomato patch and claim you are the same just because you are the colour red. Glenn may be a nice guy and may be trying to do a good thing, but a Christian he is not when he is proclaiming to be a Mormon. Glenn beck is blind to the truth of God’s Word, blind to Jesus Christ! Unless he or anyone really and truly wants to know Jesus, they must truly turn to Jesus with a broken and contrite heart. All praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

    • Amen aagrove.

  3. Isn’t Ted Cruz in the same solar system as these NAR guys? I think I recall his father preaching something about how there are “Kings” and “Priests” in the Christian church. Kings take control of stuff and hand over money to the “Priests,” or something to that convenient effect.

    • Hi Ricardo…

      yes it’s the same guy who’s father is a dominionists along the lines of the NAR. He “prophesied” his son Ted Is ‘Anointed’ to Bring About ‘End Time Transfer of Wealth’…among other things.

      You can read it here

      Both father and the son are two creepy guys.

    • Thanks for the link PJ! I will need to read up on the difference between the Dominionists and NAR. To me, they seem like the same group of people. I do remember something about Sarah Palin being associated with some folks who climb mountains and bind evil spirits or some such thing LOL. That link mentions “7 Mountain” theology. Didn’t they prophecy that Palin would be draped in the American flag and running things in the White House?

    • Yes, they did prophecy a bunch of nonsense concerning Palin. Even called her “another Esther” (see: Yes, Sarah Palin truly wants to be a “modern Queen Esther” – Newly discovered video from 2008 reveals her inner thoughts & Preview of “The Undefeated)

      I can see why you might be confused about dominionists and the NAR…you’re right; the NAR are dominionists. The entire 7 Mountain false plan/theology is a blueprint to how they plan to take over every aspect of the world.

      You don’t see them hailing Palin as the new ‘Queen Esther” any more…in fact you don’t see them mentioning her at all! aha…

    • Nevermind, I realized later that NAR is the name of the organization and Dominionism is just the shared heresy lol. It’s been awhile since I’ve delved into this ugly and crazy world. It’s amazing that this isn’t getting coverage in the News. I mean, videos of Sarah Palin or Cruz getting “anointed” by these goombas should be pretty significant.

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