John Howell Column

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 3, 2010

John Howell Sr.

What do Glenn Beck and mosque builders have in common?

Interesting to note that the god in whom Glenn Beck, as a Morman, professes belief is about as far removed from the God of the New Testament as the god professed by the Islamic people who want to build that mosque in the neighborhood near the site of the World Trade Center in New York.

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Consider the question about belief in more than one god. The Web site reveals: “The Morman Church teaches that there are many gods (Book of Abraham 4:3ff– ‘That we can become gods and goddesses in the celestial kingdom’; Doctrine and Covenants 132: 19-20; Gospel Principles, p. 245; Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p. 130).

“It also teaches that those who achieve godhood will have spirit children who will worship and pray to them, just as we worship and pray to God the Father (Gospel Principles, p. 302).”

Or whether God was once a man:

“The Morman Church teaches that God the Father was once a man like us who progressed to become a God and has a body of flesh and bone (Doctrines and Covenants 130:22; “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!” From the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-347.)

The differences are many. Check out it on the web.

That’s fine if you believe the god of Glenn Beck and Joseph Smith. Or the god of Mohammed for that matter.

Just don’t try to convince me that you are talking about the same God and Father of Jesus Christ that Paul writes about in the New Testament.