If you follow my posts, then you know I disagree with Glenn Beck on matters of faith and the true nature of God. You will also know that I believe this is the reason Beck does not understand Islam. Well, today may have been the last straw for me. Beck continues to tell his audience that those Muslims who are killing in the name of Allah have perverted Islam. OK, Mr. Beck, I have a reply to you. You are not going to get to heaven through your works. You will never become a god. In fact, everything you believe is false. It is just your interpretation of what Joseph Smith said. Now, if we had Mr. beck here, I know he would disagree with this, he would say I am perverting his religion. But this is exactly what Beck is doing to those Muslims who are following Muhammad’s commands. So, if Mr. Beck is going to be a Progressive in terms of religion — especially Islam — then I no longer have reason to trust he can see the difference in any other aspect of this world.
To stay on point with this post, Beck is telling people that the Muslims killing people in the name of Jihad are perverting Islam. According to Beck, they have a perverted interpretation of Islam. To illustrate his point, Beck uses those who think killing homosexuals is obeying the commands of Christ. Unfortunately, Beck is correct when he says this is a perversion of Christ’s Gospel message. It is unfortunate because people will then think this applies to Islam. IT DOES NOT! And this is where Beck becomes culpable. He has a higher responsibility to tell the truth — the real truth. In fact, he has even said he feels such a duty to his audience. But his religious beliefs have blinded him to the truth about Islam, and now, Beck is trying to blind those who listen to him.
I am thinking about starting a series on Islam — for those who want to learn the truth as Muhammad defined it. But, for the moment, I will try to explain something the majority of the West does not understand. I hope it will help you start to see and understand what we are dealing with here.
We are told that the Qur’an does command Muslims to kill unbelievers, but only in self-defense. We are also told the Qur’an prohibits the killing of innocent people. But here is what you are not told.
Muhammad said that all people once belonged to Allah. Islam is the original religion, and the whole world was originally given to Muslims by Allah. The Bible was originally the same as the Qur’an, but Jews and Christians have perverted it. They are in rebellion to Allah; in fact, everyone outside of Islam is in rebellion to Allah.
From this, Muhammad derived the doctrine that Jihad is primarily a defensive war. You see, Muslims are not invading and seizing other nations; it is just defending the land that was originally given to them by Allah. In other words — according to Muhammad — anyone who tries to defend or retake their land from Islam is an aggressor! This is how Muhammad ‘created’ an Islamic claim to Israel and Palestine. So, when you are told the commands to kill only apply to self-defense, understand that — according to Muhammad — Jihad is self-defense.
This same reasoning carries over to the prohibition against killing innocent people. According to Muhammad, those who reject Allah and Islam are not innocent! So the commands we are told prohibiting the killing of innocents do not apply to anyone outside of Islam. But here is an additional catch-22. Even if you claim to be Muslim, if you do not follow Muhammad’s commands 100% to the letter, or you disagree with his commands in any way, then you are in rebellion to Allah. Therefore, you are not innocent. And this is how Islam arrives at the belief that it is a command to kill apostate or ‘hypocrite’ Muslims — it is because Muhammad commanded it!
So, to bring this back to Mr. Beck. Sticking to the Progressive reasoning he applies to Islam, we can say:
If he is trying to follow everything Joseph Smith said he is supposed to do, then Beck is the radical. He is perverting Mormonism. So, by his own admission (through logical extension), Beck is violating the Mormon faith. By his own definition, this means he is an enemy of god. What’s more, by trying to convince you to believe him, Beck is trying to get you to follow him into his rebellion. Now, ask yourself, why should anyone who fears the One True God listen to a man who has demonstrated he thinks he believes he has the power to re-write his god’s commands to suit himself however he pleases?
IN A NUTSHELL
We do not define a religion. The person who creates it defines it. Note I said person. This is because people create religion. the One True God does not. The Creator created faith, and He works through faith. Since Christ is God, and since Yahweh is the Creator of the Judeo/Christian faith, none of what follows applies to Yahweh or the Bible.
So, back to the definition of a religion. Mormonism is defined by what Joseph Smith said are the tenants of his religion. Buddhism is defined by the things Buddha said (incidentally, Buddha said he was no god and not to make a religion of his philosophy). L. Ron Hubbard (I believe) is the man who defined Scientology. And so it is that Muhammad — no one else — defined Islam. Those who read the Qur’an, Hadith and biography of Muhammad will quickly understand that Muhammad was very clear about what he meant. It is hard to ‘interpret’ his commands into a peaceful religion. The Muslims we call ‘radical terrorists’ are actually faithful to Islam — as Muhammad defined it! We had better learn to understand and accept this, or we will have to choose between converting to Islam or losing our heads.
That brings me to something else I want you to consider. Do you know Biblical prophecy? If not, it speaks of a prophet (Muhammad) who will push a world religion that demands you either join it or lose your head. This prophet will help bring a king to power (Allah, the prince who is to come) over the fourth kingdom (Islam and the Caliphate). I know this goes against what the Church currently believes, and I may start another series to explore what I am saying now, but before you dismiss me, consider this: every people group and nation mentioned by Ezekiel in the battle of Gog and Megog is — today — Muslim! And Zechariah foretells what appears to be a nuclear war in the Middle East. If you are spiritually awake, all of this should be striking a chord with you…and I pray it does.