If you listen to Glenn Beck, please read this post. You must understand how you are being deceived, and why.
Once again, Beck is trying to deceive his listeners. If you listened to his show today (June 16, 2015) you know that he started out condemning people who redefine words, or who make words useless by destroying any and all meaning assigned to them. Then he did the exact same thing concerning Islam. In promoting his new book, “It Is About Islam,” Beck makes up a new word, ‘Islamisist,’ and redefines two others, Islam and Muslim. In doing so, he deceives his listener only, since he boasts that his book will come from the Qur’an and Hadith, it means Beck is admitting he is intentionally deceiving his audience. The dictionary defines this as a lie, now I’d like to prove that Beck is lying to you — and I want to do it by sharing Muhammad’s own words with you.
First, we need to understand something. When it comes to a philosophy or ideology, the person who constructs it is the highest authority of that ideology or idea. For example: I am the highest authority on what I think and believe, and you are the highest authority on what you think and believe. Others may tell us we have made incorrect assumptions, or drawn incorrect conclusions, but they cannot tell us what we believe. We are the sole authority on that subject. Therefore, it follows that Muhammad is the highest authority on Islam. He created it, so, when Muhammad speaks clearly on some subject, his word is law. Why? Because Muhammad said so:
“They can have no Faith, until they make you (Muhammad) judge in all disputes, and find in their souls no resistance against Your decisions, accepting them with complete submission.”
“I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘He who obeys me, obeys Allah, and he who disobeys me, disobeys Allah. He who obeys the chief, obeys me, and he who disobeys the chief, disobeys me.'”
Now to explain why I say Beck is intentionally lying to his audience. In promoting his forthcoming book, Beck claimed he used the Qur’an and the Hadith (sayings and customs of Muhammad). He said he will use them so he can ‘expose’ Islam using the words of its own holy books (Muhammad assumed to be implied or inherent in this assertion). But then Beck separated Islam and Muslims from the people he calls ‘Islamisists.” According to Beck, those ‘peaceful’ Muslims are ‘reformists.’ They ‘interpret’ Islam in a non-violent manner that is compatible with all other religions. The ‘violent’ followers of Islam have ‘interpreted’ Islam in a manner Beck opposes. It is confusing, mostly because Beck is trying to force definitions that do not apply. This is his lie. There is no such thing as a ‘moderate Muslim.’ If Beck has read the Qur’an and Hadith, he knows this. Thus, he is lying when he tries to force new definitions on Islam. How do I know this? Again, Muhammad said so:
“If the unbelieving infidels fight against you, they will retreat. (Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah in the past: no change will you find in the ways of Allah.”
“I heard the Prophet saying, ‘Islam cannot change!'”
Now, when Beck claims that Islam can coexist with other religions, or with people who do not believe in God, he is lying about this, as well. Once again, Muhammad said so:
“Fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and religion is only for Allah. But if they cease/desist, let there be no hostility except against infidel disbelievers.”
“Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”
“He said, ‘Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'”
This not only makes it clear that Jihad is not an inner struggle, or that Jihadists are ‘misinterpreting’ Muhammad, but that they are actually doing exactly what Muhammad told them to do. Muhammad repeated this command many times. Muslims are commanded to fight in open warfare until everyone accepts Allah — period! In fact, Muhammad connected this to Islamic end times prophecy and said that Muslims who do not accept and believe in the whole teaching cannot go to paradise. So, when Beck tells yu that the ‘Islamisists’ have misinterpreted Muhammad, he is lying! And this leads us to another major lie from Beck.
Beck claims that the ‘Islamisists’ are murdering people who are not ‘Muslim enough.’ Well, this is a le. Muhammad said that, if you do not do exactly what he says, you are not a Muslim, you are an apostate. According to Muhammad, this is one of the highest forms of sin. Muhammad is very clear that apostates are to be killed — even before non-believers (kafir).
“Truly, if the Hypocrites [those who claim to be Muslims but do not obey Muhammad’s commands] stir up sedition, if the agitators in the City do not desist, We shall urge you to go against them and set you over them. Then they will not be able to stay as your neighbors for any length of time. They shall have a curse on them. Whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercy – a fierce slaughter – murdered, a horrible murdering.”
“…The Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’“
What is clear from all of this is that Beck has no more respect for Islam than he does for Christianity. As a Mormon, he believes in a cult teaching that has re-written the Bible. Mormons have taken the parts of Scripture they like and discarded those they do not like. They claim the Bible has been ‘corrupted,’ and that the parts they discard are not part of God’s Word. Curiously, this is exactly what Muhammad did. He claimed the Bible had been corrupted and took the parts from it he wanted and discarded those he did not. Both Muhammad and Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon cult) claimed they were given the ‘original’ word of god to set things straight. Both were given their corrections in a cave by an angel. Part of their corrections redefine the character and nature of Jesus. Well, if you believe the Bible is the Revealed Word of God, then there are two big problems for Beck (and Muhammad):
Galatians 1:6-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Perversion of the Gospel
6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [a]by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel [b]contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be [c]accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel [d]contrary to what you received, he is to be [e]accursed!
The John, the Apostle whom Jesus loved, tells us that anyone who does not acknowledge the Jesus of the Gospel is of the spirit of antichrist. Both Islam and Mormonism change the nature of Jesus. They make a new definition — just like Beck is trying to do with ‘Islamisists’ and ‘moderate Muslims’ or ‘Muslim reformers.’ In all cases, you are dealing with intentional deceptions; lies.
John 8:44 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks [a]a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of [b]lies.
Again, Beck has said he read the Qur’an and Hadith, so he has said he knows about the quotes I am posting. He has to: they are everywhere in the Qur’an and Hadith. So I am not being overly harsh on Beck; I am just speaking the truth. Beck is the one who is lying, and that is by his own definition. if you listen to him, you know that he is very hard on politicians who lie. I am just applying his own standard to his words. If that is a problem, then Beck needs to have a chat with the man in the mirror.