stair- I’ve spent 30 years studying it. The clear message Jesus taught was to remain neutral because one day God’s kingdom will put an end to all earth’s governments and it will be the one to end mankind’s problems.
June 24, 2015 at 9:22am
brigott- When the bible says to do “all things for God’s glory” that doesn’t mean ALL things are acceptable to God just because people think they are doing it in his name. The bible says that it is not up to mankind to rule themselves. (Jeremiah 10:23; Ecclesiastes 8:9) So why would you think that God wants you to support any human or government to do what he says they have no business doing?
 June 24, 2015 at 9:12am
God specifically said that NONE of earth’s nations would solve the world’s problems, and that he would even destroy all of those governments. I pay all of my taxes. I obey the laws, show respect for the authorities, etc. But I am not going to say that God has chosen this or any other country to put an end to our problems because that is contrary to what the bible teaches.
Respectively, it is not contrary, study a little more, however good post.
stair- I've spent 30 years studying it. The clear message Jesus taught was to remain neutral because one day God's kingdom will put an end to all earth's governments and it will be the one to end mankind's problems.
@Briten why did the Jehovah Witness organization have an associate status from the United Nations, when the Jehovah Witness organization teaches that the U.N. is from satan ?
In 1992, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York applied to be a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Associate Member of the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI). This is the closest relationship an NGO can form with the UN. The application was renewed annually and is a matter of public record.
Watchtower remained an Associate Member until a few days after knowledge of this involvement became public through the release of breaking news in The Guardian on 8th October 2001.
Is The United Nations The Prophetic "Wild Beast"?
The Watchtower and Bible tract organization asked to join the UN and was part of the UN for 10 years until a newspaper exposed it. To become a member they had to submit to special rules stipulated by the UN such hypocrisy
"No, the UN is not a blessing, even though the religious clergy of Christendom and the rabbis of Jewry pray heaven’s blessing upon that organization. It is really “the image of the wild beast,” the visible political, commercial organization of “the god of this system of things,” Satan the Devil. So the UN will soon be destroyed along with that beastly organization." Watchtower 1984 Sep 15 p.15
THE WATCHTOWER THEN
"Question. The fact that our Lord received worship is claimed by some to be an evidence that while on earth he was God the Father disguised in a body of flesh and not really a man. Was he really worshiped, or is the translation faulty? Answer. Yes, we believe our Lord Jesus while on earth was really worshiped, and properly so. It was proper for our Lord to receive worship in view of his having been the only begotten of the Father and his agent in the creation of all things, including man." Zion's Watch Tower 1898 Jul 15 p.216
"In one respect many of Christendom could learn numerous important lessons from these wise Gentiles....They worshiped him in three senses of the word: (1) They fell before him, prostrated themselves, thus physically expressing their reverence. (2) They worshiped him in their hearts and with the tongue gave expression to their rejoicing and confidence. (3) They opened their treasure-box and presented to him three gifts appropriate to royalty: the myrrh representing submission, frankincense representing praise, gold representing obedience." Zion's Watch Tower 1906 Jan 1 p.15
THE WATCHTOWER NOW flip flop
"Trinitarians who believe that Jesus is God, or at least the second person of the triune God, do not like to have Jehovah's witnesses say that it is unscriptural for worshipers of the living and true God to render worship to the Son of God, Jesus Christ" Watchtower 1964 Nov 1 p.671
"Reverent adoration should be expressed only to God. To render worship to anyone or anything else would be a form of idolatry, which is condemned in both the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. Accordingly, true Christians do well to direct their worship only to Jehovah God, the Almighty." Awake! 2000 Apr 8 pp.26,27
"Though some claim that prayer may properly be addressed to others, such as to God's Son, the evidence is emphatically to the contrary." Insight on the Scriptures Volume 2 p.667
 June 24, 2015 at 9:09am
brigott- Jesus said to be no part of the world. He refused to become involved in politics and told his disciples to imitate him. When political matters came up, such as the matter of just taxes, he refused to get involved. He told his followers to preach that God’s kingdom was the only solution. He didn’t say “support an earthly solution but do it for God’s glory…”
 June 24, 2015 at 8:47am
I really tire of all this stuff. Glenn is constantly trying to mix politics and religion. Many times he’s said to get your church involved in politics. That’s the OPPOSITE of what Jesus said and did. He lived under an oppressive government that took away the people’s rights. It was a critical time in world history then too. People were dying for their faith, society was on the brink- just like today. Yet he REFUSED to get involved in politics. He ran away when they wanted to make him King, he refused to get trapped into political debate and said “just pay your taxes”. Never once did he say any earthly kingdom should, could or would fix the problems going on. His answer was to WAIT for God’s kingdom to solve the problems. It was all about God’s kingdom for him, not Rome, not Israel, not about rising up and taking their country back. He NEVER would have called out the Emperor or Governor in the Synagogue, or endorsed any political leader, and he explicitly told his followers to be “no part of the world” because he was “no part of the world”.
Glenn and others are doing the opposite. They speak politics from the pulpit and attempt to rally others to put their trust in themselves, or in a restored America to do what God’s kingdom is supposed to do. It shows a profound lack of understanding of Christ’s message, and a lack of faith in God’s ability to do as he promised. Glenn has become a prophet in his own mind.
God never commanded His church to stay out of politics. In fact, He wants godliness to be such an integral part of our lives that it affects everything we do, including politics! Our founding fathers understood that it is impossible to rightly govern men without having God in His rightful place.
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God," and that includes how you govern yourself and others, and how you vote.
brigott- Jesus said to be no part of the world. He refused to become involved in politics and told his disciples to imitate him. When political matters came up, such as the matter of just taxes, he refused to get involved. He told his followers to preach that God's kingdom was the only solution. He didn't say "support an earthly solution but do it for God's glory..."
brigott- When the bible says to do "all things for God's glory" that doesn't mean ALL things are acceptable to God just because people think they are doing it in his name. The bible says that it is not up to mankind to rule themselves. (Jeremiah 10:23; Ecclesiastes 8:9) So why would you think that God wants you to support any human or government to do what he says they have no business doing?
God's Kingdom is the only solution to mankind's problems. That is why millions occupy themselves to advertising Christ's kingly authority.
Matthew 24:14, 28:18-20
Whoever it was that said 'religion and politics don't mix' understood neither. They are bedfellows, even if strange ones, as all they are arguing about is who gets to be on top. Both will say, "do as I say and not as I do." Both employ methods that the Word would consider witchcraft as both seek to control the flesh of men and leave the dark condition of mankind's heart to continue the charade. Christianity may have a lot of religion mixed into it, and anyone who has attended a church (especially a large one) likely has seen politics at work in all of its sordid manifestations. Galatians has a complete list of the things religion and politics will inevitably produce: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings. But it goes on to say what the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
Jesus didn't involve himself in Roman politics (Judas' mission was exactly that:) but he never stepped back from confronting the religious leaders of Israel, as they were in bed with the Roman authorities, all the while pretending they were above it all. Christianity can again be like it was in the First Century but must first rid itself of the religion/politics that has compromised its mission. The Book of Acts would be a good primmer on how they did it.
There is a major difference between individual Christians influencing politics and the Church controlling politics. Our founders understood the need for individuals to influence and the danger of the Church in dictating.
They also understood the danger if individuals didn't have their personal freedom to stop an out-of-control government no matter who was in control.
Man will always have political problems until Christ Himself sets up His kingdom with a perfect government, but until then, I am glad that some godly men are willing to influence politics to make freedom better for us.
We've seen what governments controlled by the most God's of men are like (Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, etc.) give us, and I would rather have Christian men like Washington involved.
Briten821 you know at one time the Jehovah Witness organization supported the Jews return to Israel , there are hundreds of quotes Watchtower 1892 Nov 1 p.329, Watch Tower 1909 Jan 15 p.28, Studies In the Scriptures Series IV – The Day of Vengeance – Forward pp. xviii, xix, Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom p.135, Studies in the Scriptures Series III – Thy Kingdom Come p.244, In fact the Jehovah Witness founder Pastor Russell was honored posthumous for his and the Jehovah Witness support for Zionism by Netanyahu .
But at around 1946 after the slaughter of millions of Jews and millions others and with millions of people displaced by the war the Jehovah Witnesses changed their minds and stated that Zionism was the work of satan Britem821 do you think the return of the Jews to Israel was the work of satan ?
Supposedly, we are not in the same situation. Supposedly, we do not live under an oppressive regime. You've got to remember that Jesus was the same Jehovah who granted his religious followers their own country and promises to do so again when he returns. I don't really see how that is avoiding mixing religion and politics. Nor do I feel the need to be a slave to secularism when I supposedly live in a free country.
briten821 At one time Jehovah witnesses supported the return of the Jews to Israel , now they teach that the return of the Jews to Israel was by satan , BRITEN I think you have an organization that constantly changes it's mind . Yahweh is not wish washy but the changing doctrines and all the false prophecies make jehovah witnesses a satanic organization
The Watchtower organization was a part of the UN for 10 years until they were exposed ny a newspaper article. They asked to join the UN and had to abide by special rules that the UN stipulates such as support all the UN resolutions . The Watchtower organization also owns stocks in companies that provide defense supplies .. you really do not know too much about the JWs . Before you joined 30 years ago they were teaching that the end was in 1975 before that 1925, before that 1914 . Do a little research sister
 June 20, 2015 at 1:23pm
The Constitution doesn’t say that, Snow. That’s the Declaration of Independence.
 June 8, 2015 at 6:37pm
Money taken in- $6.9 million
Paid in salaries- $337,000
Other expenses- $1.6 million
Paid in grants- $4.1 million
Only $1.6 million in “expenses” is tiny considering the charity traveled all over the world, held big events, etc. Just a single 8/28 event costs that much to put on! Again, let’s be honest. There’s a lot to complain about concerning Beck. His charity is not one of them.
 June 8, 2015 at 6:29pm
Mind- No, read the tax return linked above. Very little went to run of the mill expenses. It all went to grants for charitable causes. I am not a fan of Beck, especially not the “God is speaking through me” stuff. But let’s be honest.
 June 8, 2015 at 5:41pm
The charity tax returns are public. There’s a link in this thread above. $7 million taken in last year. 5% paid in salaries. That’s 95% going to the causes.
 May 2, 2015 at 10:10am
They have the power to DECIDE to prosecute. But time and again we have seen they don’t have the power to CONVICT. A grand jury had the final say in Furgeson, a trial Jury in the Trayvon Martin case.
May 2, 2015 at 10:08am
This isn’t the movies. You can’t just whack a high profile, powerful public figure and get away with it.
I believe the reporting has been that he was APPROACHED by police because he was acting suspiciously in an area he was known to deal drugs in. He was ARRESTED because he ran away and resisted when they tried to detain him. What happened after that, nobody knows but the investigators.
 February 17, 2015 at 7:15am
No, it’s dog food that has to be 30 years old because that’s the year on the headstone. And 30 years of rain never dissolved it. Oh, and that giant FLOOD that washed over the cemetery didn’t carry the food away either…
Seriously, if I saw a freaking scorpion on my shoulder I would swat it off without thinking, and maybe scream like a girl- and so would you.
February 16, 2015 at 9:00am
Whenever I see one I let it go. I figure what’s the point. It’s not like there aren’t a dozen more somewhere in the house.
 February 16, 2015 at 8:57am
 February 11, 2015 at 5:40pm
They do that on purpose to get people to click. The Blaze is one of the worst offenders at fake headlines. That and the insane amount of ads and popups makes me wonder if Glen Beck is proud of the sideshow he created here. I think it may have gotten away from him somewhere along the line and he needs to get the management to refocus. We already have one National Enquirer…
 February 11, 2015 at 5:35pm
You’re probably right. I mean, if she wanted to be noticed she COULD just punch a photographer or drive drunk or make a sex tape. But instead she does nice things for regular people… that prima donna!
I know what she should do! She could spend her days questioning the motives of others on message boards! That’s a sure fire way to feel better than everybody else, isn’t it Guitar Master…
 November 26, 2014 at 2:07pm
Can you please tell us where in the bible it says that Christians are commanded to pay a set percentage of their income as a tithe?
 November 26, 2014 at 2:05pm
My church never asks for money. They never pass the collection plate. They just have donation boxes in the back. It’s all voluntary and anonymous. And they not only pay the bills, but the organization spends hundreds of millions a year all over the world. How is this possible? Because nobody gets paid and the buildings are not fancy cathedrals or modern rec centers like some churches. And when you see the money being used properly you are moved to give.