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Glenn Beck Accuses Jewish Prophets of being communists, fascists, and progressives!

Although the name of this blog is entitled Political Jesus, I normally do not bother with pinhead pundits, but I felt like I had to expose the idiocy of Glenn Beck’s recent attack on the Hebrew Bible.

Beat your ploughshares into swords,
and your pruning-hooks into spears;
let the weakling say, ‘I am a warrior.’ – Joel 3:10 (NRSV)

He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more. – Isaiah 2:4 (NRSV)

He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more; – Micah 4:3 (NRSV)

Playing off the ignorance of the American public of the First Testament, Beck, in the video below, at about a minute 3:25, states that the idea that Swords will be turned into ploughshares is a communist idea from the USSR. Seriously? Am I taking crazy pills here? Beck is capitalizing off of the American church’s lack of interest and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible, particularly, the Prophetic tradition. This is indeed disturbing and must be reversed. Mike Fox agrees.

Truth and Peace,
Rod

HT: David