She is one of my favorite authors for World magazine. And I am not too surprised by her post and the warm response to Beck. (Hey, though my own precious momma detests Mormonism, she loves the testimonial words that come out of Beck’s mouth).
It would all be telling for me if this man ended up on a turbulent trajectory path like Martin Luther with his organized, universal Church. Beck does have a full decade within a Church he seems to fully appreciate. And unfortunately, I don’t see him moving religiously anytime soon. For a passionate, patriotic American conservative in these latter days, the LDS Church is the ideal home. Right? What more could you want?
Well, for starters, I hunger for a place where there is gospel grace refuge. I was not at just one time in the past – desperate. I am daily desperate for grace which I don’t deserve. I am that needy. Secondly, this grace is so amazing because of its source – the holy, transcendent God – the One who is wholly other. Search the LDS Kingdoms far and wide – all three levels – and you don’t see Him revealed as such.
Of course, to protest the theological underpinnings of the well-established Authorities dominating the American I-15 Corridor is no small Christian matter. Who has the courage to probe deeply and lovingly confront one’s religious family?
Only one who has a heart gripped by the Gospel.