Influential Mormon leader Glenn Beck told listeners of his radio show Friday that Republican candidate Ted Cruz was anointed by God to save America and fulfill a Mormon end times prophecy.
Beck was responding to a Breitbart article in which Baylor professor Thomas Kidd criticized his comments urging Mormons to rise up and save America because evangelical Southern Christians aren’t listening to God, reports Mediaite.
“I have watched this man. I have prayed about this man…. And I happen to believe that Ted Cruz actually was anointed for this time.”
Beck spoke at a Utah rally last week where he told the crowd that Southern Evangelical Christians who voted for Donald Trump instead of Ted Cruz weren’t listening to their God.
Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress and Baylor professor Thomas Kidd are quoted in the Breitbart article disagreeing with Beck saying there’s no way the media icon knows how God would vote.
Beck took issue with their comments during his Friday show saying God has given American Christian voters the opportunity to unite behind Cruz so he can save our nation, according to his website.
“I’m pretty sure the Bible doesn’t describe casino-owning billionaires who think it’s perfectly moral to murder children for revenge as the ideal leader people should follow.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 2016
Beck has long been a Ted Cruz supporter; he’s fasted for the Texas senator, predicted violence if he’s not elected, and even linked the Republican presidential candidate to a Mormon end times prophecy, according to SFGate.
“Like many Mormons, I believe in a prophecy that the Constitution will one day hang by a thread in the last days. I believe that time is now, and I believe people like (Utah Sen.) Mike Lee and Ted Cruz will save it.”
Beck is referring to the White Horse prophecy Mormon Elder John Roberts wrote in his journal as being given to him by Joseph Smith. Roberts wrote that America would one day witness a terrible revolution with bloodshed, murder, and rape on a scale never seen before, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber. It will be preserved and saved by the efforts of the White Horse.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2016
Republican candidate Ted Cruz is a self-avowed born-again Christian, but he’s also a member of a strict fundamentalist branch of the Southern Baptist Church known as Dominionism.
Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, is a noted Dominionist preacher who teaches something called the “end times transfer of wealth” which says Christians should take over the U.S. government to save it from the world, according to the Daily Beast.
Since most evangelical Christians, 75 percent according to a recent survey reported by The Daily Beast, believe the end times are now upon us, the role that Ted Cruz could potentially play is especially important.
Media icon Glenn Beck has said American Christians should unite behind Ted Cruz so he can save our nation.
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) March 26, 2016
Donald Trump is currently leading the Republican race with 739 delegates over Ted Cruz’s 465 delegates, but a new Fox national poll shows the Texas senator has significantly narrowed the real estate billionaire’s huge lead to a mere 3 percent.
What do you think? Does God want us to vote for Republican candidate Ted Cruz?