Debunking Jim Wallis in under 60 seconds

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Earlier in the program, Glenn shared the list that David Barton published, which made the case that President Obama is the most Biblically hostile President of all time. Adding to David Barton’s list, Glenn played audio of President Obama’s spiritual advisor, Jim Wallis, speaking earlier this week.
 
What did the SPIRITUAL advisor to the President have to say earlier this week? You know, that America is not and never has been a Christian nation. Unfortunately, it gets worse, here is what else Jim Wallis had to say…
 
“We set this up so it would not be a Christian nation. Where in the Bible is there a special place for America?”
 
Wallis continued down that path by claiming that it’s “just bad theology” to believe that America’s founding was in Christianity, and that “We are accountable to God’s purposes and God’s principles but there’s no special covenant with America here.  It doesn’t exist and to say so is really, well, it’s a heresy. America exceptionalism, theologically, is a heresy.”
 
Glenn, who obviously has a much different view of the founding of America—one based in historical documents and facts—didn’t have a hard time completely dismantling Wallis’ statement. In fact, the man known for twenty minute opening monologues took less than one minute to set the record straight.
 
Here is what Glenn had to say…
 
“Give me about a minute to dismantle this man. Here it is. American exceptionalism, what is it that made America exceptional? Tocqueville tried to find it. He found it in our churches. He said America is great because America is good. We’re exceptional because we follow the Judeo-Christian values taught in the Bible. We listen to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and obey him. The reason why we have fallen off the exceptional bandwagon is because we no longer listen to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Now, if that’s unbiblical, if that’s heresy, so be it, Jim. Take your cute little certificate and move on. Next.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Jim Wallis is showing the truth of Lord Jesus speaking to the world, “By their fruits ye shall know them.”

    Each word, deed and action testifies to who they are commited to, God or the devil; and as of this time, as he preaches of what is against God, what is not in line with the written word and example of the bible then his fruits are evident…

    He has chosen to work for his own glory and the devil here on earth; and joined with those who have cast their lot into the fire with the devil as well. Those who occupy the White House on down have shown that very well.

    Mr Wallace, there is still time to abandon your evil path and deeds, to return to the light and begin to undo the damage you have caused. May God grant mercy on your soul wihen all of us will stand before Him for judgement unto good or bad.

  • General Kota

    Jmmy boy how many times do I have to tell you Carl Marx is not a god he is a Satan worshiper like you are.

  • Kanak Attack

    Just goes to show that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can’t be given through a ministry degree or just merely interpreting the Bible to your own beliefs. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Mills/1387372799 James Mills

    I’m a marketing strategist and I’ve been reading through the gospels–(Matthew, Mark, and Luke)–wow– the religious community that Jesus read the scriptures were so enraged–they tried to throw JESUS off a hill. So what is the surprise? The spirit of error (not the spirit of truth is directing this.)
    We are in very spooky times politically—which is why I am taking every Wednesday and fasting and praying to our Almighty GOD (the King of Hosts). Consider joining me—we need Gods intervention!!!!!!!!!! Obama is no match when God moves. Period.

  • Lee Hickman

    Well the first mistake that the president made was to make a man his spiritual advisor. Maybe he should look to Divine Providence

  • Anonymous

    Unless Obama is a “Pharaoh”  [16] But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.
    (Exodus 9:16 ESV)    
    But the prayer and fasting is good. No matter what God is doing or how He is using people we must do what is right and stand strong according to His Word.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Cajka/100002493079939 Paul Cajka

    I’m embarassed that Jim Wallis is a member of the United Methodist clergy.  He certainly doesn’t reflect the majority of Methodists I know.

  • Anonymous

    If your religion is Government like Obama’s is, then Wallis is the perfect ‘advisor’. 

    I take exception to calling it spiritual, however. 

    For it to be spiritual, it would have to involved the spirit. And in the case of Wallis’ “counseling”, the only help he is giving is to the devil. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adrianne-Georgia/1274643336 Adrianne Georgia

    Jim Wallis….owned.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn failed to answer Jim’s question: where in the bible is there a special place for America?    Also, to reduce de Tocqueville’s two volume work into platitudes dangerously omits the whole spirit and scope of his masterful study.       

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Stewart/1399446291 Ron Stewart

    dont u just love Jim Wallace. The Presidents spiritual advisor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Sherrill/1415297072 Jim Sherrill

    Jim Wallis is one of the most ANTI_GOD AMERICAN I know of besides BARRACK OBOMA

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Sherrill/1415297072 Jim Sherrill

    If you won Jim Wallis books throw them in the trash

  • Pam in Tx

    Five Smooth Stones. 

  • Anonymous

    If America is exceptional, does that mean the rest of the world is ordinary? As usual Glen has no idea or use for what the founding fathers discovered, reason.

  • Anonymous

    Thank YOU, Glenn for putting Wallis in his place – he is a very disgusting individual – I can see a resemblance between him and his boss, Obama  – - – - – - shame on both of them….
    Obama never did understand how or why America has and is exceptional……… They have so much to learn……..

  • Anonymous

    Another product of our educational system?    That’s of course,  assuming Mr. Wallis was born here.

  • Anonymous

    No, absolutely not;  just you.

  • Anonymous

    This country was blessed from its inception..just look around you.   Either you believe this or not.   It makes no difference whether you believe it.

  • Anonymous

    If you found a country that YOU have found more exceptional than the US, then why are you wasting your short life not doing everything in your power to move there? And if you’re already there, why are you wasting your time here, like an idiot posting, instead of enjoying every waking second in your utopia?

  • Anonymous

    Im hear to see if there are any rational thinkers who use reason. I ask a simple question and get well, I don’t seem to even be able to get a qualified response. Just Pavlovian Ayn Randian responses.

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t agree with the premise that God is not on America’s side because it doesn’t say so in the bible.

    God doesn’t have to say so.  America is blessed because we are the ones who have to be on the side of God and his chosen people.  Our founding fathers understood that fundamental truth. The nihilistic secularists, and apparently Obama’s spiritual adviser, do not.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently your  protocol for “reason” and ”rational thinkers” is too far above us plebeians to answer your obvious rhetorical, trolling question.

    Yes, the answer is yes.  The rest of the world is “ordinary” as YOU called it.  Is that what you wanted to see?  Does that make you “well” now?

  • Matt Hall

    Obvious troll is obvious…but for fun. Either you are woefully ignorant of the history of the rest of the world or you are just a buffoon. Tyranny is the answer, that is the history of the rest of the world. America has been the shining beacon on the hill.

     I suppose you would be devoid of reason since you posted your moronic statements in the first place. Indeed the rest of the world is not ordinary, it is worse- ordinary would be a poor conclusion, but since you made it we can reason that you are short on skills of reason and knowledge. The history of the rest of the world is filled with tyranny and terrible misery- Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Mussollini, Pol Pot and we could go back further into history but it seems you would not know about that since you have already made ridiculous statements.If you really wanted to have a discussion you might find a more cordial way to start.

  • Anonymous

    The first thing that Satan did when he entered the affairs of man was to cast doubt in the mind of Eve by implying that God did not have anything to do with man. His questioned whether God interceded in the lives of man. He used the term Elohim in the question rather than the way that Adam and Eve knew him, Jehovah Elohim. She fell into his trap and then added to the Word of God by responding to his question of eating from the tree by saying that God said they should not eat, nor should the touch the tree. Read what Jehovah Elohim actually said in Genesis 2:17.

    Getting men today to cast doubt on God’s relationship to man is much easier because there is so much lacking in the “average” believer. If you don’t know the truth, it is very easy to believe Satan’s lies. Read John 8:44.

  • Anonymous

    Another progressive plant … this time from someone with twelve too many characters in his name.  Anyone who has studied the founding of this country and still rejects that it is a Christian nation is an ____________Idiot

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm..so you are superior to the rest of the world simply by your birthright.
    Perhaps you also reason there were no other “Christian Nations” in the world for the US to use as a model in 1776…so we had to create ‘our own exceptional Christian nation’…first in the world too, I suppose?

  • Anonymous

    Tom Paine wrote a book called “Age of Reason” to help those who have difficulty with the subject. Mr Beck himself thinks he is Tom Paine incarnate. Why not give it a read and tell me what he thinks about material inequality?

  • Anonymous

    of course…twelve to many characters is obviously a sign of the beast!

  • Anonymous

    Well, GlenBeckisanIdiot, you are NOT a rational thinker and you do NOT use reason yourself.  Why should you really care?  You mention Paine’s Age of Reason.  Why don’t you pick up a copy and actually read it some time?  If we conservatives here have Pavlovian Ayn Randian responses, that must mean Paine  does, as well.  I mean, a lot of us tend to actually agree with Paine, lol.  Try again, Idiot.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you–I don’t agree with the premise either, but for different reasons apparently.  Look, I won’t deny you the fact that religion, particularly Christian concepts, are an important part of the history of the U.S., to do so would be foolish.  However, it’s quite a big jump to move from ‘it’s been an important piece of a larger shared history’ to ‘America’s first principles and historical trajectory were divined by God’.  

    Must we really go down the facts about most of the Founding Fathers again?  They were products of the Enlightenment; and for most of them, the evidence is undeniable that at best they were Deists, at worst outright hostile, except maybe in political rhetoric, to Christianity, as Thomas Paine, for example, so clearly was (he wrote in the “Age of Reason” that Christianity was ‘sprung from heathen mythology).  

    You are obviously Christian, and that’s great.  I’m not one to believe that religious sentiments and other deeply help beliefs should be excluded from the public debate, for these things are part of our history and culture.  It quite another thing, however, to allow the ideological use and quasi-mythology of ‘God and the U.S.’ to cloud judgment.  

    Lastly, you say that ‘God doesn’t have to say so’, that the providence of the U.S. is self evident.  Isn’t an act of self anointment somehow in opposition to the whole idea of Christian belief?  If God hasn’t said so, if America, or at least representatives of America, have just taken it upon themselves to “proclaim this land sacred…trust me.  It’s obvious, can’t you tell?” that seems a bit odd.  If that is how it works, then I suspect every country in the world is God’s special place, excluding Buddhist and Hindu countries, of course.  But then again, the self-proclaimed righteous lands have seen fit historically to pillage, ransack and bomb the living daylights out of said exclusions…among other places–very holy, indeed.     

  • Anonymous

    It appears our illustrious leader has surrounded himself with like-minded people.  And there are

    those in the country who still support him and intend to reelected him?   Have mercy, Lord!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t live in the U.S., so I’ll have to rely on you.  What do you see when you look around?  How was the country ‘blessed from its inception’?  

  • http://twitter.com/Solexander J.C. Bender

    “He said America is great because America is good.”
    Haven’t read Alexis DeT, so I don’t know whether he said this in so many words; but it’s been debunked as a quote.

  • Anonymous

    Jim Liar Wallis said America does not have a covenant with God….Is he so stupid he does not know that Christianity is the NEW COVENANT…..America is about 85 % Christian , how says he that America has no covenant with God… Perhaps he has no covenant with god but with Obama..

    Jim Wallis and Obama’s covenant.. Daniel 9-27… satan’s covenant
    And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Chrislam churches are this betrayal of Jesus…. The  Koran abomination that makes desolate  sealed with the blood of innocents
    .New covenant….

    Hebrews 12-24.And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.Hebrews 13-20..Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Hebrews 12-24.And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.Hebrews 13-20..Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Reynolds/1293622716 Ray Reynolds

    Not only that but AMERICA IS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE. Americas power and greatness result from His specific promises. For evidence read http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/booklets/the-united-states-and-great-britain-in-prophecy 

  • Anonymous

    They fought the super power of the time, won and prevailed.. a new nation was born against all odds.
    Just a little history to chew on: Quotes and letters

    Founding Father Noah Webster…

    The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His Apostles…This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.

    (History of the United States, 1832)

    James Wilson a FF and an original Justice on the Supreme Court, also viewed the principles of the Bible as inseparable from civil law…

    Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine…Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters , friends and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other.

    (Lectures on Law, delivered in the College of Philadelphia, 1790-1791) There are so many other examples to cite;  I chose these just because I could.

    Just a little history to chew on: Quotes and letters
    Founding Father Noah Webster…
    The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His Apostles…This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.
    (History of the United States, 1832)

    James Wilson a FF and an original Justice on the Supreme Court, also viewed the principles of the Bible as inseparable from civil law…
    Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine…Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters , friends and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other.
    (Lectures on Law, delivered in the College of Philadelphia, 1790-1791)

    There are so many other examples to cite;  I chose these just because I could.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why it double-posts.   Such is life!

  • Anonymous

    I doubt youve ever read any of Paine. Conservatives like Burke & absolutism. Paine ROM p.2, pg 170-180 describe a social welfare program yet to be achieved- semi-retirement at age 50, full retirement at 60, full child welfare programs et al….the selfishness of Ayn Rand is evil incarnate to the founding fathers vision of democracy….

  • Anonymous

    LOL It is obvious by your TOTAL misrepresentation of Paine that YOU have NEVER actually read any of Paine. The welfare state that was advocated by Paine was NOTHING like what you claim it is. Paine, himself, stated, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” In fact, here are some of the ideas that are actually advocated by Paine.
    1. Lower taxes as much as you can, and do NOT redistribute those taxes.
    2. Train the poor. Not just give money to the poor through welfare, but TRAIN them. As the saying goes, “You give a man a fish and feed him for a day. You teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” That was Paine’s philosophy.
    3. Actually pay our military veterans. You know, something the liberal progressive left these days is trying NOT to do.
    Geesh, seems to me you do NOT know Paine, at all. You might actually want to start reading Paine sometime, idiot.

    Selfishness of Ayn Rand? Ayn Rand is evil incarnate to the founding fathers’ vision of democracy? LOL What a bunch of BS. Ayn Rand’s philosophy was the SAME EXACT philosophy practiced and preached by our founding fathers, for crying out loud. Her philosophy was the same type of philosophy as the likes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Had she been born in their time, she would have been one of the ones they would have deeply admired considering the fact that our founding fathers held many of the same beliefs she did. You obviously know NOTHING of either our founding fathers or Ayn Rand. You might want to do some study of them, you know.

  • Anonymous

    Could’ve sworn America was brought about by immigrants fleeing religious persecution or sentenced here for their beliefs. Many different religions yes, but all based within Christian formats. Let us not forget the first occupants, the Natives. They all share a common denominator in their worship The Great/Holy Spirit.

  • Anonymous

    Why won’t Glenn debunk Sheriff Joe? Because Glenn is also a fraud, just like obama!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000077730873 Connie Bevan

    Without the basic principles set forth by Christianity where all men and women are created equal there wouldn’t be any freedom because our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (property) comes from God and not from any government! This is the basic tenet of our law of the land, the U.S. Constitution, and it is the greatest document of freedom that the world has ever seen! Or will ever see again! And this is precisely why America is exceptional! There is no other place in human history where a document has stated that we the people can rule ourselves, with limited government and free enterprise, and with the guidance of Divine Providence! That is the root of our exceptionality that the Left refuses to understand!For those of you who haven’t read it, please take the time to do so! This divinely-produced document will be preserved in a huge vault below the Library of Congress, even in the event of a global nuclear war! It is God’s Providence that the Father and Founder of our great United States of America, General George Washington, talked about time and time again. There were those who were his contemporaries who observed that George Washington couldn’t be killed in any battle. In one battle he had two bullets go through his coat and one through his hat and two horses were shot from under him and he still survived! He had a job to do, and God was going to make sure he achieved it!
    We are tasked with preserving the U.S. Constitution with our property and our very lives, and there are still those of us in America who will die preserving the freedom that this document preserves for all people!
    The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence states:
    ~When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.~
    And the last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence states:
    ~We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissloved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.~