Glenn: The real miracle of Easter isn't the resurrection, it's the atonement

What does Glenn say when he stands up in front of his church to speak on Easter Sunday? On radio this morning, Glenn told the audience a little of what he shared about the difference between baptism and conversion, the miracle of the atonement, and the importance of courage.

Below is a rush transcript of this story:

GLENN: I spoke yesterday at church. When I'm in church, I'm really, really careful. I don't want anything to even come close to anything anybody can say, well, he was talking about politics. Nope. Nope. I'm not. So I just talked about the difference between baptism and conversion. And that the real miracle is conversion. Not baptism because Peter was baptized. You know Peter was baptized. Peter denied Christ three times. He wasn't converted. The real miracle is -- is not the resurrection, but the atonement. The getting rid of the sin. Taking away all the sin. But one place that's all taken away, what will you do with it? You have a brand-new fresh piece of paper, so what is it you will do with your life? And getting up off the floor is the hard part. And what I was trying to say through all that was, we're going to need courage. Forget baptism. That's the first step. Conversion. Can you imagine when Paul was walked down the street as Saul. I don't know what it is with Jesus changing everybody's name. It's like he's got some, you know, attention deficit disorder, and he's like, Paul, no, it's Saul. Right, Paul. Listen. I want to talk to you about something.

But can you imagine, here's Saul walking down the road, and Jesus comes to him. Now he's walking down the road. He will persecute people. When Stephen is stoned to death and killed, this is such a horrific scene in the Bible. Stephen is an apostle and he's talking to them, and all he does is say, hey, guys, let me just tell you your history. Can I tell you your history? Because every time we as a people see a prophet, we kill them. And that's our history. And let me tell you, well, that just inflames the crowd. Saul is in that crowd. Do you know what he says in the crowd, Pat?

PAT: No.

GLENN: So he's standing in the crowd and they're starting to stone Stephen. They're starting to beat him to death and stone him. And Saul is there egging everybody on. And he looks at one of them and says, I'm paraphrasing, but, you don't want to get blood on your clothes. Let me hold your coat. Get him. He's holding people's cloaks.

He saying, you don't want to get blood on that. I'll hold it for you. You go get him. Now, imagine when he's walking down the highway and Jesus comes to him and just says, Saul, why do you persecute me? And he's converted. No baptism. He didn't have the forgiveness of sins yet. He has that weight. So he's converted in the road. Oh, my gosh. This is true. I'm on the wrong side. Imagine the weight that he had of, here let me hold your coat. You don't want to get blood on that. Get them. And yet, he got up off the road and he did what he had to do. Crucified upside down because he wasn't worthy of being crucified the way the Lord was.

It's time that Americans and Christians all over the world -- as I was talking about -- as I was talking about this, the only thing that I said was at the very end was, it's time for courage. It's time for courage. That was as close as I got to a political statement. It's time for courage. And the reason why is because there were Coptic Christians that had came to this talk. They had been invited. About 15 blocks from our church. So the pastors of the Coptic Christians came to our Easter service and I met with them afterward. And they said, why? Why isn't anyone paying attention? Why isn't anyone listening and looking at what is happening? We're being wiped out. Our families -- we're the oldest church in the world. We -- we had an apostle actually start us. Did you know that 70 percent of Egypt was Christian at one point? 70 percent. He's like, this is a Christian nation. We're being wiped out and slaughtered. And no one is paying attention. Why aren't we paying attention? Because the media has decided not to pay attention.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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