Glenn Beck: What does it all mean?


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GLENN: We're keeping a scrapbook of all of the newspaper articles of everything leading up and afterwards. If you could send them to us, we sure would love to see yours. Also there's coverage on all of the front pages that we had access to this weekend at GlennBeck.com. There's also a place where you can upload your photos. So we have a central place. This made history this weekend. This will be in American history books, as I told you it would be, and I have something that I cannot wait to tell you about. In fact, I couldn't wait. I found out right before I went to bed on Saturday night and because a phone call came in and I actually went out and everybody was going into their bedrooms and everybody was tired. And I got everybody up, told them the news, and I can't wait to tell you. I hope I can be able to tell you maybe by the end of the show, if not sometime by the end of the week. But this made history this week.

Now, what does it mean? Because if it's just another, as the media says, it's just a tea party rally, if it's just another tea party rally, well, then that doesn't mean anything. Because gathering people in the public square to protest something doesn't mean anything. It shows that there are people that are willing to stand, but to do what? That was the message that nobody has covered. With firm reliance on divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. That is the key.

So here's what I want you to do in the next 40 days. Remember the phrase that came from Thomas Jefferson. It changed my life. Question with the quote, the full quote is, when it comes to religion, above all things fix reason firmly in her seat and question with boldness even the very existence of God. For if there be a God, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear.

That changed my life. Fix reason firmly in her seat. And question with boldness even the very existence of God. Find out what you believe. Don't go to church because you've always gone to church. It's not enough. You must have a personal relationship. You must know that he exists. You must know who you are in relation to him. When times are when times are troubled I'm almost quoting the Beatles here. I'm trying hard not to say Mother Mary comes to me. But when times are troubled, you must know that everything is going to be okay. Because he cares. And you must trust him.

Remember I have said for the last two years, there's going to come a time when you are going to feel, you're going to hear inside yourself, turn around, go the other way, you're in danger. And I've told you for two years, please work on listening to that inner voice, please, please. You're going to need that you must exercise that muscle. Now is the time. I can't emphasize enough. You must work on that. You must know him personally. Because if you know him, then you can have firm reliance. With firm reliance on divine providence. Remember, that's that the Lord will help you along the way if you're living within His God's not on your side. He's not on my side. We must align ourselves so we can be on His side. And then you are in the flow of life and things just coincidentally happen that help keep moving you forward. That's divine providence. It's not, God is on my side and I cannot be stopped. That's arrogance. That will get you killed. With firm reliance on divine providence. That also implies that once you know it, you know that you have a purpose. When I say that I believe that it's been my job to tell you these things, you must understand, that doesn't make me special in any way. I don't believe that makes me special. Quite honestly it's a curse most of my time. I'm sorry I don't it is a blessing to be in service, but it's hard times. And it will be with you as well. But all is well, my friend. It is all going to be more than good. You are in his service. You were born for a reason. There's a reason you're here. There's a reason you were born at this time. There's a reason you were born having the skill set that you have. Now, you may not think that you have any real skill set.

A story that I didn't have time to tell that I wanted to tell so badly on the air or on the stage is a story about and I think I may have told it on Friday. Stop me if I've told this, Stu. But the story of my friend Keith Ablow, where a third grade teacher stopped a guy from killing his family. Now, how did that happen? He remembered what the teacher had said when he got in trouble and said, you know, everybody says you're a bad boy. You're not a bad boy. When he was in third grade, he got into trouble, and the teacher could have just flown off the handle. But instead pulled him aside and said, you know, Johnny, you work, you work so hard and here you are doing this and it's because people say you're a bad boy. But you're not. You're good. You're a good boy. 30 years later he's about to kill someone and he stops because he hears her words. That's not who you are. You're a good boy. You may not think you have any skills. You may not think you have a purpose. I'll bet you that that third grade teacher had no idea. She might have died at the end of her life and said, I didn't accomplish anything. She saved lives! Just by doing what she was supposed to do! By not flying off the handle at a kid who was a bad kid all the time and getting into trouble. Instead of chastising, she hugged him and said, you're not that boy. She saved lives. Do not discount the role you play. Do not look to others and say, well, they have a bigger voice, they have a bigger platform. You may be the most important person on the planet at this time, and you may not accomplish anything in your head. But you are the key. You just have to listen to that voice inside and then do what he asks you to do. Unless he's telling you to kill someone. Then that's a voice that needs to be medicated. Firm reliance and divine providence. You know who he is. You can count on him. You know you are going to be okay, and you know your relationship with him, that you have a purpose. With firm reliance on divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives. Well, that's MLK, that's Lincoln, that's all the veterans. But it's also George Washington, who didn't die. He just gave everything to his country. He served and served and served and served and served and then served some more. And then he went home and then they knocked on his door and he answered the door and he said, have I not yet done enough for my country? The answer is no. And he got onto his horse and he served, and he served, and he served. We're going to have to give things up to serve, but it's good. We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes. It means we must do the hard things now. We may not be able to retire at 65. We may not be able to go and live our dreams. We may not be able to have that, that house or that car or whatever it is. We may the not be able to afford X, Y or Z, but that's okay. Because we will sacrifice our fortunes so our children don't have to pay for our lifestyle today. It's immoral to stick them with this bill. It's immoral.

As a father of a special needs child, I know when my daughter had strokes at birth, I got down on my knees and I said, Lord, give it to me. Please, I'll take it on. Please let her have a life. Please. Where are those parents now? I'll tell you where they were this last weekend. They were in Washington, D.C. You know and I know. We will all take the hard hit for our kids, our fortunes, our benefits, our perks, our soft lifestyle. And I know a lot of people say I have worked and I've struggled my whole life. I know that. I know that. I know. But you are going to be asked to struggle a little more not only for your children but for your grandchildren. Tithe 10%. I introduced the Black Robe Regiment. These people are in trouble. They are in trouble. The media hasn't noticed them yet quite honestly because the adversary hasn't noticed them yet. We're not battling flesh and blood. The great thing is darkness does not understand light. They have no idea. It has no idea where we're headed. And that's good. But understand once it does, the very gates of hell are going to open up. These people are going to be challenged in court, they are going to be challenged with the IRS, in their own pulpits they are going to be challenged. People will leave their churches because they are going to start saying, look, there are certain absolutes, there are certain things. All men are created and created equally, and they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, which means you can't take them away. You can't destroy them. These rights are my right to life, and that means all of it, my right to life. You do not diminish life at the end, you do not diminish life in the inside. My right to life, my right to liberty, which means you can't just pick me up. You can't do these things. I have a right. It's given from God. It's inalienable, which means you cannot take it away. And pursuit of happiness: I have a right to keep the sweat from my own brow. I have a right to dream. I have a right to pursue my dreams. I do not have a right to success. I have a right to pursue what will make me and my family happy. That's what they are going to preach. And if Americans understand those things, everything else will solve itself. You must tithe because these people are going to be in trouble. They are going to come under attack. You must seek these people out. You must seek these rabbis, these priests, these pastors. If they are teaching you about politics, that's another story. Run from them if they do. If they say vote for a Republican or a Democrat or independent, run from them.

And the last one is our sacred honor, and that is truth. Tell the truth in all things. Tell the truth when it hurts you. Tell the truth especially when it hurts you. Tell the truth at your own peril. Tell the truth. Stand in the blaze of the truth. If you are standing in the truth, nothing can hurt you. You will be behind the shield of the Lord. Stand in the truth. And pass these things on to your children. And we will not just survive. We will prevail.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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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!"

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