Monday, August 23, 2010

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• And, don't forget our big 25th Anniversary Celebration out at Grace Community Church (on Roscoe Blvd in Sun Valley) this Thursday, August 26th.  It's free, doors open at 6:30pm, and we'll be doing our show live beginning at 4pm.  To reserve your seats, visit

400-408  Let's talk about what happened last Wednesday on the Glenn Beck tv show.

(:36) Beck 1. Glenn starts his show this way on Wednesday, 8/18/2010.

(:55) Beck 2. Glenn talks about similarities of the math and science between the Hopewell earthworks in Ohio and the pyramids of Giza. 

(1:00) Beck 3. Glenn talks about the Hebrew writing found on the Newark Holy Stones in 1860 by David Wyrick, particularly the "Decalogue" bas relief of a man carrying tablet that Mormons believe were ancient Hebrew of the Ten Commandments.

(1:13) Beck 4. The Bat Creek Stone is Ancient Hebrew (found in a Native American burial ground in Tennessee in 1889).  [But if these are Hebrew relics from a "Lost Tribe" of "Moundbuilders" that came from pre-Exilic period, then the Hebrew should be pre-Exilic – and it's post-Exilic.  Furthermore, why wouldn't the inscriptions be in the "Reformed Egyptian hieroglyphics" that the Golden Plates were written in – the ones the angel Moroni hid in Hill Cumorah in upstate New York in 385 AD after the final battle between the evil Lamanites and the good Nephites in which Moroni was the only survivor?  It was Moroni, who 1,400 years later, returned to direct Joseph Smith to the Golden Plates.

(:11) Beck 5.  Beck plugs the Mormon site

(:08) Beck 6. "I don't know the story of these…"

• A Hot Cup of Joe (8/21/2010) The Pseudoarchaeology of Glenn Beck.  The author claims to be a student of anthropology at the University of Texas, with an emphasis on archaeology.

• Worldview Weekend (8/20/2010) Brannon Howse Interviews Ed Decker. (8/21/2010) Lost Civilizations of North America Documentary.

• Facebook, Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America is on Facebook.

413-423 Kurt Van Gorden, Director of the Utah Gospel Mission ( for the past 31 years (since 1979), an evangelical missionary movement among the Mormons in Utah which started in 1898.  He's also the author of the Mormonism pamphlet in the Zondervan Guide to Cults & Religious Movements series.  And, is a co-author along with Jill Martin-Rische and her late-father Walter Martin, of The Kingdom of the Occult.  Today we respond to Glenn Beck, who on his television show last Wednesday (8/20/2010, link), did a couple segments on the "Hebrew writing" found on some archaeological items found in North America, namely the Bat Creek Stone.  This teaching is rooted in the Mormon religion, which teaches out of the Book of Mormon, that America was once populated with huge civilizations that were direct descendants of two "lost tribes of Israel" (see below).  Beck also promoted a Mormon apologetics DVD from the website 

• My Summary Notes on the Book of Mormon – This recounts two migrations of people from the Ancient Near East to America.  The first, the Jaredites, left the Tower of Babel region on 8 barges around 2,500 BC, and arrived on the west coast of Central America 240 days later.  They established an entire civilization, though eventually wiping themselves out due to their evil and hostile ways (over 2 million people lost their lives in one battle alone!)  The second, led by Lehi, sailed from Jerusalem around 600BC, coming to land on the west coast of South America.  Lehi's evil sons, Laman and Lemuel, were cursed with dark skin for their rebellion and remained a bloodthirsty and idolatrous people (i.e., the Indians); while the Lord blessed Lehi's peaceful and loving sons, Nephi and his younger brothers.  The Nephites migrated north into Central and North America, though always in conflict with the Lamanites.  However, during a time of peace that lasted 200 years, Jesus visited the Nephites following his crucifixion and resurrection to establish his church among them.  Soon thereafter, war resumed.  In 385 AD, near Hill Cumorah in upstate New York, the two groups assembled for the final battle.  All the Nephites were slaughtered by the Lamanites except for one man named Moroni.  Before his death, Moroni was able to safely bury some golden plates upon which his father had recorded the history of his people.  Moroni's father was named Mormon.  1,400 years later, Moroni, now an angel, returned to direct Joseph Smith to the plates.

428-437Kurt Van Gorden,

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458-508 Brian Bergman, is the Inland Empire Religion & Politics columnist for  Today we talk about some of his recent columns.

• Brian Bergman, Examiner (8/6/2010) How Religion Lost the Same-Sex Marriage Battle; Marriage, Religion, & Separating Church & State.

• Brian Bergman, Examiner (8/10/2010) Jesus Christ Responds to Gay Marriage Debate.

• Brian Bergman, Examiner (8/12/2010) Jesus Christ calls Church's Treatment of Gays Cruel.

• Brian Bergman, Examiner (7/21/2010) The government is not God: American's dependence on the US Govt is killing religion.

• Brian Bergman, Examiner (7/21/2010) Churches are called to bring social justice not the govt; Local ministry responds! Camp Hope Update!

512-523Brian Bergman

528-538Jason Lester, ( 2009 ESPY Award winner for "Best Male Athlete with a Disability" and author of Running on Faith: The Principles, Passion and Pursuit of a Winning Life.  At 12 years old he was riding his bike when a car going 70 mph ran a red light and hit him. He was left for dead with 21 broken bones and a collapsed lung. He lost the use of his right arm, which became partially paralyzed as a result of the accident.  Later that year, his father died of a heart attack at the age of just 39.  He was Jason's closest friend.  Jason has overcome all kinds of adversity to become a world-class triathlete.  He just finished doing 5 ironmans in 5 days on 5 Hawaiian islands!  And is a regular competitor in the Ironman World Championships and Ultraman World Championships!  His heart is to influence children through his Never Stop Foundation.

• He'll be at the Triathlon Lab in Redondo Beach on Monday, September 13th at 5pm for a book signing. For more info, go to

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628-638Dr. John MacArthur, president of the Master's College and Seminary, and pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley (, author of over 6 dozen books, and heard weekdays at 6:30am and 7:30pm on Grace to You right here on KKLA.  And Grandpa MacArthur enjoys 15 grandchildren, 10 girls and 5 boys!

• John is the featured speaker at our big 25th Anniversary Celebration out at Grace Community Church (on Roscoe Blvd in Sun Valley) on Thursday, August 26th. It's free and doors open at 6:30pm. I'll be doing my show there live from 4-7pm so come say "hi." To reserve a seat, visit

• Today we talk about his MacArthur Study Bible that's now in 10 languages, and coming out this fall in Chinese and Arabic!   Amazingly, his website,, provides 2 million downloads a month of his sermons!  And, we also talk about his forthcoming book Slave, rooted in the evidence that "doulos" should be translated "slave" not "servant."

644-652Dr. John MacArthur

• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8/22/2010) Ad campaign re-branding Mormons as regular folks.

(:30) Mormon ad.  Jeff Decker.

(:30) Mormon ad.  Kelly Limeback.