The Governor and The Devil At the Airport.



A Picture of the Scar, the Evil Lion, Lurking in the Shadows (From the Lion King)

The Devil Goes About as A Roaring Lion

It happened at an airport. Satan slithered in to tempt a man.

Quiet–yet insistent–he whispered, “You want to be President, don’t you? The most powerful man in the world. Think of all the good you can do. A gospel minister in the White House. God will be glorified—the name of Jesus lifted high!”

The devil paused, wondered if the man was listening to him. The Governor seemed to be fumbling for the right words to say to the other man, who was pouring out his heart. Good, Satan thought.

“Just tell him what he wants to hear,” Satan said. “This will come up again and again. People already think you’re narrow-minded. Now is your chance to show the whole world how compassionate you are—how compassionate God is.”

Was that working? Satan couldn’t tell. He tried another tack. “This man who is pouring his heart out to you, he has power, too. Millions of people listen to him. You can win him over, right now; he will be on your side. He will tell everyone how kind and compassionate you are. Just give this poor sap what he wants. He’s already deceived—what difference does it really make? You don’t know his heart. Such a little thing, after all. See the tears, how sincere he is? Why are you so judgmental, anyway? This is your chance to show them you’re not like that at all.”

The devil could tell the Governor’s mind was racing.

Should I apply more pressure? Maybe I’ll just let the crying man keep talking. The Governor has always been a sucker for such things.

Here was the moment Satan was waiting for: Now. Time for the kill.

“Just tell Glenn Beck that Mormons are Christians, too, Mike. There are many ways to heaven, and just one god, after all. And you will be the next President of the United States.”

In December 2007 Glenn Beck contrived to meet Governor Mike Huckabee in an airport. Other than Glenn Beck’s radio account of the encounter, the event went virtually unnoticed—except in the heavenlies.  Pull back the curtain and peer into the unseen. This is how God tests and proves a man. If you have eyes to see, you will see Mike Huckabee was tried in the fire and came forth as gold.

This week Glenn Beck called Mike Huckabee a “Progressive.[1]” Do you want to know the real story behind the current feud between Fox News personalities Glenn Beck and Mike Huckabee? Go back three and a half years and lift the veil.

(This was written by my wife and me).


[1] In Beck-speak, that means he’s a socialist-nazi-commie-liberal.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow! I have always wondered why so many Christians just seem to ignore Beck’s religion and frequently refer to him as a Christian just because of the good patriotic things that he says. I think that there is a huge new error in America, the error of confusing patriotism with Christianity. Multitudes of people are being deceived into thinking that they are Christians based on their view that they are “good” Americans or “not Muslims”. Another deception is that America is a “Christian Nation”. America has definitely had extensive blessings from God ,our founding principles are based on a Judeo-Christian world view and many of our founding fathers were indeed, Christian, but, Christianity is an individual’s personal relationship with God based on their acceptance of and faith in Jesus . A national, all encompassing relationship with Christ is not something that is offered.

  • http://caffeinatedcommunications.net Shane Vander Hart

    David… so basically you’re saying that Beck’s criticism (and I don’t think it is completely fair) has to do with this particular event and has nothing to do with record of Governor Huckabee supporting some big government policies?

    I wouldn’t call him a progressive, but I also wouldn’t call Huckabee a small government conservative either – based on his record.

    By the way you know I obviously agree with much of your assessment of Glenn Beck.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Shedlock/100000472261599 David Shedlock

      No, it has nothing to do with Huckabee’s policies. The Michelle Obama thing is over a year old, and as I debunked the notion before, Huckabee’s governing policies on that issue were no different than Palin’s. Nothing this week brought this on, except for the opportunity for Beck to vent now that he is going to be off Fox News. It is personal for Beck. He is angry because Huckabee refused to call him a Christian. Would that more Christians would love the lost and wouldn’t act like those who reject Christ have escaped hell. Huckabee would not bow, but rather honored Christ. That is the point.

      Another point is that Christians need to begin to take serious the notion that we are in spiritual warfare, and to separate politics out as if it is not part of that battle is foolish. There is more to this world than gaining public office. I think Huckabee understands that.

      To show how obsessed Beck is with destroying Huckabee notice that today he compared him to George Soros and Van Jones.

      • http://caffeinatedcommunications.net Shane Vander Hart

        Well I agree that Beck is unhinged.

        The school lunch thing is not a year old, and you may have thought you debunked, but not to my satisfaction… and that to his support of Race to the Top, good night. Beck’s motives may not be pure and his criticism is over-the-top, but Huckabee has issues. I chose to gloss them over in 2008, but with recent statements he has made he won’t get a pass from me this time.

        That isn’t to say that there are not things I appreciate about Huckabee. His problem (as far as my support is concerned) is that I find those qualities in other candidates as well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Shedlock/100000472261599 David Shedlock

        I specifically said I debunked the governing issues, not the response to Michelle Obama. You don’t think there is sunshine between their two governing records on this do you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Shedlock/100000472261599 David Shedlock

      No, it has nothing to do with Huckabee’s policies. The Michelle Obama thing is over a year old, and as I debunked the notion before, Huckabee’s governing policies on that issue were no different than Palin’s. Nothing this week brought this on, except for the opportunity for Beck to vent now that he is going to be off Fox News. It is personal for Beck. He is angry because Huckabee refused to call him a Christian. Would that more Christians would love the lost and wouldn’t act like those who reject Christ have escaped hell. Huckabee would not bow, but rather honored Christ. That is the point.

      Another point is that Christians need to begin to take serious the notion that we are in spiritual warfare, and to separate politics out as if it is not part of that battle is foolish. There is more to this world than gaining public office. I think Huckabee understands that.

      To show how obsessed Beck is with destroying Huckabee notice that today he compared him to George Soros and Van Jones.