The ”Truth” Disease
Vol: 106 Issue: 21 Wednesday, July 21, 2010
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good . . . “(2nd Timothy 3:1-3)
“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” (Matthew 24:10)
“A racist is a person winning an argument with a liberal” – Dick Morris
From time to time somebody will email me saying something along the lines of, “I enjoy your prophecy-based columns, but I think you should keep your political opinions to yourself – you’d have a lot more readers.”
I don’t know if that is true or not and I doubt I ever will, since it isn’t possible to separate politics from prophecy. And while I don’t deny I have a political perspective, that political perspective is shaped entirely by my Christian worldview.
I suppose one could call it my political ‘opinion’ but that is only because there are certain political positions I could never embrace without abandoning that worldview. I try not to advocate — my worldview dictates that events are proceeding exactly as God intends them.
Although the context is a bit different, I try to follow the lead of Gamaliel as recorded in Acts 5:38-39 when it comes to politics:
“And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”
I analyze politics according to my worldview, which is that, IF Bible prophecy is coming to pass in this generation then unfolding current events will confirm it.
Staying on top of politics is relevant to Bible prophecy because a nation’s political worldview mirrors that nation’s ‘soul’ — and America is rapidly becoming a mirror-image of the worldview described by Paul in the context of the “last days” and “perilous times.”
In the first three chapters of the Book of Revelation, Jesus addresses seven letters to the seven Churches then in existence in Asia Minor. Through the benefit of hindsight, one can look back and compare His assessment of each individual church to individual periods, or “epochs” within the Church Age.
The seventh and final Church to be addressed was the Church of Laodicea. The word “Laodicea” is a combination of two Greek words, “laos” meaning “the people” and “dike” meaning “rights” or “justice”.
As understood in modern English, then, the Church of Laodicea describes the “Church of the People’s Rights” or the democratic Church.
Jesus highlights their trust in their ability to govern themselves, judging and ruling and deciding apart from any true spiritual awareness, carefully separating church and state, so to speak.
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:14-16)
What does this mean? Clearly, it cannot mean the Laodiceans have lost their salvation. Hebrews 6:4 says that in such a case, it is impossible to renew one to repentance, but that is exactly what Jesus counsels the Laodicean Church to do — repent.
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” (Revelation 3:19)
Instead Jesus paints a word picture that in today’s English would be the equivalent to saying the practices of the Laodiceans make Him sick to His stomach, before explaining why.
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:14)
As we go on, you may have to reach for the Maalox yourself.
Tucker Carlson’s excellent “Daily Caller” published a bombshell report this week including evidence of a conspiracy among mainstream journalists to use their positions to act as direct agents of the Barack Obama campaign.
Incredibly, they actually documented the conspiracy at “Journolist,” which describes itself as “The Internet For Journalists.” (I note with interest that a number of the links on that site are now dead.)
They got together and decided to use the power of their positions to shield their favorite candidate (Barack Hussein Obama) from the fallout from his twenty-year relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Wright as you will recall, was exposed as a ranting, anti-white, anti-American, anti-Jewish, pro-Islamic racist proponent of Black Liberation Theology whose rants shocked the nation.
After having heaped praise on Reverend Wright previously, crediting Wright with leading him “to Christ”, officiating at his wedding and baptizing his daughters, and saying he was like an “uncle” Obama responded by denying he ever heard a single racist comment in twenty years of faithful attendance.
The liberal mainstream, having invested so much in the myth of a post-racial America under Barack Obama, concluded that lying to protect Obama by smearing his critics was in order.
According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.
In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
Michael Tomasky, a writer for the Guardian, also tried to rally his fellow members of Journolist: “Listen folks–in my opinion, we all have to do what we can to kill ABC and this idiocy in whatever venues we have. This isn’t about defending Obama. This is about how the [mainstream media] kills any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.”
“Richard Kim got this right above: ‘a horrible glimpse of general election press strategy.’ He’s dead on,” Tomasky continued. “We need to throw chairs now, try as hard as we can to get the call next time. Otherwise the questions in October will be exactly like this. This is just a disease.”
The truth is “a disease?” So how best to start ‘throwing chairs?” Thomas Shaller, who is both a political science professor and a columnist for the Baltimore Sun, proposed they enter into a deliberate conspiracy to influence the media coverage of the election.
“Why don’t we use the power of this list to do something about the debate?”
If the truth is a disease, then it seems only logical that deception would serve as the cure before the ‘disease of truth’ prematurely claimed their messiah’s candidacy. Indeed, why not? So Chris Hayes of the Nation proposed his colleagues simply bury the Wright story.
“I’m not saying we should all rush en masse to defend Wright. If you don’t think he’s worthy of defense, don’t defend him! What I’m saying is that there is no earthly reason to use our various platforms to discuss what about Wright we find objectionable.”
One of the conspirators’ Katha Poliitt (also of the Nation) even admitted to growing weary of prostituting her profession as a propagandist:
“I hear you. but I am really tired of defending the indefensible. The people who attacked Clinton on Monica were prissy and ridiculous, but let me tell you it was no fun, as a feminist and a woman, waving aside as politically irrelevant and part of the vast rightwing conspiracy Paula, Monica, Kathleen, Juanita
Another allegedly “unbiased journalist” Spencer Ackerman (formerly of the Washington Independent concurred, writing in response;
“Part of me doesn’t like this s*** either. But what I like less is being governed by racists and warmongers.”
But despite his distaste at selling out his Constitutional mandate as a journalist, Ackerman still managed to come up with a plan of action to deceive the public and evidently settle a few scores in the process.
“If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.”
Well? Are you sputtering with rage yet? If you are wondering how a pathologically racist Marxist candidate whose racism and socialist worldview were clearly demonstrated even before he got the nomination managed to make it all the way to the White House, now you know.
And if you ever doubted the power of the propagandists’ pen, this should dispel any that may still be lingering. Some years ago I wrote the ebook, “Bodyguard of Lies” in which I made the proposition that almost everything we think we know is likely a lie.
We’ve been lied to so much and so often that the media is now divided by worldview into a ‘liberal media’ and a ‘conservative media’ without our ever realizing that somewhere along the line we subconsciously agreed to it, subconciously choosing which perspective we prefer the lies to be presented from.
I said at the outset that one cannot logically separate politics from prophecy in this generation because the politics of this generation are themselves a fulfillment of prophecy for the last days. There is little point to recording a prophecy if nobody takes notice of its fulfillment.
When Jesus was asked to outline the signs of His return, the FIRST thing He said was, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” The Apostle Paul describes the antichrist as a master of deception who uses that deception to both gain and consolidate his power. (2nd Thessalonians 2:9-10)
The Apostle John says the False Prophet will use the power of deception to advance the worship of the antichrist. But before all that must first come the conditioning process. We had to get used to the fact that, like mushrooms, the public is fed manure and kept in the dark – and then learn to prefer it that way.
The Apostle Paul, after outlining the condition of the last days Church during perilous times, concluded his warning with the words;
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2nd Timothy 3:13)
Now, to return to the issue of Bible prophecy, Christianity, politics and the last days and whether or not political discussion and opinion is appropriate to the mission of the Omega Letter, the answer is also found in Paul’s second letter charging Timothy with his responsibilities before God.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2nd Timothy 4:3)
That time has come and gone and all that remains is to “watch in all things, endure afflictions and do the work of an evangelist” until He comes.
That includes sorting out truth from fables so that we can witness the awesome power of God in action together. As bad as things look, as scary as they actually are, the fact that God told us this would happen means that everything is going according to plan.
It means that our side is winning and God has the enemy right where He wants him, even if we don’t quite have it all figured out. So the rest of the world can worry and fret and panic and cast about for a new messiah to replace the tarnished one invented by the ‘unbiased’ journalists they trust so much.
Our responsibility is somewhat different and a whole lot less stressful, especially in light of the revelation that the government we want to trust has, to all intents and purposes, been overthrown by a cabal of unelected conspirators.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Note to Our Members:
Yesterday was Gayle’s birthday. My daughters got together and threw her a wonderful birthday party, handling all the details from start to cleanup.
I wish you all could have seen her, surrounded by her friends and family, the living embodiment of the old 50’s show, “Queen for A Day.” I never saw her so happy.
It was enough to make one weep with joy just to watch. (I hope nobody noticed me).
The forecast was for thunderstorms and rain – instead it was a beautiful day. That’s what I love so much about the Lord. The blessings.
“Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” (Psalms 119:165)
Yesterday was one of those days of great peace for me. A sorely-needed blessing. I just want to praise the Lord.