By Their Fruits . . .
Vol: 117 Issue: 11 Saturday, June 11, 2011
I saw Ann Coulter on one of the news programs plugging her new book, “Demonic.” Full disclosure: I haven’t read it yet, but I did read this excerpt at the Daily Caller.
Coulter’s book is primarily about the tactics employed by progressive Democrats and so I found the title particularly intriguing. Without having read beyond the title and even before having read the posted excerpt, I’m already asking myself; how it can be that obvious?
What I mean to say is, although it is obvious to me. It’s different when something like that gets said out loud in the public arena.
It’s like I’ve said in the past concerning Glenn Beck and some of the stuff that he has presented on his programs: if it is all true, where is the outcry? And if it is not all true, where is the corrected record?
Now we have Ann Coulter publishing a book primarily about the politics of the Left under the title, “Demonic.” I have been noting the growing similarities between the agenda and platform of the Democrats and social conditions described by the Apostle Paul to Timothy for years as a literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy:
“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, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
But I’m used to being marginalized to the fringes; it comes with the territory. Even most Christians don’t want to hear about Bible prophecy.
Like Glenn Beck, Coulter is analyzing the same things without the benefit (or liability) of a lifetime devoted to the literary equivalent of a guy wearing a sandwich board and proclaiming, “Repent! The End is Near!”
Her conclusions about the driving forces motivating the Far Left are not that much different than Beck’s – Beck ascribes it to evil, Coulter describes it as demonic. Bible prophecy describes it as the spirit of antichrist.
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” (1 John 2:18)
Beck is leaving his Fox program (amid rumors he was forced out) at the peak of his popularity; his media “footprint” says he reaches some thirty million people per day. Ann Coulter’s books usually make the New York Times best-seller lists on the day the book is released – and sometimes even before that.
So here we have two hugely prominent and controversial secular commentators analyzing current events from a secular perspective with each arriving at the same conclusion:
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (2 John 1:7)
Beck and Coulter see a demonic cabal of liberal politicians, tycoons, journalists and media empires working together to bring about a new world order by deception, misdirection, slander and lies.
So do I, but I am influenced by my faith in the Bible and my belief that this is the generation that will see the return of Christ.
But we are all working towards different agendas. Beck’s agenda is to expose the conspiracy to bring down the United States and the West. Coulter’s agenda is to expose the methods and tactics of the Democrats.
My agenda is to demonstrate from current events that Bible prophecy is true, and therefore, so too is the Bible’s promise of redemption to “whosoever will.”
Despite the differing agendas, perspectives and areas of expertise, we all end up at more or less the same place – face to face with the spirit of antichrist.
This morning’s big headline on Drudge was “Pelosi: Wiener Can Stay”. Beside it was a link to a story under the headline: “Dem Rep’s messages to 17-year-old girl draw police attention”.
Below that are the stories detailing the deliberate and systematic effort by the same cabal to destroy Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is not, to this point, a declared candidate for any office. She is a private citizen.
Anthony Weiner, the internet pervert and serial liar who attempted to smear someone else to protect his own sin can stay in Congress, no problem, says the leader of the House Democrats.
But conservative evangelical Christian Sarah Palin must be destroyed. At all costs.
The State of Alaska just released printouts of all of Sarah Palin’s emails during her tenure as Governor. The liberal media pounced, sifting through more than twenty-four thousand emails hoping to find some dirt on her.
The New York Times, Washington Post and UK Guardian have even enlisted the public’s help in scouring them for incriminating comments. So far, they’ve been disappointed – as this reprinted snippet from the Left’s Politico shows – it is a bitter pill to swallow.
“The emails from her governorship released Friday brought back the memory of a long-lost Palin: the popular, charismatic, competent woman of the people.
This was the vice presidential candidate John McCain’s team thought they were getting, before her darker tendencies – defensiveness, thin skin, grudge-keeping – hardened into tics. Together with the newly released, pro-Palin documentary “The Undefeated,” which focuses on her rise to the spotlight, the emails are reminders of a sympathetic figure who was not yet the brittle, divisive caricature Palin has now become.”
See? The emails reveal that there used to be a good Sarah, a reminder of who she was before the caricature of herself that she has become. In their bitterness, they found a way to invoke scandal while decrying the lack of ‘there’ they found there.
“If critics were hoping to see Palin revealed as a hypocrite, they’re out of luck; her private statements are in line with her public ones when it comes to issues like Troopergate, the ethics scandal in which she was accused of abusing her authority to punish her sister’s ex-husband.”
To fill in the blanks the piece left out, “Troopergate” proved to be a false accusation. The UK Guardian led its story with the most scandalous bit of email to emerge yet: “Palin asked God for Budget Guidance.”
The point is that the emails were released in an effort to destroy Palin. The Far Left media is even asking the public to help find some evidence they can use to assassinate her character.
The goal is to destroy her personally in order to prevent her candidacy. Their hatred is so palpable, I believe that if they could kill her, they probably would.
Why? First and foremost, because she is a Christian. Everything else is secondary.
“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4:3)