Despotism by Stealth: The Media Take Over
The mainstream media has often been called the fourth branch of the government. News organizations have the responsibility of disseminating information, which is essential to the healthy functioning of the democracy. It also keeps the other branches honest by making sure they are doing the jobs which they were assigned.
The press has never had perfectly balanced coverage. Even in times when reporters had some integrity when reporting world events, some form of bias was reflected in their news coverage. The Bible states that Satan is the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4), so it’s a given that news reporting would reflect the devil’s influence. What kept the liberal media somewhat in check was the influence of Christian and conservative apologists.
In recent years, the involvement of believers in society has collapsed. It seems to be driven by a feedback loop of negativity. The more ground Christians lose to the enemy, the less motivated the media are to report the truth. Evangelical Christian are the largest demographic in America, yet liberals control every form of media.
The problem I find the most troubling about the current state of news reporting is the ability of the left to completely change reality. The nefarious actions of Hilary Clinton provide endless examples of the dishonest presentation of truth by the media.
When Donald Trump publically called on Vladimir Putin to find Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails, the press criticized Trump for inviting the Russians to hack our government. The press were so fixated on helping Clinton that they didn’t even realize that Trump’s comment was sarcasm. And if they did, they worked relentlessly to turn what he said into anything but the truth.
There were no emails to find because Clinton’s lawyers had illegally destroyed them. Reporters went after Trump asking if he is a pawn of Putin. If Putin has embarrassing emails that could someday be used against Clinton, the question that should be asked in this: “Is Clinton the one who compromised the nation’s safety?”
The hacking of the Democratic Party emails proved a reality that I reported on months ago. The released emails showed that the entire Democratic race was one big sham. Bernie Sanders didn’t have a chance of winning because the party insiders had already decided to make sure than Hillary would win.
The press now questions if Trump is a serious candidate, while they ignore the fact the Hillary lives in a bubble. It has been 245 days since Hillary Clinton last held this thing called a press conference on December 4, 2015. That was the date that the Democratic nominee last spoke to the embedded press corps that follows her every move.
In any other race the press would eviscerate a candidate who thought it was beneath them to take questions from common reporters. But Clinton gets away with this behavior because the media are totally on her side and will do anything to protect her reckless and criminal behavior.
There have been some changes at Fox News that show the liberal dominance of the news is going from bad to worse. During the Republican convention, long-time head Roger Ailes was forced out by a sex scandal. Fox News has been the only major network that has expressed any fairness to some key conservative issues.
This is the reason why all the other networks have been constantly attacking Fox. Now that Rupert Murdoch’s two liberal sons, James and Lachlan are in control of the network, it won’t be long before Fox News is no different than CNN or MSNBC.
Liberals will not be satisfied until they have complete control of the news industry. Darkness can only take over completely if there is a total absence of light. Even the most trivial ember of free thinking needs to be snuffed out.
The liberal media is going to need a total monopoly to deal with the Rapture event. When the Church is called home, the press is going to have a monumental task in explaining what happen to “all those Christians.” Anyone with a basic understanding of Bible prophecy should know that the evil behavior we see exploding throughout the world was forewarned by Jesus Himself.
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Deducing Today’s Delusion
The title of this week’s commentary is a proper one, I think. The famous fictional detective invented by mystery author Conan Doyle–Sherlock Holmes–often used the term “deduced” in his brilliant dissection of seemingly unsolvable crimes. He would “deduce,” or conclude, that the circumstances surrounding the mystery had led to the inevitable solving of the murder, theft, or whatsoever the crime involved.
There is no greater mystery than the mystery of iniquity mentioned by Paul the apostle: “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).
We are presently in the midst of iniquitous circumstance and behavior by a world of rebellious earth dwellers–as the KJV terms the anti-God masses of humanity that will one day suffer God’s wrath and judgment. At the heart of the mystery of iniquity that surrounds us is a growing evil spiritual dementia that is setting the stage for the prophecy given through the apostle Paul. The prophecy is from the same section of the second letter to the Thessalonians above: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).
I think it is patently obvious to any true student of Bible prophecy that we are witnessing a form of spiritual dementia–of upside-down thinking each and every day. This evil darkening of the ability to think sanely, morally, comes from precisely the anti-God rebelliousness the great apostle warned about in his letter to the Romans:
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1 28-32)
I believe it is relatively easy to deduce from things taking place all around us today that the delusion Paul forewarns will be full-blown when the Holy Spirit withdraws as restrainer of evil is even now developing. As a matter of fact, my own conclusion is that the satanically inflicted dementia is already rather far advanced. The evidence grows hour by hour that we are in a world going mad with luciferian rage.
Let’s examine that evidence to see if we are on to something, as Sherlock Holmes might say…
* Economic Irrationality
As oft is said about insanity, as attributed first to Albert Einstein, the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over to solve a problem although it fails every time and expecting a different result.
This is exactly where today’s thinking is at this hour of history in America. The government runs the Treasury printing presses over and over to produce trillions of dollars with nothing to back them in order to solve the national economic woes, which only get worse and worse.
Lyndon Johnson’s presidential administration conducted a War on Poverty to produce a Great Society. Since that 1964 all-out effort to solve America’s differences in the plight of the have-nots vs. the haves, the poverty has only increased. More than $22 trillion has been thrown at the problems involved. The nation is now bankrupt for all practical purposes, and the national debt grows exponentially.
It’s the same all over the world. Nations are in dire economic chaos, and the global economic structure–for the most part inextricably linked to the U.S. dollar–is on the brink of collapse. Only the staying hand of Almighty God is keeping global depression beyond any ever experienced from happening. Yet, the powers that be continue to use the same methodologies time and time again in their insane effort to somehow get a different result.
* Diplomatic Dementia
The international community of diplomats views Israel as the hold-up to peace. This, even though Israel is a thin sliver of a nation that threatens no other nation, but provides vast goods and inventive services to the whole world.
Israel’s enemies, on the other hand–the Arab nations that surround the Jewish state–threaten to annihilate the tiny nation on a daily basis. Israel offers to sit down and come to peace with those who hate them, but the Arab states won’t even recognize Israel as a country. Yet the United Nations as a whole blames Israel for not being willing to give their enemies the land they want. The land Israel’s antagonists want, of course, is the very buffer territory that gives Israel a degree of protection from their enemies, who have attacked them in three major wars.
The diplomats cannot understand or refuse to recognize the true problem in the region. It is a satanically spawned dementia that dominates their thinking.
* Societal insanity
Can there be much argument that we are faced with a culture seemingly gone mad, considering things we see transpiring as of late? What were just a few short years ago designated mental/psychological disorders are now proclaimed to be normal human behavior. As a matter-of-fact, there now are laws that demand we assign things like homosexuality, trans-gender identification and other conditions formerly considered aberrant or abnormalities special status, warranting privileged treatment –or else.
The absolute insanity of making us agree, through legal stipulation, that men, if they feel like a woman on any given hour or day, must be allowed to go into women’s restrooms, should speak for the far advanced state of reprobate thinking in which we find ourselves. The evidence makes it a no-brainer to deduce that there is already considerable delusion in society and culture today.
I’m sure you can think of dozens of things going on in society and culture that are even more bizarre.
* Religious Reprobate Reasoning
Religious delusion at this time of the end of the age is running wild. God’s Word, Jesus Himself, says that the Son of God is the only Way to God the Father–to Heaven.
Even some “evangelical” ministries are now wanting to make nice with apostate religionists within Christianity. Even more deludedly, they are reaching out to embrace other religions that will have nothing to do with Jesus Christ as a spiritual factor, much less as Deity who offers the only Way to their perverse version of Heaven.
Crislam, the combining of Christianity and Islam, is one such effort sponsored by some well-known supposed Christian leaders. Recently, Pope Francis was interviewed on a flight returning to the Vatican. He was recorded saying over and over that Islam is a religion of peace and that it presents only love, not danger, to mankind.
Following the murder of a Catholic priest in northern France by those who claimed the act was done for Allah, the pope opined the following:
I think it is not right to identify Islam with violence…This is not right, and it is not true…I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence because each day when I read the paper I see violence here in Italy…Terrorism is born of worshipping money in a capitalist society. I know it dangerous to say this, but terrorism grows when there is no other option and when money is made a god, and it, instead of the person, is put at the center of the world economy…That is the first form of terrorism. That is a basic terrorism against all of humanity.
Pope Francis has said on occasion that Christianity and Islam are both religions of conquest, and he has blamed Western thinking and interference in the Middle East as responsible for the rise of Islamic extremism. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deduce that the end times delusion Paul prophesied for the Tribulation period as recorded in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 has truly already infected this pre-Tribulation era.
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