CONTEND FOR WHAT TRUTH?
David Kupelian is Managing Editor of World Net Daily and the Editor of Whistleblower magazine (Whistleblower along with The New American magazine are my two most recommended periodicals to those who want to be informed). Mr. Kupelian recently wrote an article subtitled, “Keeping today’s sociopathic ruling elite from totally extinguishing our great nation. " Here's an excerpt:
"Friends, to understand what is REALLY going on our country and WHY – and at the same
time to take a firm hold of how we can survive this, both personally and as a nation – it’s
necessary to go beyond the everyday secular jargon of “left versus right,” “liberal versus
conservative” and “Democrat versus Republican” and instead to view these things through
the lens of God-given, scriptural Reality. What we’re witnessing today in our nation is nothing
more nor less than a massive rebellion against God and His laws of life, love and liberty.
Recently mega-talk-host Mark Levin said Joe Biden is leading most “diabolical administration” and “diabolical Democratic Party” since the Civil War. “Diabolical” means
“characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to be suggestive of the Devil.” That’s right. We’re
dealing with real evil … Our nation is literally dying for lack of Truth."
Pastors have a greater responsibility to stand for and propagate truth than anyone else in the country. Problem is, where truth is concerned, too many of them think and operate in terms of a dichotomy (short definition: “two things having little or nothing to do with each other, with little or no overlap between them, that are pitted against each other”), as though there exists (1) spiritual truth that involves the preaching and teaching of Bible doctrine, the promotion of missions, etc., and (2) secular truth which involves political and social issues, etc. Their duty, they think, is to apply themselves to the former, and avoid the latter. They seem to think this position constitutes some sort of moral high ground. They're wrong.
It is also unbiblical and nonsensical to think of evil in terms of a dichotomy. Evil is the same in its satanic origin and outcomes whether it is being perpetrated in government, Hollywood, the media, or by apostate teachers who have introduced it into churches (1 John 5:19). The time and energy that should be expended in contending for truth against error rightfully differs depending on the issue/s involved, but it isn't a preacher's prerogative to decide what issues relative to truth are open to his involvement and which ones are off limits to him.
We have come to a place now when many if not most Americans "call evil good and good evil” (Isa. 5:20), and are proud of themselves when they do it. Why? Because (and thank God for those who haven't done this), too many preachers for too long have been too discriminating and too squeamish in their general handling of the truth. Consequently, we have a growing population that can't or won't recognize the difference between a man and a woman, an unborn baby and a lump of tissue, a communist slave state and a free Republic, or between the truth and a lie. “They received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 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 Thess. 2:10-12).