As unlikely as it may seem, the deadliest force in America and the world today is not terrorism, nuclear weaponry, the Ebola virus or H.I.V. The deadliest agent in America and the world is common and familiar to everyone. The deadliest force known to mankind is a lie. Through a lie, 6 million Jews were annihilated by Nazi Germany. Through a lie, 55 million people have been killed in abortion mills in the United States. The result of a lie has been the murder of millions of Christians in China and Africa, and through a number of lies America is being destroyed.
One little lie that our media and many politicians have incessantly told is, “America is a nation of immigrants.” While it is certainly true that many of our parents and grandparents came to this land from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, they came here and became Americans and raised their children to be Americans. America is not a nation of immigrants. America is a nation of diverse people united under one flag, the flag of the United States of America.
The problem with half-truths is that they are only half true. Accepting that America is a nation of immigrants weakens the resolve of people who honestly and rightfully desire to protect their families and their futures from a massive and uncontrolled influx of people from other countries who do not share our values. We not only have a right to protect ourselves from such an influx, we have an obligation to do so.
Many lies come to us in a single word. They involve calling things what they are not. One of these which many Americans accept is the lie that lesbians and homosexuals are “gay.” Use of this deception prevents people from recognizing how depraved the lifestyle of same-sex degeneracy truly is. Calling lesbianism and homosexuality what they are not, masks what they really are. This tactic is repeated in many areas of our culture. Only by refusing to accept the lie, can we require others to face the hideous reality of lives devoted to debauchery.
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Abortion proponents call themselves “pro-choice,” but this, too, is a lie. The truth is that having made one poor choice, abortion advocates seek a “do-over” by making a second and more egregious poor choice. They are led to believe that an abortion will erase the consequences of the first sin, but they are duped. Women who have had abortions and the men who love them will attest that an abortion leaves scars that cannot be seen but often last a lifetime.
The National Right to Life Committee and other pro-life groups pay a high price for confronting the pro-choice lie of the abortionists and Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is, itself, another lie. P.P. does not plan parenting. On the contrary, they plan the demise of parenthood. The tide of support for abortion has turned in America where a majority of people now admit that they believe that abortion should be outlawed or severely limited. One way all of us can work toward that end is to pull back the veil on this gruesome and barbarous industry.
In 2008, when Barack Obama was running for the nomination of the Democrat Party, he was asked by a reporter if he would want either of his daughters to have an abortion. Obama’s callous answer gave Americans a rare glimpse into the dastardly mindset of the senator from Illinois. He told the reporter, “I wouldn’t want my daughter punished with a baby.” That explains how many people on the wrong side of the abortion issue view an unexpected, albeit intentional pregnancy as punishment. His election was America’s humiliation.
“Social justice” is a lie that thrives in many mainline churches today. In fact, there is nothing just about the effort to steal the wealth of some in order to give it to others, even if government is commissioned to carry out the crime. Many of those who seek to hike the federal minimum wage to a “living wage” are social justice proponents. Governments were never intended to be charitable organizations and they do an abysmal job every time they are given the opportunity to prove it.
The first North American settlement to employ socialism was that of the Puritans at Plymouth. They soon learned, as has every other nation since, that equal wages for unequal work is patently unjust. Nevertheless, this insanity persists in America and throughout the world. God expects His people to be charitable toward those who genuinely need help, and to be involved in a personal way. Charity is not something that can or should ever be relegated to the state.
Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that you be not judged” is not a lie, but the way it’s so often misinterpreted is a lie. This is likely the most readily memorized verse of scripture in all of the Bible and it is usually applied outside the context it was spoken to address. Even non-Christians and imposter-Christians know this verse. They will invariably and in ignorance attempt to use it to silence the voices of the righteous who bravely confront wickedness in our culture. The verse does not mean never judge.
Most Bible commentaries explain that what is being proscribed is condemnation of another person for some specious and subjective reason, and not calling out sin. Christians, and indeed all people, are to be discerning of what is good and what is evil. Proof of this is given in Christ’s words found in chapter seven of John’s gospel, verse 24, where Jesus says, “Judge not according to appearances, but judge with a righteous judgment.”
One little lie that has done a great deal of damage in our nation is, “Never talk about politics or religion in polite company.” This is a lie that must be crushed. It comes straight from Satan’s headquarters in the smoldering abyss. Only when false ideas and flawed policies are brought out in the open, can they be challenged and wholly dispelled. Since our ideas about politics and religion are widely applied to all other areas of our lives, they are the most important ideas we hold and rotten ideas will always beget rotten consequences.
This singular little lie has allowed churches to embrace perversity and continue to claim entitlement to the same respect as those that hold fast to biblical orthodoxy. It has allowed sin to thrive in the open. It has emboldened sinners to silence saints and it must be challenged in our society at every turn.
Every four years, America tolerates a limited and temporary suspension of this ban for sake of the election. Those of us who know the truth should seize this opportunity to crush the little lies that are ruining our culture, our children, and our futures.
Little lies kill and little lies destroy. There are no little white lies; all lies are black.
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