On June 26, 2014 The Factor’s Bill O’Reilly lamented the dishonesty of the mainstream media once again. The bias and selective reporting of the MSM is no secret and only those living in a vacuum are not cognizant of the fact that most of the media acts in concert to preserve and protect the President and the present liberal administration.
What isn’t being told to the public is metered out as carefully as the food provided to Pavlov’s dogs. Increments of silence, denial and obfuscation are the hallmarks of the reprehensible and irresponsible news reporting agencies of the day. It would be safe to say, that while they know perfectly that what you don’t know can and does hurt you, at least it covers this slippery, slipshod and highly suspect administration from being knocked off its course.
Do the people that once stirred only to the clarion call of the Liberty Bell now begin to salivate to Obama’s Pavlovian bell? Do we wait for the tinkling sound that breaks the silence and rush to the free meal prepared for us by the master of change. Do we then rise as mongrel minions to do the will of the Commander in Chief?
This is the theory – is it working?
Not only has it worked flawlessly so far, but it has taken on the aspect of a love song. We see newspaper editors and media personnel along with major TV outlets all singing Alison Krauss’s beautiful piece entitled ‘When You Say Nothing At All’ being crooned to the president and that is followed by his loving reply.
It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart Without saying a word you can light up the dark Try as I may I could never explain What I hear when you don’t say a thing
What is the president hearing in the media’s silence? That’s easy? He hears the permission to continue just as he started. He hears the call to continue to bend the rules, dismiss the Congress and lie to the American people as if they were all a pack of Pavlovian mongrels with big appetites and small brains.
Call it a conspiracy or call it a trend or just simple minded attachment to the latest pop-culture figure who so carefully wrangled his way into the White House, it is by any other name, the effective suppression of the truth. What better way to perpetuate a lie – just say nothing at all!
The Golfer in Chief and his First Lady of expensive vacations are enjoying Camelot, although some think it is more like Vlad’s Castle of Horrors, and don’t want to be bothered by that uncomfortable concept known as truth and integrity.
The Congress being surrounded by the liberal senate and the executive branch fully armed with Obama’s phones and his pen are forced to comfort themselves with the idea that the president is now approaching lame duck status. In the interim, the president has slaughtered the institution of marriage and pushed the gay agenda down everyone’s gullet at home and abroad.
It isn’t just that homosexuality is perversion, but it is selling the idea that it is perfectly normal which then becomes; another higher level of perversion. It is all upside down, and that is one of the most basic definitions for perversion.
Obama’s upside-down agenda reminds us not only of the immutable law of reciprocation, but also of the children’s joke question – ‘what happens when the ducks fly upside down?’ – They quack up! Which will quack up, the nation or the administration? This question – is no joke.
Obama says Paul is obscure – Paul says Obama is a liar
The familiar maxim – ‘consider the source’ is being ignored by both O’Reilly and Obama. Even as O’Reilly decried the MSM silence on the Factor, later in the same program he gave answer to a person who emailed him on why he didn’t answer the question of whether the skies actually went dark when Christ was crucified. He answered, that he and his co-writer on ‘Killing Jesus,’ Martin Dugard, could find no corroborating evidence among historians on that declaration. What?
Jesus said that God the Father chose or hand-picked the twelve apostles to give a detailed accounting of every word and deed of Christ. Matthew and Mark both reported that the sky was darkened. Isn’t that enough?
What historian was called, appointed or commissioned to record these events? Since the answer to that question is none, why are we using the historians as the source to question the writers of the gospels?
The gospels are the introduction to both the kingdom of God and its King; it is the King and his sovereign word alone that question the secular world – it can never be the other way around. That too, is just another form of perversion.
For Obama the perversion of relegating the entire passage in Romans, that condemns homosexuality, and the entire book itself to “obscurity,” shows that he became his own authoritative source rather than some ancient historians as in the case of Bill O’Reilly.
What we have here is a case of one well-meaning conservative news anchor and one liberal lame duck president both considering the wrong source to ascertain the truth.
Sound advice is this; don’t look to either the well-meaning conservative news anchor or the liberal president, but trust the God breathed scriptures to be your guide. The skies did darken at the crucifixion, as both Matthew and Mark attested and Paul’s writings are completely trustworthy both now and until the end of time.
The idea of becoming pompous enough to decide what part of God’s word is to be believed or discarded is also covered in the same book Barack Obama would dismiss, to wit:
“..let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” (Ro 3: 4)
Another Pauline proviso that neither Obama or O’Reilly have taken into account
Calling the book of Romans (A Pauline Epistle) obscure and depending on historians to verify the gospels are both exercises in futility when considering that one single verse from Romans answers both the self-assured newsman and the self-absorbed president.
The verse is relatively easy to understand in any version, but the most common version used is taken from the King James Bible, to wit:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1: 18)
For those who struggle with Elizabethan English we will resort to two other versions to help elucidate or extract the clearest meaning of this verse.
The New American Standard reads:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”
The Amplified Bible packs the biggest punch:
“For God’s [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.
The original language in which the passage was written, utilizes the Greek noun ‘katecho’ which literally means to “hold down” the truth.
The key words in these versions are, repress, suppress, hold down and hinder. Truth is being suppressed to this generation by the silence of the press, the policies of a morally reprobate president and by those who think their brand of limited truth trumps the full revelation of the will and counsel of God as found in the scriptures.
That is not only perverse but it is what calls for the wrath of God.
The only question remaining is, how long can the suppressors of God’s truth continue before the hammer comes down?
We cannot name dates, but any fool knows that with, or without a calendar, when spring has run its course, – summer is nigh.
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.” (Lk 21: 28-31)
Until the Day Star rises, the only question remaining is; when your silence is broken – which bell do you hear?
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