The no delusion delusion!
By Pastor Doug Cox
Since being born again in 1985 I have looked to the Bible as my number one source of information. In it I have found practical principles to live by. Wisdom for every facet of life including how to have a close relationship with the Lord, a solid marriage, advice for friendships, how to handle money and the list goes on. One of the fascinating things is what to expect in the future.
I know I can trust what the Bible says about the future because of what has already come to pass. The birth of the Messiah, the rebirth of Israel, the rise and fall of Babylon as well as Persia and Greece are all prophetic events fulfilled. The list goes on. So much prophecy has come to pass already that it would be foolish for me to ignore its predictions of the future. That’s why looking at the mainstream news media telling its carefully crafted lies in unison, kind of makes me happy. I’m not saying I’m happy because they are dishonest, no, I’m saying I’m happy because they are doing what the Bible said they would do.
First, Romans 12:2 tells us of a battle we need to engage in. It says “…do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” If we don’t consistently renew our mind with the word of God, we will end up thinking, living, talking and acting just like the world. James says friendship with the world makes us spiritual adulterers and enemies of God. (See James 4:4) This isn’t saying we can’t have non-Christian friendships, it is saying you can’t embrace non Biblical views.
So, lets get back to the mainstream news. The Apostle Paul says in the last days, “…evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived”, (2 Timothy 3:13). These conscienceless, bloviating windbags ignore what doesn’t promote their own ideas and agenda. They twist the words of those who oppose them. They demean those who don’t think like they do and are claiming right now there is no fraud in the election process. To top that off they declare that anyone who thinks there is, is crazy.
To me, it’s like watching football in the Covid 19 era. You see the game and listen to the commentators call the it. When there is a good play they get excited and you hear the crowd roar. It looks and sounds like a real game. Then they show a shot of the empty stands and you realize what you are seeing is a delusion. Yes, there is action on the field, but the stands are empty. To me this is a form of delusion that is symbolic of the lying media and press. What they are saying doesn’t match what is really going on in our world. Beware of their delusion that says there is no delusion. Christians let’s pray that honesty and truth prevail in our nation and that we will get to the truth about what is happening in our election process.