Larry Tomczak is all giddy about the Republican presidential candidates spouting off about how biased the media, especially the moderators of their debates, are against them. I think that’s a joke; they haven’t been nearly hard enough on them. But Tomczak thinks they’re terribly biased and he has put on his thinking cap and figured out why that is. The answer, of course: Satan! But first, this amuses me:
Let’s face the fact that we are now living in a time prophesied in Isaiah 59:14, “So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, and honesty cannot enter.”
First of all, this is not a prophecy at all. The author is talking directly to the people of his day, talking about “our sins” and “your iniquities.” But even if it were, it says nothing. I love the way they take these vague “prophecies” and pretend that they could not claim that they were being fulfilled every day in every place since human civilization began. I especially love the “wars and rumors of wars” one, as if there has ever been a time in all of human history when there were not wars and rumors of wars.
The Bible teaches us in 1 John 5:19 that Satan illegally controls this present world and rules this kingdom of darkness. For hundreds of years, our beloved nation enjoyed a blessed reprieve from many aspects of Satan’s reign because of the prevailing influence of the gospel and our Judeo-Christian foundations.
In the past few decades America has drifted rapidly away from our heritage as a predominantly Christian nation. While millions of us authentic Christians do our best to be salt and light and serve as a bulwark against the flood tide of evil, we are unfortunately losing ground. We pray and fast and believe for another spiritual awakening that can turn the tide but the meltdown continues.
The “prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience” (Eph. 2:1-2), exerts real diabolical power through the airways. Since Jesus labeled Satan a “liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44), those who are not under the loving Lordship of Jesus Christ are being influenced to do his bidding. Therefore, lies and deception permeate our culture in alarming ways with political leaders and personnel in media advancing his diabolical schemes.
That would be airwaves, not airways, you dolt. And this is almost the opposite of the previous claim of a fulfilled prophecy. In the previous one, he took a vague statement about truth stumbling in the streets and proclaimed that this is a prophecy of today. In this one, he weirdly claims that this country was free of the influence of Satan for “hundreds of years” (he must be going all the way back to the first European settlers) because we were just so gosh darn Christian that whole time, until just the last few decades.
So a meaningless notion that “truth has stumbled in the streets” is proof of Satan’s influence and us having fallen away from God, but the slaughter of tens of millions of natives, slavery, the Civil War that killed hundreds of thousands of people, the systematic oppression of blacks and women…those things are proof that we were free of Satan’s influence because we were all godly and stuff during that time. Such a compelling argument.