Battling the Giants of Error with Truth

December 11, 2013

I admit it, I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m overwhelmed at all the enemies that loom before us. As I pick up the sword of my pen to do battle for truth in the great war of ideas, I feel vastly outgunned and outnumbered.

For one thing the playing field isn’t even. The leftists are armed with lies, innuendo, personal attacks and character assassination, which our moral code will not allow us to use. Anyone who stands against them is marked for personal destruction. No one is safe from their attacks. One only needs to look at the vicious attacks against Sarah Palin when she ran for Vice President and continue today (Martin Bashir wishing someone would poop in her mouth is just one example). This is what happens to anyone who would make a stand against them.

And they rewrite the language to call good evil and evil good. You know this: They are pro-choice (who could be against that?) instead of pro-abortion, while we want to deprive women of their Constitutional right to kill their unborn baby and deprive them of free birth control. Language matters in swaying opinions, and they are masters using this weapon.

They control the power centers in this country. They control the press, the educational establishment, both major political parties, and even many churches. The have had a strangle hold on the dissemination of information. Douglas Simpson, a political activist in Washington State, writes, “Right under our noses, our adversaries have stolen two generations of Americans by undermining our children’s education on their way to capturing the flag. They’ve done a great job of it. Most of America and the church have never herd the good news about the great foundational principles responsible for making the great nation we once knew.”

I don’t even know which front to defend, there are so many. As I sit to write, there are so many burning issues I want to address; but I don’t have time. Everywhere I look, there is another atrocity being committed against Biblical morality and tradition. There is never an end. Even our victories are short lived. We win and go home and get back to work, but our enemy never rests.

So now, pen in hand, what do I write? I want to write about the relentless war on Christmas. How on earth can a baby in a manger be so offensive to so many people? I want to write on parental rights. It appalls me to read that a teen age girl was kidnapped by a hospital because her parents disagreed with a diagnosis. I would love to write about the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, or why Liberty University’s case wasn’t reviewed. There is a six year old in Colorado suspended for sexual harassment for giving a little girl a kiss on the cheek. And now judges rule that bakers and photographers can’t refuse to provide services to same-sex wedding. I haven’t even begun to list all the topics I want to write about. The war is being fought on more fronts than we can keep track of. There truly are ferocious giants in the land.

Yet, I am not dismayed. I really haven’t lost heart. I truly believe we can win in the long run even against such imposing foes. Author Malcolm Gladwell has written a book that gives us some insight on the battle. The book is entitled:

“David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.” It has become a bestseller. We love to see the underdogs win. Michelle Malkin says the book “turns conventional wisdom about the Biblical David vs. Goliath battle on its head. In short, it’s Goliath who really had the odds stacked against him from the get-go. The overconfident giant with poor eyesight, weighted down with heavy armor and multiple swords, never had a chance against lean, nimble, sharp-shooting expert David.”

There is some truth in those statements. But that isn’t the reason David gives for his victory. In the Old Testament book of 1st Samuel, David responds to Goliaths taunts by yelling back:

“You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” (1st Samuel 17:45-47)

We are on the right side in this fight, and we have an all powerful ally. And we have an invincible weapon, our own nuclear option. It is the truth. Like with David, one stone and God was all he needed. With God and truth, what more do we need? We don’t need to use their weapons or their tactics. The truth is enough. Louis Lamour, in many of his western novels, made this statement. “There is nothing that can stop a man who knows he is right.” We are on the right side. We have the truth. The truth will always eventually win.

Doug Simpson concludes, “The real war is about people with empty heads and contaminated hearts.” The only way to fill those heads and change those hearts is with the truth. But the battle can’t be fought by just a few.”

Doug Simpson relates talking to a friend who expressed astonishment that Obama could win a second term, asking incredulously, “How did the President get re-elected?” Simpson responded by asking him if had ever put out a lawn sign, or ever given money to a candidate he supported. The answer was, of course, no. Quoting Simpson, “So I asked him what he thought would happen when he and countless others didn’t join the fight? Do you see, I added. . . opinions aren’t worth much if you don’t put your money where your mouth is? Freedom and liberty costs.” Moral? Everyone needs to be in this fight. Everyone needs to be proclaiming truth.

We are battling a huge giant, but the bigger they are the harder they fall. And what will make this giant fall is truth. Expose their lies with truth.



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