This is a topic that the Lord has laid on my heart. I’ve seen glimpses of it on television and Social Media, and now it appears to be time to delve into it on this blog. It’s a difficult topic to discuss and quantify because the rabbit hole goes pretty deep. Like a spider spinning a web, the enemy has spun this web of deception into many, many areas of our lives. Sadly, he’s even had a lot of success in getting churches to buy into these deceptions, and in so doing led many people AWAY from Christ. The Scripture that IMMEDIATELY comes to my mind is Jesus’ very own words of caution in the book of Matthew. These words aren’t only pointing to people who literally say that they themselves are the Messiah. These words are pointing to false teachers, false prophets, false leaders who lead the flock astray.
Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.
First, let’s start at what we, as Born again Bible Believing Christians believe, that the Bible is the inerrant inspired Word of God. The Bible does not CONTAIN the truth..it IS the truth! This means that every single word in the Bible is correct, true, and accurate, carefully chosen by an Almighty God who inspired the writing. Those who say that the Bible contains inaccuracies, or inconsistencies, simply have not understood what was written and why it was written that way. Most would rather discard the words of the Bible than dig deeper to gain better understanding. Jesus IS the Word of God made flesh. We think the “Word” of God are just words on a piece of paper, or words floating across a computer screen…oh, but they are so much more than that. The word “word” (logos)…means God’s Revelatory Thought. God REVEALS Himself, His Character, His mind through His Logos, His Word, through both the Bible and Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
This war on Scripture and Christianity is a SECRET WAR because the enemy is the craftiest of creatures, and very subtle. He often masquerades as an angel of light. Although evidence of this war is pretty much everywhere, most people don’t recognize it when they run into it because it’s camouflaged to look like the truth . But even when we, as Christians, do recognize a particular battle against our faith, we need to know how to defend out beliefs! Our hope and prayer is that those who follow this blog will be better equipped to stand against these enemy attacks.
As we will discover in this post about the war on the Bible and Christianity, the attacks go back many, many years; however, it has gotten exponentially worse over the past decade, even moving into what appears to be a more dangerous phase in the past couple of years. But this whole war on Christianity, on Judeo/Christian values, on the Bible, began many years ago.
It began with popular culture, media, magazines, etc. making subtle innuendos and claims that most people were unable or unwilling to refute because to do so would have required a good deal of time and research. These “official sounding” SECULAR and RELIGIOUS sources began very subtly, appealing to people’s sense of pride, not wanting to APPEAR ignorant, uninformed, or uneducated. Very important sounding people with lots of credentials behind their names, such as phD, Theologian, or Archaeologist, would make some very official sounding claims that people just assumed were true. They also had the added advantage of the glitz and glamour that a lot of money can add to make a false claim appear valid. Very few people take the time to research these “important” individuals, whether they had an “agenda”, or what was their belief system, etc. As we see in the ‘Fake News’ today, nearly everyone has an agenda, and many of them propagate the antichrist agenda. Impartial media appears to be a thing of the past.
Here are a few examples:
December 1996, Popular Mechanics: “Science solves the ancient Mysteries of the Bible”.
Sounds interesting, right? I know this would have peaked my interest! Awesome cover picture, Big Bold letters, definitely attention grabbing.
December 1996, Popular Mechanics: “Science solves the ancient Mysteries of the Bible“. Here are some topics that were “covered”…
- How Scientifically “Noah and the Ark MYTH came about. Notice that they use the “assumptive close” meaning that they write, as though it’s an indisputable fact that Noah’s ARK is a MYTH!
- Moses parts the Red Sea and the MYTH that surrounds that Bible story. (Again, using the word “myth” as though it were a FACT….very subtle, very crafty.)
- “Science explains all of these things”.
They write a “Scientific Story”, adding legitimacy to their lies by calling it “Science”, then state this “The words of the Bible are not themselves the Word of God” says REVEREND Vernon Robbins, a Professor in the Religious studies department at the Candler school of Theology in Atlanta.” Right now we have a problem! Because of this man’s religious title and his purported prestigious academic credentials, millions of Christians and others BELIEVED the nonsense that he taught. A supposed man of the cloth teaching that God’s Word can be explained away, and that the stories of the Bible are MYTHS. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing, they are the most dangerous of all! What do we really know? There is A LOT of geological and societal evidence of a global flood that COMPLETELY REFUTES this man’s ridiculous claim! Archaeological evidence also confirms the Biblical account of the Exodus! However, in our busy modern world how many people would go out and research the validity of these outrageous claims to find out the truth? Those who want to discredit the Bible and Christianity are COUNTING on people’s complacency and willingness to believe whatever they are told.
This is just a single example of the widespread and pervasive disinformation campaign against the Bible and Christianity that has really been going on for many years, but has picked up a lot of steam in the past few years. However, the good news is that in this age of modern technology and online resources, we Bible Believing Christians definitely have a greater ability to easily find out the truth for ourselves! Praises to Jesus!
Because this war on the Bible and Christianity is so pervasive, so insidious, so maliciously and deeply interwoven into our modern society by the god of this world (satan) who does NOT want anybody to believe the Bible OR the Lord Jesus Christ, it would be impossible to name each and every instance where it occurs. However, we are going to highlight some of the more well known and easily spotted examples.
How often have we seen secular media “teaching” supposed “truths” about the Bible through “Documentaries” or other OFFICIAL SOUNDING mass media platforms that have the capability of shaping a person’s mind?
This war on Scripture?
- Is not just people with dissenting opinions
- Not just a TV show that mocks Christians
- It’s a wide spread, intellectual, educational, hermeneutical, rationalist, Darwinian often hedonistic and political siege of Scriptural truth.
- Most importantly, this war aims at the ROOTS of Christianity, NOT the BRANCHES!
Churches are are becoming increasingly soft on Biblical Doctrine
- Pastors are oblivious or uninterested in revealing this war
- Miracles are “explained” away as not really miracles (a 1998 edition of Popular Mechanics).
- Demons and spiritual warfare are attributed to health and mental health issues
- Spirituality is supplanted by “rationality” (heresy of gnostics).
- Sin is downgraded to a disease, low self esteem or a “poor choice”.
- All lifestyles are valid
- Jesus is not the only way
Sadly, this war against the Bible isn’t just in the Secular Media, many Churches have “bought into” these lies and are teaching them to their Congregations. In an effort to sound intellectual, rational, logical, CONTEMPORARY, many churches have adopted these humanistic, naturalistic theories rather than embrace the Miraculous truths of the Bible. I have heard it stated…”the biggest IDOL in the church is “Relevancy“. The Church wants to stay “Relevant” in the “modern world” so to draw in more numbers (and therefore more money), they soften their doctrine, and warp it to look more like the world. But what they don’t realize that in so doing, they are writing themselves right off the pages of HIS story as people begin to wonder, what do I need with Church and why do I need Grace? What they have created is a “religion” that looks more like a dry river bed rather than a continuously flowing FOUNTAIN of LIVING WATER.
You know, I think many people are really hungry for the TRUTH and don’t want to be spoon fed comfortable, easily digestible lies.
Another example of Secular Media teaching lies as truth…
Netflix…story of God
Remember this series “The Story of God”? Morgan Freeman was the narrator, presenting himself as a “wise old sage”. He looks pretty convincing, sitting there with his shockingly white hair and his hands folded contemplatively, doesn’t he? He was very believable in this series since he literally played “God” in another movie titled “Bruce Almighty”. So in this series he asks the question “Where did God come from?”
Morgan Freeman had this to say in an interview: “I’m God..My belief system doesn’t support a creator as such, as we can call God, who created us in His/Her/Its image…It’s a hard question because as I said at the start, I think we invented God. So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God”..
After this series came out, Morgan Freeman did many interviews on talk shows such as “The Today Show” to promote the series. He played the part well, looking like the wise old Sage. On one particular show, the interviewer asked Morgan Freeman “Who is God?”…and Morgan Freeman answered..”God is an opinion”. He goes on to say “Whatever your opinion about God is..that’s God”. Mr. Freeman had just given his own OPINION as the answer to that statement, but he presented it in such a way to imply that his opinion was FACT, which is a LIE. How many people have been deceived by this man? By this series? It is prophesied that there would be MANY deceivers in the last days!
To add to the secular media PRETENDING to be experts on Scripture, Christianity and Judaism, we also have a simultaneous Historical attack ongoing. Do you remember when everyone was talking about “the lost Gospels”…of Judas, of Thomas, of Mary Magdalene, etc? These “lost Gospels” were written by the Gnostics, a 2nd century heretical group of Christianity. Some even believe that Simon the Magician (Acts 8:9-24) was a Gnostic teacher. Gnosticism is a teaching based on the idea of gnosis (a Koine Greek word meaning “secret knowledge”), or knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of internal, intuitive means. The early Church Fathers, including Irenaeus, denounced Gnosticism as a lie, a heresy, which is why the “lost gospels” were rejected by the early Church as FALSE and not included in the Canon of the Bible.
But in recent years, these “lost gospels” have reemerged, and have gained popularity. The “lost gospel” of Mary Magdalene even convinced many people that Jesus had married, which He did not. Although Jesus getting married may sound “benign”, it directly opposes Jesus’ teaching that the Church, His Called out Saints, ARE the “Bride of Christ”. Remember the movie….. “The Davinci Code”….all false, gnostic heresy. Although the “lost gospels” (Gnostic) were named after Biblical characters, all of them were all written well over 100 years after the Biblical characters of whom they were named had died. This is another reason the “lost gospels” were rejected by the early Church.
The attack – Historical
- National Geographic Society
- The Gospel of Judas
- The Gnostic Gospels, hidden Gospel, lost Gospels
- The naked archaeologist (Simcha Jacobovici) – a philosopher from Tel Aviv. He is on TV telling the world that archaeology doesn’t support the Biblical narrative, even though he’s NOT an archaeologist! He made a “big splash” on TV via “The Exodus Decoded”, which is a “Simcha Jacobovici” film. James Cameron, the producer of “The Exodus Decoded”, produced other secular films such as “The Terminator”. In “The Exodus Decoded”, a 3.5 Million dollar production LOADED with cool special effects, Simcha Jacobovici tells people that the pillar of fire and the pillar of cloud that the children of Israel followed in the Wilderness..wasn’t God, but natural oil well fires out in the Arabian desert. Along with other supposed “experts” in this war on the Bible and Christianity, Simcha Jacobovici tries to “explain away’ God’s miracles with LIES that dilute the truth of God’s Word...and sadly, people believe it!
- Every textbook on Western Civilization – Nearly every college is complicit in this war on the Bible and Christianity utilizing inaccurate textbooks that promote the antichrist agenda. Christianity in High School Text books is often very abbreviated, presented as “theory”, and not given NEARLY the weight as Islam.
- Archaeologists and Historians who fear being considered less than Scientific are people who will use these lies as an attack on Christianity and the Bible. They try to shame people into believing a lie, creating a climate of fear implying that those who don’t believe their lies will be SHAMED…and ridiculed, labeled as ignorant or uneducated.
Sadly, all those who spew these kinds of lies in an attempt to water down, discount, or completely refute the Bible and Christianity COUNT ON people NOT going to the trouble to research for themselves the validity (or falseness) of their claims. Most people are very busy with their own lives and don’t have time to do this kind of research. If a person is not completely grounded in God’s Word, they can easily fall for some of this deception.
The attack – The media & Literature
- PBS, Discovery, History Channel, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, sometimes FOX, Good Morning America, James Cameron,Paul Veerhoven, Secrets of the Bible, Exodus Decoded, The Story of God (Morgan Freeman), NPR “The Intelligent view of the Bible”.
PBS, Nov. 18, 2008, Nova..”The Bible’s buried secrets“ claiming the Old Testament was a compilation of stories that never happened. The producer stated “The Bible’s buried secrets was designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. If we continue to read the Bible literally, in 25 years, nobody will read it any longer”. This was an advertisement on the radio at Christmas time to watch during Christmas. This show maintained that the Old Testament (Torah) was written in the 6th century BC, and hundreds of authors contributed. HOWEVER, the truth is the Torah was really written in 1400BC! The show also claimed that hundreds of authors contributed to the writing of the Torah, but we know that MOSES wrote the Torah. The show CLAIMED that Abraham, Sarah, and their offspring…never existed. ..they’re just myths. Lies, lies, lies!
Why would satan want to convince people that the Bible was authored much later than it was, that God’s Miracles aren’t actual Miracles but simply natural phenomena? Why would he call into question whether or not Jesus really is the Son of God?? ….because satan HATES humanity and absolutely DOES NOT want us to know the TRUTH and be SAVED! If the enemy can change the beginning, or what people BELIEVE about the beginning, then perhaps he can change the ending… or so he thinks!
Truth is, the enemy is trying to rewrite HIS STORY, but God already knows the ending and the enemy is heading to the bottomless pit.
Daniel 7:25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
- Every secular textbook on Scripture and Biblical History written in the past 100 years, Secular magazines (National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Biblical Archaeological Review), The History of God (Karen Armstrong), Who wrote the Bible (Richard Elliot Friedman), The book of J (Harold Bloom), The DaVinci Code series (Dan Brown).
- Comparative Religious studies taught in Universities...based on Darwinian evolution, or the Darwinian model. Universities are TEACHING that all religions evolved the same way. They started when man could first think and decided that “there must be something bigger than me”. They teach that religion started with a form of animism or pantheism, that everything is God and God is everything. And then it morphed into polydemonism. They teach that the ancients started worshiping demons because the bad things in the world must be controlled by some sort of a devilish force. Later, these ignorant ancient peoples realized that good things also happen, so religion continued to evolve into Polytheism, or the worship of many gods. Finally religion evolved into monotheism, or the worship of one God. People in Universities today are being taught that Christianity is the product of “religious evolution”. Do you think these Universities would want to talk about the archaeological evidence that has been dug up that shows some people groups were monotheistic far earlier than they hypothesize…during the time that they would have thought only polytheism or even polydemonism would have existed? Nope..that shoots their Darwinian model into the ground.
How far have we sunk? As education, media, literature, scientific areas continue their war on Christianity, we seemed to have moved into a new and even more dangerous phase. In recent years, those who subscribe to TRUE CHRISTIANITY (not the false Christianity that the “god of this world” has tried to shove down our throats) are being DEMONIZED, and CENSORED, SUED, and even SILENCED. Have you noticed?
I’m adding a video below of a Pastor who preached on this very topic a few days ago. The Lord led me to this youtube channel. Much of the material presented here was from his presentation, which goes into even more detail. I highly recommend watching it, if you have the time. One thing I want to re-emphasize is that this attack is not haphazard, not accidental, and is not coming from one source. It’s a multi-pronged, well thought out strategy to attack the ROOTS of Christianity and the Bible, NOT the branches. The enemy knows that if he can dig up the roots and replace them with some rotten roots, the entire tree will collapse. The book of Daniel makes it clear that satan has a desire to rewrite History, and that he will attempt to do this very thing. When the antichrist arrives on the scene, he will reinforce these lies. But God does NOT want HIS people to be in darkness! What can we do? PRAY and stay informed! Don’t fall for the lies of the enemy! God Bless!!!