Isaiah 56:10 states, “His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.” The Hebrew prophet, Isaiah knew that the truth was not being told in the nation of Israel and regarding Jehovah God. Pulpit Commentary shares that these watchmen were utterly unable to comprehend or to meet the spiritual wants of the nation, like dumb dogs.
The media fails to call its leaders into account for their plans, deeds, and actions. They presume that Christian Americans cannot make good decisions regarding the President, the Congress, or the Courts of America.. Their own biases have prevented them from sharing the truth.
The media should be accountable to the public, whether it be the spoken or written word. God’s word is true when it proclaims that “watchmen are blind and ignorant,” if they slant the news.
The guarantee of a free press allows individuals many privileges. Among those are the right to criticize national, state and local governments. But with it’s freedom comes a responsibility to be accountable and to perform jobs fairly and truthfully. The press, therefore, should demonstrate equality with it’s reporting and not a biased liberal message or even a biased conservative message.
So, the question arises. What happens if the press is silent?
Their silence, is hurtful to the fruition of an open government. Wayne Grudem writes in his book, “Politics, ” “it is like having a country protected by watchdogs that cannot bark.”
American Christians need to take a stand for Christian and conservative policies. Do not buy the literature, magazines, or materials that the biased news programs are promoting. The biased media is quick to mention the word “anger” at conservative or Christian rallies but they fail to mention “anger” at liberal rallies. The media is eager to attack “born again believers” that are seeking political offices. Praise God for these Christian leaders. We need more of them with Christian character. They prompt us to turn our nation and hearts back to God.
Bible believing Christians must take a stand. Note the reporting on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN , FOX, and MSNBC. Complain to the stations if you see or hear biased reporting. Likewise, the most influential newspapers, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, or your local newspapers must be rebuked via “letters to the Editors.”
We stand for Jesus Christ and His Word. We stand for the truth. We stand for Biblical principles.
Reading Recommendations by Dr Adams:
1. Politics According To The Bible
Wayne Grudem, Zondervan.
2. Personal Faith Public Policy
Harry Jackson, Tony Perkins, Front Line
3. Is God On America’s Side?
Erwin Lutzer, Moody Press