Todd Strandberg had an excellent article in his weekly commentary this week that inspired my own comments...
I hesitate to use the word “conspiracy” because it congers up cabals of powerful old men meeting in dark smoke filled rooms making plans to take over the world. But what we see going on in the world today is indeed a conspiracy. Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world” (John 14:30) so he is in control of the governments of this world. Satan is not alone but has fellow fallen angels helping him along with all the people who continue living a life of deception in their rejecting the God of the Bible. Satan and his minions are working hard to increase their power in the world because they know their time is limited.
Everything on the Liberal Left’s agenda is opposed to God. Many of their policy positions sound good on the surface but dig deeper to understand the motives of what they stand for and you’ll find a humanist perspective that rejects God.
The Left says they stand for equality but they seek to force their utopian vision on people by punishing achievers and rewarding mediocrity. The Left excuses criminals thinking of them as victims of their unfair environment. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20, NKJ)
The humanist perspective of Left sees government as the savior of mankind so bigger government is better government. This is why the Left is always seeking to increase taxes, so they can pay for more government. Ultimately this is so they can bring more aspects of people’s lives under the control of the government. We can certainly see the agenda of Satan at work growing the scope of the world’s governments so that he will have more people in bondage.
In our day the media is one of Satan’s most powerful tools with which to deceive people. It is common knowledge that the mainstream media is biased toward the Left. We continue to hear rumblings of strategies they are working on to muzzle conservative talk radio and even the Internet… the last media channels that have not succumbed to the Left’s deception. With the growing influence of the Left it is clear that the day will come when Satan’s agenda is the only perspective you will find in the media. I agree with Todd Strandberg that the only thing preventing all the media from being the voice of Satan today is hand of God. Indeed, “the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way” (2 Thessalonians 2:7, NKJ).
I find it stunning how irrational the positions of the Left are but people caught up in this humanist deception seem to be beyond reasoning with. Still, I can not resist trying to help my Left-leaning friends see the right way. We do not always know the impact we are making with the truth. Indeed God said, “[My word] shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11, NKJ).
The Bible makes it clear that a delineation can and should be made between right and wrong. I believe that the Lord had in mind the politics of our day when He arranged for Ecclesiastes 10:2-3 to be recorded: “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is” (NIV).