Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
April 05, 2013
There are two systems of law; one comes from the mountaintop down and the other comes from the ground up; one is Sinai and the other is Babel. One leads from Israel to Jesus; the other leads from Babylon to the Antichrist; one perpetuates truth and righteousness; the other sustains religion and, ultimately, moral decadence.
The history of both systems begins in Genesis and continues throughout the Bible to the last word of Revelation. It is given in the spirit of prophecy, which self-validates the truth of the Word. Not only did Jesus come to fulfill the Law of truth in every aspect of it, but also, the Antichrist will come to bring the time of the Babylonian system of empires and of the gentile nations to their fullness in religion when they will fill the entire earth, with a One World Order of government and religion.
The history of the world is His story and it is the history of a spiritual struggle between the two rulers. This history is called the Bible and the Word of God – the same God who calls Himself the God of truth. Jesus declares Himself to be the Son of this God of truth, the way, the truth and the life and the Word made flesh.
Understanding this, it becomes clear that there is only one way that we can treat the Bible; it is a Book of truth and should be treated with the same respect that we give to Jesus and the Father. The Bible and Jesus are one in the flesh, and by their very nature, are the believer’s authority for truth. Why would anyone grant the same authority to men who have as many different belief systems as there are numbers of men? The religious belief systems of men do not necessarily equate to the truth.
Satan was a ‘Bible thumper’ who twisted and used the Word to further his cause for religion, or the belief systems he offers in place of the truth. He has no respect for truth for he is in rebellion to God. For an affirmed believer to refer to another believer who quotes the Bible as his/her authority for truth as being a ‘Bible thumper’ is nothing short of ignorance and hypocrisy. Bill O’Reilly, of Fox News, is guilty of not only being ignorant, but he is also guilty of insulting God’s Word and the very nature of Jesus, Himself.
Jesus was the Author of the gospels of truth through the guiding hand of the Holy Spirit. Before He went to the cross, He told Pilate that, rightly so, He was a King – not as the kings of this world are, but rather as One sent from above to establish His kingdom on earth. He declared that He came into the world to bear witness to the truth (see John 18:36-37). “Everyone who is of the truth will hear My voice,” He said. How do we hear His voice? Certainly, the truth, written in Scripture, is one sure way. I would rather quote Jesus any day than spout man’s theories. Men can believe whatever they like, but their beliefs never change the truth.
Why, in the world, would any so-called believer, who labels oneself as being Christian, want to mock those who set the Bible as the standard for truth when, in fact, one is also mocking Jesus in whom this same person declares one trusts one’s life? Can one call oneself Christian and be ashamed of the gospel? Does this not force a fracture between the two – Jesus, the truth in whom one trusts and the Bible, the Word made flesh in Him? Is it not true that the two cannot be separated?
So, when Bill O’Reilly calls someone a ‘Bible thumper’, he is saying “No” to the Bible and “Yes” to a Jesus whom he believes unworthy of being considered relevant to our culture today. He cannot truly trust in a Jesus who says He is the truth and, at the same time, discredit anyone who uses that truth for cultural argument.
Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against His true apostolic church. The gates of hell will prevail against those who not only deny the truth of Jesus, but also make fun of anyone who used the Word for the foundation of one’s belief system. All true believers should be unable to separate Jesus and the Word, for they are commanded to eat His flesh, the Word, and internalize it. If we do, we then will use it to witness to the truth on every occasion possible, for it is for this purpose Jesus called forth His church, so that she, too, would witness to the truth of Scripture like He had witnessed before her.
What gives O’Reilly the right to contradict the orders of Jesus, and set up his own rules about proper and improper use of the Bible – when it can be used and when it is inappropriate to do so? Ben Carson could teach him a good lesson on, not only this subject, but also the subject of humility and pride.
By not ‘thumping’ the Bible, as O’Reilly calls it, and, instead, accepting the lies about homosexuality, he is surely embracing the religion of Babel and becomes part of the groundswell, which will come from beneath to hold up the Antichrist rather than the Christ. He may be lean in the flesh but he is grossly over-weight and puffed-up in the spirit.
In no way is he any different from the traitors of Israel and Rome who put Jesus to the cross. You might say that men like Bill O’Reilly are responsible for “killing Jesus”. Need he go any further in his historical search for the killers of Jesus, when the answer lies right at his own feet, the feet of one who comes against ‘Bible thumpers’ in no uncertain terms?
He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment (Proverbs 12:17-19).