This is something I have said before, but it bears repeating: the Left HATES Christians, hates Christianity, hates Jesus and hates anyone who follows Him, believing such people to be nothing but foolish and naïve science deniers who believe in fairy tales. They loathe our worship of the Lord and view it with nothing but contempt and mockery.
That is the precise response some Leftists in the mainstream media had to President Trump appointing Vice President Mike Pence to lead the Coronavirus Task Force and to Vice President Pence praying alongside the CTF in a photo (above).
The New Yorker, after President Trump appointed VP Pence to lead the Coronavirus Task Force, shared a cartoon of the Vice President with the caption: “We remind everyone that the first defense against this outbreak is vigorous handwashing and repentance.”
Days later, a contributing writer for The NYT Magazine tweeted out the picture of Pence and the CTF praying, stating: “Mike Pence and his coronavirus emergency team praying for a solution. We are so screwed.”
Do you see how little these heathens think of Christians and those who pray to God? Funny how they would never dare say the same if they saw a picture of Muslims praying to Allah about the same thing. They would applaud their commitment to their religious beliefs, but when Christians pray to the Lord, we are mocked. Not that this comes as any surprise.
These godless people do not understand the power of prayer. They outright mock it whenever a mass shooting occurs (which is nowhere near as often as they would want us to believe) and people offer prayers for those affected. They are devoid of any sense of reverence to God in their unbelief, somehow believing that everything came to be out of pure chance, and have the nerve to claim that we are the illogical ones for believing in God.
Verses such as Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,” and Mark 11:24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours,” and others that highlight the power of God through prayer are utterly meaningless to these people.
They legitimately believe that we came from MONKEYS despite all of the massive holes in Darwin’s theory and even its origin, and yet, do not believe in the God of the Universe.
It’s worth pointing out that, obviously, prayer is not the only thing the vice president and the CTF are doing. Unlike what some Leftists might sarcastically suggest, they are not “praying the virus away”, or at least, that’s not all they are doing. They are praying to the Lord, who has total and absolute control over everything that happens, that He give them strength in dealing with this, wisdom in how to tackle it, and success in minimizing the influence and effect of the virus so that as many people may survive it and so that this can be put behind us.
The seventh question of the Westminster Confession of Faith asks “what are the decrees of God?” The answer is: “The decrees of God are, His eternal purpose, according to the counsel of His will, whereby for His own glory, He hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.” This means that God has, for His eternal purpose and His own glory, preordained whatever comes to pass, such as a coronavirus outbreak. It wouldn’t happen if God did not ordain for it to happen. That is not the same as saying God caused it or it’s His fault, because God is the Healer, whereas Satan is the destroyer. However, He has allowed it and the Vice President, as well as the others in that picture, understanding the power of the Lord, are praying that He give them the tools to deal with it and that He would allow for this virus to be defeated.
And while I know that the Westminster Confession of Faith is a Presbyterian document, I don’t think too many Christians would disagree with the notion that God is absolutely in control of everything that happens, because if even one molecule in this universe were not under the complete and utter control of God, He would cease to be God.
Unfortunately, this is where many on the Left and general unbelievers would retort with “if God is so good then why does He allow these things to happen” which can be difficult sometimes to explain. I couldn’t imagine trying to explain to someone who has suffered throughout their life why God, who is so good, or is regarded by Christians as being so good, would allow for such suffering to happen. The best I could imagine myself doing would be pointing out the story of Joseph, how he was betrayed by his brothers, hated by them, thrown into a pit, be rescued by them only to be then sold into slavery, be falsely accused of trying to have sexual intercourse with his master’s wife and be thrown into prison for years and how if anyone had any “right” to be angry at God, it was him, and yet, he never abandoned his faith in God. Eventually, as we all know, through the path that he took, despite how rocky it was, Joseph became the second-leading ruler of Egypt only behind Pharaoh, and saved millions of lives as a result of that appointment.
The point of that is to say that, even when things are at their bleakest and we wonder where God is, we have to remember that God is there, working behind the scenes, for our good. Some may look at what’s happening with the coronavirus and mock Pence and the others for praying to a God who would allow this to happen, but the VP and other fellow Christians know the goodness and the love of God, know who He is and that He wouldn’t allow for this to happen for no reason. Whether that reason be an individual one where someone with the virus or someone who has family with the virus turns to the Lord and repents of their sins, or a larger reason, such as forcing companies to understand the perils of being so dependent on a communist nation that can’t do jack to protect itself and turn away from it to keep their businesses from being hurt like that in the future. I mean, 80% of our medicine comes from China! Maybe this will force some businesses to reevaluate their desire to work with the Chinese and focus on other countries (if not the U.S.).
People who do not know the Lord look at us Christians in contempt and think of us as monkeys who believe in fairy tales. They think prayer, despite the power that it has, is completely worthless. But God, as previously stated, is the one in control. It is through Him that anything at all happens. And God is delighted when His children pray to Him, asking for salvation of their soul or simply to be strong in the face of trouble.
We pray, not because we are without hope, but because we are full of hope, knowing the goodness of God. We humble ourselves before Him, bowing our heads to Him in prayer. The simple looks at these actions and thinks little of them, while God looks at them and is delighted.
Do I know what will happen with this coronavirus? No. I am not God, after all. However, we know from Romans 8:28 that “God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, we will obey the Lord and trust that He will deliver us from earthly perils, and that even if He doesn’t, we will not be shaken in our faith.
Those three were threatened to be thrown into a blazing fire so hot that it killed the Babylonian guards that were trying to put them in there. The only thing that burned upon being thrown into the fire was the rope that bound them together, with Nebuchadnezzar questioning why there were four people in the cauldron and not three, with the extra person looking like one who was like “the Son of God”.
We trust in the Lord and His ways, knowing that they are greater than ours, and thus, we pray to Him both in times of great need and of great abundance; in times of suffering and times of joy. I am so glad that Vice President Pence is a man of faith, one who knows God and His goodness, and leads his CTF team in prayer while searching for ways to mitigate the problem.
God is good; remember that.
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
It’s nothing new to know that when a liberal man does something nice for women, they get praised. It’s also not new to know that when a conservative man does the same, he gets criticized and is labeled a sexist.
What exactly am I talking about here? The double-standard that exists when a conservative man and liberal man both treat a woman with care and respect, yet the conservative guy gets bashed and liberal guy gets praised.
A story on the Daily Wire depicts the time when former “Friends” star David Schwimmer was interviewed by a female critic. The title: “David Schwimmer Did Something Awesome To Make A Female Critic Feel Comfortable. The Media Cheer Him. So Why Did They Target Mike Pence?”
It begins: “On Tuesday, critic Nell Minow revealed a little-known story about former Friends star David Schwimmer – a story that shows how classy Schwimmer is, and how hypocritical the Leftists in the media are… Schwimmer was doing a press junket for his film ‘Poynter’. She was supposed to interview Schwimmer in the bar of the hotel, but it was too loud, so Schwimmer offered to do the interview in his room.”
According to Indy 100 (the source for the Daily Wire article): “Perhaps realizing that this might be an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation for a woman, Schwimmer added that he could guarantee that a third person would be present in the room… Nell didn’t feel threatened and declined Schwimmer’s offer but appreciated the star’s sensitivity and consideration.”
Schwimmer clearly did the right thing. He offered a better place to have the interview and made sure that his female critic didn’t feel threatened or in danger, and thus offered that a third party be present with them to alleviate the critic. I praise him for it, as does the media. Particularly given the Harvey Weinstein bombshell that hit Hollywood a couple of weeks ago.
However, at this point you may be asking “where’s the double-standard you were talking about earlier?” Well, for that, let’s continue with the Daily Wire article.
The article, after praising Schwimmer themselves, continues with: “Flash back to April. Vice President Mike Pence found himself raked over the coals for the sin of stating that he would not dine alone with a woman not his wife, or attend functions at which drinking took place without his wife present.”
Pretty noble, if I dare say so myself. He makes sure to respect women by not dining alone with them without his wife present and refuses to go anywhere that might include drinking if his wife wasn’t with him there either. He doesn’t want to make his female counterpart feel nervous or scared. He doesn’t want to run the risk of hurting someone else by requiring himself to be with his wife at such events.
He’s quite the gentleman, isn’t he? Worthy of at least a thumbs up or an approving nod if you can’t bring yourself to say something nice about the VP, right? Wrong, apparently.
According to the Los Angeles Times: “If professional women and men cannot be alone together, women are the ones who will pay a price. They will not have the kind of mentoring that promotes workplace advancement. They will not develop the same kinds of relationships with bosses that their male colleagues do. They will lose out. ‘I believe this is gender discrimination,’ said Kim Elsesser, 52, a UCLA lecturer on gender and psychology who founded a proprietary quantitative hedge fund at Morgan Stanley after graduation from Vassar and MIT.”
And according to The Atlantic: “When men avoid professional relationships with women, even if for noble reasons, it actually hurts women in the end.”
Yep, Mike Pence is discriminating against women when he prefers to not make them feel unsafe, but Schwimmer is a perfect gentleman when he does the same. Not to take anything away from Schwimmer - his actions were praise-worthy. But when a conservative man wishes to respect women in that particular manner, why is it considered sexist?
There’s not just a conservative-liberal double-standard, but also a man-woman double-standard. In the Times article, the author talks about men and women not being able to be alone together affecting the woman but not the man. But that’s only assuming that the man is the mentor and the woman the mentee. What if the roles are reversed? What if a 20-something year old guy wants to be mentored by, say, Jennifer Aniston and she says no? Is that discrimination against the guy? Of course not!
The Left makes victims of women, so they are the only ones that can be discriminated against. Same thing happens when race is involved. So there’s a double-standard to how they react when a guy is “discriminated against” and when a woman is “discriminated against.”
It’s the same (though slightly different) when it’s a conservative and a liberal guy. Schwimmer made sure to make the female critic feel safe and was praised for it (as he should be), but when Pence says he doesn’t want to be alone with a woman other than his wife and wants to be a perfectly fine gentleman, he’s bashed and attacked for “discriminating against women.”
The Daily Wire summed it up perfectly: “If they participate in precisely the same behavior, religious conservatives do it because they’re supposedly sexist, and secular Leftists do it because they’re supposedly glorious and caring.”
It doesn’t surprise me that the media reacted the way they did about Pence’s decision to be A GOOD GUY. He will never be a good guy in their eyes. Everything he does must be for a malicious reason, even if it’s clearly not. He could donate baskets of muffins to a children’s hospital and they would think he’s poisoning the muffins and killing sick children.
It’s beyond the Isaiah 5:20 verse about people calling evil “good” and good “evil”. It’s people calling good “good” only when a liberal does it but calling it “evil” when a conservative does it.
To the Left, anything we ever do is considered evil. Why else do you think those college students I talked about last week thought Trump’s plan was bad before they even heard it? They thought it was going to be bad simply because it had the word “Trump” next to it. They thought it was going to damage the middle and lower classes and benefit only the rich - a lie that the Leftist media continues to spew no matter what.
I don’t expect this to ever end, which is why I added “constant” in the title. I don’t expect the Left to ever come to their senses, admit to their hypocrisy and sinful and evil nature. I’d be the most naïve person in the world to expect as much. But it’s important that I (as well as other conservatives) write articles like these to highlight the hypocrisy and disgust of the Left as much as I can. I may not be able to convince Obama or Hillary to progressively become more conservative, but I can convince people outside the Establishment to be more conservative, and therefore, be closer to Christ.
And in the end, that’s really the main goal of this site. To tell you the Truth and call out lies, deceit and overall evil in the world.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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