The government and media are feeding us distorted facts and dangerous misinformation.
God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, literally written in stone.
The commandments include: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. [Exodus 20:16]
Notice that it doesn’t just say ‘Thou shalt not tell a lie.’
A more literal translation of the text might be: you must not testify falsely.
In a court of law this phrase could be interpreted as: you must not mislead; you must not distort the truth: You must tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics
It is common knowledge that statistics are often used as a crafty method of twisting facts and figures to gain advantage and win arguments.
And crafty wordplay has become a political art-form: politicians frequently answer questions with a completely irrelevant or twisted replies.
Many politicians even employ ‘spin-doctors’ whose specific responsibility is to make bad news appear good!
The government and the media continuously feed us the information that they want us to hear; usually they feed us negativity, they feed us doom and gloom, they feed us fear.
Here are a couple of facts to help put things in perspective:-
- In the last year in Northern Ireland, the actual number of people who have died as a sole result of covid-19 is 113.
- In the last year in Northern Ireland, the average age of these people who have died of covid-19 is 79-years old (although this figure is distorted on the low side because one of these victims was aged in her 30’s).
[These facts come from official (unpublicised) government studies covering the lockdown period from March 2020 to present day. Northern Ireland only has a population of about 1.8-million people – so multiply these figures to give an indication of the true numbers in your nation.]
Yet despite these factual statistics, our decision-makers are treating the flu like it is sweeping lives away by the tens of thousands!
It is a statistical fact that as a reasonable healthy person, I have a 0.0006% chance of dying from covid-19.
The official statistics for COVID-19-related deaths is not reliable
I have spoken with a senior nurse who has worked on the Covid ward of a major hospital since March 2020. She is very distressed at the fact that people are dying of the usual causes (heart disease, dementia, diabetes, cancer, etc.), but the cause of death written on the death certificate is Covid-19. If I identified this nurse, she would certainly lose her job, so you only have my word on this.
There appears to be something very sinister happening at the highest levels within our hospitals that is artificially inflating Covid statistics, and the only reason I can imagine why they would want to do this is to stimulate more fear – why else?
The government and media are not publicising the damaging knock-on affects of the lockdown measures:-
- I have spoken with a caregiver at a women’s refuge who told me that they are overwhelmed by the number of women seeking protection from abusive partners since lockdown began in March 2020.
- A police officer told me that he is responding to the highest rates of domestic violence that he has ever experienced.
- People frequently tell me how much they hate wearing facemasks, (I’ve yet to meet someone who enjoys wearing them).
- Children are being denied a proper education, and their childhood.
- Mothers tell me how stressed and mentally exhausted they are from having bored and frustrated children constantly at home.
- A postman told me that he is now regularly delivering large amounts of alcohol on his postal run.
- An administrator of a food bank told me that demand for food parcels is higher than ever.
- It is obvious that people’s physical health is being damaged from the inactivity of being housebound for long periods.
- Mental health is also negatively affected by being housebound, and this is reflected in an increase in suicides and attempted suicides.
- Despite government subsidies, many small business owners that I have spoken to are very pessimistic about their future viability.
- Fear and depression are the real pandemics
It is a sad fact that the lockdowns are creating health issues, (physical and mental health issues), that are depleting peoples’ natural ability to deal with illnesses and resist viruses:
Our government is creating a greater health crisis than the one they are attempting to deal with.
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. [Job 13:4,5]
It is discouraging to realise that so many pastors and ministers are readily complying with the government strategy of fear: closing their places of worship; complying with the wearing of facemasks at weddings and funerals; encouraging those they pastor to get vaccinated,…!
Haven’t they understood the message of freedom and empowerment of the New Testament that we enjoy through Jesus Christ?
I partly blame the worldly compliance of church leaders on the control that government has incrementally gained over them:
Most churches are now legally constituted organisations, which means they are legal obligated to answer to the standards dictated by non-Christian outsiders.
The government even controls most churches financially through the additional 25% Gift Aid that the government adds on top of member donations.
And many churches are registered as charities so that they can claim back 20% VAT on infrastructure spending.
This is government control! and it is no wonder that so many church leaders are conforming to the world: they have become obligated to conform to the world, at the expense of the Kingdom of God.
If the church refuses to be an unyielding support system that undergirds the truth against the onslaught of lies and deception, the church will crumble
A world that denies the truth is not a world we want to live in.
But it is on our doorstep.
We must return to the Word of God!
We must hold it fast and without shame, declare it boldly.*
What should be the Christian response?
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [Ephesians 6:11]
Without a doubt, lies are one of the primary weapons of the devil; he is the deceiver.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [Ephesians 6:12]
Even the dogs in the street recognise that something very sinister is happening across the world right now: the over-reaction to the flu-death statistics, and the tragic repercussions of lockdowns, and facemasks, and the rushed rollouts of vaccination programmes: there is spiritual wickedness at work at this time.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [Ephesians 6:13]
We have learnt to our cost that politicians and scientists do not have all the answers: the only sure foundation of truth is found in God’s word: only through Jesus Christ can we truly enjoy salvation, freedom, and empowerment.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: [Ephesians 6:14-17]
Take note: all of the armour of God is facing forward: we are to face the enemy believing the truth that God has already defeated the devil, (the devil is fighting a last-ditch battle in a war that he lost almost 2000 years ago).
All of the armour of God is protective, except for the sword.
The sword of the Spirit is the word of God.
Unlike the world, we do not fight fire with fire, but with water:
We respond to lies with truth
We respond to hatred with love
We respond to curses with blessings
We respond to intolerance with patience
We respond to mockery and slander with silence
We respond to false accusations with the word of God
Jesus said: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. [John15:18,19]
Open the eyes of your heart to the truth of what is happening to your family, to your neighbours, to your society, and to your nation.
How can a passive follower of Jesus can claim to be a follower of Jesus.
Ask yourself what it means to be a follower of Jesus
What would Jesus do?
- Would Jesus be obedient to lockdown restrictions?
- Would Jesus observe social distancing?
- Would Jesus comply with mandatory facemasks?
- Would Jesus join the queue to receive a vaccination?
- Would Jesus conform to the conspiracy of lies and misinformation that we are being fed by government and the media?
Be still: and meditate on these questions.
And ask in prayer:
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: