Editor’s note: Periodically, Elizabeth Farah, the co-founder of WorldNetDaily.com and the senior vice president for marketing and administration, publicly responds to letters written to her or to WND. Here’s her latest exchange with reader Grant Smith.
Grant Smith wrote:
“The best thing that could be done for the body of Christ is for WND to be shut down. Your hate-mongering of Muslims, your endorsement of the Catholic movie ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ your ludicrous endorsement and marketing of ‘Black Gold Stranglehold,’ which is a joke in and of itself, and, most recently, your campaign against evangelicals for global warming is (sic) just a few examples that WorldNetDaily is a right-wing shill.
“I could show biblical examples of how we are to love our enemies, we are to care for the land and the soil, of how the United States is most likely Mystery Babylon as described in Revelation 18, but I am sure that would do you no good whatsoever because Joe Farrah (sic) and the WND marketing machine is (sic) headed for collapse the same way America is. When the largest consumer of the world’s commodities, realizes unlimited growth and consumption teamed with a phony, worthless fiat currency is unsustainable, it is going to be a real eye-opener for you guys. …
“I have read the history and roots of neo-conservatism and know your game, so don’t think your lies and deception are unnoticed in Christian circles. You need to read your Bible. America and its life of luxury and consumption is (sic) headed for collapse (as clearly written in Revelation 18). And America is not God’s chosen people, but most likely “Mystery Babylon.” As a matter of fact, I am going to begin a campaign for Christians to support Al Gore’s lawsuit against WND.”
Elizabeth Farah responds:
Thank you so much for writing WorldNetDaily.com to express your opinions about our work, editorial policies, etc.! I am always thrilled to hear the thoughts of our readers.
You are so right – America and its life of luxury and consumption is headed for collapse unless we have a dramatic revolution of the mind and heart in this self-motivated, self-absorbed, self-righteous nation. There is a scripture, Proverbs 30:11-14 that says this:
“There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.”
You know, every month I read that on the 30th. I always think of my dear country and the tragic path we are taking. However, I do not think of the good men and women who devote their lives to making our country and world a better place. To be sure, there are many who preach their own goodness and all the while are thinking of new devices for evil and deception. That is not what we do here. You may disagree with our editorial policy and even most of the content that we publish while still understanding that we seek to do what is right as we look to God for our direction.
Are you part of the “Christian circles” that you claim have seen through our deception? I wonder how a “Christian” like you could be so deceived as to spew the invective that you do in this letter. Love your enemy? It doesn’t sound like you take that advice well. We are called to have judgment and to identify evil men, expose their deceit and to separate ourselves from them – at least in a spiritual way. We are never called to love men and their ideologies over truth. Paul, John and Jesus proved that an ample number of times. Many times, Jesus had to speak very strongly:
“Get thee hence,” Jesus said to Peter. He called some of his followers “fools and slow of heart to believe.” He called others vipers.
John told us not to accept into our homes any teacher who espouses false doctrine. He tells us we are not even to bid them Godspeed because we become a “partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 7-11.
In 3rd John he mentions by name someone in the church who espouses wrong ideas – Paul does the same.
Paul called to account Peter who, for a time, was preaching a false doctrine. He said he “did not walk uprightly according to the truth of the gospel.” Galatians 2:14
If you read your Bible, you will see that God condemns those who will bring in false doctrine in the latter times: doctrines like the paganistic theories of global warming (junk science) initiated to usher in a new level of government oppression of free nations and suppression of the poor who would, besides the people United States, be the class of people most quickly destroyed by this U.N./one-world government project. When you persecute the poor and needy you mess with the LORD, Mr. Smith:
“He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.” Psalms 72:4;
“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.” Psalms 82:3;
“Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.” Psalms 82:4;
“He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.” Proverbs 14:31;
“Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.” Proverbs 17:5.
Hate Muslims? No, we hate the violent man who hates God and His wisdom:
“But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” Proverbs 8:36;
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” Proverbs 8:13;
“Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.” Psalms 73:6;
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25;
“The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.” Psalms 11:5.
Back to the junk science of the latter times: Supposedly oil is a fossil fuel made up of decomposing animals, mostly dinosaurs who are millions and millions of years old (after all, the earth has been around for millions, no hundreds of millions, no billions, no tens of billions of years …). This brand of science has been falsified for years: lime, coal, oil, diamonds, fossils, stalactites and even whole islands can be created in a matter of years, sometimes weeks.
Global warming has been falsified since the beginning of this vain, simplistic and speculative notion. Every premise on which it is based has been soundly debunked. Weather cycles up and down and will continue to do so as long as this earth is in existence. But don’t forget this:
We know that in the end times there will be people who are “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7) and “that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, …who are willingly are ignorant of” scientific things about nature. (2 Peter 3:3-6) and who espouse “science falsely so called” (2 Timothy 6:10). You know, God commands us not to be “spoiled through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
I understand if you find our reporting and editorial policy repugnant that you might have to leave off reading news here, but I thank you again for sharing your thoughts and beliefs with us.