The mainstream media, which includes the three major networks, have been using “a lying tongue” to deceive the American people in many areas. During the 2016 election, they rigged pre-election polls by weighting samples with many more Democrats. Mainstream media ignored the political rallies that were taking place every day across America, where Trump attracted tens of thousands of voters, while Mrs. Clinton was only drawing a few hundred.
The mainstream media (MSM), on a regular basis, vilified Trump supporters as racists, homophobes, and haters. Had the dissemination of news and commentary been dominated by big media alone, lying Hillary would have won the election and packed the U.S. Supreme Court with justices that would have completely done away with our religious freedoms.
But because of the internet, social media, and other alternative media sites, there was an exponential free flow of political information. This alternative media leveled the playing field, and the elite media could not shut out the truth. They couldn’t shut out the power of Donald Trump to reach the American people with his plan to restore Christian values. They couldn’t shut out the truth about Obama and the Clinton corruption going on in our government.
The application of this truth to our lives as Christians is very simple. We need to practice “discernment,” which means knowing the difference between what is false and what is truth. It’s the ability to think biblically and to ponder God and His word in all things, in every aspect of our lives.
The Bible says, “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.” (Phil. 1:9-10) This verse shows as the Philippian Christians grew in love, knowledge and discernment, they would see the difference between right and wrong.
The word discernment (Aisthesis) is used only here in the New Testament and means to perceive, notice, understand and to test to see if something is genuine or false. It is not wrong to be discerning and to know when to speak out against evil or even to acknowledge when evil is taking place in our society.
Our government has, unfortunately, not always been honest with its citizens. We must be careful to not join the unsuspecting crowd who will fall for anything. The example of Eve shows that she allowed herself to be deceived, being gullible to the devil, not recognizing that he was a liar.
The playing field has now been leveled by Donald Trump’s victory. After our storm of moral corruption by the Obama Era, we must continue to speak out and support our new president to restore moral and religious principles. Christians need to re-engage in civil stewardship, from a biblical perspective and like the Apostle Paul, be bold in asserting our Constitutional rights. Just as Paul insisted on his rights as a Roman citizen to speak and practice his religion, despite an anti-Christian political establishment, Christians must do the same today.
Obviously, good leaders cannot rule unless Christians help to get them elected and then support their plans to restore moral values. Without Christian values in government, we subject ourselves to tyranny (Prov. 29:2).