Knowing Farah By His Fruits
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah loves to claim that President Obama's isn't a real Christian. But do Farah and his website adhere to Christian principles?
By Terry Krepel
Farah is so adamant about this, in fact, that he has devoted several of his columns to denigrating Obama's faith.
In an August 2012 column sneering at Obama's "phony, insincere pretenses to Christianity," Farah insisted that "Barack Obama is simply not a Christian, as he claims"
because "he will say anything and do anything to attain his radical, transformative objectives." Farah ridiculed the way Obama says he came to his faith:
Here’s the way Obama used it most famously, explaining his claimed conversion to Christianity: “I’m a Christian by choice. My family didn’t frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week. And my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t raise me in the church. So I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead being my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, treating others as they would treat me.”
Is Farah really saying that being your brother's keeper is not a key tenet of Christianity? What Bible is he reading?
Which brings up a larger question. Farah delcares himself to be a Christian in this column, but he fails in the same way he accuses Obama of failing.
It's abundantly clear that Farah will say anything and do anything to attain his objective of destroying Obama, for which WND is his primary vehicle. That includes telling numerous lies, hiding information from his readers and publishing the most hate-filled columnists who hurl lie upon lie and libel upon libel at the president. Indeed, Farah seems unduly proud of the fact that WND publishes misinformation.
Further, Farah endorsed and promoted a super PAC that did nothing and was effectively a scam to fleece his readers and pad the bank accounts of its organizers.
Is this Christian behavior? Most faithful Christians, and many whom Farah would judge as insufficiently faithful, would not recognize it as such.
If Farah is truly the Christian he claims he is, he should pray to God for forgiveness over his using WND as a vehicle for hate and destruction, and for deliverance from the bile in his heart.
Funny thing is, he created the opportunity to do that for himself in 2013 by trying to redefine Sept. 11 as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting" that would involve repentance. But there's no evidence Farah ever did that -- WND's record of lies and misinformation continued just as it did before.
And Farah remained just as judgmental of Obama's faith as ever, taking another stab at it in a March 2014 column:
I was harshly criticized when I questioned Barack Obama’s claim to be a Christian back in 2008 when he was running for president.
By that same measure, we can say that we know Farah by his fruits. He demonstrated the bitterness of these fruits later in his column:
Obama has placed his ideological passion for abortion and homosexuality above freedom of religion.
Farah's career in the past couple of decades has been defined by wicked ways. He knows what he needs to do about his history of hate and deception, for he identifies it in his column: "It’s up to His people who are called by His name to humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. Only then will this judgment on us be lifted, for He will hear our prayers, forgive our sin and heal our land."
We're pretty sure the Bible has something to say about those who preach piety and repentance but have no interest in doing so themselves.
While I can understand why some politicians won’t fall into the obvious trap of judging the hearts and minds of others especially a president running roughshod over the Constitution, making dangerous and reckless foreign policy decisions, ruling domestically like a dictator and destroying the economy, I am only too happy to comment on Obama’s alleged Christian faith.
As before, Farah judging the sincerity of Obama's faith is the height of hypocrisy. Not only does Farah repeatedly violate the Eighth Commandment by bearing false witness against Obama and others, he facilitates others in doing so -- indeed, the whole of WND can be seen as one massive, ongoing Eighth Commandment violation.
Farah begs the question: Where are his fruits? Is creating and running a website known for its lies, misinformation and hate a "fruit" Farah should be proud of? Is running said website while sanctimoniously attacking others for supposedly being insufficiently Christian a "fruit" to be proud of?
Farah needs to go back and read that Bible he professes to love so much. Starting with the Eighth Commandment.