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Saturday, July 29, 2023
WND's Farah Touts Bible Verses He Doesn't Follow
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We generally try not to get too much into examining WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah's religious-themed columns, but we've noted a couple recent ones that run at odds with how he actually lives his life -- just like his calls for repentence when he has no intention of ever repenting for all the wrongdoing he used WND to perpetrate. He wrote in his May 16 column:

Even many people who have never read the Bible know Jesus, or Yeshua, instructed us to "love our neighbor as ourselves." Was that a new commandment? No, it is found in Leviticus 19:18: "Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord."

It had always been a tough law to follow. Jesus reiterated it, of course, in Matthew 5:43-48 – but, as usual, He didn't lower the bar. He didn't dumb it down. He didn't make it easier. Instead, he raised the standard.

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; hat ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."


The Leviticus prescription to love thy neighbor as thyself is also pretty sweeping, extending from family matters to business matters to courts of law to proper treatment of the poor and disadvantaged. It means sharing the Gospel, pursuing reconciliation, extending mercy and seeking justice – in other words, living as we will be expected to live in God's Kingdom.

Loving one's neighbor, of course, is the opposite of everything we know about Farah,  who loves to spew hate at anyone who's not as far-right as he is.

Farah pushed views that were similarly at odds to his reality in his June 20 column, headlined "What is truth in a world full of lies?":

Did you know that the word "truth" is found 224 times in the King James Bible? Did you know that even one of the names for our God is Truth? Truth is what the entire Bible is about.

Here's just a small sampling of verses about truth:
• "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth …" Ex. 34:6
• "He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." Deut. 32:4
• "Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou has redeemed me, O Lord God of truth." Ps. 31:5
• "He who blesseth himself in the earth shall be blessed himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes." Isa. 65:16
• "When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." John 16:13
But truth is controversial today as it always has been. There are still many people walking around the world today asking the same question Pilate asked of Jesus: "What is truth?" (John 18:38). They wonder if there is any truth – because they wonder if God is real. I often say, "You want to know if God is real? Just ask Israel."

It doesn't mean that all Israel currently knows the truth – the whole truth. But it does mean they are still the chosen people. Look at your Bible. What does it tell the story of – beside truth? Israel, of course. You can see it by dividing it up into the "Old Testament" and the "New." What are they both about? Israel, of course.

But Farah and truth have never gone together, from WND's years of Obama lies to its fake news about COVID. He is responsible for putting a lot of lies into the world, which he now ironically claimed is "filled with" them.

Farah concluded by declaring, "Knowing Jesus is, of course, knowing the Truth with a capital 'T.'" If Farah is unable to tell the truth, how can he know the Truth?

Posted by Terry K. at 12:21 AM EDT

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