Thursday, January 7, 2010

Daniel, the Lions' Den, Brit Hume and Political Correctness

As we know from reading the first six books of Daniel, God established righteous men in the enemy camp of the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. We read how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are thrown into the fiery furnace for not worshiping the golden image that the King had made only to be joined in the fire by their Savior and brought forth full, whole and untouched. We are also told how Daniel was brought in as advisor to the King, actually as an interpreter of the King's dreams because no one else could interpret them and given a position of high respect and honor in the King's administration.

Perhaps you have learned, like I have, that when a righteous person is raised to a position of high respect in an unrighteous kingdom, solely based on the gifts given to him by his maker, the unrighteous are going to feel threatened and therefore find it necessary to take away any power he may have. In this instance, the king's advisors con him into making a law that requires all people to fall on their faces and worship the king when the "bell tolls", and that that law cannot be changed. Daniel, being a godly man, ignored that law and kept to his usual schedule of prayer and quiet time with his God, also known as Jehovah or Yahweh.

Now, I'm sure that you would probably never guess this, but the king's advisors spied on Daniel and saw him praying to his God and not praying to the king, and (can you believe it?), they reported him. The king was forced by law to throw his trusted advisor into the lions' den. Daniel, too, is delivered out of the lions'den unscathed by his Savior/God. The king kills the bill and orders that Daniel's God is God and is the only God to be worshiped.

Well, here we are 2500 years later, plus or minus, and things haven't changed much. We all have to admit that the 21st century is a time where is it not politically correct to say the name of Jesus Christ, or anything about His gospel of peace and good news of salvation for all mankind at any time, but especially not on television and certainly not on the news. But three days ago, right in front of God and everyone, including the progressives and liberal left, Brit Hume, a man who seems to have been a news anchor since I was a child, was asked what his predictions for Tiger Woods were by the Fox News anchor who took his place, Bret Baier. Here is his unbelievably wonderful response:

Now, I haven't read anything specifically about this, but I would bet my house, car and my small bank account that Mr. Hume is catching pure, unadulterated hell from anyone who is not a Christian about this. He deserves a lot of prayer and encouragement from likeminded people right now. So, won't you stop what you're doing right now and ask God to bless him for his courageous comments? You might also ask him to prepare you for the day when it's required of you to step up to the plate for Jesus. Ask him to help you hit the home run or rather the "hole in one", if you will, that Brit Hume hit this week.


  1. I am amazed the network allowed Humes' remark, considering how liberal it is. but good for him. I hope Tiger Woods was listening.

  2. I watch a lot of Fox news programming, and there is more talk there about God, Christ, and the Bible than anywhere else on TV news.