FINDING TRUTH IN THE AGE OF DELUSION
By Rev. Ted Pike
25 Oct 10
Since I began my literary and video criticism of Jewish supremacism
in the mid-1980s, various attempts to discredit me have been made.
The first was a national campaign by Norman Lear’s People for
the American Way in 1988. More recently, the Anti-Defamation League
and Southern Poverty Law Center have attacked. Various other groups,
sometimes boasting as Jewish “experts,” have tried but
similarly failed, sliding off the Teflon barrier of sound reasoning
and impeccable documentation.
Still, some readers are disoriented by these seemingly credible attacks.
What are the steps a person must take to find the truth in a conflict?
When it comes to the Jewish agenda—and other controversial
truths such as racial/gender differences or creationism—there
is a great price to pay for taking the unpopular view. Most human beings
fear man, not God and His truth. They reflexively and emotionally think
of their own self-interest first. Even without realizing it, this egoism
creates an intense, knee-jerk desire to reject painful or taboo truths,
even if our intellect quietly says they might be right.
For this reason, the main impediment to finding truth is not intellectual
but spiritual. Man must somehow be emboldened to attain a
higher level of courage and conviction. The very first step for any
truth seeker is to bow his knees before God, yielding himself and his
whole life to God and asking for the willingness to pay any price for
the sake of knowing truth and being on God’s side.
“If this is God’s truth, the whole truth about
vital moral issues,” we must pray, “I will face any offense
or shame or loss of friends in order to defend it, to defend You.”
Christ Himself is the Truth—the Logos, the explanatory principle
and deepest of all realities. When we are servants of God’s truth,
we know Him. When we sacrifice for that truth, we draw closer to Christ,
who paid the ultimate price for it. Christ promised that His Spirit
will lead us into all truth (John 16:13) as we become His
disciples through yielding to God absolutely everything we are and
possess. (Matthew 10:37) This is the first and most central step toward
finding and knowing the whole truth, especially about controversial
and painful subjects. The second is to fearlessly compare new ideas
with established fact, especially with the help of Biblical revelation.
However, if we look merely at surfaces and are not led by the Spirit
of God in self-surrender and true logic, we will be deceived.
Because evil is not bound by the truth and is demonically empowered,
it is often intellectually acute, devious and charming. As a result,
it can often outperform and out-debate those who simply tell the truth,
sometimes in weakness and limitations. God has in fact not chosen the "wise" and
strong—the philosophers and debaters of this age—to be
His defenders. (1 Corinthians 1)
Today, Christians are so conditioned to fear and loathe anti-Semitism
that they react emotionally, not rationally, to any criticism of evil
Jewish leaders. (This reflexive, irrational response can also be observed
toward other politically taboo statements, such as about racial differences
or Holocaust inaccuracies.) Most Christians instinctively describe
criticism of evil Jews as “hate” (cursing God's chosen
people) and want to flee the conflict altogether. One thing frightened
Christians almost never do is research “anti-Semitic” claims
to see if they are substantiated.
In 1987, popular local talk show host Lew Davies accused me of anti-Semitism
for two and a half afternoons on Oregon/Washington radio, even though
he had never read my book or watched my video The Other Israel. Tens
of thousands of listeners were alienated from me and our family's Christian/conservative
pioneering leadership in the Northwest. In the following months and
years, not one Christian wrote or called to ask about the
sources I might present to justify my views critical of Jewish supremacism.
(These include extensive documentation from Jewish encyclopedias, Talmud
and Zohar, testimony from Jews themselves, etc.)
Jesus promised that if we seek, we will find. But in order
to truly seek, we must actually want the whole truth, even
if it costs us social comfort, friends, or even freedom. Few Christians
want truth substantiating the threat of Jewish supremacism. They have
a deep, visceral fear of how this truth would incur the anger of people
around them. It’s far easier to simply dismiss Ted Pike as an
anti-Semitic hater and be done with the issue, fleeing danger as fast
as possible. Clearly, the availability of truth isn’t really
the problem. Honest inquiry could fairly rapidly lead a person to see
that my writings agree with Christ and the Hebrew prophets. The problem
is the inability of most Christians to be willing to pay any price
for truth. Babylon the Great, international Zionist control, is continuing
to rise in power and corruption of the world, just as Scripture repeatedly
predicts. "Israel-first" evangelicals will be judged for
refusing to face this deeply important warning.
If the problem really is spiritual, how much can a truthteller argue
with those who aren’t even interested in the whole truth? Jesus
rarely debated the insincere. The Pharisees repeatedly claimed that
Jesus could not be Messiah since, they thought, he was born in Nazareth.
On the authority of Scripture, they said, Messiah can only come from
Bethlehem. Jesus could easily have set the record straight, but He
wanted to test the people to see if they would believe according to
the deeper, more substantial realities of His message and person. A
few would. Most wouldn’t. Similarly, when Paul visited far regions
of the Mediterranean and asked if people knew about Christianity, some
did but said it had a bad reputation; it was “everywhere spoken
against.” God allows lies to spread about Himself and His servants
so that people will have to make a spiritual decision about
whether to accept controversy and possible loss in order to know the
At National Prayer Network, our ministry is remarkably free of substantive
criticism after 26 years of total truthtelling about the Zionist danger.
Yet God allows liars such as ADL and the SPC to be available to those
wanting a “quick fix” to remove the vexing possibility
that I am speaking the truth. Just as God allows Satan’s existence,
so He allows very tangible alternatives to the whole truth for those
who are insincere. Will we look to God and use faith, reason, and truly
honest inquiry—or will we take the path of least resistance and
choose socially rewarding half-truths and lies?
God wants to test and judge those who don’t want truth. There
is a limit to how much I or any truthteller can respond to every quibble
or accusation. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands are coming
to the whole, Biblical truth about Judaism and Israel at Truthtellers.org and are thanking God for what we are doing.
(Adapted from Rev. Ted Pike’s recent Bible study, “Finding
Truth in the Age of Delusion” at Truthtellers.org .