"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit." Matthew 7:15 - 17
There are many false prophets in the world. Some of them claim the banner of "Christian". Among these are "Christian Science", "The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints" (Mormons), "Unity school of Christianity", and a host of others.
Yesterday Bill Moyers "called James Watt and "apologized profusely" for misquoting him and misrepresenting his views on the environment". Further he said he would make a "written apology". Today he wrote in the Minneapolis Star Tribune "I talked to Mr. Watt on the phone and expressed my own regret at using a quote that I had not myself confirmed." This is a far cry from an apology for misquoting him. It is nothing more than trying to claim his worst offense was sloppiness.
However Bill Moyers could not leave it at that. He then wrote "I also told him that I continue to find his policies as secretary of the interior abysmally at odds with what I, as well as other Christians, understand to be our obligation to be stewards of the earth." Lets see if I have this straight. After launching a vicious attack on Christians and claiming that Christians did not care about the environment, and then using James Watt as the poster child for all that is wrong with Christian beliefs, he now switches and tries to claim that he, Bill Moyers, and those that think like him are the true Christians, and James Watt is merely the poser who falsely claims to be Christian. Moyers evidently does not think anyone will remember what he wrote a little over a week ago.
Scott W. Johnson wrote on Powerline "In other words, Moyers says the quote was fake but accurate, and in any event, Watt is a lousy Christian. Moyers is a disgrace. He not only misquoted Watt, he completely misrepresented his environmental policies. And virtually every other "fact" in Moyers' hate-filled tirade against conservative Christians was a lie, as was its central thesis."
"Environmentalism" as worshiped by Bill Moyers and many others is indeed a religion. Environmentalists worship "Mother Earth" under any of a number of names. When it suits their purpose, they claim to be "Christian". When it suits their purpose they burn down buildings, and engage in other terrorist acts. Radical "environmentalist" groups are among the most dangerous terrorist organizations that are native to the USA.
Christians need to remember Jesus words in Matthew 7.
Originally posted Wednesday 2005-02-09 10:00 PM