Piers Morgan — Depart or Impart?
Americans have spoken and they want Piers Morgan departed for his disparagement of the Second Amendment and the Bible. But the best thing that could happen would be for Morgan to study the Bible with an open mind and learn of the Truths it contains.
A Whitehouse.gov petition is calling for the deportation of Piers Morgan over his suggestion that we amend the Bible and also the 2nd Amendment. U.S. citizens can file a petition on the White House Web site if they collect at least 25,000 signatures within 30 days. The White House is then obliged to issue a response. At the time of penning this article, the petition is nearing the 100,000 mark, four times the number needed for the White House to respond.
Morgan states: “America’s unique fondness for guns” began more than 200 years ago “cemented by hatred of us Brits and the War of Independence.” Wait a minute, this is the same Piers Morgan who was, according to Wikipedia: “…fired as Editor of the Daily Mirror on 14 May 2004 after authorizing the newspaper's publication of photographs allegedly showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by British Army soldiers from the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment. Within days the photographs were shown to be crude fakes. Under the headline ‘SORRY… WE WERE HOAXED’, the Mirror responded that it had fallen victim to a ‘calculated and malicious hoax’ and apologized for the publication of the photographs.”
That said, if the United States hadn’t been armed more than 200 years ago, we wouldn’t have been able to free ourselves from a country that still believes in taxing its people into poverty so that a handful of royalty can: eat the choicest tidbits, wear the latest designers’ fashionista garments, drive gilded carriages drawn by the most expensive horse flesh, and in a nutshell—live in various castles and holdings strewn across the kingdom like the royalty they consider themselves to be. If the British people are willing to live like peasants so a select family—royalty—may live like antiquated kings and queens with all the trappings, by all means, that’s their choice. Perhaps Charles Dickens wouldn’t have left us such a descriptive body of literary work if the kings and queens of England had owned fewer jewels, eaten a little less cake, and vowed to help their people a tad more with basic necessities like food, shelter, and clothing—during the best of times and the worst of times.
Once free from humanity impressed by, and willing to support conspicuous consumption, the people of the United States were able to survive and prosper and were in a position to later prevent Great Britain from being overrun by Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Has Piers Morgan forgotten he might not be here today if Hitler had conquered his Motherland?
On a different note. Was Piers Morgan brought over to America by CNN because they needed ratings? An awe factor—Piers says something outrageous so Tweeters will be all atwitter? People will tune in to see what he’s going to say next in attack interviews? Then of course, there’s Trending. My first reaction when I first checked out Piers Morgan’s interviewing style, “Why would anyone subject themselves to this man’s verbal digs?” I tend to agree with some who have also stated, “I’m not impressed with the British accent.”
When I recently brought up the subject of Piers Morgan to my daughter by saying, “Piers Morgan thinks the Bible should be amended—I’ll bet the man’s never read it in its entirety because he obviously has minimal comprehension of its content.” My astute daughter replied, “Mom, most people haven’t read the entire Bible. And people are notorious for quipping bits and pieces out of context to suit their agenda.”
For a minute there, I had forgotten that indeed, most people have not read straight through from Genesis to Revelation, nor have they studied the Book inductively to understand how the books are all interconnected—all a part of a magnificent whole. I was reminded of what Anonymous said. “Truth is always elusive to the intellectual vanity of the self-centered.”
I thought about the life span of a human being who lives to be sixty-five years of age. During school years, students are busy with homework and reading secular books. If they’re fortunate enough to have been born in a Christian home, they study the Bible in Sunday school gleaning information about the most well-known Bible characters: Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon, Jonah, Samson, Joseph, Ruth, Esther, Mary, John the Baptist, the twelve disciples, Paul, and Jesus. The churches I grew up in skipped around the books when studying the Bible so I knew only various stories from the Old Testament that were not always tied together and related to those in the New Testament. Or, so I thought.
Then, after college, most are busy making a living and raising families and it is so much easier to watch a football game than to crack a Bible. And to the detriment of our society, the Bible is taken out of schools and along comes the distractions of reality T.V. with someone trying to make stars out of everyday folk doing disgusting things. If a “Read the Bible in a Year” is encouraged at church, most of the congregation has good intentions yet peter out when climbing the mountains and high places of begats. Then retirement falls into place and bam! The big one hits and a body is looking at the other side of the grass.
So, most people in an average lifetime don’t discover the truth about Noah’s ark; and who knew there were more than two animals of a kind on the boat? The picture books we grew up with weren’t accurate. Genesis 7:2 states, “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.” This could mean seven pairs of the clean animals, or it could indicate three pairs and a spare. The distinction between clean and not clean had to do with later sacrifice after the waters subsided. However, the picture books were always illustrated with animals that were two of a kind. I suppose it would be too difficult to fit seven hippo heads et al, onto one book cover. And trying to explain why some animals were saved only to be sacrificed later…too much info for kiddies too young to comprehend the big picture. So, like the Santa Claus myth, we were duped as kids to believe only two of a kind in the animal kingdom were saved from the flood. And many people have left this world not knowing there was so much more to the Master Plan and the ultimate sacrifice to end all sacrifices would be God’s only begotten Son.
But back to Piers Morgan. If he’d studied the Bible inductively, he would realize each book fits together like a puzzle piece. Or better yet, like a novel with a hook, engaging middle, and dynamite ending. (There’s an epic battle to come with more action and we know who’s going to win.) However, the Bible is not a novel. It’s truth at its finest with a word of warning at the end: “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” I wondered if Piers Morgan was aware of that passage in Revelation 22:19?
If Piers Morgan also subscribed to Biblical Archaeology magazine, he would also know that rocks are proving the Bible to be quite accurate. Some men can deny the holocaust really occurred, thinking Hollywood procured some really skinny actors. However, rocks don’t lie. And what about God’s commanding Abraham in Genesis 17:12 to circumcise baby boys on the eighth day of their lives?
The answer to that question was discovered in 1935 by professor H. Dam. He proposed the name “Vitamin K” for the factor in foods that helped prevent hemorrhaging in baby chicks. We now know Vitamin K is responsible for the production—by the liver—of the element known as prothrombin.
If Vitamin K is deficient, there will be a prothrombin deficiency and possible hemorrhaging. It’s only on the fifth through the seventh days of the newborn male’s life that Vitamin K—produced by intestinal tract bacteria—is present in adequate quantities. The amount of prothrombin present is elevated on the eighth day—above one-hundred percent of normal—and is the only day in the male’s life in which this will be the case under normal conditions. If surgery is on the charts, day eight is the perfect day because Vitamin K and prothrombin levels are at their peak. And this day wasn’t chosen by Abraham. (Nor did he ask God, Why circumcise on the eighth day?—he simply obeyed.) On the contrary, God himself picked the eighth day and it wasn’t until the advent of modern day medicine that man understood why.
Oh, such interesting tidbits Piers Morgan could learn if he would only study God’s Word as well as he studies the foibles of mankind and how to drive up ratings. Piers might then become excited about studying the Bible so he could learn more truths.
And when the Bible has been illuminated for him, instead of departing from this country for good—pardon the pun—he might indeed go back to England for a visit, imparting—spreading the good Word to his fellow countrymen and countrywomen who are toiling to make a living with no spare time to study the Bible for themselves.
However, for now, Morgan’s showing signs of being rather morbid. “In conclusion,” said Piers, “I can spare those Americans who want me deported a lot of effort by saying this: If you don’t change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don’t have to worry about deporting me.”
I can’t help but wonder how many people thought about escaping England when Jack the Ripper was on a bloody rampage. And with a knife, no less. But I digress. The exploits of Jack the Ripper are for another time. For now, I need to hone my debating skills should Piers Morgan ring me up for an interview—I so don’t want him to miss out on his being in the Book of Life or in the Holy City—though he might take quite a bit of convincing that he needs to mend his ways because he doesn’t realize that man may change—God never changes.
But here’s the sad part for Piers: “A petition created on Christmas Day titled ‘Keep Piers Morgan in the U.S.’ has garnered more than 8,000 signatures.
‘We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA,’ the petition reads. ‘No one in the U.K. wants him back.’”
What to do?
Here’s something that might be of interest for Piers Morgan and those struggling with their faith and nowhere to go: Three times in the Bible God has made sure mankind knows that He is a God who does not lie. “God is not a man that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19. And then in Titus 1:2—“A faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.” And then the third time is recorded in Hebrews 6:18—“God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.”
To be succinct: Mankind never has to worry about God “crude faking” a photo.
So keep your chin up Piers—I know television is all about smoke and mirrors and rhetoric is the game. I am greatly encouraged that you still have a good chance of entering in. There’s always hope and prayer God will forgive you for suggesting a rewrite for his Book. God has a reputation to uphold—He’s known as the God of second chances and one to forgive repentant sinners. So don’t bail out on us just yet. Lots of inductive Bible study awaits you if you’ll be open to a higher calling. If your ratings go down and you’re once again fired, you’d be great as an apologetics man. *wink*
Strive to become enlightened and your awe factor might shoot CNN’s ratings through the proverbial roof. You’ll definitely be Twitter trending then—and I promise not to hold your British accent against you.
References for Vitamin K and Eighth Day Circumcision
Holt, L.E. and R. McIntosh (1953), Holt Pediatrics (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts), twelfth edition.
McMillen, S.I. (1984), None of These Diseases (Old Tappan, NJ: Revell).