News With Views Response To Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s Lies
A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying—to others and to yourself. Fyodor Dostoevsk
Baldwin Pulls Articles from NWVs
Last week, the editor of NewsWithViews, Mr. Paul Walter, left a message with Chuck Baldwin’s office, that NWVs would no longer print any of Mr. Baldwin’s anti-Semitic articles. Mr. Walter said they’d be happy to print any other articles, but they receive too many complaints and lose readers when Baldwin’s anti-Israel articles appear on the website, even when the editor includes a disclaimer.
Instead of Chuck returning Mr. Walter’s call, he had his secretary email him that Baldwin wanted all his articles pulled and would no longer write for NWVs. They are still posted. Baldwin had always requested that his articles be sent out by NWVs singularly, and NWVs had always complied.
Baldwin Lies on Facebook
Subsequently, Mr. Walter received several phone calls alerting him to Baldwin’s statement on his Facebook page, and realized that Chuck Baldwin, a professed Baptist preacher, had blatantly lied about Mr. Walter and NWVs.
Mr. Walter said, “It’s very sad that Chuck Baldwin, who calls himself a man-of-God, stated on his Facebook page that a Zionist gives NWVs $1,000 a month, and said he would no longer contribute if Baldwin’s articles are still on the website.”
Pastor Baldwin is using the negative connotation of Zionism which is very common today thanks to the United Nations condemnation of it during their General Assembly debate on November 10, 1975. Because of this, there is much confusion among Christians as to the nature of Zionism. Biblical Zionism is nothing more than the desire of the Jews for their homeland. Watch for a future article on “Zionism, What it is and What it is Not.”
Here are Baldwin’s exact Facebook words:
This website owner (whom I have had a very friendly business relationship with for many years and whom I believed was a committed patriot and constitutionalist) said that a wealthy Zionist contributor had threatened to cut off his $1000 per month donation to the website if I was allowed to continue to write critical comments against Israel. Imagine: there are 70 writers on this website, and ONE writer (me) tells the truth about Israel and that ONE writer (me) must be censored. Worse yet is the fact that the website owner said he actually AGREES with me about the Zionist problem.
That’s how it works, folks. These angry, intolerant, wealthy Zionists use the power of their money to intimidate and coerce not only the mainstream media but also the conservative media into kowtowing to their radical Zionist agenda.
So, the owner of NewsWithViews.com sold his convictions for $1,000 a month. Well, I won’t sell mine FOR ANY PRICE. I will let the Author of truth (God) and the lovers of truth (my readers) make up the slack for any tyrannical Zionist who thinks he can purchase my tongue or my pen with his blood money.
The entire statement by Chuck Baldwin is a fabrication of his imagination, and Baldwin never even spoke to NWVs’ editor. Mr. Walter wishes he was receiving $1000 a month from a reader. No one knows how very much it costs to keep a large website like NWVs up and running, and no one has ever given Mr. Walter $1000 a month. NWVs received only one thousand dollar donation from Canada about 7 or so years ago.
Baldwin stating that this alleged donor was a Zionist is also preposterous. When donations come into NWVs, Mr. Walter doesn’t inquire as to what religious affiliation or what denomination they are…so Baldwin’s statement is again, a total lie.
As for agreeing with Chuck Baldwin on Zionists, that too is a blatant lie. There are evil Jewish folks who do evil things, but there are far more evil gentiles and Asians in history who have committed more atrocities and murders than any Jewish person. Think about Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Ho Chi Minh, Kim Jong il, Kim Jong un, Mao Zedong, Idi Amin, Chiang Kai-shek, Leopold II, and on and on.
History shows the story of evil coming from gentiles and Asians, but those who hate the Jewish people concentrate only on the 14 million Jews in the world and use them as scapegoats. Why? Because the Bible is clear, satan (purposely not capitalized) has always wanted to destroy God’s chosen people. How can anyone hate the Jews and say they love the Jewish Messiah?
Writers Challenged Baldwin
Guest columnist, Alexander Gofen, a Christian immigrant from Russia, wrote an article entitled, Unashamed Anti-Zionism and Demagoguery of Pastor Chuck Baldwin. Alexander starts his article with this statement:
It is rare in these days to see such unashamed anti-Zionism displayed loud and proud by a seemingly conservative author, whose language and arguments are, however, more appropriate to the vile socialist left. Mr. Baldwin resorts to demagoguery by mixing together both valid and very invalid issues, i.e., anti-Zionism rants. [Link]
I have had the good fortune to see my articles in NewsWithViews over the years. I say this because being one of the “deplorables” in America today limits our access to many journalistic opportunities, and yet, like many of the faithful of publisher Paul Walter, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
As such, many of you who’ve been following Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s philosophical meanderings through the years might have caught a slight dissonance in his recent column, “Is Netanyahu Finished“, as if something was out of sync.
This writer has never actually challenged what Chuck Baldwin stated, but I did email him about a statement he made in one of his articles. Baldwin stated that today’s Jews of Israel are not the Jews of the Bible. So, I wrote and asked him who they were since Jesus was quite clear in the scriptures that they were in fact, despite intermarriage, still descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). I never received an answer.
However, perhaps Dr. Thomas Ice can clarify in his article, The Biblical Definition of Jewishness. “The notion that Jews cannot have the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob flowing through their veins is purely one manufactured by those with an anti-Semitic bias.” Ice states, “Since there was about a 2000-year period from the call of Abraham until the time of Christ, and Jesus referred to the residents of Israel as Jews, then we have a precedent to do so today. It has been about another 2000 years since the time of Christ until our present day. If the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were considered Jews after two thousand years by Jesus in His day, then why should they not be considered descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob today, after another two thousand years have passed?”
Paul Walter, the editor of NewsWithViews appreciated the majority of well researched articles submitted by Chuck Baldwin. However, anti-Semitism does not have a place in the columns on NewsWithViews, and never will.
As a Baptist pastor, Chuck Baldwin’s vindictive lies about Mr. Walter are surprising for a man who calls himself a Christian. Also it’s a great sin for Baldwin to set up his facebook followers to judge Mr. Walter falsely. He obviously has forgotten the 9th Commandment in Deuteronomy 5:20, “Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
And again, in Proverbs 12:22, “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” Matthew 15:9
The most important verse is Jeremiah 23, which states, “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my Pastor,” saith the Lord.
Pastor Baldwin may wish to reread one of his own articles from February of 2016, Why are Christians so Mean and Nasty? In it he states the following,
“Far too many professing Christians are just as mean and nasty as any unchurched person you will ever find–maybe more so. A sizeable portion of our professing Christians today are gossiping, slandering, backbiting, nosy, meddlesome, temperamental, mean-spirited, authority-hating, self-absorbed, whining little babies. They walk around with a chip on their shoulder just daring anyone to knock it off.”
Pastor Baldwin, you took a private conversation public, and you did it with vindictiveness and lies. These are not the actions of a man of God.
Please pray for Pastor Baldwin and pray for us. We all need to draw nearer to the King of Glory, Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, and King of the Jews.