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Special Note to NBC: The Word of God Is No Fairytale



Throughout Scripture, we are reminded that every Word therein is true:

“The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting” (Psalm 119:160 NASB).

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8 NASB).

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35 NASB).

But Chuck Todd of NBC disagrees. He decided to attack Christians by praising a letter to the editor, which read in part:


“Show me a person who believes in Noah’s ark and I will show you a Trump voter. There are multiple, solid, scientific reasons the ark did not happen. Some people learn this and some don’t, and those who don’t will accept Trump. But can the world survive on fairy tales?”[1]


Even though Todd was raised Jewish, the NBC anchor “called the letter a ‘fascinating attempt to try and explain why some people support President Trump’ and suggested that perhaps ‘voters want to be lied to’ sometimes.”[2]


Some may dismiss this moment on television as simply another attack on Trump voters, but people of faith took notice. Todd not only categorized the Bible as a collection of “fairy tales” but also suggested that the 24% of Americans who “believe the Bible is ‘the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word’”[3] are wanting “to be lied to.”[4]


Jesus reminded listeners in His day of an earlier time in the history of the world when the idea of Noah’s Ark was also laughed at:


“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:37-39, 42 NASB).


God’s Word, which is “inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NASB), is no fairy tale. In the words of John Quincy Adams:


“Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made ‘bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God’ [Isaiah 52:10].”[5]


While critics of God’s Word have existed throughout all history, one day they will all—including Chuck Todd—have something in common: “at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth” and “every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10 NASB).


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[1] Bowles, D. (2019, December). Why do some people believe Trump’s fairy tales? It feels good. Retrieved from https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article224592530.html


[2] Dibble, M. (2019, December 29). Chuck Todd touts 'fascinating' letter mocking Christian Trump supporters who believe in Noah’s ark. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chuck-todd-touts-fascinating-letter-mocking-christian-trump-supporters-who-believe-in-noahs-ark


[3] Saad, L. (2017, May 15). Record few Americans believe Bible is literal Word of God. Retrieved from https://news.gallup.com/poll/210704/record-few-americans-believe-bible-literal-word-god.aspx


[4] Dibble, M. (2019, December 29). Chuck Todd touts 'fascinating' letter mocking Christian Trump supporters who believe in Noah’s ark. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chuck-todd-touts-fascinating-letter-mocking-christian-trump-supporters-who-believe-in-noahs-ark


[5] Seward, W. H., editor. (1849). Life of John Quincy Adams, p. 248. Auburn, NY: Derby, Miller & Company, 1849). Retrieved from https://wallbuilders.com/founding-fathers-jesus-christianity-bible/#FN7

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