Benediction for Christian Post Offline Edition: Rev. Mark Creech

Apr 03, 2004 05:19 PM EST

Many years ago Henry Ward Beecher said, “Newspapers are the school master of the common people ?a greater treasure to them than uncounted millions of gold.?F. B. Sanborn added, “The careful reader of a few good newspapers can learn more in a year than most scholars do in their great libraries.?

There was a time when our nation could be proud of its newspapers. This is no longer the case. Earlier this year, ABC News readily admitted on its website that the U.S. media leans to the left. In late 2001, Bernard Goldberg, a 28-year veteran at CBS and a winner of six Emmy awards, said in his best selling-book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News that the media is clearly biased against Christians and conservatives.

This is a frightening prospect when we consider there is no greater force among us for the molding of public opinion than newspapers. The record will show newspapers are at the heart of every major social movement in American history. Clearly, a counter voice to liberal dogma and distortions is desperately needed today.

In a very real sense a newspaper is the lengthened shadow of those at the helm. William Cullen Bryant was right when he wrote, “The press is good or evil according to the character of those who direct it. It is the mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread.?

Because the people behind the Christian Post are of noble character and believe in a Christian worldview, they produce wholesome “bread?for their readers. The Christian Post could be a catalyst for turning our nation back from the precipice of moral collapse. I earnestly pray for God’s richest blessings on this magnificent newspaper. Moreover, I’m honored to be one of its regular columnists. I trust you will not only read this newspaper, but also promote it with your family and friends.

God Bless,

Rev. Mark H. Creech

Executive Director

Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc.