Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
Ignore the Revelation 12 Sign, it's a red herring, pay intention to the Romans 1 Sign. You don't need the sun to hide behind the moon to figure out what Romans 1 18-32 is talking about. These verses are pretty telling: 
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures (Romans 1:22-23)
What greater sin is there in today's society than to be branded a racist? Or an enemy of the environment? We're seeing the self absorbed run a muck in the streets, and one could argue that Charlottesville was a meeting of two opposing denominations of the same religion. I am tempted to identify their religion as secular humanism but secular humanism demands a lot more intellectual horsepower than has been displayed by the alt-right, alt-left and every alt in between. Cling to the Lord because the days are getting darker brothers and sisters, and it's not just the moon. READ the bible, then go read 1984.

Remember the "Skokie Principal"? not too many people do

Joyce Meyer suddenly realizes something that God has never said - that the thief of John 10:10 is the religion that God created. So wrong

Slain in the Spirit, or laid out by a wolf? Costi Hinn tells all about Uncle Benny''s favorite parlor trick

Christians in Kentucky are using the eclipse to share the gospel

Russia's 'Anti-Missionary' law leads to prosecution of Christians

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Revelation 12 Sign

I'm starting to see the term "Revelation 12 Sign" all over the fringes of the Christian "blogosphere" and I just had to look it up. And for my sins God let me see what the hubbub was about. I was innocently looking for more drooling hyperventilation over the American Eclipse and started to see a number of articles claiming that the eclipse was a precursor to the Revelation 12 sign. For you fans of hyperventilation and desperate straw grasping the Revelation 12 sign is right up your alley. 

The Revelation 12 sign is scheduled to occur on September 23, 2017. This is exactly 33 days following the American Eclipse. The eclipse is biblically significant because there's mentions in the bible about the sun going dark... >>BUT<<  an eclipse is not the sun going dark in the biblical sense because the sun is still glowing away just like God made it, the moon just gets in the way and casts a shadow. A fairly narrow shadow at that. So I'm guessing that the biblical significance is that it looks cool?

The 33 days does have a biblical significance, The number 33 is connected to a promise or the promises of God. The 33rd time Noah's name is used in Scripture is when God makes a special covenant or promise with him. The God promises to not destroy the entire world again with a flood and seals His pledge with the sign of the rainbow (Genesis 9:12-16). The 33rd time Abraham's name is used in the Bible is when Isaac, the child of promise, is born to him when he is ninety-nine years old (3 X 33) (Genesis 21:1-2). It is assumed that Jesus died at the age of 33. I only found the number 33 itself once in the bible, it's found in Leviticus 12:
1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: ‘When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean. 3 On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 Then she shall remain in the blood of her purification for thirty-three days; she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification are completed. (Leviticus 12:1-4)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Is N.T. Wright a Christian?

This is an excerpt of John MacArthurs address to the 2017 Lingonier National Conference

Maybe more subtle and certainly more pervasive is what is currently being called the new perspective on Paul. It’s been propagated by a man by the name of N.T. Wright. You could kind of shift that a little and make it New Testament wrong, and you’d be closer to reality.

But N.T. Wright has written hundreds and hundreds of pages on the gospel, and the more you read of it, the less you understand what he affirms. It is confusing, it is ambiguous, it is contradictory, it is obfuscation of the highest level. Academic slight of hand. But while I cannot figure out what it is that he does believe, even after hundreds of pages, it is crystal clear what he does not believe.

More recently, he has written a book ‘The Day the Revolution Began’ and in that book he says this, “We have paganized our understanding of salvation, substituting the idea of God killing Jesus to satisfy his wrath for the genuinely biblical notion we are about to explore.” So, all of us who believe in the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross have been worshiping a paganized perversion of biblical truth now to be clarified by him.

Another quote, “That Christ died in the place of sinners is closer to the pagan idea of an angry deity being pacified by a human death than it is to anything in either Israel’s Scriptures or the New Testament,” end quote. He’s clear on what he rejects; he rejects substitutionary atonement of Christ, he rejects imputation, he rejects the gospel. He says, “To worship God as one who justifies through sacrifice and by imputation is nonsense.”

Friday, August 11, 2017

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
Moon Madness Special!

Sometimes putting this blog together is too easy. On Monday the moon will come between the Sun and Cheyenne Wyoming which makes a full eclipse the second coolest thing to happen in Cheyenne. With a regularity that makes waterfowl migration look impromptu, the eclipse forces the wolves and weirdos come out of the woodwork to spread their own Gospel inspired by a normal. natural occurrence. Gone is the atoning sacrifice of Jesus to be replaced by charts, numbers, calculations, and talk about apocalypse, tribulation, and end times.

I just want to shout from the rooftops "It's Just A Shadow!" and foaming multitudes reply "It's a sign!" So What? Everything is a sign! Every breath you take, every smile on every child, every drop of rain is a sign of God's love, Look around you at what society is doing, it's a sign of God's wrath! You need a shadow? And Jesus' words ring in my head: Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? (Matthew 16:3) Oh well, here's 10 of my favorites

Moon Madness 1 - Eight "Christian Leaders" tell us exactly what to think of the eclipse

Moon Madness 2 - Can "America's Eclipse" truly be a prophetic sign if John Hagee didn't write a book about it?