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, September 15, 2017

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
Sally Quinn, writes for the "On Faith" section of the Washington Post, Quinn was a self admitted "angry atheist" but eventually learned to worship Satan although like almost all "spiritualists" has no clue that she is worshiping and advancing the blasphemous agenda of Satan. Following her mother's example she became an adulterous witch casting hexes and speaking to "spirits". She also claims to have murdered three people with her satanic powers.

Her litany of adultery and satanism goes on and on but what bothers me the most is what she did at NBC reporter/commentator Tim Russert's funeral. Tim was a local boy, a hometown hero from my neck of the woods and when he passed (without seeing a superbowl victory for his beloved Buffalo Bills) this God mocking satanic hitman actually took communion. Read 1 Corinthians 11:26 - 32, The Holy Spirit of God, through His servant, the regenerate Saul of Tarsis renamed Paul, clearly, emphatically stated that communion is for believers: "For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes" and contains a warning about unbelievers taking communion.

True, it was communion at a Roman Catholic mass and this was the tradition of Eucharist which is different from communion, but she admits to have taken communion at an Evangelical church which she says left her with a “slightly nauseated sensation after I took it, knowing that in some way it represented the body and blood of Jesus Christ.” I personally feel fully nauseated reading her words. Now you know why Mark Levin calls it the Washington Compost. Is this someone you would want writing about faith? And as you try to hold your own meals down after reading that, on with the show:

Is this the actions of a person who wants to be a Methodist minister?

Hillsong and other cults are using the reformation to give themselves an undeserved air of legitimacy

Hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes - business as usual

Delusion on Parade: Word of Faith "Weather Warriors" ignore reality

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WWUTT Wednesday - A Little Bit of Romans

Bible Study Fellowship International started their 9 month long class on Romans this week. If you missed it or are wanting to join a BSF group and are worried that you missed out, don't worry, the first meeting doesn't advance the curriculum, it's always an evening of introduction. 

I've been looking forward to Romans, not because Rome was such an interesting empire, especially (to me) during the reigns of  Justinian I and Constantine XI Palaeologus, but because Pauls letter to the Romans encompasses so much, it's been called the Readers Digest version of the whole bible. Romans is a book I've always had trouble with, it seems to lock up my brain somewhere in Chapter 3 and it's a struggle after that, except Chapter 13, that one is pretty clear to me now. So to celebrate the start of a new year in BSF here's a bit of Romans from WWUTT

By the way -  many people say that the Roman Empire lasted about 400 years, I say it lasted 1,000 years more than that. If you want to discuss that, let's go!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pray for Hillary

Matthew 5:44
When you are saved, when you have prayed to Christ and told him that you are his servant, that He is your master, and you put your faith and entire life in Him, wonderful things happen in your life. Hebrews 6:9-12 tells us that some of the natural products of salvation are; Fruit of the Spirit, Sanctification, Unselfishness, Evangelical enthusiasm, and Benevolence.

I remember when Jesus adopted me as His brother, the change was nearly mind numbing. I remember thinking then that WWJD setting unattainable goals as Jesus is the Son of God and perfect in every way, that WWPD was more appropriate as Paul is one of us; a sinner lost in his own sins whose life changed in a startling flash and set an example for us to follow. He left us a legacy of instructions on how to follow Jesus and show our love for Him and our fellow man. Paul gave us so much, expounding on the words of Jesus because unlike us, Paul was taught by the Lord Himself, although we have His spirit to help.

I personally thought that after her humiliating defeat maybe Hillary Clinton had a moment like mine. She had it in the bag;  the media fawned over the only Republican hopeful that couldn't mop the floor with her until he became the Republican candidate, the public didn't care about the foul underhanded tricks her team used to destroy Bernie Sanders, and the director of the FBI gave her a preemptive pass on her felonious handling of very highly classified documents. Her world shattered around her on election night, and months later when she mentioned going into preaching I actually thought she may have turned to her savior and pledged herself to His teaching and His commandments.

Sixteen Years

43 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  (Matthew 5:43-46)