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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.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

America's Original Sin - Happy Republican Victory Day!

 

4 The serpent said to the woman, “You certainly will not die! 5 For God knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will become like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate (Genesis 3:4-6a)

Once upon a time, many European nations believed that owning slaves was legal. Family legend says that elements from my fathers family came to this country as impressed servants, white slaves who somehow got their freedom in the late 17th century. The Jamestown colony did have slaves in 1619, who were freed after a period of time of service, like my white ancestors. (This fact is ignored in the New York Times 1619 Fantasy that has been polluting this nation for the past few years)

Two hundred years after the settlement of the Jamestown colony, the British Empire outlawed slavery and were very active in looking down their noses at the upstart colony that broke free from the empire, us. The Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon said this about slavery to a personal hero of mine, freed slave and a fervent Republican Fredric Douglas:

“I do from my inmost soul detest slavery . . . and although I commune at the Lord’s table with men of all creeds, yet with a slave-holder I have no fellowship of any sort or kind. Whenever one has called upon me, I have considered it my duty to express my detestation of his wickedness, and I would as soon think of receiving a murderer into my church . . . as a man stealer”  (Pike, The Life and Work of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, p. 331)

Spurgeon was detested in the Democrat controlled slave-state South. Here is what my new home state, the freedom loving Florida had to say about Charles Spurgeon back in 1860:

Spurgeon is a “beef-eating, puffed-up, vain, over-righteous pharisaical, English blab-mouth.” A Southern Opinion of the Rev. Mr. Spurgeon,” The New York Herald (March 1, 1860).

Because he spoke up for what was right, because he poked the tiger, Charles Spurgeon was attacked and vilified by the American Democrats, they lied about him, burned his books and threatened him with bodily harm. Charles Spurgeon was the Donald Trump of the 1800's with the added bonus of being an actual Man of God.  Even though he was not a political person and disdained politics in the pulpit, Spurgeon opposed socialism. He didn't believe in movements and protests and riots, he believed that the world would ultimately be changed, not by large scale systemic reforms, but by individual men and women coming to faith in Jesus Christ who would in turn begin to live lives in accord with God’s law. 

The Democrats of 2021 would hold the same views of Spurgeon today as they did in 1860. He would be cancelled. 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Mayo and Me

Just the beauty of the campus is healing

After returning to this blog, I immediately went on vacation, it's my way of letting you know that I'm just as useful as your senator or congressional representative. I have been inundated with military, political, medical, theological, and familial issues over the past few months and had to step aside to deal with them. I'll be dealing with them here too, and unlike real life, here I can deal with them one by one at my leisure.

Let's start with Medical. 

Twice a year I make a pilgrimage to the Mayo Clinic. Since leaving Denver and the care of the angels at National Jewish Health for my lung issues, I've been seeing Dr. B at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville (or "Jax" to those of us who get tired of spelling it 8 times a day). Mayo Jacksonville is a big, sprawling campus with four (I think, maybe more) huge buildings dedicated to helping shattered people with shattered bodies. Just the landscaping with tropical trees and plants, streams and lakes, is so beautiful that I will park as far away from the main building as possible so I can meander through the lush scenery, and sit in the shade by a cooling fountain and have a chat with God.

Not having to carry an oxygen tank is so wonderful, especially with my back issues that sometimes just standing is too painful to do long. My lung issue is a very rare condition called Pulmonary Hypertension, the capillaries in my lungs are restricted causing the transference of oxygen between the lungs and my circulatory system to be restricted, which in turn causes me to run out of breath quite easily. Even down here in Florida where the barometric pressure of the atmosphere is so much higher than in Denver making it easier for me to breathe, a flight of stairs is a fond memory. I can still make it up the stairs, I just have to go slow and stop several times to get my blood/oxygen level back up. It's called Pulmonary Hypertension because the restriction in my lungs (Pulmonary) causes the blood pressure in my heart to skyrocket (Hypertension) putting a strain on my heart. Using an echocardiogram and occasionally sticking a probe in my heart, my doctors can determine the blood pressure in there. For healthy you the reading is 8 to 12 mmHg. For me it's 35 mmHg.

Don't let the word "Hypertension" trip you up, my blood pressure reading at my arm this morning was 100 over 60, "normal" is 120 over 80. I don't have high blood pressure, I'm a carrier. 

I give it to other people.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Our Self Appointed Child-Gods


Our Self Appointed Child-Gods
 
Once upon a time in America satire was considered an art form. Satirists were held up as heroes of the literary art and their work was, and still is followed to this day. Writers like Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, O Henry, and Will Rogers. The longest running television show on American TV, the Simpsons, is bitingly sarcastic, and my personal hero, Thomas Nast, a conservative who took down the corrupt Boss Tweed in New York City. His cartoon "The Union As It Was" showed how politicians united with racist activists to keep the blacks in poverty worse than slavery. This is a dark foreshadowing of the DNC's ties with Antifa and BLM using blacks again.

Facebook is completely unaware of the concept of Satire, in fact the politically motivated children whom Facebook employs as "Fact Checkers" know as little about satire as they know about real life here in America. These Child-Gods storm around the social media world demanding that we bow to their adolescent whims and infantile tirades, suspending accounts and putting their stamp of disapproval on posts they deem to be in opposition to The Greater Good.
 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Hail to The King

 

230 Million Thousand Americans agree: Emperor Biden is the man
who killed the Feminist movement and outlawed Jesus Christ 
Hail to The King! 

All hail the man who destroyed women's rights  and crushed the free worship of God.

The House of Representatives passed the draconian "Equality Act" which was advertised to the American people as an update to the Republican driven Civil Rights act of 1964, in reality it became a disgusting power grab by the utterly mad leftist socialist rabble. This "update" now adds sex, sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes akin to race. This act destroys feminism by effectively eliminating female athletics. It requires schools and leagues to include biological males who identify as females.

“Religious charities like Little Sisters of the Poor could not opt out of this requirement or take such a case to court. Family-owned businesses, like Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop or Barronelle Stutzman’s Arlene’s Flowers would be required to celebrate same-sex unions and transition procedures.” - Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Missouri Republican.

Why do I say that our Autocrat In Chief Biden has destroyed feminism? Since day one of his candidacy Herr Biden has declared that he will ram the "Equality" Act down the throats of every American man, woman, or (or any combination of the two) and child. He is fully backing a bill that will allow perverts, rapists, and other sexual deviants full access to the safe spaces we have provided to our women and children and give those sexual predators full protection under the law just by saying "I am a woman." 

Let me repeat that: Under the "Equality" Act a teenage boy will be allowed walk into any high school girls locker room  under the full protection of the law to gape all he wants, to even shower with our daughters simply by saying "I am a female."

Or: The man said it, and you women have to obey. That's what King Joe wants the law to be.

Read on, and prepare to feel the hobnailed sole of the Jackboot of communist autocracy crushing down on your trachea as Team Biden puts their foot on your neck and demands your worship:  

Friday, February 26, 2021

Kicked Out of Bible Study


 

Kicked to the curb by a fellow veteran

Kicked Out of Bible Study

Banned, banished, bounced, cast out, chased away, dismissed, drummed out, dejected, ejected, expelled, extruded, ousted, routed, run off, thrown out... by a fellow veteran.

You may ask Doug, what did you do to get thrown out of a bible study? You! A Christian Blogger for nearly a decade, a deacon for seven years, the chairman of the board of a Congregational church, a member and student of Bible Study Fellowship for years, you who studied the Book of Genesis under a Rabbi, who fell so in love with John that you've read and studied that book constantly for a year, who tried to lead hymns in church while suffering from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, what did you do?

Looking back...

...The names have been changed to protect the innocent...

Matthew, a fellow retired USAF weapons guy at the local American Legion post, was talking about all the work he was doing and the help he needed, in particular he needed help taking care of Mark, a paraplegic Vietnam vet. I volunteered to help Matthew and took joy in helping Mark. Having helped my quadriplegic sister-in-law in the past, Mark wasn't a problem, he was much lighter and more open about his physical issues than Ruth. He called me once at 1:00 AM for help and I gladly went over to his house to help change his unders and his bedding. Accidents happen. 

Matthew held a small bible study at Mark's house on Sundays, Matthew is the chaplain for a service related organization in the NoFlo area and is very open about his faith and how he was saved from his personal addictions. I attended but when I asked what version he was using and he looked at me strangely. Finally he said that he had to use the KJV. My reply was "That's nice, but the KJV is riddled with errors and written in a 400 year old language by non-Christians." 

His response was "Strong's Concordance was written for the KJV, no other version had as many words linked to Strong's." I then mention that I had recently obtained the MacArthur NIV Study Bible and Matthew warned me that it was wrong to study another person's opinions, which I decided to be a silly opinion. When you are expounding on the bible, unless you quote the bible 100% accurately with every word you utter, you are probably injecting your understanding of the word, which Matthew would condemn as your "opinion".