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, October 31, 2014

Random Bits

For This World Is Not My Home
I have given them Your word; and the world
has hated them, because they are not
of the world, even as I am not of the world.
John 17:14
Well, isn't this is a "surprise" - New York State, a state so ridden with vice that I had to leave it twice, Has just legalized incestuous marriages between uncle and niece. The only commentary this really needs is Leviticus 18:6-18. While Researching this I also found out that it's legal for first cousins to marry in New York, along with California, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico... actually most "blue states" allow unrestricted first cousin marriage. Thank you Lord for blessing us with Christ as our High Priest and advocate, because I now truly believe that a tribulation hot enough to burn the sin off this earth is justified, needed, and unsurvivable without Your grace.

Praise The Lord And Pass Me A Beer - Talk about being Seriously Seeker Sensitive, the East Side Christian Church and the First Christian Church of Downtown Tulsa Oklahoma are holding a Beer & Hymn Sunday meant to "kick off a discussion about the future of the Christian church around the world." With great minds like this at the helm there is no future for the Christian church. Who is going to be the worship band? George Thourogood & The Destroyers? Don't get me started on the Beer Barrel Doxology. I said it before, I'll say it again,  Thank you Lord for blessing us with Christ as our High Priest and advocate, because I now truly believe that a tribulation hot enough to burn the sin off this earth is justified, needed, and unsurvivable without Your grace.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Most Demonic Thing In Your House.

If I were to market a toy for older kids, ages 10 - 16 would you buy one for your kids? If I made such a toy I would call it a "Magic Disappearing Kit" which is guaranteed to make anything disappear, now would you consider buying it? It's very simple to use: pour some magic powder into the magic tube, screw on the magic end cap, place the magic tube under the object you want to make disappear, light the magic fuse, cover your ears, and watch the fun! I mean, it has to be safe for your kids to use because I'm selling it as a toy, right? Ok, if you haven't guessed, my "Magic Disappearing Kit" is a bomb-making kit guaranteed to make anything disappear, including your hand, and possibly much more than that. 

Naturally you wouldn't want to have your children blowing themselves up, so if you in your God given role as a parent wouldn't buy your children a 'toy' designed to make highly explosive weapons, why would you considering giving them a 'toy' designed to communicate with satanic entities opening yourself and your family to demonic oppression? I'm talking about the Ouija board.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mr. Pope: Evolution is Creation, Littering Is Sin

Pope Francis continues to stretch the limits of credibility by coming out of the closet and announcing his faith in Evolution and the Big Bang theory. Personally I expected him to back up the big bang theory because the Big Bang Theory is a Jesuit plot, but to throw creation under the bus for an unproven and fraud ridden hypothesis like evolution is ridiculous, But for the current Mr. Pope, this is just par for the course. What Mr. Pope doesn't realize is that while atheists denounce miracles and anything miraculous, they also believe lizards turn into dogs, mice turn into horses, and salamanders turn into cows which turn into whales, all without any proof what so ever.
“God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life... Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” - Mr. Pope October 28, 2014
It's quite clear that Mr. Pope does not believe in the bible, which says
God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:25)
If you read carefully you may be shocked to discover that it does NOT say "God created a barren rock and things just appeared without cause" it, amazingly, says something completely different. But as I've said before, this is not the first time Mr. Pope has turned his back on the word of God. My suspicion is that Mr. Pope hasn't read the bible in a very long time, and finds it more important to glorify unbelievers than to Glorify God.

He follows up his statements by saying that it is a "grave sin against God the creator" to harm the environment. Is that a worse sin than harming children Mr. Pope?

Friday, October 24, 2014

What Should a Christian Do On Halloween?

First of all, taking your kids trick-or-treating door to door will not condemn you to hell. Nor will gathering with your friends in costume on October 31. BUT... are you doing it for the Glory of God?
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
I really like the autumn, the changing leaves, the smells, fresh apple cider, harvest time... and I like Jack O' Lanterns. Well, maybe I like the candle light from inside the Jack O' Lantern the most, (I love candle light, it's my primary house decoration around Christmas) followed by the roasted pumpkin seeds and my (so far unsuccessful) attempts to make pie from the giant fruit (yes, a pumpkin is a fruit). But other than hacking up a pumpkin (if I carve anything into it, it's an Ichthys)  and pouring an ice cold glass of apple cider or two and a powder sugar covered donut (which I don't like, but it's traditional) that's pretty much my revelry, I don't celebrate Halloween. 

I'm not going to sit here and tell you not to celebrate Halloween or you'll roast in hell, that's legalism, and I get enough of that in tribulation 'discussions'. But since it's my blog, I'm going to explain why I don't celebrate Halloween and invite you along for the ride. To begin with, Halloween has always been and always will be a pagan festival: 

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Bible Confirms Science.

Sad to say but too much of science now is made up silliness just to gain grant money or make a political point. How much is too much? My answer is "Any" is too much. Science is primarily man's way of explaining God's creation, but when you look at the fraud in evolution studies and global warming cooling whatever, you realize that our atheist friends aren't exactly forthcoming when trying to make their point. Luckily we have the bible to keep us on track when studying God's creations close up.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Idaho To Start Imprisoning Christian Ministers

Officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, decided to force two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples, threatening the ministers with prison for failure to comply with their order. 

Donald Knapp and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are facing 6 months in jail and fines of up to $1000 per day for every day they choose to obey God's word on marriage rather than knuckle under to the demands of the government.

According to reports, a man called the Knapp's and asked about having a gay wedding there, he didn't even walk in. When the Knapps told him of their biblical convictions the City of Coeur d' Alene started their oppression. The Knapps have filed a counter suit but there's no evidence of any court in Obama's America to have found in favor of Christianity. Speaking of Obama, after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, President Obama called for the equal treatment of Americans, as well as a commitment to religious freedom.“How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions,” Obama said. “Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that.” Looks like he was lying about that too.

So what is our biblical response to being treated like this?

We Rejoice!
11 Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Random Bits

If you were of the world, the world would love its own;
but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out
of the world,  because of this the world hates you.
John 15:19
The media lied to us? Seriously? Well, yeah, what did you expect? I watched it happen. One of the first things US forces found in Iraq during Gulf War II was a warehouse full of empty "Bean Cans". Bean cans are bombs built to deliver chemical weapons, and an empty bean can is simply a bomb casing with no chemical inside. The media said that since the bombs were empty that proves there's no WMD's in Iraq and the story died. However any weapons guy (myself included) will tell you, the empty bomb, or artillery shell is the hard part to make, the easy part is mixing up the chemicals. Bug spray is actually diluted nerve gas, and Iraq had an inordinate amount of insecticide plants.

Did you go see the new Left Behind movie? Me neither. If you're pondering the possibility of going to see it, I suggest you read Pastor Joe Schimmel's Top 10 Reasons to avoid going before you make up your mind. Personally I don't like movies that are considered (or expected to be) Christian, and in the end are not Christian at all. And if you're taking an unbeliever friend in the hopes that he will get some Gospel, maybe another movie that actually contains some Gospel will do. I love Pastor Joe and his teachings, and I believe he hit one out of the park with this blog entry.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Horror Story: Return Of The Inquisition?

What is October without a horror story? As the month that the secular world celebrates Satan, the occult, and all things evil rolls on, I chose to follow suit and expose what is going on outside our fellowship. One tradition of the Halloween season is the good old fashioned horror story, and Texas has served one up for us. 

Our story really begins in the dark past in 385 when the Roman emperor Magnus Maximus ordered Bishop of Avilia, Pricillian, to be tried by a council of his peers for heresy. Pricillian was guilty of heresy, that's a fact, his teachings were unbiblical, heretical, and just plain weird. The council of bishops was right in finding him guilty however the council went a bit further than anyone expected and he was beheaded. Pricillian is considered the first christian to be executed for heresy.

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's A Huge Conspiracy!

It's October, my month for considering and praying over Spiritual Warfare, and believe me when I say that if you start researching Spiritual Warfare there's an entire rabbit warren of horror that you get pulled into. It's the end of rational thought and the beginning of what can only be a satanic plot - it's the weird world of the Conspiracy Theory. 

A conspiracy theory is an explanatory proposition that accuses two or more persons, a group, or an organization of having caused or covered up, through secret planning and deliberate action, an illegal or harmful event or situation. There is no such thing as a positive conspiracy theory such as "All the pastors in town are conspiring to do everything they can to insure our salvation" or "All cable companies are conspiring to insure we get top notch family entertainment at a bargain price" It's always a shadowy group bent on world domination, or at least domination of a part of the world they can easily grasp. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I Know Whom I Have Believed

I was not raised in a protestant tradition, which grieves me in several way, one of which is that I've never had exposure to the wonderful hymns I'm now saturating myself with. It doesn't happen often but on occasion I can open the hymnal and say "Hey! I know this one!" except today, I got to say "Hey! I Love this one!"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Random Bits

Nation Wide Satanic Ritual Set For February 1, 2015!  The NFL, in association with other nefarious forces, has announced that the halftime 'entertainment' for Superbowl XLIX (That's 49 to those of us who have taken a math class in the past 1500 years) will be provided by Katy Perry, Coldplay, and Rihanna. Being a lover of good music I haven't heard anything but snippets of these acts, so I can't won't comment on their musical talent (or lack thereof).

Katy Perry has gone on record multiple times saying that she has sold her soul to the devil, and even her parents agree that she and her music are of the devil, and the proof lies in her music videos and performances. Her appearance at the 2014 Grammy awards was clearly and unapologetically a Satanic ritual, will the NFL restrain her to a more secular show? By no means! The NFL seems to like presenting occult rituals. Granny Ga Ga Madonna's 2012 Superbowl halftime show was filled with occult satanic symbolism. Keep in mind that all of this symbolism that is used may mean nothing to you, but that's not the point because they don't care about you, it's very important to them, it's how they stand and announce their allegiance to Satan in broad daylight to other followers of Satan. And your kids know it too.

Rihanna calls herself "The Illuminati Princess" and fills her shows with occult symbols even more and on a grander scale than Katy Perry, Again, it doesn't matter whether you believe in occult symbolism or shadow organizations like the Illuminati, they do. Coldplay too is into occult symbols but they are more subtle that the gregarious Rihanna and Perry. All in all, half time in Phoenix (which is an occult symbol itself) should be a Satanipalooza.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

How I'm Spending Halloween

Many Christians wonder how to handle Halloween, the secular celebration of all things occult and satanic. I suggest to handle it biblically:
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while until indignation runs its course. (Isaiah 26:20)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Terrifying Return of Asherah

It's October and I don't go looking for the occult or demonic, it's just there, and lucky you -  I'm going to share it with you. Today's diatribe on paganist beliefs that can lead you straight into the bowels of hell is brought to you by Asherah. When you want your sex and  religion on the same plate, Asherah is the pagan fertility goddess for you.

Asherah, or Ashtoreth, was the name of the chief female deity worshiped in ancient Syria, Phoenicia, and Canaan. The Phoenicians called her Astarte, the Assyrians worshiped her as Ishtar, and the Philistines had a temple of Asherah. Asherah was a fertility goddess, and considered a high deity by the Canaanites on the level of their god Baal. God wasn't crazy about Asherah worship and warned Israel about it several times, commanding them to tear down the symbols of Asherah worship, the Asherah pole, also known as Asherim or Asherah Groves.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Charles H. Spurgeon on How To Battle Sorcery

As usual during October I tend to think of the battle between light and dark, of Satan's plots to lure us away from our savior Jesus Christ in his vain attempt to avoid the pit of fire. We are all combatants in this struggle (Ephesians 6:12) I'm sure most of my readers are actually involved in this battle on a personal level. 

I have two close relatives who firmly believe that salvation is found in the Roman Catholic Church only, everything else is evil. I have another close relative who has been so spiritually abused by the lies and heresy of the Jehovah's Witnesses that she's a confused and muddled mass of contradictions until she now finds her theology in scriptural masterpieces such as "All Dogs Go To Heaven" and it's non-animated equivalent; Joel Osteen. And I have one more close relative that's fallen into Wicca and as a result now worships gravel, the power of women, some unnamed goddess, and Satan (but she's completely ignorant of that fact)

Of the five of us I'm the one considered the heretic because I've actually read the bible. Numerous times. And quote it. And preach it. So, yeah, as we approach Halloween, the day that the whole world celebrates the fall of Satan and his putrid works on this world, I get a bit edgy. How do we fight this? 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

False Christ of the Week

As we slip closer to Halloween it appears that one of the more popular things to dress up as lately has been Jesus. Unfortunately these tricksters are not out for fun size snickers bars but your soul. Let's look a the top five:

There's so many to choose from! Like "Vissarion" Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop a fired Russian traffic cop vegan pedophile who left his wife and children for a seven year old girl strolls around Siberia claiming to be the reincarnated Jesus Christ. Torop has approximately 5,000 followers and has said “I am not God. And it is a mistake to see Jesus as God... but I am the living word of God the Father. Everything that God wants to say, He says through me.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thank You Lord, For Sharing Ken With Us

From one of my favorite blogs: Apprising Ministries
It is with mixed emotions that I take this time to write on behalf of Connecticut River Baptist Church to let you know of Pastor Ken Silva’s passing. Yesterday morning at around 10 a.m., 29 September 2014, Ken was found at home, having passed away. He had succumbed to the strain of the pain he had been enduring for the past few years.
The mixed emotions are sadness at losing our dear brother in Christ – I shall miss his wisdom and guidance – but also joy. Joy because, as Paul noted in 2 Cor. 5:8, ‘We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.’
Yes we know that Ken is now present with the Lord. We can also be thankful in knowing his pain has ended.
We will still miss him deeply.
David H. MosesAssociate PastorConnecticut River Baptist Church
Thank you Lord Jesus for sharing Ken with us, for gifting him with discernment and such a passion for Your word that he would seek out and expose those that would try to lead Your sheep astray. 

Charles H. Spurgeon on Witchcraft

“Witchcraft,” too, is a work of the flesh. Under this head we may rightly group all that prying into the unseen, that rending of the veil which God has hung up, that interfering with departed spirits, that necromancy which calls itself spiritualism, and pays court to familiar spirits and demons — this is no fruit of the Spirit, but the fruit of a bitter root. Brother Christians, modern witchcrafts and wizardry are to be abhorred and condemned, and you will be wise to keep clear of them, trembling to be found acting in concert with those who love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. Idolatry and witchcraft are caused by a want of love to God, and they are evidences that the Spirit’s life is not in the soul. When you come to love God with all your heart, you will not worship God in ways of your own devising, but you will ask, “Wherewithal shall I draw near unto the most high God?” and you will take your direction from the Lord’s inspired word. The service which he prescribes is the only service which he will accept. The winnowing fan is at work now: I wonder whether it is operating upon any here present?  (Charles H. Spurgeon, 05/25/1884)