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.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Unsocial Media

Social Media (which includes this blog) can be anything but social, cyber bullying abounds and being a method of communication Satan has sank his foul claws claws into it perverting it into a festival of hate, manifesting in accusations, groundless gutless bravado, and cowardly imputation. 

Social media reflects the inner-connected society at a whole and follows the internet into the depths of depravity. While the percentage of pornography isn't as high as claimed by many of us Christians, but it's still there. I've heard some Christians claim that a full 50% of the internet is pornography yet Forbes magazine puts it closer to 4% (why do we Christians fall for these outrageous claims? WE are supposed to be the discerning ones). 

To be honest, there are some gems out there on social media, there are many good Christian facebook sites to be seen, some of my favorites are Good Fight Ministries,  Eternity Matters and Stop Playing Church. Sadly the Sola Sisters stopped updating their site.

Coming in behind the cyber bullying and the pornography one of the biggest abuses of social media I see is outright fraudulent information being passed as fact. It appears that one of the best ways to to be believed is to attribute anything that pops into your head to George Carlin (who never, ever said this) or Ben Franklin (who never said this, but he did say this)  However social media saves some of it's worst lies and misquotes for the realm of theology. The ones I see the most are from the prosperity pimps who post pictures of cash with the comment "Money will locate you this month. If you believe type Amen and Share" one of the worst charlitains to pollute the web with this heresy is Pastor E A Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God who appears to worship money as his god. I say all that so I can point out this:

Out of work actor and blatant racist George Takai, a vehement homosexual advocate, has made an industry out of posting cute little lies on social media. He has been attributed with this nonsense which too many people are sharing on social media:

As Christians you know that this thing is not entirely a lie. Our imaginary pastor claimed divorce is a sin, is it? Well, sin is rebellion against God, and God hates divorce, he said so quite plainly in Malachi 2:16, so our imaginary pastor was honest here. However if a Christian pastor actually said this before a Christian congregation he'd be standing before the board of elders explaining why he said such things. NOWHERE in the bible does it say that a woman should be killed for filing for divorce. In fact Jesus spoke quite sternly about divorce.
3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” 4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” 7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” 8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” (Matthew 19:3-9)
Jesus was quite stern about this, but did Jesus say "whoever divorces his wife must stone her to death"? Of course not, and no where in the bible does it advocate stoning for being a divorced woman. The divorce law was laid down in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and stoning of either partner is not mentioned. By Jewish law you can be stoned to death for being a stubborn, rebellious, drunken glutton (Deuteronomy 21:18-21), blasphemy (Leviticus 24:16), adultery (Leviticus 20:10), incest (Leviticus 20:11) worshiping false gods (Deuteronomy 13:6-10) sodomy (Leviticus 20:13), immorality (Leviticus 20:14) bestiality (Leviticus 20:15) violating the sabbath (Exodus 31:15) and necromancy (Leviticus 20:27). Nowhere is divorce mentioned. So our imaginary pastor lied to his flock which he's going to have to suffer for (James 3:1)

Then the pastor goes on to say "The bible doesn't have anything to say about the consequences of a homosexual life style" which as anyone who as read the bible knows is a lie. Leviticus 20:13 clearly says 
If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
This sounds like the the consequences of a homosexual life style to me. And the new testament is clear on this also
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
So back to our oh-so self righteous imaginary liar preacher, how is saving someone from an unhealthy lifestyle and eternal damnation ruining their lives? Yes, I did say unhealthy life style. George Takai doesn't have the guts to say it but I do. The list of diseases common to homosexual men is long and terrifying: Anal Cancer, Chlamydia trachomatis, Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia, Herpes simplex virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Human papilloma virus, Isospora belli, Microsporidia, Gonorrhea, Viral hepatitis types B & C, Syphilis.

The data, presented at CDC’s 2010 National STD Prevention Conference, found that the rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women. The rate of primary and secondary syphilis among homosexual men is more than 46 times that of other men and more than 71 times that of women. 21% of all Hepatitis B cases are homosexually transmitted while 18% were heterosexually transmitted. Since homosexuals comprise such a small percent of the population (only about 3%), they have a significantly higher rate of infection than heterosexuals. And worse of all, 20% of men who have sex with men in 21 U.S. cities has HIV; nearly half of them are unaware. We're not just trying to save homosexuals from eternal damnation, we're trying to save them from themselves.

Our imaginary preacher also said that the bible says to love thy neighbor, there's no other rules or restrictions to it. Actually Imaginary Preacher just ignored several, including one of the greatest rules in the bible by saying that: (emphasis mine)
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:18)
As for having to support equality? The only thing that makes us equal is the fact that we're sinners (Romans 3:23) and God made us all (Proverbs 22:2) that we can smile about. But encouraging sin? That's nothing to smile about. And lying about it? That's nothing to smile about either. I prefer to think this was a construct made up of whimsey and love of homosexuality and hate for the Lord, because if this was a real preacher saying these things his flock is a group of doomed goats.

So when you see these things on line, correct them, Do it with love, but do it. It may cost you an on line friend or tow, but then you may help lead one or two to salvation in Christ Jesus. 


  1. I have seen a lot of George Takai nonsense. He is such a liar in all his propaganda.

    I do have some FB sites I follow for good information, a couple of which are Roman Catholic. I often get to use these to correct the teaching presented and show what the Bible actually says.

    The hardest thing to deal with are the good Christians who are non-discerning and are so gullible as to post every claim they find. I spend an awful lot of time correcting that nonsense!

  2. Hi Doug,
    Excellent points here. It's good that men like you and Glenn take the time to, "correct the nonsense". Facebook is such a cynical sociological experiment with obvious destructive consequences, I no longer have the stomach for it and have deleted my account. Now after a few years, what is obvious (at least to me) is how much of normal human interaction in American society has been poisoned by this medium. You have to be outside of it to see its real nature.