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, December 18, 2015

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
Here we are, a week from Christmas and I've just started my Christmas shopping. I know what you're thinking - "Kind of an early start for you this year" and that's true. I feel good that I didn't wait till the last minute as usual this year.

Maybe the motivator was the snow. Being from Buffalo and North Dakota I find that snow is a very festive prevalent part of the Christmas season to the point where I have to remind myself that there was no snow in Bethlehem. We got a lot of snow in the Denver area this week and that caught the area by surprise. Contrary to popular belief, Denver does not get much snow, in fact the winters here are pretty easy (to me they're practically tropical) so when a foot fell on the city  Tuesday our economic refugees from far flung foreign lands (Texas and southern California) were caught completely unprepared.

They discovered some startling facts about snow - first of all it doesn't come in a paper cone and covered with fruit flavored syrup. Secondly they discovered that those videos of people struggling to drive in heavy snow on YouTube are not gag reels, they're real world reels. Hint to someone who is facing driving in the snow for the first time: If you think they best way to commute to work is to drive at 20 mph in the center lane of the interstate with your four way flashers on, you're wrong. For you the best way to get where you're going is to get out and walk.

The Top Religion Stories of 2015. I have to admit there's a few in here I heard nothing about.

Pray for Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, a Canadian citizen imprisoned in North Korea. He's been sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor for the crime of preaching the Gospel

Not being Jewish I don't understand their divorce customs at all.

It's hard to imagine how far Obama will go to embarrass an entire nation, but he continues to find new venues for his childish actions. This time it was at the White House Hanukkah party.

It's now harder to "come out" as an Evangelical Christian than it is to come out as a homosexual in Obama's America

Goat Herd Rick Warren tells us three things to keep in mind "to help Christians stay focused on what's really important" for the Christmas holidays. Try not to be shocked when you discover that none of them are Jesus Christ.

180 Christians are killed in 60 countries monthly merely for their faith, while Obama does nothing

There's no war on Christmas? Really?

A lawsuit to legalize polygamy in Montana goes down in flames.

The truth finally comes out, wearing a muslim headscarf is not what got Professor Larycia Hawkins suspended from evanglical Wheaton College, it's the fact that she didn't know what she was talking about. Congratulations to Wheaton College for doing something that higher education refuses to do: Hold their educators to a higher level of knowledge than that of their incoming freshmen.

We're living in a Romans 1 world

See if you can spot the discernment (I couldn't)

Is it amateur night in Las Vegas, or Christmas at a goat-pen... I mean a megachurch with no visible means of discernment? You decide.

Religion of Peace Update #1 - Leading US Imam and Professor: Christians are “by necessity and by definition … the most evil of all evils.” Like all “unbelievers” and “polytheists,” Christians are “filthy.” They are “najusa” (feces, urine) — “a filthy impure dirty substance.”

Religion of Peace Update #2 - ISIS has issued a fatwa ordering the elimination of children with Down syndrome and other congenital disabilities

Religion of Peace Update #3 - ISIS has threatened to attack Rome on numerous occasions, is this the start? ISIS doesn't like Rome because it's the capitol of the Roman Empire. (I could tell them that Rome hasn't been the capitol of any flavor of empire for over 1700 years, but do you think it would set into their bronze age view of the world?)

Religion of Peace Update #4 - The heart-breaking hell on earth ISIS created for their sex slaves

Religion of Peace Update #5 - 'Genocide' Label for ISIS Terror Could Help Save Christians in Iraq. The article doesn't say how, just says it will... maybe. When are people going to understand that life means nothing to these people? They either want to kill us or die trying, either option is fine with them.

Middle Eastern Christian women form their own militia to fight ISIS.

Obama's war on Christians in the Military is gaining steam

If you see this at your local house of worship ask yourself just what are you worshiping? If you feel you need to lower yourself to science fiction to preach the Gospel, maybe a change of jobs would help, it's time to get out of the goat-pen

This is the ONLY Star Wars related item (other than festivals at goat-pens) that I will post, and you'll see why when you read it

This is so sweet - Merry Christmas brothers and sisters! And remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in their time of tribulation.


  1. The time of Jesus' return is getting closer by the minute

  2. Hi Doug,

    The Orthodox Jewish law states that a woman cannot be remarried after divorce if her husband does not give her a "get". A "get" is a religious divorce, similar in practical function to a Roman Catholic annulment. Some men refuse the give the "get" out of spite. And so out of mistaken "goodness", things like the kidnapping plot you cited make complete sense to unsaved (and sometimes saved) people.

    And good for Carrie Fisher!!!

    Happy Christmas to you and your family.

    1. I understand all that, I was just wondering if there was something in the Talmud that I missed - like cattle prods and handcuffs ;-)

    2. Yes, I think you're right. That's in the EAV Talmud (Early American Version). They call it a "shotgun wedding". :)