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 28, 2016

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
It's been quite a month here in the shadow of the Rockies, my health has been improving which is a blessing, hopefully I can do more walking before the weather sets in. I don't care what anyone says, walking on a treadmill is a poor substitute for a fine perambulation out doors.

My birthday was this month, and unfortunatly that same day my company had a surprise round of lay-offs. I didn't get laid off but some very good friends did, some I had been working with for over 15 years. My birthday was spent in shock and prayer and survivors guilt. When the dust had settled a neighbor took myself and my wife out to dinner, it was such a relief to get back into a normal situation after such an uproar - until I noticed I was missing a church board meeting.

I thought a lot about the survivors guilt, things like "Why not me? the guys that got canned are so much smarter than me." I've been through lay-off pogroms like this numerous times (it's a way of life in my career path) and each time I ache through survivors guilt. All I can do is thank the lord for letting me provide for my family and pray that He watches over my former co-workers. And I think: when Christ returns will there be survivors guilt? My guess is no, but you tell me, if you have thoughts on that, please post them here.

What's Wrong With This Picture Dept: Mr. Pope is Traveling to atheist Sweden to celebrate the 499th anniversary of the Reformation. What's next - a bar mitzvah in Nairobi?

Yes Washington Post, the Bible does mention transgenderism, and not in very flattering terms. (Thanks and a hat tip to Überblogger Glenn)

Interesting brain fodder for you biblical archeology fans out there

Christian, do you shop at target? Men, do you let your wives and children shop there? I sure don't

Even more ancient artifacts: the oldest stone copy of the 10 commandments are now up for auction

Religion of Peace Update #1 The cowardly murderers of Daesh have abducted "tens of thousands" of men, women and children from areas around Mosul to use as human shields

Religion of Peace Update #2 - Open Doors claims that since May over 700 Christians have been attacked by Muslims in German asylum homes

Religion of Peace Update #3 - Worried about Islam taking over your culture? Germany's Angela Merkel has the saddest solution I've ever heard to the hordes that are raping her country

The war on Christianity in Nigeria continues unabated

Over 20 Christians were beaten in China, and another Chinese Christian couple was arrested for hanging a cross in their home

Gutless Pandering Dept: The European Union has passed a resolution to protect religious minorities including Christians and Yazidis in Iraq after Daesh is defeated. Wait? Seriously? Will there be any left?

Atheists can't help themselves from trying to prove that believers are stupid

Speaking of ignorance, the United Nations doesn't believe that Jews are tied in any way to Jerusalem.

A federal judge in Iowa has ruled that churches are not "public accommodations" and therefore not subject to government control. Interesting to find a judge these days that understands the first ammendment

A judge in the United Kingdom has declared that a mother caused her male child “significant emotional harm” by treating him as a female. Interesting to find a judge these days that understands the dangers of do-it-yourself gender roulette

Cartoonist and author of Chick Tracts, Jack Chick, passed away at the age of 92. I was raised a Catholic, and we were told to avoid his tracts, probably because of tracts like this one, Here's one that's a favorite of mine

Maybe Tim Tebow isn't cut out for baseball - it's got to be true, I saw it on the Internet


  1. Hi Doug,

    That's a sad story about the Lutheran World Federation, which claims in their constitution agreement with the Lutheran Augsburg Confession. Guess they haven't read Augsburg Article 26 entitled, The Mass:

    "...At the same time the abominable error was condemned according to which it was taught that our Lord Christ had by his death made satisfaction only for original sin, and had instituted the Mass as a sacrifice for other sins. This transformed the Mass into a sacrifice for the living and the dead, a sacrifice by means of which sin was taken away and God was reconciled...The Scriptures show in many places that there is no sacrifice for original sin, or for any other sin, except the one death of Christ. For it is written in the Epistle to the Hebrews that Christ offered himself once and by this offering made satisfaction for all sin. It is an unprecedented novelty in church doctrine that Christ's death should have made satisfaction only for original sin and not for other sins as well. Accordingly it is to be hoped that everyone will understand that this error is not unjustly condemned."

    In the US, the apostate Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) is a member (no surprise there). No other US Lutheran denominations belong. In Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is a member (also no surprise).


    PS "Oh that Ms Henn. She's OLD but she's not THAT OLD!"

  2. Interesting archaeological finds!

    The German Chancellor is a fool. The Islam invasion of Europe will continue unabated due to leaders like her.

    People with religious beliefs have a poorer grasp of the physical world than their non-believing counterparts, a new study claims.
    This is an example of all that is wrong with the psych field. It is founded on atheism, run by atheist worldviews and -- surprise -- it elevates atheism as having a better "grasp" of the physical world. Really? Explain then why the majority of atheists we encounter, and which are highlighted by the media, tend to have no real clue about anything!

    I think Jack Chick did a whole lot of damage in the Church at large, especially with his staunch promotion of KJV Onlyism.