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, May 6, 2017

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
On the first Thursday of May, the national day of prayer, Mr. Trump signed an executive order which protects our religious freedom... but isn't that what the first amendment of the Bill of Rights supposed to do the same thing? Actually all the Trump executive order really does is tell the IRS not to enforce the Johnson Amendment. In case you're wondering, the Johnson Amendment prohibits registered 501(c)(3) organizations from endorsing political candidates and participating in political campaigns. Doing so would put them at risk of losing their nonprofit status.

The executive order does nothing about Christian business owners being harassed by the gaystapo for not participating in their revelry, It does nothing to end the IRS targeting of conservative Christian organizations, it does nothing about atheist harassment of Christians in schools, colleges and the military. Since the Johnson amendment is rarely enforced this executive order is primarily symbolic. It does release the pressure a pastor would feel if his sermon strays toward politics, on both the left and the right (although I haven't seen a lot of restraint coming from the left side of the spectrum).

Genoa Township, Michigan is using zoning laws to exclude a Christian school from operating on a church’s property. In other words they won't allow a Christian institution to place a Christian institution at a Christian institution.

God - is He a criminal, or is He gangsta? 'Cause He broke the law! This is the kind of thing that our buddy Steven Furtick spews at his goats every Sunday

A college professor at Northern Arizona University has barred a student from reading the bible before her class

Please pray for a brother in physical distress

Neil, I suggest you don't contact Katt Kerr, I don't think her treatment is AMA (or biblically) approved

Pastors: Have you heard of the NAR but are unsure of what it is and what it means to you and your congregation? Here's what you need to know about the NAR

BREAKING NEWS: NAR darling Todd Bently who claims to raise the dead uses his position as a "pastor" to raise some cash as an extra special blessing for his wife. Here's a list of all the New Apostolic Reformation Pastors who are outraged at this

To me, personally, it sounds like someone looking to start a scandal for their own purposes

A pastor who preached about the dangers of "church cover-ups" has been arrested. He's been accused of repeated sexual acts and the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl

Religion of Peace Update #1 - Daesh has warned its minions to stay away from Christian gatherings in Egypt because they're planning to carry out more massacres in the coming months.

Religion of Peace Update #2 - Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber went live on his Facebook page with disturbing threats towards Christian conference attendees in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He's now facing terrorism charges

Mr. Pope is heading to Egypt to present a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. New Flash Mr. Pope: Violence is committed in Allah's name, not God's. Don't get the two confused.

A Tennessee bible club has been halted because of complaints from Wisconsin atheists

How not to do Church (it's also a pretty good lesson on how not to do journalism)

The Cult of Mary is going Pentecostal for Pentecost: Mr. Pope to celebrate Catholic charismania

Joel Osteen makes a diving save, it's got to be true, I saw it on the internet


  1. Thanks for the prayer request and for the warning against Kat Kerr. Duly noted! Seriously, anyone drawn to her does not want the truth. Same thing on Bentley. Even if you already followed him you should be tipped off by him begging for $ for his wife. So creepy.

    1. Thank you for your comment Neil, I now have a bit of a problem writing about people like Todd Bentley, Kat Kurr, and Rick Joyner because in 1 Corinthians 5:12 Paul tells us

      For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church

      Every time they open their mouths they're proving to be further and further outside of the church. And sadly I find that a very good source of keeping track of these charlatans is RightWingWatch a group of liberal atheists who are doing God's work by exposing the antics of these false teachers. True, RWW is not doing it from a biblical view point, but for me its a good starting point for researching