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, November 17, 2017

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
I apologize for falling behind this week but it's been a very busy month so far, but first I need to open with a prayer of praise: Dear Father in Heaven, your power and Majesty are beyond comprehension, and when you reach down to me, a wretched sinner, and intervene in my life, I truly realize your love. Thank you for relieving me of this pain, I had forgotten how great it is to stand without stabbing agony. Thank you so much for leading me to the overly bubbly nurse who was the instrument of Your healing. Your love and mercy awe me, thank you, I love you.

Wow, just wow. A while ago I mentioned my back pain and it seemed like every medical procedure I endured just made it worse. My surgeon (Dr. Chainsaw) gave up, my pain specialist (Dr. Opiod) tried and only inflicted more pain. Then Dr. O's assistant, Nurse Caffinated, made an astute observation on how I was sitting, asked a few questions, put me on the table, and inflicted incredible pain by moving my leg around. Her pronouncement was "Your back isn't the main problem, it's your left hip." One cortisone shot later and I'm feeling better than I have in what seemed to be ages. I could write about what constant pain does to ones outlook but I will spare you that, I felt it's best to open up with a warm fuzzy because it's been a very strange week and random bits of good news outside of the Bible are few and far between.

Not Fit For The Pulpit Dept Update #1: Disgraced, defrocked, millionaire, former mega-church preacher Perry Noble is NOT a liar, he hires someone to be a liar for him

Not Fit For The Pulpit Dept Update #2: A Lesbian Bishop teaches that Jesus is a bigot filled with prejudices. Her message (which has been deleted from Facebook because it was so embarrassing) shows a complete ignorance about Jesus' mandate from God Himself to preach to the Jews  (Matthew 15:24). And she said these things while talking about it! Her topic was Matthew 15:21-28. It appears that it is the Homosexual FauxBishop that is a bigot filled with prejudices and incompetence.

Not Fit For The Pulpit Dept Update #3 This particular woman does not have the Pulpit in the traditional sense but she is a writer and managing editor of a Christian website is standing on an electronic pulpit and must be held to the same standards you'd hold your pastor to if you're going to read her drivel works. This particular woman mocks VP Pence for following Billy Graham's example.  This is the kind of thing this woman writes and publishes for a living. Would you allow this from the pulpit in your church home?

A member of Bethel Redding's leadership publicly announced that he was inspired by Sylvester Stallone doing a porn film to make money. I guess he couldn't find inspiration anywhere else, and as for Stallone, every job of waiting tables or washing cars was taken that year

A Christian pastor in India was beaten into unconsciousness for sharing the Gospel of Christ's sacrifice for us.

Wear RED this Wednesday so show solidarity with persecuted Christians

I once spoke with therapists for my chronic pain, and I pushed back at their attempts to steer me toward mindfullness, now the purveyors of this religion are forcing it on school children 

Once upon a time I used to count on the BBC world service for accurate world news reporting. I truly miss listening to them on shortwave radio, but now they're as bad as American media

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a clear message to Mr Pope letting him know emphatically (by a slim margin) that they resist Mr. Pope's agenda

Top Ten Reasons Why Christians Should Not Watch Game Of Thrones

Everything was looking so good, and then...

162  Jews from the lost tribe of Bnei Menashe (I know what you're thinking, read the story) finally arrive in Israel after an exile of 2,800 years

Not sure what to think of this, my guess is 77% of Democrats With 4 Year Degrees Flunked Bio101

A Muslim court in Kazakhstan gave a Baptist man a one year sentence for not paying to have a Muslim give an "expert" analysis of Christian books he had, and that's just the beginning of his nightmare. Read the article and think if you know anyone in the United States with this kind of faith

The fruits of Bethel Church; ashamed of the Gospel and flirting with the occult

A once-large Nashville-area Evangelical congregation that made headlines after its pastor announced that the church would conduct same-sex marriages is selling its campus and relocating to rented space

Yeah, this is the kind of week it has been. It's got to be true, I saw it on the internet!


  1. I wonder what evidence that "lost tribe" of Israel has to connect them with real Jews in the 8th Century BC?

    Only one reason is needed for Christians to not watch "Game of Thrones," and that is all the nudity and sex on it (I've read review and some of sex is very graphic!)

    77% of Democrats deny science.

    Nothing new about Bethel, I see.

    I have to say that the Baptist man got off easy compared to what would have happened in other Muslim nations. Those Christians in Muslim nations have a lot of courage with their faith.

    Obviously that Nashville-area "evangelical" congregation wasn't "evangelical Christian."

    1. 800 BC, that was over 200 years before the invasion of the northern areas... no idea, but as a history nut it's tempting to spend a few hours looking into. A bunch of folks in India don't just wake up one morning and decide to be jews.

      I tried to watch the first season of Game of Thrones because there was a derth of good SciFi back then but I had to keep flipping away due to the nudity and sex, and then they killed Sean Bean and there was no reason left to try

      That's 77% of democrats with a 4 year degree, the ones with post grad degrees can jump right off the deep end, but I've met a few that truly realize that they were being brain washed for those 4 years

      No one in Bethel made my false teacher of the year award. There's a lot of competition out there

      That poor Baptist... and that fellow in India too! India is getting pretty nasty, and I know a few folks that claim that India is the land of religious tolerance. Which is why their few Jews are leaving? The Hindus at work won't talk to me if they know I'm a Christian but the Muslims do chat with me. BTWP?

      And that's what happens when you ignore God's word