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.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Random Bits

I was reading some facebook posts and a friend whose cousin recently had just passed away posted a picture by "Light Bible" in memory of her cousin. The meme paraphrased Exodus 22:20-26. The picture said "Let us not be the ones who feel god's wrath when his children cry out for justice" That's sweet. 

However the quoted verse in this sweet picture starts with the destruction of pagans, proceeds to an angry God slaughtering the uncharitable with a sword leaving widows and orphans in His wake, then ends with ancient Jewish financial law.

Yes we have a God of love, but he's also a God of righteousness, a God of justice, a God of anger who hates those who stirs up divisions in the brotherhood and those who lie. How do we tell our friends on the fringes of Christianity that the quote they just posted actually shows a side of God that you were never taught and clearly are not ready to see? Do we just drop a commentary of their verse that was framed in roses and tulips and say "Bam. There's the whole story. We don't have a fuzzy puffball of a love god, we worship a God who created everything with a word and can burn it all up in fire if He wants. He's capable of so much more than hugs and memes." or do we just let them drift alone in their own little world?

I don't know if this story makes me angry, makes me sad, or makes me want to throw up my hands and say "It's coming! I warned you all!" What's not coming is peace to DC comics. When the Aquaman movie out sells the Justice League it's time for DC Comics to pack it in and go home. This is just a sign that they are late in getting packed Aquaman! Sheesh! What a wimp

Ignoring the fact that Jesus taught 9 of the 10 commandments, Andy Stanley says that the  Ten Commandments don't apply to Christians

Apparently the reformation doesn't apply to Christians either according to JD Greear, the SBC President

But we do know that the first commandment is offensive to the Chinese Government 

Francis Chan uses 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 to show that God will kill people who criticize him

Harvest Bible Chapel drops their lawsuit against journalist Julie Roys and the Elephant's Debt blog. Pastor James MacDonald was upset that Roys and the blog exposed his financial shenanigans and his explosive temper. In response here is an open letter from the Elephant's Blog staff

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado allows Christian baker to sue the state of Colorado for anti-religious bigotry

Wait - God doesn't have a memory? That's what JD Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention seems to be demanding

PASTORS! You are called to be sword wielding warriors! --- and chefs

Pastorix Joyce Meyer admits that her views on prosperity were 'out of balance' (but she doesn't renounce the prosperity gospel)

The poison of the prosperity gospel

Has your sermon had more fake endings than Lord of the Rings?


  1. I'm going to be posting my own "news" update shortly, including the issue with Andy Stanley and the 10Cs. In a way I agree with him, because the 10cs, per se, were never meant for anyone but Israel, which is why we do not keep the Sabbath. 9 of the commands are "written on the heart" of every person, and they are also taught in the N.T. as binding, but not as a Decalogue as in the O.T. I wrote an article about this very thing:
    As for 10C monuments, there is nothing wrong with keeping history alive, especially since all of western civilization built their laws based on the 10Cs, and Stanley seems ignorant of that aspect.

    Francis Chan is a wolf.

    1. After I finish up the 10c's I'm going to do an article about that - 9 of the 10 are "written on the heart" of every person - but the RCC has their own version for their own man made reasons