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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WWUTT Wednesday: Beth Moore - Moore is Less

I'm really not crazy about Beth Moore, and it's not all that hair and all those teeth. She is a pretty woman, but her preaching is pretty too.  For example when preaching on Matthew 8:28–34 she spoke of the demon possessed men who were coming out of the tombs:
"before we proceed to the next point, consider a fact revealed in verse 27. The demonic didn't live in a house. He resided in the tombs. I wonder how many people today are living "in the tombs"? I know a woman who is still so oppressed by despair that decades after the loss of a loved one, she still lives "in the tombs."  (Jesus, the One and Only, by Beth Moore, B & H Publishing Group, Nashville, Tenn., 2002, p. 143-144)
These men were not depressed they were actually living in the graveyard, they were probably driven out of their town because of their demonic possession. Is Beth saying that if you're depressed then you are demonically possessed? The point of the text is not about emotional trauma, this is abuse of the text. Maybe Beth doesn't need to properly exegete the text because she believes that whispers in the heart are superior to the text?
"As we study we may see several examples of Him [Christ] posing a question that only He could answer. Christ certainly uses that teaching method with me. Sometimes He’ll cause me to dig through Scripture for a question He seemed to initiate. Other times the question may come as a personalized whisper in my heart: 'Beth, why are you acting that way?' Often my answer is 'I don’t know, Lord! Can you tell me why?' If I really search His heart, sooner or later He’ll give me insight into my reactions," (Jesus, the One and Only, by Beth Moore, B & H Publishing Group, Nashville, Tenn., 2002, p. 47)
For a true believer the law of the Lord is perfect:
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
(Psalm 19:7-9)
So if the Word of God is perfect what does it say for "personalized whispers in the heart"?
 The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
Now her teaching is (surprise surprise) moving in anti-biblical territory; gifts and other charismatic voodoo, ecumenism, and turning her back on scripture, especially 1 Timothy chapters 2 and 3 and any other related text that falls under the SJW commandments against perceived misogamy. If you want less Moore, read The SBC should say "No more" to Beth Moore

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Why So Angry? Maureen Callahan And The Latest Greatest Threat

As we pray for the victims and survivors of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting please keep in mind the family of the shooter Santino William Legan.

Santino Legan lists himself as Italian Iranian on his Instagram account, and the press is bending over backwards to ignore that bit of information. I'm not blaming his muslim background, but there is a chance that he may be allowing his heritage to color his current outlook. I've known several Irish young men who would get drunk and angry over the treatment of their ancestors. My response to one was "Dude, your dad owns 3,000 acres of some of the most fertile land on earth and you earn a fortune working his farm, how are things that happened 100 years ago affecting your life?" His response started with "Shut up you..." and continued with nothing that I will relate here. 

Maureen Callahan recently wrote in the New York Post an article which blatantly tells us that Angry young men continue to be America’s greatest threat (and all this time I thought that Climate Change was America's greatest threat, haven't we been taught that?) Maureen goes on to blame America's latest Greatest Threat on "first-person shooter games, violent pornography, racism, and a fascination with guns and violence", and being a denizen of Gotham (a perfect nickname for NYC) she shows her liberal leftist union pin by blaming the whole thing on Donald Trump. But none of this is the root cause of this latest Greatest Threat.

Although I am relieved that Climate Change is no longer our Greatest Threat and I can go on to eat a farting cowburger without guilt, I am perplexed. If Donald John Trump, America's angriest president, is the cause of these latest shooting rampages, wouldn't Barack Hussein Obama, America's most incompetent president, be the cause of the 37 mass shootings that happened on his watch? He doesn't seem to care that all the Russian Collusion perpetrated by the Clinton campaign happened on his watch too. 

I emailed Miss Maureen and asked her that exact question, and I urge any reader of this missive to do the same (her email link is in the article I have linked). Please be polite, liberals are having a very bad time, after all they have to admit that The Squad is all theirs and their 25 candidates are busy proving that political cannibalism may be their only hope.

Is Maureen correct that "first-person shooter games, violent pornography, racism, and a fascination with guns and violence" are responsible for violent shooters? Partially. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pride Month

Did you ever notice that the gay rainbow has six colors and not seven?
Seven is the number of God's perfection, six is the number of man's failure
It's been over for over a month and as we bid farewell to Pride Month, the month that mass media invites everyone to don your incorrect rainbow tank tops and have a gay time, lets reflect on what God thinks about the whole idea.

Yes, God has told us that homosexuality is wrong in both the Old Testament and the New, but He also listed a multitude of sins such as lying, drunkenness, envy, murder, and taking the Lord's name in vain as sins.

The Roman Catholics have even taken the time to separate sins in to two categories; mortal sins and venial sins. Venial sins are sins where the sinner did not fully consent to the sin or did not have knowledge that his actions where sinful. Mortal sins destroy the grace of God in the heart of the sinner if they are committed willingly and with full consent. These sins are broken down into two categories; grave and capital sins. Grave sins are listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 but the RCC adds  sins of anger, blasphemy, envy, hatred, malice, murder, neglect of Sunday obligation and several others to Paul's list. Capital sins are vices and are defined as contrary to the Roman Catholic virtues of holiness. They are pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth (acedia). (source)

Now you know where the terms Mortal sin and Venial sin comes from, because they're not listed like this in the bible. To God, a sin is a sin. It's just that simple: sin is rebellion against God and His word. Only blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable, and getting forgiveness is a simple act:
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanseus from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Ok, there is a caveat:

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Joshua Harris Kissed Dating, Jesus, and His Wife Goodbye

The Christian world is shocked at the news that Joshua Harris has come out as an apostate so soon after announcing that he is divorcing his wife Shannon Bonne.

Now personally I don't have a dog in this fight, I've never heard of Joshua Harris before, I've never read his 1997 book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, nor have I heard any of his sermons. As for his former wife Shannon Bonne, I have heard her song Don't Forget Me and I'm thinking maybe she should concentrate on writing books. (Sorry, I don't like weak and wispy voices on people being passed off as professional singers. Here's a great singer, and here's two outstanding singers. The difference between a singer and a great singer is that a singer just signs, a great singer can be heard loud and clear in the cheap seats and can make it look easy)

But what is the importance of Joshua Harris' book, divorce, and apostasy to us? Other than another sad spectacle, it's an object lesson on flying too close to the sun and flying too far from the Son. Part of me wants to say that his being kicked out of the house is due to his rejection of Jesus, but another part of me wants to say that his rejection of Jesus is due to getting kicked out of the house. And statistically chances are pretty good he really was kicked out of the house. According to a recent study, two thirds of divorces are initiated by women and that 90% of divorces are initiated by college-educated women, and the vast majority of of these divorces are not initiated for biblical reasons at all, the number 1 reason why a woman demands a divorce is that she feels like she's not being appreciated.

Speculating on why they are now divorced is none of our business, but we need to look at this fellow and hold his life going forward up to a magnifying glass to watch what happens. Yes, it is like watching a train wreck, but watching trains wreck teaches us not to wreck trains. Harris has changed his mind on almost everything he had based his life upon; he called his 1997 book "a big mistake", he denounced the purity culture,  he lost his family, then he turned his back on God. I'm not encouraging anyone to pop some corn and grab a cold soda, what I am saying is watch, pity, and learn
16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity.
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18 Or the Lord will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him. (Proverbs 24:16-18)