THE LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR THE BLOG IS AMAZING BUT I MUST CLEAR THE AIR.

This urgent message is for everyone. But those of you who get the blog via email should pay special attention to this first part.

I read your comments of support. However, many of you think I want you to get back on Facebook. No way!

Worse still, many say that because they are not on Facebook that there is nothing they can do to help. That is also not true. There is plenty you can do.

Still others have said I should be content with a vastly smaller audience, and that I should just passively trust that the message will somehow get out.

Jesus said, “Go into all the world,” and that is a proactive command. Not a passive-aggressive suggestion. How does the advice that I should be content with a smaller audience differ from a congregation that says, “We don’t want outsiders coming in here. Just preach to us.”?

It would also be like saying, “Hey Mario, go ahead and use a tiny tent for soulwinning.”

Or if you had an advertiser who said, “Hey, I want you to pay the same high fee for ads, but for an audience that is 90% smaller.” The cost of the blog in my case is time, energy, and yes, money.

Here are the two things I am trying to do to save the blog.

1. I am challenging Facebook because I believe they are breaking the law. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act says, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” Facebook hides behind the claim that they are a platform and not a publisher.

You have heard the generic disclaimer: “The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect…” Facebook is not neutral, but rather, is extremely biased against Christians, Republicans (and especially Trump supporters), as well as anyone whose opinion differs from the agenda of the Left. They should lose their immunity because the views and opinions are, in fact, theirs. And because they are shadow banning, censoring, and acting as a publisher by inserting contradictory information.

The American church is constantly picking up their marbles and leaving. When do we stand and fight? The spirit of surrender is what drove pastors, like sheep, to lock down their church.

Look at these verses. Acts 14:2-3, “But the Jews who spurned God’s message stirred up distrust among the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas, saying all sorts of evil things about them. Nevertheless, they stayed there a long time, preaching boldly, and the Lord proved their message was from Him by giving them power to do great miracles.”  Note the phrase: ‘NEVERTHELESS, THEY STAYED’!

I will stay on Facebook, as long as I can. And I thank all of you fighting for us on Facebook. Keep on going!

The most dangerous lie you can believe is that you should not share links to controversial truth, either on your email or on Facebook. That silence is how we lose a nation. And it does not make any sense. If you say, “Mario, I don’t want to share your blog because I may be censored,” that is like saying, “I am remaining silent because I am afraid of being silenced.”

Multiple exposures create a see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil scene.

2. I am trying to break our dependency on Facebook by getting our Facebook readers into lifeboats and over to our website. That will take time. But time is running out.

Now, look at these numbers. This will explain the urgency.

So far in 2021, the total number of those on our email list who have shared the blog is 17,807.

So far in 2021 the total number of those on Facebook who have shared the blog is 204,052. You see that over 90% of those who share the blog are on Facebook.

Here is the bottom line: The blog is jeopardy. The hour is late. The nation is in imminent danger. I must choose effective weapons. If we do not save our audience, I must go in another direction to make wise use of time, energy, and money.

Telling me you love and want the blog will not save it. Action will. What action?

Easily the first move is for those on the email list to learn to share the blog. The share button is right there at the bottom of the page.

Next, understand that if you hate social media and do not like engaging, then you are unable to save the blog. Sharing is a vital key. This blog is a call to action and not just a soothing daily devotional.

If by tomorrow night, at midnight Pacific time, I detect a pulse, I will immediately spring into action for the next phase, which is to begin the crusade to get people subscribed at our website and the blogs will continue.

I want to wholeheartedly thank all of you who are on the frontlines, for reading and sharing the blog!

Stop calling holiness a religious spirit

 

Let’s be honest.   The modern church is not exhausting itself on devotion and sacrifice.  But you’d sure think so by the way some ministers keep telling them to relax, and quit trying so hard, because Daddy is so pleased with them.
Even when a congregation is a listless, flabby, biblically illiterate, club of moody consumers—preachers will heap on them yet one more message of pampered entitlement.  Kind of like handing a diabetic a case of Snickers bars.
It has gotten so bad that Sundays are a celebration of how much God lets you get away with.
They seem so easy going.  And why wouldn’t they be, after all the soothing guarantees of God’s unconditional approval. But don’t be fooled.  All that veneer of serenity explodes when they come into contact with holiness.  They must attack it on sight.
Gently suggest the church could go deeper—call for more prayer meetings—voice concern about inappropriately dressed women—tell them you don’t want to party with them, and they will scream, “YOU HAVE A RELIGIOUS SPIRIT!”
What was once normal discipleship, is now legalistic.  Anything that dampens their festivities is judgmental.
What have we done?  We have unleashed a counterfeit liberty.  These are not the features of a Spirit-led people.  These are the clear symptoms of people with sick souls deceived, and careening toward disaster.
Here is a chilling scripture that speaks to the evil that is twisting the church.  Isaiah 59:15 says, “So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice.”
How can it be that vessels chosen to uplift the righteous and equip the saints instead conspired to create a system that rewards carnality and shames holiness. How dare you punish a heart for wanting purity?
The greatest gift God can send a church is a holy child of God.  Their heart is revival.  They want the fire, glory and power of God to electrify the church.  Make them your enemy and you have also made an enemy out of God.
Woe is you if you have ever called holiness a religious spirit.   God bless you if you love holiness and understand what a treasure it is.  “1 Timothy 6: 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.”

BREAKING NEWS! CNN DOESN’T HAVE A GIANT WASHING MACHINE TO SPIN THE NEWS

Thanks to Snopes and Facebook we learned that CNN actually doesn’t have a giant washing machine to spin the news before they present it.  They are referring to a satirical article in the Website Babylon Bee–a site that parodies everything.  Wait, what?
Take a deep breath and consider: Snopes devoted investigative energy into telling you that a washing machine for news does not exist.   I am not kidding, people. (Said because kidding or not kidding is sometimes hard to detect).
That’s bad enough, but for Facebook to then issue a threat to punish the Babylon Bee if they did it again is outrageous.
It’s a situation that would be hilarious if it were not so nefarious.
It’s disturbing they can’t take a joke, but it is terrifying they are so in the tank to protect CNN that they can’t see parody.  They fact check jokes?
 Somewhere in the bowels of Snopes and Facebook lurks paranoid and defensive software—an anxiety ridden algorithm combs the earth to prove itself loyal to the left.
As a side note, a study of cult leaders from Jim Jones to David Koresh showed one consistent trait: No sense of humor.
Biased? Of course.  Can you imagine Snopes fact checking Alec Baldwin’s parody of Trump?  It would crash the site.
We are watching the new evolution of censorship.  It’s not blocking information “because we don’t like it”, but “because we don’t like it, we are going to say it’s a lie.”  Not a small difference.  And to reach so far as to attack satire smacks of North Korean neurosis.
Here is an ironic question: Is fun fake news being banned to protect actual fake news?

ACTUAL THREAT TO BABYLON BEE BY FACEBOOK:

See below for an update.

Christian satire site The Babylon Bee received a terse warning from Facebook this week after the “independent fact-checkers” at Snopes reported that one of the site’s humor articles was “false.”

Adam Ford, who runs The Babylon Bee, was warned by Facebook that a recent satire article about CNN “contains information disputed by (Snopes.com) an independent fact checker.” Repeat offenders, Ford was told, “will see their distribution reduced and their ability to monetize and advertized [sic] removed.”