Opinions on faith and life



It’s late and I’m tired, but after reading a random selection of blogs this evening, I am struck with the number and viciousness of attacks by professing Christians upon other Christians. There seems to be a familiar group of them, all primarily bent on some believers ruling over others especially on the basis of the flesh (gender “roles”). They can’t leave anyone alone who disagrees with them; they can’t abide any freedom of thought.

What has happened to the Body of Christ? When was the Golden Rule abolished? How can anyone claiming to be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb go around like Satan, the “roaring lion seeking someone to devour”? They go from blog to blog, join message boards, steal web traffic, and post inflammatory rhetoric to the point where you have to wonder if they are being paid since they apparently have nothing else to do.

What kind of Christian hates other Christians so much as to virtually go from house to house and try to take over? How has this control freak mentality become mainstream, such that now those who mind their own business are seen as the threats? Are they so afraid of us that they feel they must destroy us? Are they going to lose money, prestige, preeminence if we continue to live and breathe?

There is no more civility, no courtesy, no consideration for others. There is only blind ambition, a need to silence all opposition. They hunt down those who are just escaping their clutches, and breathe out threats against those who try to free the prisoners. They hate women, freedom, salvation by faith, and everything Jesus taught. And they call themselves Christians.

Dear Lord Jesus, your bride is being ravaged by fake grooms! Come at an hour they least expect and repay them for their evil, and heal the wounds of your Bride. Don’t wait any longer, because there won’t be anything left of her. She is weeping, wondering what could be keeping You, wondering how much longer she can endure the savage wolves tearing at the sheep.


Greg Anderson

First off, Happy Mother’s day Paula, Lin, and all mothers!

And on a more unpleasant note. They tear at the sheep because they believe as Lin says that they are doing the right thing.

They know their ideology is losing as more and more captives are set free.

They know they can’t legislate their version of a theocracy into power and that they cannot exercise iron rule as Calvin did at Geneva.

So they’ll do what they can at the various blogs to try and make gender roles a Biblical requirement and a salvation issue.


Paula, not to be too overdramatic but when I read such comments I often think that they will do heinous things thinking they are pleasing God. Scripture warns of this.

The hate just reeks in their comments. It is frightening. And it is all over ’gender roles’ and human hierarchies. Who gets to be boss over who! A non salvic secondary issue!

Paula Fether

Actually, I think the role police have a corner on the market of drama. ;-) Which is only reasonable since they get their theology out of cheap romance novels.

But I’m just so fed up with these hateful wolves who can’t be satisfied with trying to drown out our voices, they have to also try to destroy us and infest every blog and board that allows freedom of conscience. They are truly a plague of Biblical proportions.

To you Trekkies out there, they are The Borg!

Paula Fether

Tanx Greg! It’s a beautiful day here in OH, which we appreciate given what winter is usually like. I am very blessed with a great physical and spiritual family.

And yes, I pray for the day when The Institution falls.