I’m still saying Christian bloggers have to help each other. There are people out there who are trying to keep our message from getting out. They suppress our readership. But we can help each other by re-posting or re-blogging each other’s posts.
Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46-48)
This is a serious question that Jesus asks, and you can be sure He’s still asking it today. Anyone can call himself a Christian–and then go out and ignore the Lord’s teaching… or even actively oppose it.
Jesus warns us not to build on sand, without Him as the foundation. He warns us not to put our faith in things of this world, because that foundation will surely fail us when we need it most.
But to build on Him, and on His word, is to build upon a rock; and that foundation will endure.
It’s one of those things you read about in the Bible over and over again–and you just accept it because you’ve heard this story since you were a kid in Sunday school and no one ever said you had to think about it. Well, we all need to read the Bible more alertly than we do! There’s so much to be gained.
Most of the really rotten comments disappeared permanently, once I banned just a couple of leftid readers. There’s still plenty of trash in the old Spam bucket, but that just gets thrown out without being read. Some of these people just fan’t get it through their heads that I’m not going to publish them.
Really, it’s a much nicer blog without them.
P.S.–Hardly anybody here this morning! But that doesn’t mean I’m asking for a food fight.
Do you want to know why Paul said we ought to pray unceasingly? Look at this world of 2021! When we say Christians in Afghanistan are in danger, we mean in danger of being killed. This is not Canada or California, where they just shut down the churches. This is where they kill you.
There is a prayer request video embedded in the text.
Will the Church in Afghanistan be able to survive at all? Western churches don’t do much to protect persecuted Christians in China, India, and elsewhere. Often there really isn’t much they can do.
But we are all in this together, and we need our prayers.
We continue to do our best to give exposure to the work of our fellow Christian bloggers and, hopefully, to add to their readership. Big Tech is whittling down our audience, so we have to help each other.
Today’s essay on the Grace of God comes from our friend and colleague SlimJim from his blog, Veritas Domain.
Here we learn that “grace” is possessed and employed by all three Persons of the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–as clearly taught throughout the Bible; and that “grace” is best understood as “unmerited favor,” God’s free gift to us. We don’t deserve it, but we have it!
It’s a long lesson, but full of spiritual nourishment.
Big Tech’s algorithms are doing a number on Christian blogs. Rather than ban us outright, they seek to smother us. Less messy, and no one will ask questions in Congress.
Yesterday, no one here but us regulars, my viewership fell below 200 for the first time in I don’t know how many years. Today, an even worse start. Zero comments. One like.
I’ve heard from other Christian bloggers. The same thing’s happening to them. The search engines have been stacked against us, resulting in few or no casual visits. They want us to give up and go home.
But we’ll still be praising God, sunshine, when you’re forgotten even by your nearest and dearest.
God grant us strength, endurance, wisdom… and victory.
Like many people, I believe the self-exalted poobahs of Big Tech are purposely depressing Christian and conservative traffic on the Internet. How they’re doing it, I have no idea.
Last year, when I started the computer in the morning, I’d find anything from 60 to over 100 views waiting for me. I averaged over 300 a day for the year. Progress!
Today, 17 views. Seventeen! And yesterday, only 205 all told.
It’s hard to keep going.
Yesterday I couldn’t work on my book or write Newswithviews because my eyes remained dilated till after suppertime. I did sweat out a normal number of blog posts, and today I’ll have to make up for lost time.
Well! All they have to do is cut off 17 more, and I’ll start the day with no views at all.
Pray for Christian bloggers–the bad guys are out to shut us down.
I used to try to be a nice guy, and I let libs ‘n’ progs come in here and say their piece–only to have to kick them out when they started demeaning other readers. And they can never refrain from doing that.
There are still one or two libs I haven’t censored, because they haven’t, as it were, come into my virtual living room and peed on the sofa. But the ones who start their messages with “I’m a Republican, but–!”… well, they’re outta here.