About the author: Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.

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  • Abby

    Love it. May God send us more Biblical Bad-asses like Doug Giles.

  • mhodge

    The “Bad-asses” are already here….they just need to get off their booty and get to work. Remember, If GOD is for you who can be against you?

  • RhondaOR

    What a bunch of Old Testament non-sense. Jesus is who we’re to follow. Not some lunatic like Elijah who had bi-polar disorders. Gentleness is the way and we’re commanded to love our leaders not confront them. Stupidity from Giles once again.

    • 19gundog43

      One word says it all about Rhon….MORON!!!

    • Eddy

      Rhonda,
      Did you read the part on how Jesus threw down the tables? Or how he called out the religious elite because they hindered people from knowing the true God (Mt. 23)? You do not see how some from the religious left (e.g., Pelosi) co-opt religion in support of murdering infants?! OT non-sense?! We are talking of the same God. While they way we relate with him changes , based upon the new covenant, it is the same God. Where does it call for gentleness towards our leaders!? It calls for gentleness towards those who have wrong notions about Christianity and how we are to instruct them (I Pet 3:15). It is quite a leap to apply that towards the hypocrites in Washington.

      • dantalbot

        “Cast not your pearls before swine lest they trample them under foot and turn and rend you.” The Bible dares to claim that some people are like swine. Imagine that ! Those swine are mostly Muslim nowadays. And Obama keeps throwing our collective pearls at them.

    • Eddy

      One more item. American Christianity keeps putting out videos and propaganda about how there are so many ‘in your face’ Christians in this country and that it is our duty to try to ‘win’ non-believers by being nice. I don’t know a single one of these Christians but I keep hearing sermons of how they are out there (probably because of the notoriety given Westboro Baptists). I cannot help but think of the quote from C.S. Lewis’ Scretape letters, “The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers when there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gunwale under.” In other words, we have been consumed about a problem that does not exist but, in fact, the opposite is true. American Christianity is not bold or ‘in your face’- it is cowardice.
      P.S. Who did Jesus say was the greatest man who ever lived?! What was his role in Jewish society and what was his relationship to the political leaders!

    • SkySoldier

      It is obvious that you do not KNOW the Biblical Jesus. Jesus, the only begotten Son of Almoghty God is omnipotent – not an impotent girlie man. Jesus is our Warrior King. What clut do you belong to anyway, Rhonda?

      • David Henderson

        Jesus had a temper that has been squashed out like a bug in favor of the “girlie” version of his life. As a child, he struck down others, made them wither, and more. Oh, but we can’t talk about that. Why not? Let the world see that no one screwed with him. He knew his power given to him by God. Seems to me, if those tales were part of biblical teaching, a lot more people would have a newfound respect and understanding.

    • nodoor

      Well Rhonda u go ahead and love the S.O.B.’s the Bible teaches that we indeed need to love every one but it does not teach me I have to like them, by the way I am a born again christian, daily clash just hit the nail on the head, read your old testament Elijah , was one of only two persons taken up by the Lord without having to die, Read how David committed murder, adultery and so on, yet he was the apple of Gods eye , after he asked to be forgiven.

      • dantalbot

        Rhonda needs to listen to “Elijah” by Felix Mendelsson. This beautiful classical work quotes from the Bible, and was TRULY more intellectual than any of the modern rap-crappers and screamers on American Idol.
        I don’t understand Rhonda’s viewpoint, so I say “help, help me Rhonda”. Why is it that in the time of Felix Mendelsson, Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and others, that to be considered an intellectual, one needed to understand the Bible, and be proficient in it, whereas today’s so-called college student likely joins with his brain-dead idiot professors in mocking it? By the way, Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, and in the musical story by Mendelsson, it is a crescendo that is envied by most composers.

    • Wes

      Jesus calling the Pharisees “sons of Hell” qualifies as “gentleness”? I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

      • 19gundog43

        Don’t forget vipers, and tombs filled with dead men’s bones. A extremely high insult to Pharisees who were never to touch the dead. Yeah, little meek, mild milktoast Jesus. LMAO!

    • 19gundog43

      RonOR PLEASE actually read the New Testament instead of attending a 3rd grade Sunday School flannel graph story of Jesus and you will see he was such a powerful person that in the Garden of Gethsemane when the tough hardened solders demanded who was Jesus he said I am he, those hard, tough solders fell on their backsides at his very words. THAT was NO meek, mild, gentle, girly Jesus. THAT was the Lion of Judah!!! Please educate yourself so you don’t sound so illiterate.

    • Jane18

      Poor ignorant(to ignore) Rhonda, if you do not know what you are talking about, you should not say it and prove you don’t! Elijah was so loved by GOD, because he obeyed HIM, that HE transfigured Elijah and took him to Heaven(wherever GOD is-Is Heaven). You have so much to learn… By the way, do you really believe the leaders(?) of today would respond to gentleness? I think not!

    • sandraleesmith46

      Did you not SEE Jesus in the OT too? He’s there, and active clear through! The OT is the NT concealed and the NT is the OT revealed; it’s ONE book made up of a library of books, with ONE consistent message from Genesis 3:15-Rev.22:21! Jesus was NEVER a milquetoast or wimp about anything, for all He made choices to not speak at certain times, being aware that there was no point in doing so!

      Elijah showed no symptoms of BPD; he simply demonstrated his humanity. And gentleness is NOT the way we’re “commanded” to be; BOLDNESS and FORTHRIGHTNESS in RIGHTEOUSNESS is the way we’re commanded to be! God knows we’re not perfect, thankfully, but He none-the-less expects us to STAND BOLDLY against sin and those committing it habitually and call it for what it IS! We’re also NOT to embrace it into our homes or churches! Giles may be a bit rough around the edges at times, but not stupid, and not wrong on this!

    • Wes Walker

      Bi-polar? … Stupidity?
      Is that your much-vaunted “gentleness?”

      I don’t suppose you’ve read the 5th chapter of Acts, then.
      Or the 3rd Chapter of Galatians?
      Or John the Baptist’s condemnation of Pharisees in Matthew 3 (Jesus called him the greatest of prophets, did he not?)
      Or Jesus’ denunciation of religious leaders in Matt 23?
      Have you even read the Bible? Or do you just watch “Christian” television?

    • MatrixHater

      I’ve spent thousands of hours studying the Bile and that isn’t the Jesus I know. A few highlights:
      Read Matthew 23 where he pronounces judgment and condemnation on the “leaders”.
      Read Luke 22:36- Jesus tells hid disciples to sell their cloaks and buy swords.
      Mark 11:15- Jesus enters the Temple and opens a can of Whoopass on the moneychangers.
      The amount of infinite power at his disposal in any given situation would make nuclear weapons look like popguns- he could have spoken Pontius Pilate into non-existence- yet he showed tremendous restraint that only the Son of God could have. The Jesus I follow ain’t no sissy.

  • 19gundog43

    The problem with today’s “Christians” are people like Rhonda! Sorry spineless jellyfish who has NO conception of scripture. No wonder the Church is losing today’s battles.

  • lonebear

    Love this post. Would love to hear more about other characters. @Rhon go read your Bible. Love is all good but even Jesus wasn’t whispering sweet nothings in people’s ears when he made a whip and tore up the temple. It is the mistaken belief and frankly programming that makes people think we Christians are supposed to be ever meak and gentle creatures who lovingly gaze at their own destroyers. WAKE UP

  • Sky Soldier

    The Church in America has long become “wimp city”. Men have been told to learn to localize their inner feelings as if they’re in a woman’s bible study – to become a bunch of gossiping girlie boys. Let men to men – real men. Once I was in a relationship with a “good catholic girl” – ha! That bit&# turned out to be a hellion and as hatefully dishonest as any who ever lived. The first thing she criticized me about was to be “more sensitive”. It was the worst several months of my life.

    • taliesin319

      This problem is widespread in every religion. Roman Catholics, unless they
      practice Traditional Catholicism, viz. that which was practiced before 1960
      have become the touchy feely, oh let us be inclusive of every secular novelty presently available. Above all do not remind people of the Ten Commandments
      or the punishments meted out to those who break them with impunity. Our
      churches were once known for the quiet reverance directed to Christ on the altar. Now we get something more like performance art. Priests in some cases are told not to teach or preach anything controversial. Guess that would disqualify Our Saviour from speaking in what has become in a fair number of cases The one, Holy, Roman Catholic, Apostolic Church the the terminally Nice 12 Apostles.

  • sgt.greywolf

    HAHAHAHAHA! You are the man Doug Giles. I’ve been saying the same thing about the pussies who call themselves Christian ministers for some time now. If these ‘men’ were made of the same stuff as their predecessors in 1776, they would all be shouting against this current Tyrannical government. But these mice are even too timid to call homosexuality the biblical sin that it is and always will be. Hells bells, the uber-christian Rick Warren is even telling the world that the pagan diety allah is equal to and the same as The Lord God Jehovah.

    • Jane18

      You know how ignorant preachers, teachers, pastors, priests, holy this’, father that’s, so-called reverends, etc., are? Most have not read 1Peter 4:17, and know what it means to their eternal soul!

      • dantalbot

        Too many “Christians” have learned to “play church”. It has no impact on their true principles which they exhibit the remaining 6 days a week.

    • GrannyGoGo2013

      Please share when and where Rick Warren made that statement. Not saying he didn’t say that just want to know where you got that info. Thanks

  • sargeant rock

    As a pastor of a small fellowship, I could not agree with you more… I preach God’s word as HE wrote it, not as some compromising wishy-washy “go-with-the-flow” make them feel good preachers do…I am not in it for the money, fame and glory, because fame and glory belong to God, no me…
    I will not water down His word or sugar coat so as not to offend some immoral group, or to appease the politically correct crowd and to keep the pews full and the money coming in. I TELL IT LIKE IT IS and if that offends them, the door is right behind them…
    I don’t care what the IRS is going to do to me, or the ACLU or any of these anti-god or socialist organizations. We have corrupt leadership in our country led by a man who serves Satan… And just as Elijah did, these Laodicean cowardly compromising pastors in this country need to step up and call them out and stop worrying about being persecuted by the government agencies or the politically correct crowd.
    I have lost people out of our fellowship because I refuse to be on of those “pacifist preachers” that you mentioned. Am I a “bad-a$$”?? Well I don’t look at myself as one, but if you offending my God, ridiculing His word or speaking out against my Savior, then you and I are going to have a problem…. And today we have a government that speaks blasphemy against God, ridicules His word and denies the deity of Christ while promoting a false, murderous and ungodly religion, so they and I have a real problem and I will speak out against them no matter who does not like it….

    • Winston

      Keep on preaching Vod’s truths like He spoke it to us, brother. If your little church were here in Idaho I might attend it if it were led by a plurality of elders.

    • 19gundog43

      Thank God for real men of God like yourself Sarge!! Maybe the reason our ear-to-ear Colgate grinning “life coaches” (whatever the heck that is) have such huge followers is that they give the ones with itching ears what they want to hear instead of what they desperately NEED to hear. God will judge these phonies and it won’t be pretty. For men like you “good and faithful” will rule the day. Only the remnant will make it through. Rock on Brother!!

    • Croco Dile

      Elijah the Tishbite was a typical “meshuggah”; he was “an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins” (2 Kings I,8); he lived in deserts and caves, and “angels and ravens fed him”; he saw and talked with Yahveh in great and strong winds which rent the mountains and brake in pieces the rocks, in earthquakes, in fires, and in a still small voice. He had a wonder-working phallic staff, with which he parted the waters of rivers so that he could walk across dry-shod; and he is said to have raised a dead child to life by laying the stick upon him (2 Kings IV,29).
      [In the book of fairy tales, the Bible] Elijah murdered two companies of fifty soldiers and their captains by calling down fire from heaven to consume them in order to prove “if I be a man of the gods” (2 Kings I,12); and he murdered the 450 priests of Baal and the 400 “priests of the groves” (asherah), for the same purpose. As Elijah himself admits : “I, even I only, remain a prophet of Yahveh” (1 Kings XVIII,22); and as there were at that time only seven thousand persons in all Israel who “bent not the knee to Baal” and kissed not the Baalic phallus, as the sacred text says (I Kings XIX,18), it would seem that this mighty “meshuggah” of Yahveh used drastic means to vindicate his very minor dignity and importance.

      • dantalbot

        You claim the bible is a book of fairy tales! Heresy ! A real book of fairy tales is the 2700 page Obamacare law. Apparently you have what I call the “W.C. Fields Philosophy” that keeps “reading the Bible for loopholes” (words spoken to Fields’s private secretary). Another book of B.S. is Mein Kampf, or the Communist Manifesto. Hey, maybe the best fairy tales came from “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright’s sermons on “Black Liberation Theology” that Obummer embraced for 20 years. Unfortunately people look to parts of the Bible that have nothing to do with ethics or principles of morality, but instead speak about geneology or other data which do not highlight what it means to follow Christ (in other words, HISTORY, rather than ideology). Too bad the offspring of the Pilgrims didn’t follow their elders across several generations in their thinking. If they had, abortion would not even be a possibility, and we wouldn’t be passing laws that promote decadence disguised as virtue.

        • Croco Dile

          “Heresy !”
          Are still living in the Dark Age ?

          It’s no HISTORY at all !
          Only Jewish imagination.

          • GrannyGoGo2013

            Your answer citing Jewish imagination and not History is based on….. what?….Your own personal interpretation of the scriptures or after a long tedious study with Masters of Jewish Theology. You seem to know a lot of Stuff and are very articulate and are ready to give your opinion to anyone who will slow down long enough for you to give it. Just wondering where you received the wealth of information you profess.

          • Croco Dile

            I do it by reading.
            For example, if I read a book like of Joseph Wheless, I compare his quotes from the Bible with the Bible itself. Is the author accurate, and I agree with his interpretation, then I will adopt his point of view.
            I’m not really interested in this religious subject that much to invest years of my life for studying old books, worse fantasies of ancient authors, when others did this work already.

            But I’m not selfish, so I share information which I adopted for myself to the benefit of others.

          • sandraleesmith46

            Funny thing is that archaeology is backing up that Jewish “Imagination” and has been for the past couple of centuries quite regularly.

          • Croco Dile

            Then you are reading biased information, Sandra.
            Read something written not by Christian writers. Then you can filter information which hase no base in reality.
            Archeology is a relative precise science….. but it is adopting to new descoveries.

          • sandraleesmith46

            Archaeologists aren’t “biased”, that seems to be your role. And they’ve been making discoveries that range over a period of about 300 years that, often weren’t even being sought, but stumbled upon.

      • sandraleesmith46

        How did Elijah murder them? Did he use some “magic” to make the fire happen? Or did it actually come direct from God, perchance? After all, those “priests” who were destroyed were actively and regularly breaking the first of the Ten Commandments, and placing Baal before God. And by labeling the Word a “fairly tale” you deny the reality and inspiration of God; placing your soul in danger, if you haven’t already consigned yourself to hell.

        • Croco Dile

          “How did Elijah murder them?”
          It never happened….. it’s just a Jewish fantasy.
          Sandra, it’s all a fairy tale. Ton’t take it seriously.

          • sandraleesmith46

            No, you just WISH it was, because if it’s not then you have to admit you’re in need of a Savior and salvation and you;d rather pursue your ways than that.

          • Croco Dile

            Nobody needs to be saved from anyting, Sandra, not even you.
            Free yourself from this priestly terror.

          • sandraleesmith46

            You’d DEARLY love to believe I live in “terror” of some mythical deity; but I don’t; I live in the love and peace of a God beyond your willingness to comprehend! I AM free, more free than you will ever be, so long as you reject the freedom I enjoy!

          • Croco Dile

            You are confusing your emotional state with reality.

            You would love Kim Yong Un as god if you were brought up in North Korea. Communism is religion too.

          • sandraleesmith46

            I KNEW that 50 years ago; they USED to even teach it as such in some courses. That’s immaterial. I’ve studied many other religions’ and cults’ beliefs and I’m not confusing my emotional state with anything; I also know how to “clinically detach” it was a professional requirement. I doubt I’d love junior Kim any more than most of the people in DPNK do; the deity of communism is not the head of state, but the state itself. The head is more like the high priest. WHY are you SO determined to “prove” the nonexistence of a God in Whom you claim to not believe?

          • Croco Dile

            Since the concept of gods is false, there is nothing to prove, Sandra. So this is not why I write particular comments.
            I write them mostly for you, Sandra.
            It is the duty of good people to help each other. That’s why I’m helping you to understand.
            The duty of us all, Sandra, is to use our abilities to become the best we can be. Since we humans are above all animals due to our ability to reason, this is the only way for us to be the best beings we can possibly be – to use reason and act accordingly.

          • sandraleesmith46

            Oh well,now see, there’s your problem! Even secular psychologists and psychiatrists admit there’s a “hard-wired need” in us to have something we hold supreme; Christians call it a “God-shaped hole”; and nature abhors a vacuum; so if you don’t fill it with God, something else WILL fill that space. There is no such critter as an atheist; you have a deity, whether you’ve even recognized what it is, let alone admitted that to yourself, or not! As you said it IS our duty to help those less well informed to understand truth; so that’s what I’m doing. BTW, where do you think we GOT that ability to reason? It’s a GIFT from God, as is curiosity and many others that most with your mindset think just HAPPENED by some accident.

          • Croco Dile

            Science still does not have a definitive answer to this really interesting question.
            We know by now – the answer does not come through religion.
            God is a human concept invented by corrupt priests long time ago. Real “priests” are the scientists of today.

          • sandraleesmith46

            Well, it’s true modern “science” is largely a religion so that would make them “priests” but it requires FAR more blind faith to believe that religion than to believe God and His Word! God wasn’t invented by anyone; but you keep on telling yourself that, especially when you’re standing before Him.

    • MC

      It’s good to know there are still REAL preachers in the the country. One that preaches and teaches God’s moral law. Keep on preaching!

      • dantalbot

        Absolutely !!!

    • sandraleesmith46

      MORE Salt! God for you, Sarge! {I’d follow you but you’ve locked the gate.}

      • sargeant rock

        “locked the gate???” please explain

        • sandraleesmith46

          Touch my avatar; you’ll see a place on the lower left to click on Follow; on yours it says private with a lock symbol.

          • sargeant rock

            Thank you, I was not aware of that….

          • sandraleesmith46

            You’re very welcome. It’s something I stumbled over awhile back. You do now have a follower.

          • sargeant rock

            Great, a follower of ONE is better than none… However, I must warn you that I can get very adamant and outspoken about things and especially when it comes to God’s word…

          • sandraleesmith46

            Rock, meet Hard Place! I got banned from at least one site, possibly 2 for telling the truth about the Gospel and refusing to yield my position there. People do NOT like it when you tromp all over their “sacred cows”!

          • sargeant rock

            Then allow me to offer you KUDO’s for your courage.
            You are correct, they do hate it when the truth meets their soft wishy-washy theology. Those who only want the sweet smell to the rose, but don’t want the thorns that go with it…
            I have run into more than one who criticize me for being a “doom and gloom” preacher when I tell them we are in the last days that Jesus and the prophets said would come. And the apostle Paul told us very clearly in 2 Timothy 3 what society would be like in the last days. They just don’t want to hear it… So keep on telling it dear child whether they like it or not. I have always herd it said that the “truth hurts” but if they choose to ignore the truth, then it will be that truth that hurts…

          • sandraleesmith46

            I’m doing what the Lord has asked of me; being the salt in a corrupted world. And He can be such a “nudge”, when you balk! Ask Jonah. But the truth does hurt, especially when you’ve been avoiding it for a long time. We need a few more “hellfire and damnation” preachers these days; too many are preaching “kum bah yah”. They must be reading a different Bible than I’ve read and I’ve read a dozen or so translations cover to cover, including one in French, over the years. And in every one of them, yes, those that keep ignoring it, that truth will, indeed hurt. Yet God takes no pleasure in that. He’d rather they’d all repent and turn back to Him; but none will until we TELL them what they’re doing that’s wrong. Too many have so seared their consciences, they simply can’t feel that pinch any longer, on their own. So keep on being firm and adamant about what God says. If we don’t stand firm, who will? It’s not happening in far too many of the churches, where a blind eye is turned to blatant sinning in their midst.

          • sargeant rock

            You are sooo right… I can’t read French, but I do use the Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Bible, and amazingly enough, they all say the same thing concerning the last days and the “soft-soap, weak-kneed, go-with-the-flow” attitude that will be prevalent in those last days…

            Paul made it perfectly clear in 2 Timothy 3 and Jesus Himself said it in Revelation 3 concerning the last church period the “Laodicean” church of compromising, complacent “luke-warm” people that make Him sick..

            I have been called a “hell-fire-and-brimstone” type preacher by some, and a “doomsday” preacher by others and even called a heretic and “fear monger” by one blogger, whom I will not name, but seems to read.only the verses that appeal to him and that (as you put it) fit the “kum bah yah” attitude of today..

            We need preachers today that will proclaim the FULL AND COMPLETE word of God, including the warnings of what is to come, and not just the “love peace and joy” verses.
            We need “Watchmen” that are not afraid to sound the warning, because if they fail to sound that warning, THEY will be held accountable and the people will suffer.

            SO go lady go.. sound that alarm….

          • sandraleesmith46

            Amen; doing my best, with God’s help. And I’ll keep on ’til I can’t or He tells me to do something else.

    • MatrixHater

      You are just the preacher I am looking for-what State are you in?

    • Wes Walker

      Stay faithful. We could use a thousand more like you in pulpits today.

    • GrannyGoGo2013

      PREACH ON!!!! Brother!!!!!! We need more of that kind of thinking!!!!!! And that kind of preaching!!!! Will pray for you as you do Gods work that you and your family are safe from all harm, that God will send His angels to walk before your every step to guard and to guide you as you work; to give y’all good health so you hand will always be at the plow; and to lift you up when you are tired from the battle because we are in a war, a Spiritual War, as we speak, one that we may be slowly losing, that’s why it was so good to hear your words. Please, keep on keeping on!!!! Great job

      • sargeant rock

        Thank you Granny, I need all the prayers I can get in dealing with this complacent and compromising Christian society out here…

  • Jay Star

    I am surprised that more churches do not speak up for their faith these days. Its like some parents that are wishy-washy with their children when they are caught doing wrong things. You hear them say “Now dont do that, OK? Like asking them to agree with what they said instead of insisting they do right or suffer the penalty for doing so. But I regress. I have seen very few church leaders stand up for Christians being persecuted in the Middle East or any where else. Ive seen so called Christians who dont agree with what a pastor says, either stop going to church or start another church that agrees with them and not necessarily the word of God. These times are a test of faith folks, stand up, be counted and be ready to defend your faith!

    • dantalbot

      Yes, too many folks are seeking a religion that validates their crappy lifestyle instead of seeking a life style that validates the only true religion (hint: no, it isn’t Islam). I am sick of the younger generation “playing church” while shacking up with each other. For centuries, the Bible has been the pattern, now it is just the cloth, and the “entitled” “generation X-Lax” feels that it can pick and choose which of God’s laws to observe.

  • DLCraig

    Rhonda from Oregon tells us below that, “Gentleness is the way and we’re commanded to love our leaders not confront them.” Well, that’s precisely the cancerous thinking that invades our churches and corrupts our pulpits…

    What Rhonda from Oregon fails to understand is that in this Country “our leaders” are “We The People…!” We’re in charge..! We’re the boss and it’s perfectly alright to reach the point of being sick and tired of all the “Back-Talk” from the help…

    Our elected servants have so abrogated the authority we entrusted to them that they are not deserving of even a modicum of respect (a word incidentally, that Obama can’t even spell correctly).

    When they come to your town, shout ‘em down if you like… You don’t owe them anything… And then come election time, call down Holy Fire from the voting booth… Peace out..!

    • dantalbot

      There is a great book which denigrates sissy-Christians, called “No More Mister Nice-Guy, Saying Goodbye to Doormat Christianity”, by Pastor Stephen Brown, a close acquaintence of Billy Graham. In it he states that “God didn’t make no wimps”. We are called on to be bold. Saint Peter was bold after Jesus was crucified, and the secular-progressives and “pompous religious leaders” of Peter’s later years had him crucified upside-down, in what is now the Vatican. If only we Christians had the fervor that Jihadists possess for THEIR lousy religion !!!

    • Maggie three

      Right on, Brother. Rhonda has gentleness mixed up with “meekness” which means: power under control. And she is doubly wrong that we are commanded to love our leaders. We are commanded to love God and pray for our leaders.

  • SGT Big Dawg

    With today’s churches and their pastors it is evident that as told in the Bible in the end times the churches will be God’s enemies as well as the pastors who refuse to preach the true gospel for fear of NOT being PC or offending one group/org or another. There will be wars and rumors of wars ! Look around you people as this is all happening right now today. When our leaders started throwing GOD, Jesus, and their word out of our schools, government buildings, and society in general they started a chain of preordained events that cannot be changed but one way and that way is for this country to get back on the right track. What track is that you might ask ? I tell you to look to our country’s past history for the answer. Are you and your soul prepared ?

  • victorbarney

    I’d be more concerned about the coming of the prophetic two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 at this point. “We the people” have already put over(under) it the prophetic “forbidden foreigner”(Non-Jew or Anglo-Saxon) of Deuteronomy 17:15 for the only time in 6,000 years. Hey, that is not all “we the people” have done through our “women alone” voter did, because our more verbally astute voter also elected a person promising them a “fundamental transformation of government” into Marxism, also written to be the only unforgivable sin in scripture because it denies that there even exists a spiritual world! Unbelievable isn’t it for a “Christian” nation, but then brother England now has sharia law to satisfy Islam. However, it also is written in scripture besides getting a Jewish, NOT Greek, born-Savior & High Priest, “we the people” also elected our own “scapegoat” or non-Anglo-Saxon leaders both in our President & also in our Justice Department, the FIRST TIME SINCE EGYPTIAN CAPTIVITY! You figure? Nonetheless, the two-witnesses will leave only 144,000 Israelites left alive after 3 1/2 years, and also only 144,000 spiritual Assembly members that are being protected from death as revealed in Revelation’s chapter’s 7 & 11, which actually also equals 100% for us in reality and within the 2 1/2% standard error of measurement, that’s still 100% DEATH for us during the first-calling…

  • Jane18

    Don’t care for the cursing, Doug, but I get the message. Look forward to more…

    • dantalbot

      Yes, Elijah had chutzpah. Unlike milquetoasts in today’s churches, he told his followers to take the Baal worshippers down to Kishon’s brook “and there let them be slain”. Kinda seems like Elijah would make quick work of the Islamic Jihadistss were he alive today. He wouldn’t hesitate or equivocate. He brought down evil in many places, gave tongue-lashings to the unGodly, and we need men of fortitude nowadays to show Muslims that their religion, like Baal-worshippers of olde, is not going to fly. (On the other side, the Obamarrhoids are unlike Elijah, and they are always seeking to avoid confrontation with evil.)
      Street language does not come close to the righteous indignation that we Christians deserve to impart to the TRUE infidels: the Muslims.

  • sandraleesmith46

    Some of us are called to be the SALT of the Earth; salt was known and understood even in ancient times to be a PURIFYING as well as preservative agent! And it still works in that way, when so used. Being the salt isn’t fun; but neither was being the Savior, and Jesus Himself did warn us that as the world hated Him, so it would also hate us; we should be expecting it. The Church is presently under Divine judgment for NOT standing up against sin, for embracing it instead of shunning and eradicating it, which was the job description.

  • nodoor

    Wow it makes my day to have solid christians coming out to take on the un believers wow this makes me feel great good job soldiers.

  • geneww1938

    Doug, [and many of us]

    You are brilliant and have an excellent command of the vocabulary … so why lower into gutter talk.

    It is like individuals who use 4 letter [root] words because they are too lazy … or uneducated to choose from the thousands of nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs … that would express the concept more clearly. There is never a proper time to use profanity … why approach it. You know better … enough said

    • wdcraftr

      What, are you an English teacher? He used words he thought made his point. Now, you are a literary critic.. Get over it!

      • geneww1938

        I am just a person who does not like foul language from a respected person who should know better.
        FYI, I believe most would agree that a foul mouth detracts from a good character.

        • JoAnn Dolberg

          The word, “ass” is a legitimate word, it is not a foul word, and I don’t know where you grew up, but get over the self-righteousness act. America has deteriorated so badly that it is quite impossible to reach anyone who understands five-letter or longer words. Doug has an audience, many of which need to hear what he is saying, and if people would take the time to analyze the characters of the Bible, they would know in a heartbeat that it would not have been a good idea to cross any of them, including Jesus. Funny thing though…He still gives us time to confess and repent!

  • Spif

    Doug. Your column about this Biblical bad-ass is very inspirational. Us Christian-Americans (men and women) need more testicular fortitude. Unlike the left, where people like Bill Clinton only had the fortitude to show his testicles.

  • sfasf

    We Christians do need to show more courage and attack the modern idols. It is modern idols such as naturalism, darwinism, welfarism, capitalism, democracy etc that are the devil’s strongholds. Capitalism = man not God owns all property, Democracy = man’s rule not God’s rule

  • Yadja

    Jesus was a Rebel. The Sadducees and Pharisees had the entire place tied up in a neat bow. Then here comes this man and he is working miracles, has followers that have seen those miracles, raises the dead, knows the word better than anyone else and is changing things that they had set in stone.

    He goes in and throws the Temple in disarray and lets them know that they are not going to make it a place for selling and cheating the people. He totally turned everything upside down and those in power, just like today, resented and feared it to the point they made sure he was shut-up. That sorta backfired as we have so well witnessed along with the rest of the world.

    Just like all the people today that are in power have a fear of Christians. They are doing everything in their power to shut Christians up and down. They are doing everything to insult Christians. To take any power of persuasion they have away.

    Just like they hate the Tea Party, they hate the Church, they hate marriage, they hate anything wholesome, they try through movies and Rap and TV and every outlet to bash and mock. The movie “Son of God” is doing better than most. The movie “The Bible” made it throughout the world and awed audiences.

    When the Apostles were captured after Christ was Crucified and rose from the dead, they were taken before the Sanhedrin. Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside awhile then said: “Fellow Israelites, be careful what you are about to do to these men.” He went on to remind them of the many who had come before and after Christ whose movement had destroyed itself. “So now I tell you have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. “But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.”

    Appears it did not destroy itself and today our country and others continue to fight against God.

    • Ben Name

      Jesus built my hotrod!

  • JoAnn Dolberg

    You’re on a roll, Doug…KEEP GOIN’!!!! Not a single one of the Prophets, Old or New Testament were of the “give everybody a hug” mindset…they were all tough guys who carried an even tougher message!

  • WesTexan

    It seems Doug, that you try too hard to be a nonconformist, to be different. Talking rough and tough and bragging about how you take your whiskey does not make you a man. I believe the unusual amount of slang and, for lack of a better term, gutter language, really detracts from the message—a message with which I agree. It seems to imply one who is very intelligent but spiritually immature.

    There is one man in my life whom I respect more than any other. He was a true man in every way. My grandfather was a West Texas farmer with a sixth grade education who survived and flourished in an environment that wore many other men down to the nub. He fought and survived the trenches in France in WWI. He was tough as nails and the most honest person I’ve ever met. He died working—sitting on his tractor in the middle of the field. In all my life, I never heard one slur, curse or profane word issue from his lips. He was respected by other farmers and ranchers, pastors and bankers, rich and poor alike. He was a true man of God in ways that few men can match. The testimony of his life was irreproachable.

    I think this rough and tumble language is a mask—is meant to shock—but I think you would be much better served stating your case in plain and simple words than resorting to worldly verbiage. Jesus and his disciples used the language of the common man, but never the language of the gutter. No where is there any indication that they used the kind of language you seem to regularly employ and relish.

    2 Corinthians 6:3. “… giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, …”

    Matthew 5:37. “Let your word Yes be Yes and your No, No. Anything beyond this is from the evil one.”

    James 3:10. “From the same mouth blessing and cursing proceed. This is not right, my brother; it must not be that way.”

    Colossians 3:8. “But now you must also put all these things away: anger, bad temper, malice, slander, shameful language.”

    Proverbs 21:23. “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.”

    Colossians 4:6. “Let your speech always be gracious and so well reasoned out that you will know how to reply to each individual.”

    2 Timothy 4:12. “Let no one think little of you because of your youth: instead, become in speech, in behavior, in love, in faith, in purity, an example before the believers.”

    Ephesians 4:29. “Let no foul speech whatever come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, so as to add a blessing to the listeners.”

    Matthew 12:36–37. “But I tell you for every useless word spoken men shall be answerable in the judgment day. For by your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned.”

    • Savaughn

      I agree. Thank you for posting the verses as well. Another one I like:
      1 Peter 2:23.. who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;

  • Cracker

    How would you describe Jesus? Was he a “bad ass”? Jesus taught to forgive your enemies, to turn the other cheek. To do the opposite of what you have described. I doubt Elijah was the “bad ass” you describe. More than likely he was a peaceful man who listened to the voice of God. God does not need any of us for anything. But we are in need of him. He offers us peace and love and begs the wicked to change their ways.

    • DLCraig

      I’m certain that when Jesus made a scourge of cords and cleansed the Temple of the merchants and money changers everyone thought He was quite the “Bad-Ass” indeed… It’s worth noticing that of the hundreds present, nobody dared to challenge Him…

      I’m equally certain that when He stood toe to toe with the religious “leaders” of the day and very publicly humiliated them for their hypocrisy everyone again was quite impressed with the manly Nazarene who had no fear of or respect for the awesome power wielded by that bunch of hoodlums. They shrank from him, disgraced at every turn by the lowly carpenter…

      When Jesus died on the cross and the Roman Officer was the only one to suddenly recognize Him as The Son of God do you imagine he had some spiritual revelation that revealed this to him? No..! Romans officers respected only Power, Strength, Sovereign Greatness and Manhood…

      Jesus was not the effeminate, suntanned son of a carpenter strolling along the Sea of Galilee, patting little children on the head and telling everyone to turn the other cheek… He was Holy, Brilliant and man’s man to His very core…

      • sargeant rock

        RIGHT ON… It is this “pacifist” Christianity that has gotten our country into the social mess it is in now with their compromise of God’s word and their complacency toward political correctness. Jesus said in Revelation chapter 3 that this Laodicean church that we are seeing today makes Him sick…

        • Ben Name

          Yeah. God would want us to kick some butt with our guns and fists of LOVE!

          • jjkrjw

            If they are evil, yes.

          • Ben Name

            who cares. Kill Kill Kill. right?

          • grannylake

            I don’t think you get it.
            God does not condone evil and he doesn’t expect his people to condone evil either.
            God doesn’t welcome or tolerate evil in his home (country) and we shouldn’t either.
            I agree that’s difficult with all of the evil that has wormed its way into our government because too many have been complacent for too long.
            The good need to stand up in protest before it’s too late.

          • Ben Name

            You’re right! Kill the government!!!!!

          • grannylake

            Your attempt at sarcasm overwhelms your efforts to express a rational thought.
            Why are you so angry?

      • Savaughn

        Actually…no one can recognize that Jesus is the Son of God except it be revealed by the Holy Spirit. So, his confession of Jesus as the Son of God had a whole lot more to do with recognizing a “power” that was ‘Beyond’ what a human “man” would have…tough guy or not. Christ running the money changers out of the Temple had NOTHING to do with Him being a “tough guy”.
        It’s too bad that articles like this promote the false idea that we can make Jesus into whatever we want to, so WE can feel more comfortable following Him or being associated with Him.

        • 48vince

          The article was not about Jesus. It was about Elijah.

    • Ben Name

      I would never call Jesus an ass of anything.

    • jjkrjw

      Jesus showed his anger plenty of times whenever he saw injustices. Remember when he got angry with the money changers? He didn’t “beg the wicked to change their ways.” He took action. Do you remember what he did? And didn’t he step up when people were stoning Mary Magdalene? But back to Elijah. I think God is calling us now to man up and destroy the evil that is trying now to destroy US. But we’re not listening. We’re too busy with social issues, sipping our Starbucks, instead of destroying the wicked who are beheading our fellow Christians in other countries.

    • 48vince

      Nonsense! God is also about wrath, wrath for wrongdoers, righteous wrath and the Commandments. The problem in this country is that we have too many “peace and love” Christians who roll over to evil rather than confront it, and then are in wonder that they’re not respected and are constantly being pushed around. Some of our greatest warriors have been the most devout Christians you will ever encounter, one Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson comes to mind, and there are many others. And as far as that “peace” part of it goes, I say peace with liberty, not peace at any price!

  • Claude M. Dionne

    I am a French-Canadian Christian who grew up in a ‘wishy-washy’, ‘supersti-tious’ Roman Catholic environment that is ALMOST totally against what what main-stream Christianity teaches: undeserved grace (not relying on some “feel-good”
    religious duties), eternal salvation in Jesus-Christ ALONE (forget about some “mani-cured” priestly confessions at ‘the office’, Mary, or purgatory), new beginnings for many ‘reformed’ RC parishioners. Being the only Christian in my family is rather depriving, and I have often been uncompromising in my beliefs (but I have FAILED way too many ti-mes to live a ‘godly’ life, too!). Even though Doug Giles is trying to reach the ‘virtual’ masses, he seems to portray most American “believers’ as freewheeling “gun-toters”, “ass-kickers’, and whisk(e)y imbibers! In Canada, we are definitely more ‘self-effaced’, so to speak. Granted, we are ALL unique in our DNA code, but there are MANY quiet, unassuming believers (which I am NOT exactly part of!). I picture the apostle Paul as the ‘ULTIMATE’ physical/spiritual warrior “tackling” headfirst the issues of this day. On the other hand, Jacob or Jeremy were more likely to be fearful of opposition. Finally, I don’t think church attendance is a “religious game” of piety! Waiting for some respon-ses, “ya’ll here”?!?

    • Ben Name

      No one actually read this column. It’s way too long and American’s attention span is way too short.

      • jjkrjw

        I read it all. It wasn’t long. And its message was excellent. Elijah manned up and did what needed to be done, and he didn’t stand around waiting for praise or awards. So where are the American men who need to man up?

        • Claude M. Dionne

          Thanks, ‘jjkrjw’. Now, to ‘Ben Name’: did you read it? Was it too long and/or boring for both you and millions of ‘short-span’ Ame-ricans? That’s why we both have blogs on the internet to keep us (mis)informed on life’s affairs! As we say in French, “mercy bucket”!!

          • Ben Name

            To Claude, no. I care not to. But thanks for trying to make me feel stupid. At least I get to see you being stupid to get a sense of what it must be like.

        • Ben Name

          hey everyone! It’s a miracle. Jjjrrkkrrraaappp can sustain more than five minutes of thought. Wahoo! Go America. You produce some amazing humans.

  • Three Friends

    Where we are subjugated by central planners, we are restricted to those actions that offer predictable results to those doing the planning.

    • Ben Name

      I don’t have a Central Planning Department in my city or state. I feel powerless to complain.

  • Khru

    Doug, great site but please stop trying so hard to act like a tough guy.

  • Russell Lissuzzo

    Si vis pacem, para bellum!

    Doug, don’t listen to the “metro”!

    “Never do your foe a minor injury.” – Machiavelli; love Niccky! we Dago’s stick together.

  • grannylake

    This Elijah personality and mission for God is not limited to men.
    Women with the right attitude can be badasses for God too!

  • Savaughn

    How very base.
    So thankful, that our Lord and Master is on a Higher Plain.

  • Plutark Heavensbee

    The liberty school recognizes the dangers to liberty posed by collectivists who seize upon temporary crises to centralize government power.

  • Robert McCabe

    1 Kings 18:40
    And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
    Sounds badass to me!

  • Organix

    Whether it is our gadgets, gizmos, or gasoline, almost every convenience of our modern civilization is a product of knowledge and ability applied by someone we don’t know and will likely never know.

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