November 10, 2019
The University of ODMafia is now offering the following certificate of learning with the following: Certificate of Specializing In Non-Essentials. This intense 6 week course will help you to argue over things that are not important (but make them central to your Christian walk) such as:
1) Disliking and picking fights with people who like Rob Bell
2) Disparaging anyone who likes any of Obama’s political ideas (Emphasis will be on guilt by association for any Evangelicals who have been asked to pray, or talk with the President)
3) Finding fault with every page of Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Drivel Church
4) Attacking Rick Warren for his emphasis on Pauline apologetics (see Acts 17) when addressing the Muslims instead of zealous preaching of the Online Discernmentalist Gospel
5) Finding problems and issues with the Emerging Church (EC), even things that one would commonly agree with…but because they were from the EC it MUST be rejected and attacked.
You will find that this course will strengthen your ability and expertise as a Discernmentalist.
October 31, 2019
Discerning The World notes: “Ok, just to let you know. My blog is going on a trip, it packed it’s bags and moved into a comfy little server room. I’m just re-decorating the furniture. All my articles have been moved across and comments moved across as well. Except the the last 2 days, there might be some that I will have to manually copy across.”
Since then Discerning the World, the great preventer of truth-decay has moved here.
Keen discernmentalists everywhere believe that it should be called DISCERNING THE WORLD FOUR. “An uber-genuine authentic blog for uber genuine authentic Christians” Still according to our research robot monkeys NOW 100% more truthful than it was in its previous incarnation (we do not insinuate or imply that DTW is emulating or replicating Jesus’ incarnation, nevertheless if they were we can assure you that it would be 100% biblical). Adjusting for accuracy using our quantum probability discerner generator we may still be off as much as 60%-70%. Any mistakes are blamed on Rob Bell.
In terms of being genuine….the site promises to be MORE
3) and Unimpeachable
We believe that only a true ODM can achieve such marvelous goals and still undermine the character of others and call it ministry. ODMs everywhere are excited for version number 4!!!
October 29, 2019
Discernmentalists have have long celebrated platonic dualism. We like to divide the world into the flesh (all that is bad), where God can’t go….and the spirit (where God is and we hope to be someday). In the end we want knowledge, accurate knowledge – you know 100% perfect doctrine….because we all know we are saved by perfect theology. For more detail:
“For example, Paul quite often writes about the ‘flesh’ and the ‘spirit’. If he held the Greek dualistic world view, Paul might mean by ‘flesh’ the lower, material side of life: hunger, lust, desire for significance, all the facets of living in the material, fallen world; a place in which God is not interested in dwelling, a place which is thus separated from His presence. And Paul might mean by ‘spirit’ the higher, spiritual side of life: the loftier pursuit of the knowledge of God and being in His presence; the place where communion and fellowship is possible in a way not possible if we are living in the material world of the flesh. This is in fact how modern evangelicalism interprets much of Paul’s writing about flesh and spirit.”
We embrace modern evangelicalism, because that is what we have always believed! Since we KNOW we are right, and we don’t NEED correction, we know what we know.
We are bothered by such statements as “For Paul, the flesh and the spirit are not two different realms of knowledge or experience, but rather two different routes by which to attain moral goodness, the highest goal of human experience.” WHY? Because it sounds TOO much like Rob Bell’s apostate-liberal-new-age video EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL. Indeed, we are flabbergasted by this suggestion “Therefore, the Greek separation of the spiritual and the material world, which was imported into Christianity after Paul wrote his epistles, provides an incorrect interpretive grid for understanding Paul’s writings.”
We don’t have interpretive grids, in fact we are gridless. We have the pure doctrines that we draw directly from the bible without any cultural, theological or moral biases…..
Simple purity. Rest assured.
October 13, 2019
Sources? We have no need of sources but
Calvin’s Holy Institutes our Pope John MacArthur (PBUH)’s Holy Study the Bible.
September 17, 2019
I have read the following and therefore this is both a statement and question “Chapter 18 of Revelation contains the heart of John’s critique: (a) the idolatrous worship of the harlot, “fornication,” that demands loyalty and conformity; (b) Babylon’s violence, especially toward people of faith; (c) Babylon’s smug self-glorification and the high value it placed on power; and (d) Babylon’s materialism and unjust economics. When we look critically at the entire experience of the U.S. in the 1991 war against Iraq, we can see many parallels, not the least of which is the practical atheism of U.S. foreign policy. “
Fred Farquier, Iowa
We are not sure why you would believe such a preposterous thing. We cannot possibly be Babylon! When does the USA call for absolute conformity? I mean when we go to war against Third World Nations….but that is because we are under terrible threat by such aggressive countries such as Nicaragua, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Honduras and so on.
Look around we’re really not that materialistic….certainly not as bad as commie countries or totalitarian ones. Besides foreign policy is solely based on the bible. Also, I must strongly caution you (STOP!!!) looking critically with the respect of the two wars in Iraq in both 1991 and 2003…remember they are clearly the bad guys. True bible believing-naturalized-christian-republicans never question war. To question war is to be liberal. Its ok to protest the unborn, just don’t protest against young adults going off to fight for their tribe country by getting their brains blown out. That’s different. We need to fight for whatever lie our government tells us to fight for. Remember Jesus calls us sheep for a reason.
Also keep in mind that in 2003 Iraq was ready to invade and pounce on us at any moment with their military might that had a budget that was slightly smaller than Canada’s. Clearly that is a threat that we must contend with. Keep that in mind the next time you don’t want to go to war.
April 18, 2019
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November 27, 2010
We at ODMafia are BLACK FRIDAY ready. Discernmentalists traditionally ignore consumerism, capitalism or anything else that would undermine the America Way of Life….and this is with good reason. A true discernmentalist believes that the American Way of Life is the Christian Way of Life. To say one is to accept the other and vice-versa. That is why we have introduced SAFE-BUY. It is a credit card made by discernmentalists for discernmentalists.
The card, carefully engineered will prevent you from buying purchases that could cause you to become a heretic or a liberal. In the event that you mistakenly try to buy NOOMA DVD’s the card will red-flag this purchase and the cashier will be instructed to slap you in the face. Instead you will be directed to purchase bible-believing DVD’s that help you to fear, worry and fret. In addition, you will learn how misquoting speakers will give you impressions that almost everyone in the church is a heretic, giving you the gnostic impression – you and only you have an side track on all things false.
Moreover, discernmentalist DVD’s will help to shape a cartoon, binary universe that will ensure that only those who say “Bible Believing” are the only ones telling the truth. Remember, discenrmentalist DVD’s don’t use the dodgy marketing techniques that other false ministries use, rather only the biblically righteous methods.
Remember this card is patriotic!
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