Garbage In – Garbage Out

Garbage In / Garbage Out is a terminology used in Information Technology and Mathematics. What it basically means is that the quality of information that comes out cannot be better than the quality of information that goes in. Hence, if you have garbage information going in, the output will assuredly also be garbage.

The reason why I am using this terminology is to draw your attention to what I personally believe is incalculable harm being done to the name of Christ and His Church. And, as you will soon see, this has to do with conspiracy theories, one in particular which is identified as Three Percenters. If you are not familiar with the Three Percenters, here is a link that provides a once over lightly:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Percenters

As noted in the above link, this movement is primarily associated with the Patriot Movement, but you will quickly note that their ideology also cascades into New World Order and Globalist Agenda conspiracies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory)

http://www.globalistagenda.org/

I have provided the two above links just to give you a quick overview of how this all fits together.

So why am I telling you folks about this you ask? Good question. 

Airing “disagreements” among Christians is not something that I take lightly. I earnestly try to avoid it at all costs and during the last five years of blogging I have never authored a post like this one. Infrequently I do run into a situation when disagreements are voiced in exchanging comments but in this particular instance, some rhetoric by another Christian blogger does need to be directly challenged in a post and I am about to tell you why.

I’ve had some disagreements with a Christian gentleman named Ryan Callahan a couple of times. Mr. Callahan is very outspoken and he is an acknowledged Three Percenter. You don’t have to take my word for it, here is a direct quote from the following link on his website:

https://authorryanc.com/2020/01/17/strong-disagreements-parting-ways/

“Yes, I am a 3%er and I have the patch on my American militia uniform that I will wear if I am ever called to defend my country against enemies foreign or domestic.”

Mr. Callahan posted a lengthy article yesterday which I am about to partially summarize. The link to his complete post is here, and the following summary contains direct quotes from his complete article.

This is a Summary of what Mr. Callahan believes:

  1. Our government is filled with traitors from the cowards in Congress to the corrupt judges who defile our Constitution to the corrupt FBI and CIA who are now calling Patriots domestic terrorists.
  2. This is a communist take over of our once free and beautiful country.
  3. It is being dominated by a group of people who literally worship satan. It is a luciferian cabal known as the New World Order and they have been working to build a one world government for the evil one for a very long time.
  4. The globalist Illuminati is very real, and our country has just been completely taken over by them.
  5. It is very sad and disheartening when I see even Christians falling for the lies of the globalist controlled mainstream media.
  6. It is also painfully obvious that the corrupt judges appointed by Obama threw out all the evidence and would not even listen to the cases being presented, and Congress played along in their backstabbing coup against Trump and our people. 
  7. Trump is a true Patriot who fought hard for our country. His fight for freedom and righteousness far outweighed any personality flaws he has, and for that he has my respect.
  8. The left is going to destroy our country and we must prepare for that the best we can. 
  9. They are going to continue the mind control with the masks, and push forced vaccinations of their poisonous and deadly Covid vaccine, which will eventually lead to the mark of the beast.
  10. They are going to continue waging war against God, His Word, His Church, and His people, and spread their satanic Agenda 21 (in fulfillment of their evil commandments written in stone on their Georgia Guidestones) through every part of our society. Make no mistake, the one world government is here now and they are waiting for their leader the antichrist to arrive.
  11. This is the war between God and satan that has been fought since the evil one entered the garden and lied to Eve. You must choose whom you will serve.
  12. I will never bow to the luciferian cabal.
  13. They are out in the open with their evil agenda now, arrogantly admitting their plans to come for us. So much for the so called unity they talked about after traitor Biden stole the election on November 4th. I told you their calls for unity were fake. I told you they want us dead.
  14. This is not business as usual. This is not just another political election. This is the New World Order rising to power, and America will be no more.
  15. Our brothers and sisters in Western countries like the U.K. and Australia know what I’m talking about. They have been dealing with the evil agenda of the United Nations for many decades now.
  16. We fought hard in America and we will continue to fight for our freedom and for the freedom of people everywhere in this world, but America has just been conscripted into the New World Order and we must realize this.
  17. There is no Q plan to save the world. Q was a psy op to pacify and blame Patriots and entrap us in their snare, and it worked.
  18. Our only Savior is Jesus, and we must put our faith, hope, and trust in Him alone.
  19. Will you bow to satan and those who serve him, or will you stand firm in Jesus Christ? Will you go along with the lies of the left’s satanic agenda, or will you live in the truth? The choice is yours, and believe me, you will be confronted with that choice and you must choose wisely. Just like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ warned, repent or perish.

You will note that these are substantial claims to be making. Some Christians might say that it is not necessary to challenge these claims but I disagree. It is very important to challenge these claims because of the harm that this type of rhetoric does to both the name of Christ and the Christian Church. Not only that, if one encourages this type of rhetoric, then the one who encourages this rhetoric is complicit. If you disagree with my perspective, that is your right to do so but I do feel that as a committed Christian I do have a responsibility to not just sweep this type of rhetoric under the rug as having no influence or consequence. If we are to defend truth, which I believe we are, then challenge what is portrayed as truth, when it is not Biblical truth. 

Now before I go on, I would like to clarify a few things about the USA and the Gospel of Christ:

  1. The USA is not strictly a Christian nation. The USA is a nation of people from a multitude of backgrounds and beliefs. 
  2. The power of Christianity does not come from a majority status, even in a democracy. It doesn’t come from a vast voting block. It doesn’t come from electing God’s man or woman into the right office. The power of Christianity is Jesus Christ. 
  3. There is no war to win. Jesus has already won the war that no one else could win: the war against death and rebellion against God. Jesus won that war to sweep us from our native country—the kingdom of darkness, to a new country—the kingdom of light, to serve a new king. Jesus said that My kingdom is not of this world.
  4. There’s only one battle going on right now that matters. We’re not fighting for the soul of our nation. Jesus didn’t die for a particular nation. He died for people from all nations. We fight for the souls of people. Our power is Jesus. And We fight by waging peace and our weapon is love. And that is why Jesus gave us the Great Commission. If Jesus had of wanted us to form a political motivated movement He would have commanded us to do so, but He didn’t. Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s, they are not one and the same.
  5. The USA is a country that has routinely and predictably (and peaceably) swung between Democrats and Republicans and back to Democrats then back to Republicans throughout its 246 year history. This is how a democracy works.
  6. Jesus told us that as the time for His return approaches many things will change from good to evil. He NEVER once told us as Christians that we could stop them, Jesus did tell us to work with Him to change hearts (the Great Commission). We keep putting the cart before the horse. 
  7. Jesus tells us in Revelation that a one world government and the anti-Christ will appear. Show me one place where it says we, as Christian believers, are to take up arms and fight against him to win by force. Jesus doesn’t say that does He? Jesus didn’t say that when Peter cut off the guards ear and He isn’t saying it now. In fact Jesus told Peter to put down his weapon. Jesus tells us not to even worry about what to say when we are being questioned or charged, that His Holy Spirit will give us the words that we are to speak and Jesus also tells us that some of us will in fact be killed, if we are here when that happens. The one thing we are told to do is to be true to Jesus and to not deny Him, which means to not take the mark of the beast, or not subject ourselves under the beasts authority, even if it costs us our lives. That’s it.
  8. Jesus told us that He had foretold us what would happen so that we do would not fear or be afraid (speculation in conspiracy theories), but rather rest in the knowledge that He had already conquered the world. As Christians, too many of us keep fighting for the wrong kingdom.
  9. One process focuses on what we can do, the other process, on what God has already done. The harvest is people, which eventually will change how a nation follows the moral Laws of God.

    You don’t really change a nations heart by enforcing laws that they don’t agree with, you do change a nation by changing peoples hearts, which does change what they do agree with. 

    Jesus obviously knew this when He gave us the Great Commission but we evidently have seemingly forgotten it, and yes, that would put us at odds with the direction that Jesus gave us.

  10. Zechariah 4:6 NASB says: “Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of armies.” Why is it that we seem not to be able to grasp this?

Final Note: If you disagree with me, as I am sure Mr. Callahan will, that is your call and obviously Mr. Callahan’s call, and that is fine, but at least I have voiced my concern to my fellow Christians and I am not being complicit. Mr. Callahan says he likes to stand up for the truth. Well so do I Mr. Callahan and some of the truth that you believe is not the same truth that I believe, and I have stated my case why.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

 

32 comments

  1. Please, double check your comments about the Mark of the beast. I believe you meant “not” to wear the Mark of the beast, nor follow it’s orders.
    God bless you, thanks for helping us have better understanding of these various conspiracy groups.

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  2. Christian nationalism has always been a misguided popular paradigm for American believers and now it his devolved further into extremist conspiracy theories promoting hatred and violence.

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  3. Hi Bruce. Tremendous post and I agree with EVERYTHING you said. Yes, I read the exchange between you and Ryan yesterday on Mandy’s post and cannot accept it. I have no choice but to block him. Email coming your way soon.

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    • That really hurts, David. I consider you a good friend and brother in Christ. We have shared good fellowship for over 2 years. I have always been respectful to you, and you know I am also a strong supporter of Israel. I am not some violent militia guy like Bruce is trying to paint me as. You also know the one world government of the antichrist is completely Biblical and has to do with prophecy. There are people who serve the evil one on earth and they are building his government even now. You know this. You talk about prophecy too. Bruce tries to make me look crazy, but I am not. I love Jesus with all my heart. I did not get my understanding of the New Word Order from some 3% group. I researched it on my own for the last 7 years. Saying I stand with the 3% is a general term to show my love and devotion to our country, that is all. It is well known that in the American Revolution only 3% of the people stood up against England’s tyranny. It is a historical term. I am not violent, nor have I taken up arms against my government.

      I don’t understand why you would go behind my back like this. It really hurts. I would have thought if you had any concerns or problems with me, that you would be a man of honor and courage and speak to me directly. This whole post against me is absurd and slanderous. Nothing I have written about the New World Order is false or conspiracy. Saying it is conspiracy is calling Bible prophecy a conspiracy, and Bible prophecy is not a conspiracy. I consider you my brother in Christ, David. I forgive you for judging me and blocking me. It is very hurtful and sad. Grace and peace to you and your family as always.

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      • I’ll make this very brief, Ryan, and then the discussion is ended (at least at my part).

        I’m not condemning your views or world outlook, but your behavior. In a nutshell: You treat everyone who disagrees with you like garbage, accusing them of persecuting you, and do so in demeaning language, with ungodly demeanor, and, worst of all, either the insinuation our outright charge that they are either not Christians, or, at the least, not the kind of Christians that lives up to your standards.

        That sums it up for me, Ryan.

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      • Although I am being treated like garbage by both of you and neither of you have any right to condemn me or anyone else, I admit that sometimes I lose my cool. We all make mistakes and I am not perfect. There have been many times when people have been rude, judgmental, and harsh to me here on WP. Sometimes I have responded poorly, and I ask the Lord for forgiveness for that. I will pray for wisdom and grace to treat others with more kindness and respect when disagreements occur. I hope we can continue having peaceful fellowship in the future. Grace, peace, & forgiveness to you both.

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      • With an opening like that Ryan, I hardly know how to respond. You’re right Ryan, we all need God’s grace and forgiveness. Jesus said, learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. A word of advice from an old fella, try dropping the bravado a bit and seriously take that to heart. God’s grace, peace and blessings to you and yours.

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  4. I may not agree with everything I read, but I can understand why Mr. Ryan Callahan holds such beliefs. I’ve jumped from media source to media source (even those deemed too naughty for social media) and it’s easy to see why the Left is flipping out, and the Right is flipping out, and things are very shaky right now. I’ve since dipped out of all media, because as you said… garbage in…

    But we learned in 2020 that the government can literally force you to stay home. That’s not small potatoes. It’s bound to make people worry to a great extent. So, I understand.

    It’s good that you both express yourselves. Or at least, I think it’s good. I do understand where you’re coming from, though. I don’t feel a need to take sides. I hope y’all work out your differences sometime.

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    • I thank you for your comments and you are right, it can get complicated. There are generally two sides (or more) to every topic being discussed and it definitely is a step in the right direction to at least consider alternate perspectives. Blessings and thanks again for taking the time to comment, sincerely appreciated.

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  5. Bruce, you have taken your hatred and bitterness for me way too far. You attacked me on Mandy’s blog yesterday, and now this. This post is sinful in slander. You are trying to stir up hatred and violence against me. I love Jesus with all my heart and anyone who has followed my blog for the last 2 1/2 years knows that. I am not a violent man as you are trying to paint me as. I am not part of some 3% militia group. That is a general term to show love for my country. In this politically charged environment here in America, you are putting me and my family at risk. If anything happens to me or my family, you will be held accountable legally. I have a wife and two young children to protect. This is not a joke to me. Our own government is labeling Patriots as “domestic terrorists” and there is a lot of hatred against Trump supporters and conservatives. I am not a threat to my government or anybody else. I’m sure you think your post is real smart and funny, but it is not. It is serious and I take it seriously. You have gone too far.

    Nothing I have written is false or “conspiracy.” I warn people about the coming Tribulation and share the Gospel with them because I love them and I don’t want them to perish. There are people who serve the evil one on earth and they are building the antichrist’s one world government. Bible prophecy is not conspiracy. You have a hatred for America for some reason and for Americans who love their country. You are trying to stir up hatred and violence against me. I ask you again, please leave me alone. If you truly are a Christian, please stop harassing me and go in peace. Thank you.

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    • I am authorizing your comments Ryan, although I do not agree with a number of your statements. I would ask you to consider not harassing others who express opinions that you do not agree with in the future, especially on their own blogs. Consideration and accommodation is a two way street. I have stated what I felt was necessary to say, so I will leave you in peace. God’s blessings to you and yours.

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      • For clarification, sir, I was not harassing Mandy. She is my friend and sister in Christ. My comment to her was in no way rude or harassing. She was actually planning on visiting me in February and meeting me and my family in person. Your attack on me on her blog and here on your blog is completely uncalled for and ungodly. Thank you for leaving me in peace. I forgive you. Grace and peace to you.

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      • I wasn’t talking about Mandy, do the names Laura the Pastor and Linda Lee ring a bell ? You asked me to leave you in peace, you doing likewise would be a step in the right direction. Forgiveness accepted and extended to you. Have a great day Ryan.

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      • I was not harassing Laura or Linda either. You are falsely accusing me, Bruce. I have had conversations with many people, but I have not harassed anyone. You are not leaving me in peace, you continue to attack me.

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      • You might want to reach out to Laura and Linda Lee and see if they agree with you. Would you like me to post the link so that everyone can view the exchange you had with Laura, because I can easily do that. You came to my website and submitted a long list of questions you asked me to answer, which I did, without throwing any insults your way I might add, but when I ask you a couple of Biblical questions, you throw insults and tell me that you don’t have to answer my questions. I can post the link to that exchange too if you would like. I could have sworn that you requested me giving you some peace. The manner in which you speak to fellow Christians is terrible and for some reason you seem to think that you are entitled to do that and no one can take offence or disagree with you. I told you that your Biblical understanding of mercy and forgiveness was sad, you responded that I was sad. I don’t suppose you will notice the difference but there is indeed one. I’d strongly recommend you call it a day Ryan.

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  6. “This is eternal life- that they may know You the only true God, and Yeshua(Jesus) whom You have sent.”
    How many people have really met our Lord, begun to know Him, experienced Holy Spirit revelations, literally have Messiah’s Peace within us? True believers are beginning to be like Him. Bruce stands firm on the Divine Rock of Heaven’s reality. All others are standing on sand though many don’t understand it. Many pretenders wander about our confused nation and confuse others. Time to “seek first the Kingdom of God”
    and turn your back on foolish politics. Time running out to-“Draw near to God so that God might draw near to you.” Many thanks Bruce for sharing the fruit of a clear mind with wisdom.

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    • Hi Gary, I share your concern, I can’t recall a time when the waves seem so high and there are so many of them, in all directions. And then, through God’s grace, we see Jesus walking in and through that storm. Thank you so much for touching base with me, love in Christ – Bruce

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