I have personally witnesses several Christian men benefit from his book,
but other's not to so much. Laura Schlessinger might not be saved, but
Christian's can learn something of value from her. God isn't limited in His
scope in reaching us. Paul's book is simply "too controversial" for many
churches used to passivity. Paul has some pretty hard sayings that alot of
beliver's can't stomach. It doesn't make any difference if Paul is a Catholic,
a Jew (like Schlessinger) or an extra-terrestrial (ok, that one's a joke) what's
important is the message. I received it with great joy because it's a message
that had to be said, regardless if any of you consider it secular in tone or not.
Brother Paul's book (no, not THE Paul or his writings in the NT - *joke*)
appropriately titled "No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice
Instead of Good, Hurts Men, Women and Children", is an expose' of
the all-too modern day Body of Christ who prefer non-confrontation
as opposed to standing up and telling it as it is, even if means you
will face harassment, social-isolation ( oh, no, we can't do the
isolation thing....) and/or face possible bodily harm.
And we're supposed to just sit there and "praaaaaise Gawd " as the world
turns and walks all over us....
Brother Paul, in essence say's that Christian's especially in America
have become very soft because they have become complacent that
persecution "....is something that's going to happen way into the future,
in fact Jesus will have come back by then."
At another time I've heard this classic misnomer: "We have laws that protect
us, so don't worry."
My reply: "What about the Christians in countries that have no such laws
on the books to protect them?"
(Wait for it: the same old song-and-dance )
"Well, uhmmmm, we'll just have to lift them up in prayer and watch God
move among His people...., hey listen, I have to go..."
Brother Paul's book is out there, at your library, or Christian (and non-Christian)
bookstore, available online at Amazon. Use your deductive reasoning.
A word of WARNING: those of you who are used to the idea of non-conflict
and Jesus being all love, all compassion, all understanding, all passive.....
are going to be in for a spiritual "culture" shock with this book, and some
of you will be offended with Mr. Coughlin's remarks. I'm quite certain of that.
For all of you ladies out there can get Jennifer D. Degler's book:
Dr. Degler has a PhD. Her book is co-authored by Mr. Coughlin.
Leading a quiet and peaceable life. Interesting. So one day I witness
an active-shooter taking human life because he's angry at the world
and everything is everyone else's fault, and we need to understand
his rage, right?
Then it dawns on me: I have the means (and the training) to do something
about this....and I will. I proceed to take his life in defense of self or others.
Now if that means I'm not "leading a quiet and peaceable life" then does it
mean I (somehow) violated Scripture? How about those who expected to go
home in one piece to their loved ones and continue leading a quiet and
What kind of a witness would I be if I had the presense of mind to stop this
dangerous murderer but didn't? My testimony (and the credibility of Christ)
would be forever tainted in the hearts and minds of those who observed.
I suppose some in the Body of Christ will argue that since they don't have the
same type and frequency of training that I do, that's a "sign" from the Lord that
they are to just go ahead and live that quiet and peaceable life.
Fine. No one say's you have to go sell your cloak and buy a sword.....
I know we were discussing the sodomite-anarchists and what they just did
by intimidating the couple who owned that bake shop into silence, thus
effectively silencing all Christians. Are we to interpret that to mean we are
to live a quiet and peaceable life when the world and the devil are just walking
all over us like that ?
No sir, I DON'T hardly think so!
I reiterate Happy Christan's quote:
"No such thing as a quiet and peaceable life when we sit by and allow this kind
of stuff to go unchallenged...sorry, but it's true. I don't think the Lord is too happy
that we are accepting this kind of stuff. And, really, by not challenging it, we are
Alot of Christian's today want to avoid conflict in any form (including verbal debates)
because they think it's "unChristian", and Jesus calls us to peace at all times. They
seem to believe that conflict in any form makes for a bad witness to the unsaved,
and it might turn them off to the message of the Gospel. Then they die in their sin,
and go to hell and their blood will be on our hands, correct?
Am I suggesting that we go out of our way and create conflict with the unsaved?
Absolutely not! What if conflict comes to you, how are you going to handle it? By
apologizing for your faith so as to not rile them up any further, in order to hopefully
win them to Jesus down the road?
I couldn't have said it any better myself. Well put, Happy Christian!
So many believer's assume that as long as it's not happening to
them or their merry little band of spiritual hermits, it can't possibly
be real. Let them go about their merry little way singing praises,
prancing around like the little spiritual fairies they are, and say
"All is well, the Lord is good...."
I'm not even going to provide a link for this story. you can do it yourself,
starting with (I dare say) Fox News.
The sodomites are celebrating their victory over their success at forcing
a brother and sister in the Lord to close down their bakery business in
Oregon, all because they stood their ground in refusing to participate in
a morally perverse "wedding".
My question is: WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE BY SUPPOSEDLY REAL CHRISTIANS
IN THIS COU NT RY!!!???!!!!!
I know: they're too busy shining their armor or squabbling at one another
to even care. They're the type to sit by quietly and "...the Lord fight our
battles for us, and we need not lift a finger..."
The police out there confirm anonymous sodomite anarchist's threatened
the families of this couple if they didn't shut up and give in and become more
tolerant of their perverted lifestyle.
I'd like to show a little tolerance: the sodomite-anarchists are getting close to
a very real violent confrontation with very real unintended consequences,
and their "buddies" the DOJ won't be able to help them.
My sister arrived back from a (sort of) vacation bible trip out of state.
According to the information she presented to me, she told me about an
incident (a situation) at an area church, in which apparently two brother's
in the Lord -both members- got into a full-on, knock down, drag out fist
fight right there in the foyer before the morning service! Apparently
there has been alot of bad blood between the two for a very long time.
The Pastor knew about these two and their fued but simply didn't want
to get involved with "..a personal matter.." between two grown men.
Both are fathers and both respected members of the community.
My sis has no idea what the bad blood was all about, nor does she want
to. The police were called and instead of taking the two men to jail, they
were both issued tickets for (1) disorderly conduct, (2) disturbing the
peace, (3) intentional disruption of a worship service, and suprizingly
no charges of assault since neither man drew first blood.
Needless to say, Sunday services (morning and evening) were cancelled.
How would you go about dealing with the aftermath, whether you're a Pastor
I just received a report about an HBO documentry (now on
DVD) titled "Outrage", ( the subtitle "Behind Washington's
Closet Door" (2005) in which Fox News' Shepard Smith is
homosexual. Smith is divorced, and no one knows if his
ex-wife knew of his sexual proclivities.
Ok, this is the exact word-for-word- number-for-number web page URL
that I got from Fox News. I've gone over it letter by letter, and number
by number, and for some reason it still isn't taking it for download. It
come up instead as "page not found".
If you want to read the story, go to Fox's site and use their search option.