Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. Over 300,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic since inception in 1996. Free Republic is read daily by over one hundred thousand individuals from all around the country and the world. Free Republic currently delivers over thirty million pageviews per month to over one million visitors. Though Free Republic bills itself as a God-fearing conservative forum, on a daily basis atheists, agnostics, New Agers, Zen Buddhists, Darwin-worshippers, and those claiming to have no souls post in Free Republic. They evangelize their philosophies and beliefs and contend against conservatives and Christians---often with great viciousness. For over ten years a small group of which I am a member, being dedicated to Jesus Christ and truth, have been resolutely throwing down the false beliefs, lies, philosophies, phony scientism, and whatever else comes our way. Yesterday a lurker wrote to us saying:
"....this lurker is very appreciative of your efforts here. All of you. The importance of this issue cannot be overstated. This is big, very big. 1 Corinthians 14:12 "...seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church."
I don't know if any of you are aware of this but to this little black duck you folks, over the last decade or more have been a great blessing in that very thing 1 Cor 14:12 talks about. Also...
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:10,11).......Is ample evidence to me that God meets us where we are....and helps us. Thanks guys!"
To which this member responded:
"Unto the righteous arises light in darkness; He is merciful and full of compassion." Psalm 112:4
In times of almost over-whelming darkness our merciful Lord sends forth His warriors of light (truth) to contend against and ultimately expose the lies that hold men in bondage.
The lie is the father of contradiction, hypocrisy, betrayal, insincerity, treachery, envy, lust, hate, contempt, and murder. It is the thought, word, deed, and sign of cunning and intended ill will.
Through mocking, belittling, and other tactics of psychological bullying in conjunction with deliberate silence (repressing truth) and the twisting and redefining of words the liar deceives others of the right to know truth.
The greatest lie today is the Big Lie that â€˜God does not exist.â€™ For over one-hundred years this lie has been engulfing whole nations in a holocaust of fire and brimstone---fear, violence, paranoia, suspicion, terror, revenge, destruction and mass-murder unlike anything ever witnessed prior to the 20th century.
The use of the lie reveals the liar as a person of evil intentions, as one who lacks a love of truth. The liar lacks frankness, honesty and uprightness. He is an untrustworthy self-centered dissimulator who cunningly manipulates others for his own evil purposes. (The Roots of Violence, Vincent P. Micelli, S.J.)
â€œThe truth will make you free.â€ Jesus Christ
Countering the liars are His truth warriors, those who love truth. Through their long-term labors the philosophies, ideologies, scientism, and false cosmogonies whose secret of success is found in an extraordinary power of synthesis, a reconciliation of contradictions, are analyzed, their contradictions and lies exposed and ultimately thrown down, thereby liberating those held in bondage.
We who you have thanked are but a few members of His army of truth warriors and we thank you, as well as all who have ever expressed to us their thanks, for gladdening our hearts by delivering to us His praise.