Recently, while enjoying a tall, hazelnut, decaf, non-fat, with-whip latte at Starbucks, I read something that caused an epiphany. On the cup was one of their The Way I See It (#290) quotes. This particular quote was from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:
“On the battlefield of ideas, winning requires moving toward the sound of the guns.”
It took me no time at all to realize that this is not only my nature, but it’s exactly what this blog exists for. There’s a battle for the hearts and minds of mankind.
There is only one way to Heaven, and not only is that way narrow, (Matthew 7:13-14), but few find it; this in spite of what most popular preachers are telling you (which contributes to their popularity).
This blog runs to those gunshots where the battle rages between what is false and damns a man’s soul to Hell, and what is truth and sets a man free. Whether it’s the deception perpetrated by the cults like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons, or the apostasy of modern social Christianity, DefCon is committed to fighting error with truth.
Now with all that said, I have also decided to turn over a new leaf. I’ve decided to strictly limit my comments on a post once I’ve published that post. I’ve come to this conclusion based on:
1). TIME: I find that I spend countless hours debating with Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Catholics, Atheists, and even professing Christians (who should know better), while other life-duties and responsibilities become neglected.
2). SUFFICIENCY: Anyone who spends time checking out this blog will see all my views over time as I continue to publish posts. Any arguments, insights, and thoughts that I have, will eventually be addressed over time.
3). ARGUMENTATIVE: I find that, more often than not, these debates turn to arguments. There is nothing productive in that. I can’t convince anyone of their error and lead them to the truth, only the Holy Spirit can do that. So I will continue to post and leave the matter at that.
Now this does not mean that I will never comment on anyone’s comments to my post, just that I will be very selective in my comments. Instead I will rely on the readers of this blog to further the discussions the issues with one another (if you’re all up to that challenge). That will afford me more time to publish new posts, and tend to my responsibilities outside of DefCon.
Thanks to everyone who visits this blog.
- The Pilgrim