2021 August

29 Aug: I Was Wrong

I’ve long predicted a significant foreign terrorist attack on a church or ministry in America. I believed what we saw happening in other parts of the world were inspirations for attacks on The Great Satan (how Islamic leaders label America). Where terror reigns — North Africa, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia — the source of the most frequent and deadly attacks seemed by Islamic radicals. Their targets seemed most frequently Christian (cross-bearers or infidels). In 1977, Ayatollah Khomeini (Iran) began using the phrase ‘the Great Satan’ to describe America and Christian teaching. Ayatollah Khamenei took over as the supreme leader of Iran and the Islamic Republic in 1989 (after Khomeini died) and continues the rhetoric. In 2015 Khameini told a group in Tehran that, This “Great Satan” is a very meaningful expression. Chief among all satans in the world is Iblis. But as the Quran specifies, Iblis can only seduce…

22 Aug: Protection Passages 3 (of 3)

This concludes the 3 week look at scriptures shared by security professionals recently related to protection. It is my honor to serve with responsible defenders across the country who apply scriptural perspectives to their service. Proverbs 21:31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. Proverbs 16:9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Psalm 91 (the whole chapter): 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart….


This continues a list of scriptures submitted by FBSN members across the country as some of their favorites related to security in ministries. 1 Peter 5:8 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Mark 13:32-37 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. Therefore, keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do…