This urgent message is for everyone. But those of you who get the blog via email should pay special attention to this first part.
I read your comments of support. However, many of you think I want you to get back on Facebook. No way!
Worse still, many say that because they are not on Facebook that there is nothing they can do to help. That is also not true. There is plenty you can do.
Still others have said I should be content with a vastly smaller audience, and that I should just passively trust that the message will somehow get out.
Jesus said, “Go into all the world,” and that is a proactive command. Not a passive-aggressive suggestion. How does the advice that I should be content with a smaller audience differ from a congregation that says, “We don’t want outsiders coming in here. Just preach to us.”?
It would also be like saying, “Hey Mario, go ahead and use a tiny tent for soulwinning.”
Or if you had an advertiser who said, “Hey, I want you to pay the same high fee for ads, but for an audience that is 90% smaller.” The cost of the blog in my case is time, energy, and yes, money.
Here are the two things I am trying to do to save the blog.
1. I am challenging Facebook because I believe they are breaking the law. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act says, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” Facebook hides behind the claim that they are a platform and not a publisher.
You have heard the generic disclaimer: “The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect…” Facebook is not neutral, but rather, is extremely biased against Christians, Republicans (and especially Trump supporters), as well as anyone whose opinion differs from the agenda of the Left. They should lose their immunity because the views and opinions are, in fact, theirs. And because they are shadow banning, censoring, and acting as a publisher by inserting contradictory information.
The American church is constantly picking up their marbles and leaving. When do we stand and fight? The spirit of surrender is what drove pastors, like sheep, to lock down their church.
Look at these verses. Acts 14:2-3, “But the Jews who spurned God’s message stirred up distrust among the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas, saying all sorts of evil things about them. Nevertheless, they stayed there a long time, preaching boldly, and the Lord proved their message was from Him by giving them power to do great miracles.” Note the phrase: ‘NEVERTHELESS, THEY STAYED’!
I will stay on Facebook, as long as I can. And I thank all of you fighting for us on Facebook. Keep on going!
The most dangerous lie you can believe is that you should not share links to controversial truth, either on your email or on Facebook. That silence is how we lose a nation. And it does not make any sense. If you say, “Mario, I don’t want to share your blog because I may be censored,” that is like saying, “I am remaining silent because I am afraid of being silenced.”
2. I am trying to break our dependency on Facebook by getting our Facebook readers into lifeboats and over to our website. That will take time. But time is running out.
Now, look at these numbers. This will explain the urgency.
So far in 2021, the total number of those on our email list who have shared the blog is 17,807.
So far in 2021 the total number of those on Facebook who have shared the blog is 204,052. You see that over 90% of those who share the blog are on Facebook.
Here is the bottom line: The blog is jeopardy. The hour is late. The nation is in imminent danger. I must choose effective weapons. If we do not save our audience, I must go in another direction to make wise use of time, energy, and money.
Telling me you love and want the blog will not save it. Action will. What action?
Easily the first move is for those on the email list to learn to share the blog. The share button is right there at the bottom of the page.
Next, understand that if you hate social media and do not like engaging, then you are unable to save the blog. Sharing is a vital key. This blog is a call to action and not just a soothing daily devotional.
If by tomorrow night, at midnight Pacific time, I detect a pulse, I will immediately spring into action for the next phase, which is to begin the crusade to get people subscribed at our website and the blogs will continue.
I want to wholeheartedly thank all of you who are on the frontlines, for reading and sharing the blog!