An Open Letter to Blogger Matt Walsh

joriDear Matt,

For the past year or so I have been following your work. I even shared a post of yours one time with my Facebook friends. Sometimes you make me laugh and I agree with some of the points you make, but I am growing tired of how unkind you are to those you don’t agree with.

If you were not claiming to be a Christian, I wouldn’t care, but this is not the case.

The Bible is plain that we are not to judge those outside of the Church, but we are to judge those who are inside the Church.

It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning (1 Corinthians 5:12). 

To be clear, I am not judging your beliefs or even your heart. I am not a strong Republican or Democrat, nor am I a strong fundamentalist or an intense “unfundamentalist.” I am, however, very much invested in how women and really all people are being treated in the name of Jesus.

I have no problem with Christian public figures shouting their convictions from the rooftop, but I do take issue with Christians who shout what they believe to be true in an ungodly way. 

Your lack of love, kindness, gentleness and really most of the fruits of the Holy Spirit are concerning. If you were not leading thousands of people, it wouldn’t matter as much. Yet, it seems your readers feel justified in following your lead and speaking harshly to women (or really any humans) who don’t live or think the way you do.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things (Galatians 5:22-23). 

One may ask, “who are you to call out Matt Walsh on his sin?” To which I would reply, “I am Matt’s sister in Christ and I believe Matt is making our family look bad and hurting our Christian testimony to the world.”

Matt, your theology and your political views are not the problem (although I don’t agree with much of what you write); the problem is the fashion in which you share those views. 

You seem to enjoy making people feel stupid, which makes me wonder if you have a personal struggle with your own intelligence. Don’t get me wrong, I think you are a very intelligent person, but I wonder if you feel insecure in this area. Regardless, I am certain that making others feel like idiots is not a fruit of the Holy Spirit.

I have also noticed your gift of sarcasm. While I can enjoy a bit of sarcasm here and there, I don’t believe “sarcasm” to be a godly attribute. I believe that people who are sarcastic are naturally clever most of the time, but the key is to use the gift of “cleverness” for good – to make others laugh or smile; not to make others chuckle and grin.

Also, I don’t believe that condescending others in the name of politics is Christlike either.

I am all for honesty, but I struggle to find one tweet on your Twitter account that is kind and gentle. I am aware that Jesus did get pissed off from time to time and that righteous anger is a thing, but it was unusual to see Christ treating others disrespectfully.

He spoke the truth in love and sometimes His love was firm, but it was never demeaning. I think it is OK to be blunt sometimes when trying to get your point across, and no one has found the perfect balance, but I do have two questions for you.

One: Do you speak to your wife and children the way you speak to “liberals,” “feminists,” and whoever else you believe to be “maniacs?” Are you sarcastic, condescending, and unkind to the people you love? My guess is that you probably are, but try not to be. We all have our personality weaknesses and struggle to love others well, but that is why Christ commanded us to try.

Two: Do you like it when others speak down to you and are unkind to you? My guess would be that you don’t because no one does. Jesus has called us to a higher way of living and since you claim to follow after Him, He would say to you…

You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments (Matthew 22:37-40).

These are the two greatest commandments to a Christian and they trump all politics.

In First Corinthians 13:1 the Apostle Paul states,

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

As a Christian blogger and public figure who is representing our family, my prayer is that you will become less of a noisy gong and more of a humble disciple. Actually, that is my constant prayer for myself as well. My hope is that you will begin to use your quick wit and intelligence to glorify the Kingdom God, not the conservative party.

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35

I like your kick and would not want to see you lose it; this is what makes you a compelling writer and human. But I think it’s time you add a little sugar to your salsa. 😉

Sincerely,

Jory Micah

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Additional Note: For those of you concerned about Matt. 18, please know that I reached out to Matt Walsh at least twice in the last year concerning the way he treats women/people and was ignored by him.

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84 Comments

  • Great Post! I’ve been very frustrated with the attitude of Matt Walsh for awhile now. This post does a great job of addressing him in a loving and mature way.

  • Thank you so much! I feel the exact same way. Unfortunately, I know a lot of people read & share what he has to say because he “stands up & fights for Conservative Christian beliefs.” However, I love how you pointed out that if he does these things without love, he is just a noisy gong!

  • I wish I could find enough optimism to imagine that Walsh would learn from this post, butI doubt it. . His columns always seem really poorly reasoned to me, and he seems to try to make up for it by thinking that he can make himself look smarter by calling those who disagree with him stupid–but those are the tactics of a schoolyard bully, not of a public intellectual. I hope, at least, that this will speak to some of those who continue to unthinkingly share his work.

    • I hear ya Mark. Praying that even if Walsh does not hear me, a lot of his readers do and we all grow in love for one another. 🙂

  • Thank you so much. I don’t have much hope that he will listen, truly hear, or change his ways, but this letter helps those of us who are professed Christians but don’t feel you have to be mean to others in order to make your point.

    • Amen to that Beth! Nothing is sadder when “the world” believes Christians to be mean, when our highest calling is to love others.

  • Yes, so much yes. I respect Matt’s right to have his own opinion. Occasionally I find myself agreeing with him. I think you have completely hit the nail on the head here; I doubt he would speak to a friend or family member face-to-face the way he does in his writing. At least, I hope he wouldn’t, or that he would recognize that as a part of himself that needs the constant presence of the Holy Spirit to bear better fruit. I wonder if perhaps he sees himself as a bit of a prophet, sometimes those who speak out loudly tend to style themselves as such. It would make an interesting study to really dig into the lives and methods of the ancient prophets and compare them with the self-styled ‘truth tellers’ of today. I suspect we’d all have a lot to learn about how God wants us to speak out and react against injustice and falsehood.
    (Seriously…someone with a theology/biblical studies degree, please tackle this topic!)

  • The Gospel is true and offensive to those who don’t believe it, no matter how you present it, whether it’s as gentle and Loving as a puppy or as harsh as a thorn. I find your response to him a little over kill as find his blog lol you two should write together than maybe you would “approve” because that’s what we’re seeking right? Lol! He has a right to blog what he wants just as you do. I also find it very hypocritical that you assume he treats his family e same way he speaks on his blog. Get over yourself and worry about your sin and pray for everyone else’s.

  • I’d argue the counterpoint that we need more Mat Walsh’s in the world. I too, don’t agree with everything he says but for some reason it’s OK for liberals / feminists / other maniacs to shout from the rooftop but when a conservative does it, they are judging. I’m willing to bet, Jory, that you fall into some of these groups Matt frequently writes about. You don’t like it – I get it. So you turn the argument against Mr. Walsh and pit his writing style against his own faith (see: your choice of scripture against Walsh). You conveniently place yourself as a moderate – not too far left, or too far right – which somehow makes you immune from choosing sides on touchy topics Matt frequently writes about. You’re probably pro-choice, pro-gay-marriage and maaaaybe even a little anti-2nd-amendment. Although you’d probably just as soon label me as being judgmental too.

    • There are christian liberals and feminists, and the Gospel is not right wing politics. In fact, Jesus is very missing from most politics.

      • Certainly. Sorry if I implied otherwise. That wasn’t my point. I too would be considered a moderate however I also have no problems with Walsh’s blog from a Christian POV even though I disagree with some of his writings. In a world where people follow the group who yells the loudest it’s nice to see people like Matt Walsh calling their bluff. My point was I believe Jory has more of a problem with Walsh’s views (anti-gay marriage, pro-life, pro-2nd amendment) than his “tone” even though that is how she has chosen to wrap her argument around.

        • How exactly is Matt Walsh calling their bluff? Isn’t he really just trying to yell louder than the other loud yellers? I think the world needs LESS Matt Walsh’s, not more. And yes, I would actually apply that to the liberal side as well. Less yelling, period. Less trying to prove our rightness (righteousness) through blog posts and Twitter outbursts and more chats over some decaf coffee and conversation and maybe we’ll never agree but we’ll be able to say “You know what? I see in you someone who is trying their best to live a life that follows Christ. We have different conclusions about how to do that, but your heart and your passion for Him is beautiful.”

        • With respect, I think what these folks are saying, Roger, is that this is precisely where you are reading quite a bit into the original article. Micah specifically says that she is not calling out Walsh for his views, but for the unnecessarily unkind, derisive, and sometimes even hateful ways in which he chooses to express those views. Nowhere in the article does Michal suggest that Walsh’s political views are the issue. I would add the idea that while it’s perfectly fine to be outspoken and passionate about one’s views, there are ways of speaking powerfully that do not run afoul of the command to love one’s neighbor. Walsh is either choosing meanness, or just isn’t a good enough writer to express passion and conviction without resorting to *ad hominem* attacks and name-calling. I personally DO disagree with him on basically everything, but I hope, at least, that I would be just as ready to call out anyone with whom I do agree if he/she we to resort to the kind of puerile rhetorical bullying that is Walsh’s stock in trade.

    • Question: did you read what she wrote at all? I mean honestly your comment just doesn’t even fit what she wrote. She never hated on his stance as a conservative, told him his beliefs were wrong or anything. She called out his unkindness and even specified at the beginning if he wasn’t a Christian she wouldn’t write about him bc as Christians we’re held to a higher standard. She called him out in a loving way bc he’s a jerk (I’d like to use other language but I’ll restrain myself). And she used his own tweets to prove her point! Go find me a CHRISTIAN feminist or liberal spewing out hate constantly and I’ll personally call them out myself! But good luck with that! She’s not picking on Matt Walsh bc they have d different views! And read her about me, she’s not pro choice or pro gay marriage! Here’s the thing, the reason conservative get called out so often is they claim to be Christian while practicing hate mongering! And sure Jesus got angry from time to time in the bible… But who did he get angry with? The religious hypocrites, not the secular “sinners”. He didn’t yell at the adulterous woman or tax collectors, he hung out with them! Matt Walsh calls out non Christians using hate and sarcasm, the same ppl we’d probably find Jesus chilling with today if he was living here. Lord have mercy!

      • Look, Elizabeth – I can tell you obviously aren’t a umm, Matt Walsh supporter. Your comment pretty much screams “I have a dart board with Matt Walsh’s face on it”. I get it. Matt Walsh is a jerk. I agree 100%. I kind of like him being a jerk 75% of the time because conservative Christians have all too often been labeled as uneducated and close-minded. Could he dial back on his sarcasm? Probably. And if I’m wrong about Jory, then I’ll eat crow. I’m just calling it like I see it though. Her article above screams – much like your comment and others below – that you guys flat don’t agree with his VIEWS and are using his “tone” as a convenient means of saying he’s wrong. It’s cheap.

        • I am sorry Roger, but you could not be more wrong. I actually DO agree with a lot of Matt’s views. As said in the post, I don’t agree with how he projects his views.

    • Dig deeper Roger. I am pro-life, theologically for traditional marriage, but would like to see more gun control, but sadly, don’t think that will happen. I am a feminist, but not a “liberal” feminist as Walsh puts it. I simply believe men and women are equal in both worth and authority. I don’t fit in humanmade boxes.

      • Ok, Jory. Maybe I approached this from the wrong POV to begin with. I don’t read your blogs, so I’m obviously a fish out of water here. From all the comments of your supporters coming to your aid here – it would seem your article could have well been titled “I have a problem with the way Matt Walsh treats women”. I’m a guy, so I’m not going to pretend I understand feminism (the liberal OR conservative version?). I’ll politely bow out of this discussion since I’m obviously not the demographic who frequents your blog. Carry on.

        • I don’t think she was saying just the way he treats women, many of Matt’s comments are more than off hand. Also the way you treat one group of people reflects how you really feel about the rest of the world.

          • Yes, it really bothers me the way he treats ALL people, but I have a soft heart for women for sure!

  • ““If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • I reached out to Matt Walsh at least twice on social media concerning his treatment of women and people and was ignored by him.

  • JORY I found your blog a few weeks ago and I love it. Absolutely love it. I’ve never read or heard any of Matt Walsh’s stuff, so I can’t comment on the content of his stuff, but the way you say we should approach all of this is spot on and Biblically centered.

  • THANK YOU for expressing so clearly and wonderfully how I feel. Matt Walsh has always rubbed me the wrong way. You put it into words for me.

  • Thank you so much for this post. I completely agree! I tend to land on the “progressive” end of things, so I don’t agree with Matt’s views very often, but there have been a couple of his posts that I’ve thought were good. However, I have noticed that he NEVER shows grace or kindness to ANYONE who disagrees with his views. That really bothers me. It’s like he can only show love and acceptance to his own “tribe” but screw everybody else. He also comes across as arrogant and cocky rather than humble. I’m with you on this one!

  • Hi Jory!

    First of all, this is a very well written and thoughtful post. I just learned of your blog when a friend shared this post, and I look forward to going back and reading more from you.

    Now, let me say first that I am not by any means a Matt Walsh “apologist” – As a fellow believer and regular reader of his writing, I am about 99.9% sure that we have massive theological differences when it comes to faith. Regardless, I also do not doubt the sincerity or passion of his belief in Jesus.

    With that preface out of the way, here is the way I see it. My wife and I have had similar conversations about Matt in the past, because his style IS very abrasive often times, although well intentioned (in my estimation).

    There are two reasons why I feel that perhaps Matt’s style is valid and, yes, even necessary in our modern culture.

    1) It knocks the church out of complacency: Now for complete clarity here, when I say “the church” – I am referring to the body of Christ, which is comprised of everyone who believes in the death and resurrection of Jesus and accepts him as their savior. Just want to be clear on that point.

    – All too often in the modern church, we *ARE* hypocritical and we *DO* struggle to preach a message that is consistent with the actual teachings of Jesus/The Bible. There is a reason why people with liberal social views and/or atheists, followers of other religions, etc. constantly call us out on this issue. It’s a real issue! I feel that much of this is due to the modern ‘tolerance gospel’ that is not only prevalent in churches, but in all facets of secular and religious society.

    As believers, it’s necessary in this woefully fallen culture to get away from that ‘Jesus conforms to YOU and YOU don’t need to conform to Jesus’ message. It’s an incredibly dangerous notion that is leading many people astray.

    Matt, in his ‘in your face’ style – breaks up the ‘happy, non-challenging’ message that is pervading the church. He calls for us to stand up and call things what they are. To call evil, evil. To fight it. To boldly proclaim its darkness rolling over our culture. Frankly, I think that in our day and age, this bold approach is necessary to get some (not all) Christians to actually practice and live what we supposedly believe and preach. It’s a wake up call. It makes us feel righteous anger because we NEED to be feeling righteous anger at what’s happening around our country and the world. We need to ACT.

    2) It challenges the most hard-hearted: Matt obviously writes about very controversial issues, purposefully and without apology. There are certain columns that are meant to ‘preach to the choir’ – and there are certain columns that are meant to challenge, vigorously, those who hold un-Godly and fallen views on very important topics. Abortion, Homosexuality and so on.

    As someone who has lived in Southern Cal and been heavily involved in the theatre/acting community, I have an overwhelming majority of friends and peers who subscribe to extremely liberal social views. Some profess to be believers and many do not. But the fact remains that they all need to be subjected to the truth of God’s Word, despite the difficulty and extremely emotional aspects that those discussions create.

    Quite frankly, many (again, not all) of the people in that category I just mentioned are simply not going to actively seek out online blogs have an overtly ‘positive’ style when it comes to the ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’ message. That message to many people in those communities is just as offensive as Matt Walsh. Now, don’t get me wrong. I think there is GREAT value in building people up, obviously. Not everyone needs to be challenged so strongly to come to a point of being open to God. But many, MANY folks DO need that.

    By writing in his abrasive, sarcastic and yes, ‘offensive’ style, Matt is doing something that’s actually pretty extraordinary. He’s getting people who are diametrically opposed to his (IMO largely Biblically correct) views on hot-button social issues to READ, to SHARE and to open dialogue publicly. Now yes, a vast majority of those folks will remain steadfast and entrenched in their positions on things like abortion, LGBT issues and so forth. But perhaps maybe, just maybe, a few seeds will be planted in the most unlikely of places. All because he writes in an ‘offensive’ and confrontational manner and some folks who would otherwise never venture out of their online ‘bubble’ of progressive, extreme liberal news sources and blogs will actually SEE this message because it’s so ‘out there’ and controversial to the general public.

    The Bible tells us that we will be hated for our beliefs. Now certainly that is not to be taken as a license to be truly hateful and nasty to people in the name of Christ. But it DOES rather imply that if we truly hold the teachings of Christ and the ‘unpopular’ parts of Christianity… We’re not going to be at all popular or widely accepted. Just look at the way the church is being treated in our country and across the world. It’s getting worse day by day.

    Perhaps by getting in some peoples faces with harsh but accurate assessments, some lives will be touched?

    As I said, this is not something I can 100% say I feel absolutely sure about. I’ve wrestled with Matt’s commentaries as well. But I do feel that hopefully this gives another PoV from another Brother in Christ.

    Just things to think on and pray about. For Matt as well as his readers. Mostly though, the unsaved who view his work.

    • I have to respectfully disagree. There’s writing passionately and powerfully, there’s being outspoken, and there’s even being offensive, in the way that really good satire (think Swift) or really good punk is offensive. And then there’s simple name-calling and mean-spirited rhetorical bullying, The former categories are all the product of good writing and strong arguments; the latter ones are the product of a bad writer who can’t make arguments that can stand on their own, and who therefore tries to make himself look smarter by calling his opponents names. Walsh’s rhetoric falls very much into the latter category. He’s either choosing to be a schoolyard bully, or can’t write well enough to create power and passion save at the expense of others. Either way, he’s wrong.

      • Well, on most occasions in his writing I tend to think that his arguments for his positions, especially regarding abortion, do stand on their own.

        Perhaps that gets lost in the rhetoric. Again, I am not acting as an apologist here.

        But as I said above, the one thing you can’t really argue with is the fact that there are a lot of people who see his work that typically would not. For the reasons stated above. Folks tend to often stick to news channels, blogs, groups of friends, etc. who share similar views. Again, not all the time. But it’s fair to say that’s relatively common.

        When you get someone like Walsh whose commentary creates ‘buzz,’ whether you feel that’s a positive or negative thing… It IS getting eyeballs on his message.

        If that message manages to plant a seed in even one person, I think he would argue he did his job. I can’t necessarily disagree.

        But I also can’t disagree with your assessment. It’s a very complex topic.

        • Finally, I’ll just finish by saying that I am not looking to drum up controversy or argue with anyone. That’s the last thing I want. I put forth my own hypothesis of another way to look at Walsh’s writing as a fellow believer who also struggles with his rhetoric at times.

          But I also desire to see as many people reached for Christ as possible. Do the ends of Matt Walsh’s blogs justify the means? I am not qualified to answer that question.

          But I do think that if I was given the choice of seeing people reached with a harsh, but honest message about the sin-nature of our society, OR, allowing people to just continue going about their lives in the ‘tolerance and acceptance at all costs’ era we’re entering… I don’t know. That’s a question I’d really have to pray about. It’s not so cut and dried.

          I appreciate this post, though, and all the comments.

          We’re all on the same team 🙂

        • “Getting eyeballs on the message”? All well and good, assuming that the message that people see is the gospel.

          But if Matt’s approach to people isn’t Christlike, then will readers see Christ’s love in it? If he doesn’t treat men and women the way he would like to be treated, how is his message the gospel?

          What if the “seed” he plants isn’t the gospel, but the seed of his own sarcasm and arrogance? And readers start mimicking that, without love? It’s hard for me to see that as a win for Jesus.

    • Tyler – Thank you for your respectful comment, but I have to agree. The Word is clear that “God’s love and kindness draws us to repentance” – not shock value or harsh writing. God Bless! 🙂

  • I too would echo the sentiment of 1st Cor 13:1 in urging Mr Walsh to not be a “clanging symbol”. I have similar issues with preachers who spend more time tearing down others than teaching the word. Thanks for this

  • Point well-taken Jory, and a well written essay. I have noticed that the only people Jesus took a condemning tone with in the gospels were pharisees (self-righteous religious leaders with impeccable morals.) Do you feel that applies in this situation?

    • Thanks Ted. Yes, Jesus was only harsh with pharisees. I am not sure if Matt is a Pharisee, which is why I tried to be very non-harsh. 🙂

  • Matt Walsh is a character, not a real person. He is being absurdly over the top in order to make a point. I doubt very much that he acts like that in real life. The internet is full of bland, dispassionate commentary; his stands out. Offensive, yes. But keep in mind he is playing a role. Not saying that I agree with that choice, but sometimes you have to stand out by being almost ridiculous in order to be heard. Think about how many people have read him because they are shocked, SHOCKED, at his tone. 🙂

  • It is always interesting to see someone who makes a biblical stance and then see others who justify their thoughts and opinions based on what they ‘feel’ rather than what the bible says. Shouldn’t our main focus as Christians be to at least try to follow biblical principles rather than doing what the ‘world’ does – which is navigating life by what they feel rather than following God’s truth about how to best live our lives and get along with others.

  • I recall listening to Matt Walsh’s discussion on women in the church given at the Village Church. I was struck at the lack of exegesis he used to communicate his views. (Hence I didn’t give him any more attention.) I am hoping that he did his homework in private and just chose to appeal to cultural norms to defend his view of men and women. But that is what is disconcerting: his use of cultural norms of communication to advance his theology. Hence, it does not surprise me to read that he has been sarcastic, ungracious, condescending, etc. Good post.

  • The Apostle Paul used some pretty strong language when discussing heretics. He said he wished they would emasculate themselves, and he also said things like turn a brother over to Satan when he refuses correction by the Church, and this is still practiced in the Orthodox Church today when it is necessary. The Apostle John ran out of a Roman bath house when it was discovered a well known Gnostic heretic was in there with him stating something to the effect of, “Let us leave this place before it collapses on us due to his presence.” The Lives of the Saints and the writings of the Church Fathers are filled with the occasional barb toward those espousing heresy and apostasy. From the examples given, Matt Walsh didn’t really say anything too harsh, and yes I’m well aware he’s rubbed some people the wrong way, but sometimes there’s no easy way to say something. So you have to say it and not mince words. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend.”

    The problem is way too many Western Christians, particularly of the Evangelical variety, want the lion of Christianity but desire to remove his claws and teeth.

      • The examples you provided are not good examples of him being harsh. The Church Fathers said much harsher things about heretics and apostates, and sometimes harsh language has to be used. St. John Chrysostom is one that comes to mind, and sometimes the Church itself uses strong language. Read the anathemas of the Seven Ecumenical Councils, and you’ll see where unrepentant heretics were kicked out unless they repented. Many could say the Church and Fathers weren’t friendly to heretics, but it’s impossible to be friendly to the wolves who would devour the sheep.

        • Your not referencing anything Biblical. Your references are post Bible time records. They werent in the right any more than Matt is.

          • If anything I have said has come across as harsh, rest assured, it’s nothing personal. I’m this blunt and direct with everyone and appreciate the same from others. I don’t belive in sugar coating words when often times it’s the sugar coating that can remove the effectiveness and meaning of the words.

          • Justin – Jesus did get blunt with the religious for being hypocrites. Yes. But that is about it. He did not get harsh with “sinners” as Matt Walsh does.

          • The money changers, the fig tree (maybe it didn’t sin, just wasn’t fruitful), the Disciples, … I thought we were all “sinners”. Maybe we are just all hypocrites.

          • I am sure we are all hypocrites to some degree, but I think “pharisee types” are the worst hypocrites. Jesus seems to make that clear.

          • Matthew 23:
            27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
            28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

            Scribes and Pharisees are both noted; but we see CHRIST talk about many hypocrites.
            Matthew 15:
            7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
            8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
            9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

            We know what HE says will happen in Matthew 7:23 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

            Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
            Proverbs 28:26 “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”

            1 John 2:
            14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
            15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
            16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

            We do not care about what you understand or feelings; we Love others and you more than your feelings.

          • 1 Peter 1:
            20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
            21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

            Proverbs 26:
            4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
            5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

            Proverbs 28:
            26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

            Maybe needed from both sides of the argument?

      • Christ called the Pharisees “A brood of vipers,” which is in Scripture, but it’s ludicrous to disregard the Church Fathers. The Bible you claim to follow was given to the world by the Church in 400 A.D. as a result of a council, and it was the influence of numerous Church Fathers that led to the desire for a New Testament canon. Without their influence you wouldn’t have a Bible; so it does matter what they have to say and you should care.

  • I must respectfully disagree. I’m a woman but I don’t think Mr. Walsh hates women. I think he hates the liberal feminists’ views, ideals, and actions as liberal feminists tend to think that we as women are oppressed and that men and the rest of the world hate women, along with them representing women with issues he finds very much disagreeable. As a woman, I find myself agreeing with him in that sense because I feel I do not need a cause any longer now that women are free, and I do not wish to appear as if I cannot take care of myself (you must admit, liberal feminism sheds many lights upon this and makes us look helpless!)

    Thank you!

  • I found this post looking for why people listen to Matt Walsh. I am not familar with him i dont read blogs on a regular basis but a friend posted something from him on my facebook so i started reading some of his post which led me to this post. I enjoyed reading your post, very on point I think, it’s a blog so it’s an opinion but by claiming it’s from a Christian POV and that he is a Christian, he is held to a different standard by his fellow brothers and sisters as a representative (and leader with his following) of all of us.
    Here is a thought, in this election year with Donald Trump using the shock and appall strategy to gain attention it’s possible that Matt Walsh is nothing but an illusion using the same tactics to be noticed and thus create a job for himself. In either case I will pray he finds peace in his soul and realizes that his delivery is problematic and does not represent the best side of the body of Christ.

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