At Hayden Bible Church, beware of DFO – David F. Oliveria. He is a professing Christian but he appears to have a hard time applying his Biblical beliefs to his public life. He teaches adult Sunday School at Hayden Bible Church and he writes a political column for the Spokesman Review.
As Christians, we may have different opinions of the role of civil government. DFO sides with the proponents of larger, progressive civil government. I disagree with him but this difference is hardly worth any commentary. What is condemnable is he will repeat lies to accomplish his goals or win arguments.
Noteable are lies about Phil Hart – our legislative representative, who publicly defends the Bible and the Constitution – that he stole trees to build his home and is a tax cheat. While, on the other hand, you will find nothing in DFO’s columns condemning the formerly known as “Reagan Republicans” – his source for the inside scoop of the battles within the local Republican Central Committee – who three times brought ethics charges against Phil Hart which were dismissed for lack of evidence; or the fact that the formerly Reagan Republicans represented themselves as a non-profit group but were not registered and were a front for a for-profit campaign organization which works to get RINOs elected – and are currently under investigation by several agencies. DFO does not report both sides of an issue – just his.
Okay, even in the fact we are at opposite ends of the poles in this matter, one may agree with me in that he is openly biased but still question a public rebuke of this public figure. However, a true Christian knows he must please God rather than man (Psa 118:8, et al). This is taught all throughout Scripture. When we as a nation establish sin as our standard, we are in direct opposition to our Creator and Lawgiver. When we establish or promote idols – whether as gods or under cover of art, we are in direct oppostion to our Creator and Lord – we spit in the face of Almighty God. We do these things at our own peril, be it nationally, locally or personally. And here is where DFO shows his true colors: When the statue of Ganesha, the Hindu god, was placed on a corner of Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, DFO ridiculed those who opposed this. When Christians stood on the opposite corner from the statue with signs of protest and warning, DFO was standing among the Ganesha supporters, laughing it up and mocking his Christian brothers. I guess he has never read Psalm 1:1.
If you sit under David Oliveria to be instructed by him, beware and know he opposes the God of the Bible. I do not impute the entire church with this blame, although I wonder why he retains his authority there. This caution is directed only at the man DFO and not made against Hayden Bible Church. David Oliveria needs our prayers that God would wake him up and draw him back to standing for the Word of God.