Matter of Faith: Beware of dogs


From: Bill Steidtmann

In Disney’s 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Snow White lands herself in a difficult place, having bitten an apple poisoned with “the Sleeping Death,” a curse that puts her to sleep until the spell is broken by love’s first kiss. Her dwarf friends put her in a glass coffin and keep watch over her while she sleeps. The voice of Snow White was performed by Adriana Caselotti, who was born on May 6, 1916, and died on January 18, 1997. Here is the reason* she was born on May 6:

1 Thessalonians 5:6 “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”

And the reason* she died on January 18:

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

In Disney’s 1961 film “One Hundred and One Dalmatians,” the notorious Cruella De Vil didn’t just want a white fur coat like the one she was wearing when she showed up the night Perdita’s puppies were born, she wanted one with spots, as she made clear when she was shown a spotless newborn puppy: “Ohhh, the devil take it, they’re mongrels! No spots! No spots at all! What a horrid little white rat, ehh!” To which the nanny replied: “They’re not mongrels! They’ll get their spots! Just wait and see.” Followed by Anita’s: “That’s right Cruella, they’ll have their spots in a few weeks.” The voice of Cruella De Vil was performed by Betty Lou Gerson, who had already spent years as a voice actress in various radio dramas, and was an accomplished professional as evidenced by the fact that she performed two completely different characters in the movie, the other being Mrs. Birdwell in the TV show “What’s My Crime?” which is playing while the lost puppies make their escape from the De Vil mansion. Gerson’s well practiced ability to change her voice is the reason Mrs. Birdwell’s voice isn’t the one people easily associate with her. Betty Lou Gerson was born on April 20, 1914, and she died on January 12, 1999.

Here is the reason* she was born on April 20:

Galatians 4:20 “I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.”

And the reason* she died on January 12:

Jude 1:12 “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots … ”

The world insists that it makes its own decisions, that God respects the free will of Man and has a laissez-faire policy. The notion that God would force a person (or event) to align with His Word, be that connection ever so figurative, or pun-filled, or ironic, is not something the world will entertain or acknowledge. These things are deemed to be “mere coincidences.” The world takes Darwinian credit for its own script, just like the decision theologists who deny John 1:13, a verse they avoid when explaining why they are saved and others are not – they say they are born again by a decisive act of their own free will.

John 1:13 “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, NOR OF THE WILL OF MAN, but of God.”

Mankind is always trying to self-cover themselves, but that self-covering is always blemished. God has to do it because His covering doesn’t have any spots on it. Only then are the results as white as snow.

Gen. 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

From Wikipedia, “Dalmatia”: “The name Dalmatia derives from the name of the Dalmatae tribe, which is connected with the Illyrian word delme meaning ‘sheep … ’” So what do we get when a group of people say that they’re Jesus’ sheep but they’re not? What if they’re really the spotted puppies of Perdita, which is a (Latin) name, which means “lost”?

1 Peter 1:18-19 “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

* One of potentially many. This is typology kindergarten.


Search Archives

Our online forms will help you through the process. Just fill in the fields with your information.

Any troubles, give us a call.