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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Repercussions


There are no actions without consequence. There are no choices without repercussions. One of the fundamental laws of the universe states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Although attributed to Newton as his third law, the reality of this law existed far, far before Newton put it into words.

I do not live in a vacuum and neither do you.  Consequently, teachers don’t teach in a vacuum, preachers don’t preach in a vacuum, and as such there are repercussions to the teachings and the sermons men utter. Real lives are being shipwrecked, real faith is being shattered, and real hearts are being made weary by the onslaught of falsehood being passed as gospel nowadays.

The real heartbreak is that it takes some time for the repercussions of certain things to be made evident to the naked eye. One indulgent meal replete with cookies, cakes, and milk shakes will not make you obese, but keep eating it for a few months and you will see the pounds gradually tick upwards.

We are beginning to see the repercussions of our choices in many areas nowadays, from overly stimulated children whose youth was spent in front of the internet, to adults who no longer know what it is to have a meaningful, loving relationship because of all the pornography they’ve ingested, to Christians who honestly believe the only expectation God ever had of them was to raise a hand in church on any given Sunday even if they didn’t really mean it, or because they felt pressured by their parents to do it.

When seeds are sown the harvest does not come in overnight. It takes a season of germinating and growing before they take root, break through the soil, and grow into what they were intended to be.

The seeds of our Christless gospel, the seeds of our powerless gospel, the seeds of our fraudulent gospel, and the seeds of our heretical gospel have broken through the ground and now we are seeing the gnarled, misshapen dead shrubs it has produced.

Like most anything, false doctrine has a cumulative, compounded effect, to the extent that there are certain brash, arrogant individuals who will vociferously argue against the sovereignty of Christ, the infallibility of the Gospel, and God Himself all the while calling themselves Christians, due to all the falsehood they’ve absorbed and accepted into themselves over the years.

We are just now beginning to see the repercussions of the Me Gospel, the Social Gospel, the Prosperity Gospel and the Fire Insurance Gospel. Worse is on the way, and those who still dare to stand on the walls of the citadel and cry aloud are bone weary, and down to their last ebbing strength.

Pray for those who still preach truth. Pray for those who still walk in light. Pray for those who still insist upon righteousness, because they are growing fewer by the day, and the darkness is set against them and their loved ones.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Anything But An Elephant!


Political correctness has made us fools. It has robbed us of reason and logic, making it almost criminal to speak truth, or call a thing by its proper name. Our refusal to properly identify something or someone is a seemingly daily occurrence, and every time anyone has the temerity to actually call a duck a duck, they are lambasted and labeled insensitive for daring to point out what everyone else is pretending they do not see.

In today’s society an elephant can be anything except for an elephant. It can be an obese zebra, a giraffe with a birth defect, a hippopotamus with an identity issue, but whatever we decide it is it cannot be an elephant.

As such, a Muslim extremist cannot be a Muslim extremist. Either he is a disenfranchised youth who was so appalled by the new dollar menu at his local fast food trough he just went nuts, or a young man who was spurned by love and decided to go out like the coward he was, or he was abused as a child, or touched by an uncle on Halloween when he was a teenager. Call him anything but what he really was, and try to explain away his actions by any means other than religious zealotry.

The reason everyone is so eager to call it something other than what it is, is because the whole notion of moral equivalency gets annihilated when you realize that one of these things is not like the other.

Grandma Doris won’t be trying to shoot up an army recruitment office after the potluck at the Foursquare Baptist Church, and uncle Bob isn’t planning on blowing himself up to get his seventy virgins after this week’s pancake prayer breakfast.

There is no moral equivalency here, yet this is what is being pushed over and over again. I’m sorry, but the crusades took place almost a thousand years ago. People are getting beheaded by Muslim extremists today. How is that the same? How are the two even in the same solar system?

We can go into the whole reason the crusades happened in the first place, and for those of you that have swallowed revisionist history it wasn’t because the Christians wanted to take over the world, it was to stem the timed of Muslim aggression, but that’s beside the point altogether.

What is of great import is that we start calling an elephant an elephant, and stop trying to find other justifications for what just happened and what will unfortunately happen over and over again, than that which  is painfully obvious from the jump.

We are where we are as a society because we refuse to call things by their proper name, and coddle that which we should be rejecting. Yes, abortion is murder! Yes, sin is terminal! Yes, religious zealots are actively seeking to murder innocent people thinking they are doing God a favor!

Unless we come to terms with reality, unless we lay aside the notion of political correctness and speak the truth unabashedly, our silence and obfuscation will be our own undoing.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Deeper Truths


In order to control a people you must first do away with hope, followed closely by doing away with its history and rewriting it to your own liking. If someone knows where they come from, the history of their ancestry, what their forefathers accomplished, where they failed, and how they persevered, there is a connection, and there is an identity in something other than the system and the powers that be.

Anyone who hopes to mold and reshape a people to their own nefarious ends cannot build upon the foundation of the past but rather tear it down, bulldoze it, pave over it, and start anew with a construct and design of their own choosing.

You can’t get someone to hate who they are by insisting their forefathers did some bad things but also a lot of good. You have to convince them they were vile, evil men and women whose only desire was the subjugation of their fellow man; individuals who walked around with bloodlust in their eyes looking for their next hapless victim.

If you can eradicate someone’s past, you can shape their present and dictate their future. Cast enough doubt on any one person’s history and ancestry, cast enough doubt on any one nation’s acts and actions, and eventually you can talk someone into doubting absolutely everything.

If a certain thing I held dear turned out not to be true, what else isn’t true about me, my family, my ancestry, or my nation?

What is currently happening in America is psychological warfare at its most brutal. The sheep have already been culled, and so it’s easy to brainwash them, bombard them with misinformation, and steer them toward a particular set of responses whenever and wherever you have need of a large group of useful idiots.

Thinking for oneself has become taboo practice in America, and God help you if you refuse to fall in line and bleat along with the rest of the sheep. You are free to speak your mind as long as your mind is the hive mind, as long as you parrot what they themselves have parroted on down the line, without ever taking a step back and seeing the idiocy you are regurgitating for what it is.

There is a deeper, more nefarious purpose to systematically dismantling this nation’s history and it has nothing to do with what is being trumpeted as the cause of the displeasure.

By now we should be used to smokescreens and sleight of hand but it would seem our predisposition to give the powers that be the benefit of the doubt still plays into whether or not we have our eyes open to the reality of all that is taking place around us.

With so many spinning plates, and so many eager to take a sledgehammer to our kneecaps while we’re attempting to spin said plates, it’s only a matter of time. It’s not as though we didn’t know these days were coming. Nevertheless, it is a strange feeling to be living them.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sodom and Then Some


Now that the horse is out of the barn and proudly prancing in some parade or another many a Christian has seen fit to take to the internet and decry the ease with which thousands of years of precedent, Biblical council, and human reason were dispatched in order to facilitate the whims of a handful of deviant individuals.

As one would expect, the comparisons with Sodom have been plentiful, and I have yet to read an article on the topic that was able to keep itself from quoting the now infamous, ‘if God doesn’t soon bring judgment upon America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!’, widely attributed to Billy Graham, but whose actual originator was his wife Ruth.

I realize the following may be a shock to the system, but we’ve got Sodom and Gomorrah beat by more than a nose, or to use racing parlance, by more than a lap.

Cringe worthy as it may sound, we have surpassed both Sodom and Gomorrah in dark deeds for one specific yet undeniable reason: not only have we embraced sin wholesale, we have set upon exporting it to the world, and putting pressure on lesser countries to embrace the selfsame sin!

Sodom’s sins were contained to Sodom. Sodom did not have ambassadors offering financial incentives, immigrant visa packages, and interest free loans if only the nation in question would validate perversion and call it normal.

Sodom’s sins were its own, and there was a noticeable delineation between the men of Sodom, and the one righteous man also inhabiting the city. The Sodomites just wanted the men who came to visit Lot. They didn’t demand Lot deny his God, or bake them a cake to celebrate their depravity.

We have supposedly Christian denominations telling their parishioners things which are antithetical to Scripture, demanding they toe the line and stick to the prescribed talking points, all in a mad rush to be seen as tolerant of sin rather than obedient of God.

We are, by far, worse than Sodom because we have made countless little ones to stumble by removing repentance from our lexicon of oft repeated words. We have grieved the heart of God not in ignorance but with the full knowledge of what His Word says.

We have abandoned truth, and once more betrayed the Lord for far less than thirty pieces of silver, while the hirelings continue to repeat the lies they’ve contrived in order to continue living lives of duplicity and hypocrisy, wholly devoid of righteousness or sanctification.

We are, by far, worse than Sodom because we chose to trample upon the blood of the only begotten Son of God as though it were some worthless thing, all in the name of a perverted definition of love. We have turned our backs to true love – a love the men of Sodom were never privy to – and embraced a counterfeit all the while celebrating our depravity.

So the next time you hear someone comparing America to Sodom, realize we’ve surpassed them in many ways, and by the time the tale is told and the final nail is hammered into the coffin of what was once America, we will have surpassed them in every way.

Matthew 18:6-7, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to the man by whom the offense comes!”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Because I Said So!


Just because someone says something it doesn’t make it true. Just because someone affirms a thing, it does not mean that what they have affirmed is factually provable. What it means is that they said it, and that’s it.

I am a marathon runner. I am astronaut. I am a robot sent from the future to make sure robots are not invented. See? I can say, or at least type anything I want, but it doesn’t make it true.

I am not a marathon runner, nor am I an astronaut, or a robot for that matter. Simply because I affirmed these things didn’t magically make them factual.

If I tried to run a marathon I’d likely die of a heart attack, I have vertigo so being an astronaut’s a bust as well, and as far as being a robot from the future is concerned, we will leave science fiction to the science fiction writers.

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of articles forwarded to me by believers asking my opinion, and the crux of each of these articles was that some individual or another was affirming that they were Christians and practicing homosexuals.

As I said in the beginning, just because someone says something it doesn’t make it true.

You can be a practicing homosexual, or you can be a Christian. You cannot be both simultaneously. No matter how many hissy fits men and women throw, no matter how much they stomp their feet and hold their breath and ball their fists, it will not change the factuality of this reality.

You either love your sin more than you love God, or you love God more than you love your sin. The choice must be made by every individual as to whom or what they will choose, as well as the path they will follow.

This goes for every habitual sin, it goes for every sin that men are tethered to and yes, each of these separate men from God and put up a wall.

While we’re at it, unless I missed something along the way the entire notion of homosexuality is about being sexually attracted to the same sex. Since when is lust or sexual attraction love? Have we become that jaded that we can no longer differentiate between the two? Have we become so lost in our own perversity that we can no longer distinguish between lust and love?

Perhaps the most egregious consequence of this entire drama is that we take the blood of Christ, and the fact that He hung upon a cross for the sins of mankind, and make it null. We’ve done away with the notion of ‘go and sin no more’ and even have the temerity to say sin isn’t sin simply because we’ve decided it isn’t.

I’ve said this often enough but it bears repeating, if there were any other way for man to be reconciled unto God than through the shed blood of Christ, God would have employed that way. Sin is death, and the unrepentant man is dead in his sin until through repentance Christ breathes life into him and he is regenerated.

How much do you have to hate someone not to tell them about repentance and the consequences of refusing to turn from one’s sinful ways? How much do you have to hate someone to withhold the truth of Scripture from them attempting to placate them, and tell them they can use the carpool lane to heaven with their sin in tow? Yet, rather than being seen for what they are, such individuals are called tolerant, understanding, loving, and all-embracing, while those who in love cry aloud ‘repent’ are deemed hateful and bigoted.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Simple Questions


If your church cannot distinguish between the light and the darkness why are you still calling it your church?

If your pastor never mentions the name Jesus why are you still calling him your pastor?

If your denomination mocks and rejects the reality of the Holy Spirit why are you still calling it your denomination?

There comes a point when we become complicit. There comes a point wherein we cross the line from observer to participant. There comes a point wherein our inaction makes us just as guilty as those with blood on their hands, just as guilty as those who insist upon a Jesus not of Scripture but of their own making.

These are the thoughts which weighed heavy on my heart this morning, and I decided to share them. Brace yourselves dear souls, brace yourselves. The storm is here!

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Crossing Lines


Of all the things that have been happening stateside the past few days, the most heartbreaking of all has been the silence of the church. Not only has the church been wholly silent save for a few voices here and there that couldn’t help but make their objection known, but some hip, cool, and socially edgy pastors even saw fit to join parades and apologize for the stick-in-the-mud Christians who still cling to the notion of anything being sin or sinful.

In private e-mails with certain people I’ve been getting the ‘all sin is equal and we shouldn’t focus on homosexuality’ line, but since this is the ‘gotcha’ question of our day you can’t help but focus on it.

Nobody is asking preachers on television what their opinion is on lying, cheating, or bearing false witness, but the first question out of the gate is always, ‘what do you think about homosexual marriage?’

The conversation has moved beyond the act of homosexuality and the fact that God calls it sin, into the land of whether or not homosexual marriage is something to oppose, or embrace wholeheartedly in our suicide run toward judgment.

As a nation we’ve crossed another line, and as far as I am concerned it was an inevitability as long as the church continued its slumber, which it has. The only sound being heard from most churches are snores and the occasional belch after pizza night, with prayer, supplication, brokenness and repentance having been long abandoned for things that are easier on the knees, and more than just a handful of old fuddy-duddies could enjoy.

Our only mission is to grow our mission without a second’s thought as to the quality of members we are growing our missions with. We have talked ourselves into believing that the impressive size of our congregations proves that God is with us and that His stamp of approval shines bright upon our compromise and heresy, refusing to take into account that a tree is known by its fruit and right now our fruit is poisoned. Our fruit is killing innocent souls. Our fruit is strengthening the hand of the wicked and causing the hearts of the righteous to be grieved.

Dare we still beat our breast and say God is with us? Dare we still stand proud and say God bless our nation? Dare we still assume His protection or favor after all we have done to shun Him and His precepts as a nation? If we do then we are delusional, and yes I know that many a soul live their delusion every day, believing wholeheartedly that God cares not for what you do, what you say, how you live, what you practice, as long as you raised a hand in some sort of edifice calling itself a church at some point in your life.

As a nation we have crossed a line and there is no going back. As a nation we have made our position crystal clear Very soon God will, in no uncertain terms, make very clear what He thinks of the decision we’ve made.

For those who look at the situation and think to themselves ‘at least it’s over’ let me be the fly in your ointment and say it’s not over by a longshot. In order to know when this will be over you must first understand the intent with which this entire drama unfolded, and it wasn’t so two men who sodomize each other on a regular basis could have a marriage license. The intent, the endgame, the big picture is the utter destruction of the family unit, a complete rejection of morality, and a wholesale doing away with anyone still clinging to Biblical precepts and principles.

I’ve been telling you persecution was coming for the better part of six years, and now we have but little time left to prepare our hearts if we haven’t done so already.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.