Warning: If you enjoy the bliss of ignorance, are easily perturbed, suffer from acid reflux, have a weak heart, or think that the American church is headed in the right direction and no amount of proof will convince you otherwise, please read no further!
James 2:19, “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble!”
I was going to title this post ‘worse than devils’ but since the content of it will be harsh enough already, I thought I would let my kind and gentle nature have the better of me, at least where the title is concerned.
For the past couple weeks I’ve been hyperventilating! Even though I don’t watch television that often, when I do get a chance, I watch the news, and during every news broadcast, on every channel, it is inevitable that one run across an acceptance speech of some senator, some appointee, and yes, even the new President, who all end their speech with the requisite ‘God bless America’. This saying has become as commonplace as hearing ‘check please’ in a diner during breakfast rush. Every time I would hear these words coming from the mouths of men and women who not only reject God but are enacting legislation to silence and choke off the truth altogether, it was like hearing the proverbial nails on chalkboard.
I don’t hold the elected officials accountable as much however, as I do those who by all rights ought to be the representatives of the church, the ambassadors of Christ, the generals on the front lines for truth, justice, and godliness.
From hearing some of them pray to ‘the god of our many understandings’, to some deity known as ‘Isa’, and of course to an all encompassing, all accepting, all embracing entity that is whoever you choose your god to be, whether a stone, a bird, a Twinkie, or an apple tree, I witnessed one preacher after another, betray the one true God, and sell their birthright for fear of being labeled an extremist. Blood is on your hands dear sirs, and your robes are stained red with it! May God have mercy on your souls!
Yes, sure, God bless America! It’s not hard to let some words spill out of our mouth, it’s not even hard to type them, God bless America, see I did it again, but the question that one must ponder is why would He?
Let’s analyze our current condition, our current predicament if you will for awhile, and compare our actions and decisions with the Word of God, to see if as some preachers are saying, a new wave of prosperity is just around the corner, the transference of wealth is on the way, and the repossession man really won’t find the car you can’t afford at your cousin’s house.
The following are in no particular order, so please no one read into it. I am simply putting them down as the come to me. I know this may sound irrelevant, but I do get some e-mails and telephone calls that read so much into the trivial that they couldn’t see the message of the whole. As clichéd as it might be, yes, some cannot see the forest for the trees.
First is Israel. Within a very short period of time, you will see why this is important. Although it has not yet started, soon this nation will distance itself from Israel as if it was contagious. Why is this important? Because of a covenant God made with Abram, before he was Abraham. To a God who is timeless, who is outside of space and time, as we know it, even though the covenant was made thousands of years ago, it is as fresh on His mind as though it were made yesterday. I know some of you will write in, rebuking me, rolling your eyes and saying what’s so important about Israel? They are God’s people! The covenant is spelled out in the Bible! That is all we need to know. I could go into exhaustive detail as to why Israel is important and relevant, but some whose minds are made up concerning this topic, are beyond reason, and as such beyond my ability to help.
Genesis 12:2-3, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Second is the issue of infanticide. Yes, I know abortion is a cleaner word, reminiscent of the term ‘abort mission’ used in every war movie ever made at one time or another, but the truth cannot be denied: It is infanticide, the killing of an infant before or after birth. It’s not enough that we’ve made it readily accessible here in America; we are now outsourcing it, and of course paying for it. How much blood can we spill before the fist of God comes down like a hammer upon an anvil? Again, I know I will get hate mail for this, being labeled an oppressor, an enemy of a woman’s right to choose, but before you start typing while frothing at the mouth, let me just say, I do believe in a woman’s right to choose to abstain, murder is another matter entirely!
Isaiah 1:16-17 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.”
Psalm 82:2-4, “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.”
There is nothing more defenseless than a newborn. There is nothing more worthy of defending, of freeing from the hand of the wicked, on whose behalf we must plead for justice than the unborn.
Third is the denial of the one true God. Now when I speak of this, it is not in the context of the world, but in the context of the modern day church. The leaders of Christianity as we know it today, and I could name names but it would be pointless since rather than a cabal, the deacons of deception are more like the hydra of ancient Greek mythology wherein if you cut off one head, another just grows back in its place, have not only distanced themselves, but entirely removed themselves from the truth of Scripture. They deny the Word of God, as though there were no consequence, and twist the truth of Scripture to fit their own depraved doctrines. So, the following scripture is for all the spineless preachers of perversion, who do not have the strength or fortitude to speak the truth and say unequivocally that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, that there is only One God, and no man can come to that One God but by Jesus His Son.
Exodus 20:3-6, “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations to those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
1 Timothy 2:5-6, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
Ephesians 4:4-6, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
What really gets me is that these fools with titles, with the spiritual depth of a rain puddle think that they are original, groundbreaking, edgy, innovative, and revolutionary. Newsflash: the idea of an all inclusive god stew is not new; it is not groundbreaking, edgy, or even original. History is repeating itself, and the first sermon Jeremiah preached against Judah needs to be repeated within many a church today. We have found no injustice in God, yet have gone far from Him, following idols and becoming idolaters. We have defiled the house of God, and made His heritage an abomination. The priests do not say where is the Lord, those who handle the law do not know Him, the rulers transgress against Him, the prophets prophecy by Ball and walk after things that do not profit, yet we still cry aloud, God bless America!
We have so deceived ourselves as a nation that we are living with the expectation of blessing while a curse is upon us. We still beat the dull drum of prosperity while judgment is at the door. We continue to deny God, question His sovereignty, mock His omnipotence, dismiss His counsel and reject His nature, yet still have the audacity to not only expect, but demand that He arise and save us.
Jeremiah 2:27-28, “For they have turned their back to Me and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, ‘arise and save us.’ But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, if they can and save you in the time of your trouble.”
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.