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Friday, December 20, 2013

The Cowardly Lions


Recently, a man from Louisiana did something which in the eyes of many was vile, inflammatory, explosive, incendiary, unacceptable, and worthy of scorn….he quoted the Bible!

With simple words, in his simple way he called sin by name, and reminded all who had ears to hear that God is not mocked. Though some might insist that special dispensations are being handed out like foam fingers at a football game, the Word remains the Word, and  the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and whoever loves and practices lies, are still found outside, not having entered through the gates into the city.

Since one of the worst offenses for a sinner is to be reminded of the consequences of their sin, the backlash was quick in coming, and this man was summarily let go from his job on a television show about the business he’d built from scratch making duck calls of all things.

What rubs me raw and infuriates me to no end, is that the selfsame ‘spiritual leaders’ who threatened to march on Washington because some senator attempted to have them audited, are thoroughly silent when it comes to standing with this man and echoing his sentiment, in that sin is still sin in the eyes of God.

Oh, you cowards. Oh, you spineless, gutless succubae whose only interest is the padding of your billfold and the maintaining of the lifestyle you’ve become accustomed to. Will you not defend the Gospel for fear of being labeled a zealot? Will you not defend the Gospel for fear of no longer being loved by the world?

I do not know this man from Louisiana, but I do know character when I see it, and right now, as things stand, he has more character than every televangelist put together.

Stop calling yourselves soldiers of the cross. Stop calling yourselves ambassadors for Christ, stop lying to people and insisting that you are transforming the world, you cowards!

It is the world that has transformed you, and now, when it counts you side with the world because you love the world so.

If your convictions will not compel you to take a stand, perhaps you can be shamed into it! Perhaps that’s what it will take, and even then you will find a way to soften the blow, to dilute the truth, to make those who would preach the Gospel seem fringe and unloving.

You may think yourselves lions, but at best you are cowardly lions. At worst, you are the tools of the devil, pretending to serve Jesus while leading people to hell because you don’t love them enough to tell them the truth.

Ezekiel 18:20-21, “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to these words. I have kept praying for their family, and the integrity in which they live. Phil's understanding of why God has allowed them to have this show is to exhibit God's ministry through them. His strength is in Christ alone. Let us continue to pray for others to step from behind the curtains, and speak truth, in love..for that's the only way. God's blessings to you and your dear family in this Advent of our Christ's soon return. In His Strong Grip of Grace, Robin

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!

Rory said...

I agree. Compare the pastor of a mega church in Texas selling "Your Best Life Now" and his response to the same question offered to the man from Louisiana...
Right on Michael.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Boldea,
Thank you for this article and all of your blogs. I come to this website for encouragement because it's one of the few that speaks truth. Although I don't watch Duck Dynasty, I applaud this man for speaking his convictions. Oh that we all would do the same how strong the Church would be.

Carol H said...

AMEN!!

Anonymous said...

Amen. Praise God for men such as these and yourself, as they few in number. May God bless all who will STAND and not let their garments be soiled.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Here is fiery zeal and profound gravity like unto that of Jeremiah, and, yes, even of Jesus Christ Himself! Praise God for such courage in His servant Michael. Lord, please continue to strengthen him in Your service. Amen.

Melanie

Barbara said...

People are more and more afraid to call sin a sin. This guy felt he could just say what he felt no matter how crudely or potentially offensively. People were not upset with his coarse language that is demeaning of sex in general, but that he dared to call homosexuals sinners.

He is not condemning them. That is God's law that causes sin, no Phil's law. People don't want to hear anything about the true nature of God period. They want to believe that God loves them for whatever they do and whoever they are.

Preachers hand out this message because the people with money are willing to pay to hear it. The poor and outcast who stick to the true word of God don't matter to them much. I do think judgement will come on these churches, and it will be part of the last days spectacle of the tribulation.

Helen Bowser said...


THANK YOU dear, dear Brother. When I heard about this incident I feel down and cried out to God to PLEASE pour out a Spirit of BOLDNESS on our Christian leaders who are NOT leading. I have prayed and prayed for them. Their silence and inaction is deafening and disgraceful. I'm with Chas. Finney who said whatever is happening in our world, it is the fault of the pulpit. It has never been more clear than today!

Helen Bowser
Virginia Beach

(Sorry, I had previously erroneously placed this comment on the wrong message.)

Anonymous said...

I'd rather here the simple truth of God's Word frankly proclaimed by a "simple" man, than one who dilutes the truth for the applause of men, or because his learning has driven him to undermine its veracity, under the vomit-laden guise of political-correctness.

david's heart... said...

Amen!!

david's heart... said...

Amen!!