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Saturday, September 27, 2014

And So It Begins


It happened sooner than I thought it would, and that is not a good thing. A United States citizen was beheaded on U.S. soil, of all places in Oklahoma. There will be plenty of people trying to spin this story and call it workplace violence, or some other politically correct euphemism, but the reality is what it is, and no amount of spin can change it.

A woman was beheaded in America, by a man who professed to be a Muslim convert.

To all of you who left the lovely comments about me being a fear monger, hate monger, war monger, intolerant of other cultures and whatnot a couple weeks ago when I wrote my article on moral equivalency, what say you now?

How many will it take for this nation to wake up and realize that it’s not the Bible bangers, Jesus freaks, turn or burn crowd, or churchgoers that are the imminent danger?

Will it take five? Will it take ten? Will it take fifty beheadings throughout this country before it becomes impossible to cover up the truth of what is happening?

This is the inevitability of what occurs when you glamorize sadists. This is what happens when you show the guys in the ninja suits walking in slow motion, carrying their black flags in the desert, and never mention that they likely smell like stale sweat and week old sheep lard, or that they’ve likely never been privy to a running shower. Am I profiling? No, not in the way you might think. Are the brain dead among us going to miss the point of this post altogether and start ranting about how I’ve proven my intolerance?  It is likely.

We’ve romanticized murderers and homicidal psychopaths, but this is nothing new. It has been going on for long and long, from Charles Manson, to the two brothers in Boston a couple years ago, to a handful of others the mass media has decided to glamorize and romanticize as though they were something other than the sick and evil twists they are.

I have always been a prepare for the worst, and hope for the best sort of guy. Oddly enough, I think the worst most folks are preparing for is far less than the reality we will be confronted with will be. When you place butchers among sheep, even a handful can rack up a hefty body count.

For the most part, I cannot say most people are ill equipped, but they are ill prepared for the brutality with which these individuals are pursuing their agenda, and the inevitable reality that if such events increase in number and frequency, their lives will forever be changed.

What can we do but steel ourselves? What can we do but be prayed up, and certain of our place in God? What can we do but what we’ve been doing for long and long, and simply be faithful servants of Christ Jesus even unto death?

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

8 comments:

Flee Babylon said...

You are heading towards the inevitable truth that we must lay down our lives, like sheep to the slaughter, trusting in God. And that won't sit well with most folks. Indeed while waiting for their call, they'll stack up bodies with blood on their hands saving this life and missing the next. And that call will never come. Not like that. Someone one told me that God works with martyrs. I told him we all must be prepared for that and he simply said it was only for some people and not all. I guess he didn't understand what a living sacrifice was, one prepared to be if called. We are all martyrs whether we to live or to die. Unfortunately, that's one truism most will deny. Jesus summed up the irony well enough. If you try and save your life you will lose it. How much more plain can you be?

Maria Tatham said...

Michael, it's tough to face the truth, but we have to. Then we have to run to Jesus. He can make us stand, help us love and forgive and preach the Gospel, and never deny Him Who died to save us from this awful mess.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. But at least, for the moment anyway, it was a typically American (in the old-fashioned sense) beheading. Someone was present who had a gun, and promptly shot the *&$%#. And is being hailed as a hero. The perpetrator is expected to recover, as last I read, and there will be a trial. He will be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and probably will not get what he actually deserves, namely to be torn limb from limb by an angry mob. Enjoy the last shreds of the vanishing America while you can.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brother Mike,
Thank you for writing bold truth. Our country and this world are quickly moving into the end of the end times of great spiritual darkness. As Keith Green do prophetically wrote in a song, “the world is asleep.in the dark but the church is asleep in the light". We are as in the days of Noah. We must pray and intercede and continually abide in Christ. He is and will be our only Refuge in the times that are ahead for us all. Keep preaching truth. God WINS... We know the ending.

Anonymous said...

Michael,

"Prepare for the worst, hope for the best" is very excellent advice!

Enjoy all of your posts.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!

Denton said...

"To all of you who left the lovely comments about me being a fear monger, hate monger, war monger, intolerant of other cultures and whatnot a couple weeks ago when I wrote my article on moral equivalency, what say you now? "

Huh? I'd say the same thing I would have said for a long time now.

"A woman was beheaded in America, by a man who professed to be a Muslim convert. "

You get that this is propaganda, right? You have seen a newspaper the last 5 years or so, right? We are in the midst of a global depression, and all of a sudden this, the Islamic State is riding high with weapons to burn... Oh yeah, ISIS was funded by the USA...

"How many will it take for this nation to wake up and realize that it’s not the Bible bangers, Jesus freaks, turn or burn crowd, or churchgoers that are the imminent danger? "

Huh? Who is blaming this crowd? Yes, Christians will be lumped in with "Muslim terrorists", but that is exactly the game that the propaganda is making people play. Eventually, the 2 groups will be linked together in people's minds, but that agenda clearly is not supposed to happen just yet.

You are falling for it all, hook, line, and sinker...

If there really was a "terrorist organization" like Al Queda/ ISIS, it would not take long to bring this country to its knees. The simple truth of the matter is that a few hundred dollars at the hardware store could stop a city in its tracks. Spread across the country, the US could easily be overthrown. So why haven't they?

Because they are not real, - in the manner presented on TV.

Why rail against Muslims, when the real threat is breathing down our necks already - and they don't sweat like day laborers, they wear nice suits, and they might just pretend to be Christian...

Helen and John said...

Dear Brother Michael,

THANK YOU for speaking TRUTH unashamedly in a world that HATES it--even among fellow believers. My husband and I have finished the last 6 posts and our hearts are so blessed by your outrage for we feel likewise. Yet we never hear it proclaimed so boldly.
The Foolishness of Foolish Fools, Your Lord or Your Idol, A Most Dangerous Theory, The Sad State of Affairs, Not God's Best, And So It Begins are ALL OUTSTANDING.
With every passing day, we think of your grandfather, his precious faithfulness and the vision God gave him, as we tremble to see it coming to pass before our very eyes.

With much love and appreciation,
Helen and John