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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Finally Here!

The books have finally arrived, and I've just e-mailed those of you who will receive a free copy for a physical address. Thank you for your patience, and may God bless you.

In case you will be joining us on the new radio program tomorrow and would like to chime in, the call in phone number is: 347-989-0136.

It promises to be an interesting hour, and as of now it looks as though we will be sticking with Thursday nights, at 6 pm central for the foreseeable future. May God bless you and keep you.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Clarifications and Such


As I knew it was likely to do, the Christmas issue has stirred a hornet’s nest of sorts, and although I chose not to post the comments informing me of my one way ticket to the depths of hell for uttering the word “Christmas”, I did post the comments I felt were honest, from the heart, and well-articulated.

Since it is evidently an issue with many, I will clarify my position on Christmas once and for all, just so there is no misunderstanding.

For me Christmas is neither about pomp, glut, or excess. For me Christmas is, and always has been a day of remembrance and gratitude and thankfulness. As I said in my previous post I know full well it is unlikely Jesus was born on December 25th, and my contemplation, reverence, and adoration of Christ is not reserved to one day a year either. It is a day like any other, but one in which I am more likely to consider the grandeur of God’s plan for mankind via the birth of Jesus, and do so for a protracted period of time.

I made rotisserie chicken, fingerling potatoes with garlic and rosemary, and some polenta for my wife and daughter. That’s as far as my Christmas celebration went, and I only did this because I had the day off work and I enjoy cooking.

That said, I’ve been having the “root of this and root of that” debate for far too long, and I’m getting a bit exasperated. Christianity is only 2000 years old. Jesus was born only 2000 years ago. There are a lot of things that have roots going back past 2000 years. It is oftentimes the selfsame individuals who point out the roots of Christmas that insist speaking in tongues is pagan because some African tribe practiced some strange form of mysticism, or laying hands on people is evil because some vicar instated it among some brown robed monks on Athos ages ago.

Everything can be used for either evil or good in this world of ours. There are people, people I’ve come in contact with and have had dealings with that even use the Word of God as a meat tenderizer rather than the healing and restorative balm it is.

Even something as innocuous as choosing to dress simply, and live simply can become the antithesis of simplicity, when one’s pride takes hold for having chosen simplicity when others have not.

Christmas was a day like any other. It has come and gone. It is what you and I chose to do on that day that is of import. Did you remember with fondness the birth of the Savior, did you spend time with your family and friends and consider all the wonderful things God has done in your life, or did you throw a hissy fit for not getting the thing you wanted, eat until you started to sweat, then pass out in front of seizure inducing blinking lights? Your choices are on you, your actions are your own, and some long dead tradition is not to blame for either your choices or your actions.

I understand some of you have strong opinions regarding this issue. I respect that. If it is something God stirred in you, then live your conviction. I know individuals who get convicted if they drink caffeine, others who get convicted if they eat pork, others still who get convicted if they wear shorts. These are all signs of individual covenant like Samson and his long hair. These are things that God speaks to us as individuals, and I have my own covenant with God to which I adhere, and it is a means by which I show my obedience and subservience.

My sign of covenant with God is not burdensome to me, but if I insisted that you adhere to it, it may be burdensome to you. Likewise, your sign of covenant might not be burdensome to you, but it may be burdensome to me if you insisted I adhere to.

There are the general rules to which we must all adhere. There are things that are clearly called sin within the Word; there are things that are clearly forbidden. Other things become issues of personal conviction, signs of covenant, and must remain individual issues, not made to be broad based law for all within the household of faith.

If I came off as short or ill-tempered in my previous post it was not my intent. However, please understand that I am daily bombarded with correspondence damning me to hell for going to church on Sunday because it has the word sun in it and that has its roots in Egyptian mythology having to do with the sun god and such, I get damned to hell for saying Jesus because it sounds like Zeus, and Zeus is the Greek god of thunder, and on, and on, and on, and it just gets tiresome getting damned to hell every other day.

There are YouTube zealots out there who have realized that the only way to have a platform, get an audience, and amass a following is to pick a niche, and beat that dead horse until there’s nothing left of it but bone. There are actually “internet prophets” insisting that the Bible is not the word of God, and that’s just scratching the surface.

Oddly enough, once these ‘movements’ get a little traction, you come to discover that the visionary, the man who saw the truth behind the veil of lies and exposed the insidiousness of saying ‘Jesus’ was nothing more than a huckster getting rich of the backs of the innocent and milking them for all they were worth, leaving behind a trail of people trying to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.

I have always been honest with you. I have always told you the truth even when the truth was hard, and preached Jesus to you unabashedly because He is the only way, they only truth, and the only life.

I have done my best to protect you from the wolves, and to the best of my ability have done so with love and patience. The only thing I’ve ever asked for in return were your prayers, and for those of you who pray for me, I thank you.

As I wrap up this protracted article the words of Jesus echo in my ears louder than ever, “for many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.” He was referring to the last days, the selfsame days we are living in, and the only antidote to this onslaught is to stand firm on the foundation of truth that is the Word of God.
Not men’s interpretations and half bake theories, not men’s newfangled doctrines about one thing or another, but the Word of God. Cling to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, and He will see you through the half-light, and half-truth to the shores of absolute truth.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Housekeeping!

It's been a while, and I'm still waiting for the books I promised everyone. It's understandable given the time of the year, and the fact that UPS and USPS trucks are zipping around town as though they were EMS.

As soon as my books get in I will contact those of you who sent in your e-mail addresses for your physical addresses.

Some exciting news, at least for some of you, we are starting a radio program on Blogtalk Radio, it will be called the Light of Truth Radio Broadcast, and I will be able to take phone calls and interact with those who choose to listen.

It was the only way I would agree to committing to another radio program. I wanted to be able to take questions, interact, converse, and bandy about even, and since they were able to make this possible, I agreed to it.

Our first live broadcast will be December 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM CST.

Since it will be our first broadcast I thought I'd keep it lighthearted, and discuss the topics of date setting, the need for accuracy in prophecy, and how we're still here seeing that September has come and gone.

We will also be doing what will be a weekly spot called Headlines From Sodom, get into some good old fashioned Bible exegesis, and just have a productive time in Christ.

Hopefully you will find a link below that will take you to the program. If not, Look us up on Blogtalk I guess. I really should become more computer savvy, but that's beside the point.

One last thing, to all of you who read this blog, who support the ministry I helm, and who keep me and my family in your prayers, Merry Christmas. Now, I could go into a whole three thousand word litany about how when I wish you a Merry Christmas I am not condoning Christmas Trees, that I understand Jesus was not born on December 24th, and other such things, but let's be grown ups and stop getting so easily offended at every little thing, even things for which there is no basis for offense.

While the enemy has overtaken the citadel we're still trying to poke each others' eyes out over futile inanities that are not salvation issues, or anything even close to them. Nothing like infighting to keep us distracted from the enemy's devices, but there I go again saying too much.

Merry Christmas! There! To those so inclined, be offended, and God bless you!

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Light Of Truth Radio Broadcast

Sunday, December 13, 2015

More Free Stuff!

The second volume of the book on prayer is now live on Amazon. It will also be available on Kindle shortly. 

I will be giving away 6 signed copies of this newest book, and in order to participate, all you have to do is leave a comment with your e-mail address.

Your e-mail address will not be stored, shared, sold, bartered, or otherwise made public. 

I will contact the six who will be receiving a book for their addresses.

If you can't wait that long, I will post a link where you can get the book forthwith. 

My thanks and appreciation to all who helped with this project. You know who you are. 


With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr. 




Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Sick and Twisted


Anyone who didn’t see this coming wasn’t looking hard enough. In fact, they likely were not looking at all, because they were too busy trying to promote gender fluidity, interspecies amore, or some other freakish thing that as little as a decade ago would have rightly been called ill.

The bubble has burst. We can no longer say it cannot happen here, we can no longer say it will never occur on our own soil, because whether you like it or not, the fact of the matter is that a husband and wife pair of Islamic adherents snatched the souls of some fourteen individuals without a second’s worth of thought or hesitation.

As I said, this was no surprise. It was bound to happen, more is on the way, and thirteen will seem like a paltry number compared to the plans and aspirations some of these people have. Just because we bear them no ill will it does not mean they reciprocate in kind, and this is one of those uncomfortable truths we, as a nation, must get our minds around. Individuals such as the couple making headlines recently did not come to America to assimilate, they did not come for a better life, and they did not come for a better future for their children. For such individuals there is no other purpose, there is no other aspiration, there is no other goal towards which to strive than to destroy the perceived enemies of Islam, wash the world in blood, and make it ready for the coming of the Mahdi.

Throughout all this unfolding, the most sick and twisted thing of all is not the fact that these two individuals chose to shoot up a social services center largely made up of people with disabilities. The most sick and twisted thing of all is the narrative that is being spun in the wake of this tragedy.

Only in the Land of Oz that this nation has become can you blame the victims, and not be dragged into the street, tarred, feathered, and shunned from everyday society. Only in the Land of Oz this nation has become can someone attempt to find justification for two people going on a killing spree, and indiscriminately ending lives.

There are actually so called reporters doing their utmost to try and equate a man who was a Messianic Jew and was subsequently killed in the attack, with the attackers themselves, broad brushing them with the same brush, pretty much calling them two sides of the same coin.
 
All this because one of the men who died in the attack was a Christian and Christians are by their very nature offensive and as such they instigated the attack by their very being.

Have we truly gone mad? Is the most humane thing that can happen to us at this point for someone to put us out of misery?
 
More and more I am left speechless by the utter stupidity of some people. If someone is walking home from the grocery store and gets hit by a car while they're on the sidewalk do you blame them for being there at that particular moment, or for choosing that particular sidewalk to walk down? Perhaps they were wearing a color offensive to the driver. Perhaps they didn't wave back when the driver waved at them from inside the car.
 
How do you justify one individual killing another with premeditation never mind fourteen individuals and counting?
 
Although I’ve said it before, just in case the nosebleed section didn’t get it, there is no moral equivalency between Christianity and Islam! There is no moral equivalency between the Christian man who was gunned down by rabid zealots, and the rabid zealots themselves.

No matter how you slice it, and how much spin gets put on it, there is a marked difference between “Thou shall not kill”, and “Kill the infidel.”

Is the hatred for Christ and Christianity so blinding that people are willing to give mass murderers a pass just so they could condemn believers? Is the hatred for Christ and Christianity so all-consuming that men are willing to align themselves with a death cult just so they could get the upper hand?
While I’m at it, I think this would be an opportune time to call to account every sniveling, spineless, duplicitous, wishy washy preacher who has been promoting Chrislam, and hold their feet to the fire.

Sorry kids, one of these things is not like the other, and if we don’t embrace this reality it will be our own undoing.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.