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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

As We Knew It Would

We all knew it was bound to happen but it’s the speed with which it happened that has taken even those not easily shaken aback. I even warned in my last post that someone somewhere would find a way to blame Christians and Christianity for something a Muslim man and an adherent to Islam did, and lo and behold, within the span of hours, even before the bodies were cold, the narrative began to shift and Christians were in the cross-hairs once more.

How insidious a soul do you have to be, how corrupt of mind and heart, how utterly removed from any semblance of reality to blame Christians for the death of 50 individuals when the person pulling the trigger over and over and over again was a Muslim man just shy of thirty?

How deprived of common sense and devoid of reason must an individual become to repeatedly insist that it’s Christians’ fault that this tragedy occurred, and if blame need be laid at anyone’s doorstep it’s the Christian church, and of course, white males.

Let’s just make this as simple as possible for those who insist upon intellectual gymnastics and machinations. A Muslim man walked into a club and killed 50 people. The gun did not walk into the club by itself, the man was not a closet Christian, the man was not inspired by messages of loving one’s enemies and loving one’s neighbor as oneself.

It seems as though to many in the mainstream media the narrative is all there is, truth be damned. If it doesn’t fit the narrative of hateful Christian bigots and the need for gun control, well then they’re just going to have to make it fit even if they have to start telling out and out lies.

“Even if we get called out for telling the lies we tell, we’ll just keep telling them, because especially in this culled and intellectually stunted generation, if you tell a lie long enough with enough conviction eventually a majority will believe it.”

As I said in my previous post, try as they might to make this heinous act seem as something different than what it was, Christians just don’t go on killing sprees, nor do they target homosexuals, atheists, or Buddhists.

The reason for this is because Christianity is fundamentally different from Islam, and once more, shame on every two-bit preacher and evangelist who continues to insist that these two religions are different branches of the same tree, or that we serve the same God just by different names.

Unfortunately, some do not see any middle ground between not validating and embracing their lifestyle and actively seeking to murder them for their lifestyle. Some have been so indoctrinated for so long that they truly believe a Christian’s stance on the homosexual lifestyle and a Muslim’s stance are no different, even though Islam says without equivocation that homosexuals should be put to death.

At this juncture the worst thing we can do is allow the talking heads to redefine Christianity as a religion of hatred, pretty much projecting the beliefs of Islam onto Christianity without saying anything to the contrary. When you hear a lie spoken about your faith make sure you let them know it is a lie, and know the Word of God well enough to be able to point out the truth if you are called upon to do it.

It’s long past time we called out the crazy, we called out the liars, and we made it known that we will not sit idly by and be lumped in with the deranged and homicidal.

These insidious attacks on Christianity will neither lessen nor become more mild, and though in recent years almost every large profile act of senseless mass murder was perpetrated by individuals of Muslim leanings, somehow it’s still Christians that are left holding the bag and being made to apologize for something they neither encouraged, had a hand in, nor ever even contemplated.

Hate blinds men to truth. Hate blinds men to the reality that surrounds them. When this occurs all we can do is repetitively point out the baselessness of their hatred, and insist upon the notion that facts do matter, facts are relevant, and facts are what we should base our ultimate conclusions upon. 

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr. 


Anonymous said...

Isaiah 45:5-6,

I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:

I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

Denis...rugged path said...

"...For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living. I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted." I said in my alarm, "All men are liars." " Psalm 116: 8-11
When this church, whatever is left of it finally opens its eyes and ears, falls to their knees and soaks the Altar of God with genuine tears and shouts of repentance, then shall the Fire of God fall upon them to save them.
It will happen for His precious remnant...but for the rest...

marshall warren said...

Accountability in the body of Christ has also become a victim. If I point out someones willful open sin and ask them to please repent I become the villain and am accused of being unloving and judgmental. And if they choose to keep the sin and leave the church I have run them off. What sad times we live in.

Marshall Warren