Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Macabre & The Grotesque!

It would seem that the governors of New York and Virginia are entangled in some deranged competition of the macabre and the grotesque. Last week or thereabouts, Governor Cuomo of New York signed a bill into law which basically allows a mother to murder her own child up until, and including the day of birth.

For those who wrote in and said I was starting to sound like a fanatic or an extremist, the only thing that matches my pity for you is my contempt for your position. How you can rationalize infanticide, and try to look for the nonexistent silver lining is beyond me, however, since we will not stand before the Great Judge as a collective unit but rather as individuals and be judged individually, as the old country song says, you go your way, and I’ll go mine.

I’m done trying to convince professing Christians that abortion is wrong, or continue to lay out the reasons as to why we should resist it, and fight against it. If you can’t see it for what it is, if you can’t see it as infanticide, the snuffing out of a human life with a soul and a purpose, then your conscience is likely seared beyond any help that I may offer.

So, back to the story. Not to be outdone by his contemporary in New York, Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia is floating an idea that the baby could actually be delivered, alive, viable, cute as a button and with not a care in the world, then the mother and the doctor can decide if it lives.

If it looks too much like it’s no good daddy, well, tough luck kid. If its eyes are brown instead of blue, if the mother, having gone through one of the most traumatic experiences of her life by giving birth decides it cries too much, well, just take it away and do what you do. Thumbs up or thumbs down, after a confab, the doctor and the mother decide. So, basically, unless the child is able to physically run away from the scissors and the calipers, it’s not out of the woods. Behave yourself little Billy, or we just might have you put down.

I’m waiting for the next extreme idea to be floated, because you know it will. The descent into madness has no emergency break. It doesn’t slow down, there are no regulating mechanisms to deter it from impact. I’m waiting for one of our enlightened and esteemed elected officials to float the idea that if your kid disappoints you in the second grade spelling bee, then you have every right to terminate it. I know, I know, dark, over the top, overly dramatic…. So is murdering a baby after it has been delivered viable, just because the mother and doctor agree on it.

I keep coming back to this point because it’s what frustrates me most, and that is the silence of the church in all of this. Where are the people of God? Where is their voice? What, pray tell, is more important than saving the lives of the defenseless and unborn, that all we are hearing from the Christian Right are crickets and an occasional complaint about the wall not being built?

The church doesn’t have blood on its hands, it’s drowning in it, and to the ghouls and soulless servants of darkness, your silence is interpreted as consent, so why not push the envelope a little further?

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Worse By Far!

This morning I found myself contemplating a strange thought. I began to wonder if ever at any point there was an individual in Sodom that looked at all the other Sodomites and how far they’d descended into their own madness and tried to reel them in.

I realize this is a layered hypothetical, but excluding the one man we knew to be righteous, I wonder if any of the Sodomites trying to kick in Lot’s door to get at the two angels had an inner monologue going, thinking that this was a bit too far even for them.

I’ve heard of stories, and have read testimonies of individuals who turned their back on the darkness altogether, simply because it got too grotesque even for them. They had cheered right along with everyone else up until a point, but when that point came, when what was taking place was so far removed from any semblance of humanity that they could no longer stomach it, they made the choice to walk away or risk becoming as the others, so dead inside, so seared of conscience, that nothing was taboo, or forbidden.

This week we saw the pinnacle of the grotesque get signed into law in New York State, but what was even more stomach churning was the throngs of people who were cheering and hollering, approving of this madness as though it were not outright infanticide. In case you haven’t heard, the Governor of New York signed in a new law that allows for a woman to have an abortion up to the point of, and including labor, for any reason, and at the tax payer’s expense.

Just consider this for a second. A woman goes into labor, and for some reason, that day of all days doesn’t feel like bringing a new life into the world, and now, based on the new law in New York, rather than go in for a delivery, she can go and have her baby murdered by butchers, and suffer no repercussion for said murder.

If anyone’s in the mood to split hairs, save your breath! If a woman is in labor, the baby is viable, and so, it is, by any definition, murder. Yes, murder! Now it is legal in the state of New York, and soulless ghouls cheered and applauded as though it was announced that we had found the cure for cancer, or multiple sclerosis.

I wonder. Was anyone in that crowd thinking that perhaps this was a bridge too far? Was anyone in that crowd having second thoughts about the murder of a viable human baby on its delivery due date?

A baby’s heart starts beating at around the six-week mark. After 23 weeks of gestation, 70% of babies survive outside the womb. After the 27-week mark, the number is well over 90%. These are facts! They are not made up by right wing pro-lifers, they are not made up by fundamentalist Christians, they are facts, demonstrable, provable, undeniable.

New York State is now allowing for abortions into the 40th week, as I said, right up and to the point of the woman being in labor, and there is no revulsion, there is no outcry, there is no righteous indignation. There is cheering, and fawning over the progressive stance the governor made.

Anyone out there still doubt that judgment is coming or say it is undeserved? What we have become is worse by far when compared to Sodom, and God wiped it off the face of the earth with fire and brimstone. Just a thought on a snowy Thursday afternoon.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Recent Interview

In hindsight, there are some interesting nuggets in here. I like these stream of consciousness interviews. I have to go back and listen to them to get the full berth of what was discussed. Hope it's a blessing to someone.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Foolish Sheep and Wounded Shepherds!

Judgment is coming and deservedly so. Anyone who is halfway honest knows this to be a true and undeniable statement. Since God won’t judge the devil’s kids for something His own kids are doing, judgment always begins with His own first, because He is just.

Although the difference between being chastened and judged is worthy of a protracted thesis all its own, for the sake of this writing, let’s just say that one is used as a corrective measure, while one is used as punishment, or the carrying out of a sentence.

What is about to befall the Western church is not chastening. What is about to befall the western church is judgment. A judgment reserved for the rebellious and unrepentant, for those who have long been worshiping a god of their own making and design.

For the last few years we’ve been living in an upside down world, and it’s gotten so bad I wake up with vertigo most mornings. Recently I ran across a story that both enraged and disgusted me in equal measure.

There is a pastor in California who was forced to resign recently for posting something wholly factual and demonstrably true on his church’s sign. What he put on the church sign was the following: ‘Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change but the Bible does not.’

There was nothing false in any of these statements. All are demonstrably factual and true. Even if he puts on a wig and makeup, Bruce Jenner is still a man. Biology tells us as much, and I don’t see much of a spectrum between X chromosome, and Y chromosome. Binary. Two. Man and woman, as God created in the beginning when everything was new and unsullied. Even if the church has become permissive towards it, homosexuality is still a sin, and yes, though the culture has changed, the Bible does not.

The thing that made the bile rise in my throat wasn’t the fact that there was backlash from the godless in the community, it was the fact that all but one family in this pastor’s church gave the board an ultimatum that either he goes, or they go.

So here was a handful of families that had been spiritually fed by this man for years on end, a shepherd in whom they confided, a shepherd who gave them comfort and encouragement, and in order to appease the vile and wicked, they threw him under the bus without a second’s worth of hesitation.
It’s no longer feeding the sheep what they need, it’s no longer leading them to green pastures and pure waters, it’s about doing their bidding, dancing to their tune, and feeding them what they demand to be fed.

And you wonder why churches are closing their doors at a record pace in this country? And you wonder why less and less people are attending church?

Well, wonder no longer. Such movements always start to cannibalize themselves. The snake always starts to eat its own tail. First the sheep put pressure on the shepherd to speak the words they want to hear rather than the ones they need to hear, then the shepherd either acquiesces or is fired and another hireling is brought in who will submit, then the selfsame sheep who made the demands grow exceedingly disillusioned with their spiritual state because they realize they’re just treading water at best. These are like spoiled children who are never challenged, who are allowed to eat as much chocolate as they want, then blame the parents for throwing up and having stomach aches. They are spiritually immature souls, fooling themselves, and growing more despondent with each passing day because they are eroding spiritually.

Rather than take a step back and wonder why this is happening to them, they blame the shepherd who they forced into a position of teaching pabulum, and stop going to church altogether. Personal responsibility? God forbid! It’s always someone else’s fault, even though they are the ones who turned away from sound doctrine and sought out teachers to suit their own desires.

Yes, judgment is well deserved, and I for one can’t wait for these temples of vainglory to be hollowed out and turned into ruinous heaps. When supposed sheep make the heart of the righteous sad due to their ignorance, it’s time to cry aloud, “Lord, terry no longer! Bring Your judgment now!”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Commies Are Here!

On a nondescript evening in 1775, the name Paul Revere became immortalized when he set about his famous ride to warn one and all that the redcoats were coming. A clear and present danger was evident, and Paul Revere took it upon himself to do his utmost to warn his countrymen, hoping that they would rally, mount a defense, and do something other than roll over and show the whites of their bellies.

It is far easier to point to a physical threat, warn people, and have them respond, than to warn of a theoretical threat that you see growing and metastasizing but which, as yet, poses no imminent threat.

Granted, it was much harder to warn people about a resurgence of Communism twenty years ago, especially when you insisted that the resurgence would take place in the Land of the Free, rather than some former Communist bloc country somewhere far away. Although still largely skeptical, the mockery and derision seems to have lessened because people can’t deny what they are seeing with their own eyes any longer.

What seemed like a far-fetched fairy tale less than a decade ago has become a disturbingly vivid reality. Communism has been re-branded, and is now the darling of the young, the intellectual class, and anyone who likes the idea of free stuff without once wondering where all this free stuff is coming from or who is paying for it.

Before having to answer a dozen e-mails about how it’s not Communism but rather Democratic Socialism, as someone who grew up in a Communist country, please understand that the difference between the two is whether or not absolute power has been attained. As has been the case time and again, they play nice until they no longer have to play nice.

Once a Democratic Socialist attains power, that’s when they pull off the mask to reveal the full-fledged Communist underneath. The notion of the newly branded Communism is so appealing to the unmotivated and lazy that save for the shenanigans of the Democratic National Committee, a man who didn’t hold a job until the age of 40 but who believes everything should be free, would have been the presidential nominee of said party.

Although I wish we still had enough time for me to say ‘the Commies are coming!’ the truth of it is that they’re already here, and with the aid of a whorish media more than happy to push their propaganda, and an entire generation ignorant of what Communism really is, open Socialists, Communists, and haters of freedom are being elected to office in the house of representatives, as well as in the senate of these United States.

If we continue to be indifferent to the ever growing embrace of this dangerous ideology, it is inevitable that the boot of raging impotence will be firmly planted upon our necks sooner rather than later. Everyone wakes up eventually. For most, it’s simply too late.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tightening Screws & Silent Sheep

It’s not as if it’s unexpected. It’s not as though those who saw the telltale signs of what was to come didn’t speak out, warn, sound the alarm, or point to the fact that humanity was being corralled, free thought was free no more, and like so much cattle, soon we would all be driven through the funnel, then the chute, and either be marginalized, silenced, and eventually disposed of, or praised for our ‘tolerance’.

The power mad among us don’t simply want power for power’s sake. They want the power to gain the control, because power without control is just an illusion. It is a story the impotent tell themselves to make their lives a bit more palatable. It is in the control that power is made evident, and those who have made it their lives’ mission to amass power, now seek to wield control over one and all.

If ever you had lingering doubts as to the veracity of the Bible’s claims of what our era would look like, what has been happening of late ought to allay those doubts. There are both platforms and institutions who have taken it upon themselves to not only police thought, but do their utmost to bankrupt and ruin anyone with whom they disagree, or who doesn’t happen to share their worldview.

From internet platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, to credit card companies, to payment processing platforms, they have taken it upon themselves to do away with any dissenting voice, and punish to the utmost anyone who would dare buck their will.

The screws are tightening, and the sheep continue to be silent. Control is being exerted over free thought, but most are too busy worrying about the next season of some insipid show or another to acknowledge that their freedoms are being stripped away, and they are being steered, propagandized, and outright forced to comply and assimilate to the godlessness that has become the new normal.

Why should this matter to you? Quite simply because anyone who is dependent on these platforms for their income, anyone who is counting on earnings from or through these platforms to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads, is compromised. Sorry, that’s just the truth of it.

Even if they don’t set out to tweak their message, or hold back, or obfuscate, the subconscious reality that there is a sword of Damocles hanging over their heads, and one wrong word, one wrong utterance, one wrong reference to facts such as the biological reality that there are only two genders, is enough to cause the powers that be to deplatform them, demonetize them, and leave them out in the wilderness, has an impact on what they present and how they present it.

For the longest time, both my friends as well as my staff have questioned why I’m not a heavy Twitter user, or a heavy Facebook user, why I don’t start a Patreon account so that people who want to can support me directly, and when I tried to explain it, they scoffed and said that would never happen.

“Do you really think that they’ll start censoring what people say? Do you really think there’s a vast conspiracy to silence dissent and make people march in lockstep?”

Well, given what has been happening of late, don’t you?

How much longer do you think it will be before Christians and Christianity are the target? How much longer do you think it will be before it is determined that calling people to repentance, and calling out sin in their lives is hurtful to their feelings and must therefore be done away with?

Understand that everything ends up having a spiritual component, because the chief end of darkness is to eliminate the light. It may have started with others who dissented politically, but as sure as night follows day it will be used as a weapon against the household of faith.

The devil is unconcerned with politics. He does not roam about as a lion seeking to devour politicians. He prowls seeking to devour the children of God who have forgotten that they have an enemy, and that their enemy’s singular desire is their destruction. It is high time we took Peter’s advice to heart, and became both sober minded and alert. If we fail to do so, when we finally get around to it, the lion will have already lunged, and our fate will have already been sealed.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.