Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Common Ground

There are certain issues I am more than willing to find common ground on. If you insist that a McDonald's hamburger is made up of entirely beef, and I insist that it’s spray painted Styrofoam, given enough time and evidence to the contrary, I will concede that there may be some beef, or beef like particulates floating around in said patty. I will never concede that it’s all beef, you will never concede that it’s all Styrofoam, but we found a happy medium where no one gets 100% of what they want, but are nevertheless sufficiently satisfied with the conclusion. See, common ground.

There are other issues, however, for which common ground can never be found, no matter how much the cowards, and those averse to conflict among us may wish it to be so. If your opening gambit is that you want to kill me, and my counter is that I don’t want to die, even if you insist that we will find common ground, it is highly unlikely that we will. We desire two diametrically opposed things, and any compromise by either party will not accomplish the ultimate goal.

This is where we find ourselves with the infanticide issue. Yes, infanticide, let’s call it what it is and not beat around the bush. Even if some in the media see the fact that the baby would be made comfortable before being murdered as the other side trying to find some middle ground, it really isn’t.

The fact that you will be holding the baby’s hand while injecting poison into its brain stem does not in any way change the reality that you are murdering a viable human being, outside it’s mother’s womb. Sorry, not sorry, there is no common ground here, and I refuse to try and find it.

You can chant ‘my body my right’ until you’re blue in the face, but we’re talking about something that is outside your body, a separate entity, a fully formed human baby, which would grow up to be a fully formed human being if it were allowed to live. That’s murder any way you cut it, and no amount of obfuscation, and backtracking will change the reality of the bill that was proposed in Virginia.

I realize action without consequence is all the rage in today’s society, but if your actions produce a human baby, and that human baby managed to escape your murderous womb alive and unscathed, you no longer have the right to kill it! In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have the right to kill it ever, but we’re not talking what could be, or what we hope will be. We have to see things through the prism of what is.

As it stands, as grotesque as it is, abortion is legal and in most cases tax payer funded. That is the reality we are living, that is what the modern day church allowed to happen under its watch. They tried to take it one step further and introduce a bill that would allow for infanticide, and so far they’ve been beaten back.

If the church goes back to sleep or starts blathering on about finding common ground, it’s only a matter of time before another state legislature will take up the same bill, because the other side will not give up on its evil schemes so readily.

The question is this: Are we content with simply having beaten back a bill that would have allowed for infanticide, or will we press on, fighting for the ideal, which is no babies murdered, at any time, simply for the sake of convenience or a change of heart?

What the church does matters. It also matters what the church doesn’t do. If we speak out when innocent lives hang in the balance, He who sees all will make note. If we sit on the sidelines and say nothing for fear of retribution, He who sees all will likewise make note.

He is coming quickly, His reward is with Him, and He will give to each according to his work. I know, I know, blasphemy! Works! How dare you! Not my words, His words. Argue with Him if you must! Just remember, you can’t plead ignorance. 

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

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