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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Scaring Monsters

It is impossible to scare monsters. Try as one might, one cannot debase themselves to the level a monster can, and although most individuals feel uncomfortable and even detest the notion of becoming monsters even temporarily, monsters feel comfortable in their own skin.
There is no self-loathing when it comes to a monster. There is no introspection, analysis, or desire to change, to become better, more noble, or more humane. A monster is happy being a monsters, and anyone who attempts at pretending to be one, or attempts to play chicken with one soon comes to see the folly of their ways.
As of late political opponents of Vladimir Putin have been dropping like flies. Just in the past week two such individuals have been found dead within the borders of England, and in an act of breathtaking ignorance as far as the nature of the man she was attempting to rattle, Theresa May set out to make demands and set ultimatums regarding untimely demise of the aforementioned Russian nationals. As is often the case words have turned to action, and some twenty-three Russian diplomats have been expelled from England.
I know not who the English Prime Minister consulted, but if she thought for a second that her actions would make the Russians back down, she really has no clue as to whom it is she was attempting to bring to heel.
At this juncture Putin won’t back down simply to save face. What the West fails to understand and has for decades is that showing weakness when it comes to nations such as Russia is not an option. If Putin blinks, he is done, and he knows it.
It is my hope that this entire drama ends here, that cooler heads prevail, and heated rhetoric will remain just that. The thing about hope, however, is that we often times hope something occurs which we know deep in our gut will not, and this is one of those moments.
I think this would be a perfect time for the Russians to flex their proverbial muscles, and reaffirm that they will not roll over for anyone, nor do they take being threatened by a head of state lightly. It will be interesting to watch this conflict play out to its rightful conclusion, because I believe depending on how it goes it will either confirm that in fact the Russians are ready to expand once more, or are still biding their time and oiling the war machine to lethal perfection.
Whatever the outcome, whatever path nations take, whether it be to peace or war, as children of God, what we must say as one voice in times such as these is “come quickly Lord Jesus.”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Numerical Inferiority

It happens as surely as the sun rising every morning. Every time I pen a call to action, or insist that the children of God are meant to be more than the stepping stools of the godless, there are inevitably one, two, five, ten e-mails from individuals reminding me that they are just one person, and there really isn’t much one person could do.
The excuses are well detailed in every correspondence, from them not having a platform, to them not wanting the blowback from family and friends because they’ve been spending so much time trying to win them to Christ, to the more generic, ‘I’m just one person. What can one person really do?’
I have come to believe that this notion of numerical inferiority is one of the tools and snares the enemy uses most often to keep the children of God silent. It is a brilliant con, and as all brilliant cons, it is almost childlike in its simplicity: You simply provide the individual with justification for not doing what they know they ought to be doing.
You see, what the enemy is intent on doing is keeping you from finding your voice in the first place. He knows that once you open your mouth to speak, once you stand on the foundation of truth and defend the name of Christ, once you stand in the gap and step out fully aware of the slings and arrows that will come your way, you will realize that this fear of being numerically inferior, or not being able to affect any change because you’re just one person is a well-constructed but baseless lie.
There is a quote I believe to be attributed to Thomas Sowell that highlights just how irrelevant numbers are when it comes to rational arguments and making an impact in society. He is quoted as having said, ‘It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.’
This truth perfectly encapsulates why numbers rarely matter except for when it comes to war. If you are standing on a foundation of truth, then though you might stand alone, the fact that you are standing on truth will strike fear into the hearts of those who have surrendered themselves to deceit.
The only reason the godless are winning is because they godly are being silent. They make so much noise that one would think they were in the majority, when all indicators prove that they are not. No matter how much they try to tell you otherwise, transgender toddlers, pedophilia, the quashing of free speech, debasement, hedonism, and purposeless existences are not what the majority in this country ascribe or aspire to. It only seems that way because the moral, the virtuous, the upright and the godly are utterly silent in the face of screaming purple haired harpies with holes in their faces and a penchant for misspelled tattoos meant to have a deeper meaning hidden to everyone but the Tide pod eater who thought it would be a brilliant idea after a bottle of peach schnapps.
It is now past obvious that silence is not the answer. The silence of the godly emboldens the godless. The silence of the godly gives the godless a sense of security, wherein they come to believe that the echo chamber of idiocy in which they live is actually the real world everyone is accustomed to.  
If history has taught us anything, it is that a majority who is silent long enough will be forever silenced by the vociferous minority which continues to push its agenda. Eventually, inevitably, there comes that turning, that moment, that crossroads wherein the silent will want to speak, find their voice, and make their arguments heard, but alas, they’ve been silent for so long, and have acquiesced so much power to the godless, that out will come the muzzles at the first stirring, and at the first sign that those who have long been silent might want to speak in their own defense.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wars of Words

In any war of words, the side that establishes and determines the narrative usually has the upper hand. I say usually even though I mean always, because I don’t want you getting disillusioned within the span of the first sentence of this essay.
If you get to dictate the narrative, you can paint the other side as something they are not, and have that picture of them cemented in the minds of many a soul even before they get a chance to counter your assertions, or prove the fallacy of your argument.
When someone gets to define the narrative, it is akin to not only choosing the time and place of a battle, but choosing what sort of weapons will be used, as well as getting to call dibs on the optimum terrain. Ask any tactician worth their salt and they will tell you that having the high ground in a battle goes a long way to insuring your victory.
Even so, knowing this to be factually and demonstrably true, we allow the godless to claim the high ground time and again, and as such continue to be bruised and battered by their slings and arrows, which given an ounce of investigation or introspection prove to be lies and half-truths at best.
We have seen this done to Christians over and over again, and rather than learn from the past, we allow it to continue. What’s worse, we’ve stopped defending our positions, we’ve stopped pointing out the cognitive dissonance of the godless, and like a too oft beaten dog, we curl up in a ball and take the bludgeoning anew.
Because they know their entire premise is built upon a foundation of lies, every time someone who does not fit their narrative rises in prominence, they become rabid in their desire to destroy them, their reputation, their livelihood, their families, and their lives in general.
One of the longest running narratives regarding Christians is that we are all knuckle dragging Neanderthals who couldn’t multiply single digits if our lives depended on it, and whose only useful function in society due to our diminished intelligence quotient is to dig ditches or shovel manure.
Before anyone gets angry, no, there’s nothing wrong with digging ditches or shoveling manure, but the godless have relegated the whole of Christendom to these two career choices, insisting that no rational human being, no person who has the intellectual fortitude to aspire to more than menial labors would ever believe in God.
As such, anytime a prominent neurosurgeon, scientist, biologist, chemist, attorney, or philosopher confirms their belief in the God of the Bible, they are systematically ridiculed, belittled, mocked, and derided.
Why such vitriol? Because such individuals do not fit their narrative, and anyone that disrupts their constant barrage of anti-Christian sentiment must be cut off at the pass.
So what’s the point of this little rant? Well, simply to encourage you to stop being the doormat of the godless, and defend the truth whenever the opportunity arises. Stop allowing the heathen to establish the narrative, and use the truth to defend against their lies.
One thing you will soon discover is that the godless are cowards. Not only are they cowards, they are hypocritical cowards, who attack those they have determined will not fight back or defend themselves.
Why is there no mockery of Muslims and Islam by the so-called free thinkers of our day? Why are the utterly silent regarding even something as laughable as Scientology? Because they know that there will be pushback, and even the Scientologists will defend themselves against lies.
Not so for Christians. We are too busy stabbing at each other and decreeing who will get to pass through the gates of heaven and who won’t to see that we are being isolated and branded as something we are not.
One of the most despicable human beings to ever walk the planet penned a pamphlet regarding affecting change in society, and among the many things he wrote, he also surmised that ridicule i­­­­s man’s most potent weapon.
The church is being ridiculed into irrelevancy, and our silence at this juncture is utterly criminal. It may be difficult at first, but as a child of God who stands on a foundation of truth you must find your voice, and call out the liars who lie about you, your life, your intent, and your faith. Do it forcefully, vociferously, and consistently, and you will see how quickly they will retreat back into their dens of iniquity and hedonism.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Friday, February 16, 2018

More Than Words!

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but according to Joyce Behar you are mentally ill. Now, don’t take offense. It’s not you in particular, it’s everyone who has ever heard the voice of God, or who has ever felt the presence of God in their lives.
Yes, if you are a Christian, if you speak to God and God speaks back, according to this juggernaut of intellectual prowess with the melodious voice of a chainsaw cutting through a barbed wire fence, you are mentally ill.
This entire hornet’s nest was kicked over within the context of a discussion of Vice President Mike Pence’s faith, and the fact that he said he spoke to God, and God spoke to him as well. That’s all it took for the shrew on the View and her insipid post-menopausal cohorts to snatch off their otherwise benign masks and show the world the depths of their bigotry and vitriol against the Christian faith, and against Christians in particular.
I realize a large segment of Christendom will likely shrug this off as they do everything else. They will either relegate the statement that anyone who hears the voice of God is by association mentally ill to mere words, or roll their eyes and say, “well the Bible does say that the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, doesn’t it?”
Sorry, but these were not mere words, nor was this someone saying that the message of the cross is foolishness. This was something far more sinister, far more fowl, and in a moment of naked honesty Joy Behar tipped her hand, and verbalized what most of the mass media and Hollywood believe about Christians and Christianity.
To these people it’s not the adult male who starts putting on a dress and eyeliner and starts calling himself Betty that is mentally ill, it is someone who has a relationship with Jesus, and who fellowships with God on a regular basis.
“Even so, what’s the harm?”
Well, perhaps as of now, very little, but it does lay the foundation for something wholly wicked and utterly destructive. In order to actively pursue the silencing and persecution of any segment of the population you must first isolate, dehumanize, and deem them inferior to the majority. It is only after you have marginalized and demonized a certain segment that you are able to criminalize them, which in turn leads to their incarceration, and eventual extermination.
You think that this can’t happen? The holocaust didn’t take place six centuries ago; it took place eight decades ago. That’s right, eighty years! There are people who were in concentration camps who are still alive today, so to anyone who would bloviate about how we are more enlightened a creature than our ancestors, save me your sanctimony.
We are eighty year separated from the systematic extermination of six million people, so don’t you dare tell me it can’t happen, or that it will never happen again.
How did one of the darkest periods of human history begin? Well, by isolating a segment of the population, at that time the Jews, and making them out to be something less than human.
Again, to those with no foresight, the statement Madame Behar belched out on national television may seem harmless, but take the statement to its rightful conclusion and see the sinister foundation it established.
‘Anyone who claims to hear the voice of God is mentally ill!’
That was the premise of her argument. Now, let’s look five, ten years down the road, wherein that statement has become the new normal, and everyone begins to agree with it because of its repetitive nature from movies, television, the news, radio, and every other media outlet.
Why would you hazard to allow mentally ill people to teach their own children about morals and godliness? It’s child endangerment, isn’t it? So every Christian is now mentally ill, therefore they are unsuited for the task of raising their own children.
In comes the nanny state and ‘for the wellness and safety of the child’ they take your children away and place them with a ‘normal’ lesbian couple who like to dress up like life sized dogs in the weekends just for fun and whatnot.
All the while, they pity you, because you are after all mentally ill, and you don’t know any better. By the same token, you are no longer allowed an opinion on anything, because we all know mentally ill people can’t be trusted to make rational decisions…Look at all the outcry over transgender bathrooms! You’d think these people actually thought they were within their rights when they insisted the government put the safety of their defenseless children over the need to feed into the irrational fantasies of mentally deranged adult individuals.
It’s stunning, is it not, that representatives of the bastion of perversion, pederasty, and pedophilia are calling people of faith mentally ill, while refusing to shine a light on the sewer they inhabit to get a glimpse of all the creepy crawly things slithering about.
One thing is certain: Joy Behar is a bigot, and she despises Christians and Christianity.
If you allow this narrative to become the norm you do so at your own peril, and the future peril of your children. I for one will not sit by and allow human detritus to call me mentally ill, no matter how screechy her voice might be.
As a final thought, please remember that meek does not mean helpless, and the two words are not interchangeable. My God give us the boldness we need in an hour such as this.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.