Bojidar Marinov, the founder of Bulgarian Reformation Ministries, provides us with a unique perspective on the current woes in Europe. He writes, “The socialist political establishment of Europe is in trouble. After several decades of uncontested reign of socialist ideas and policies after the end of WWII, a hand has appeared, writing on the wall. They don’t know what it is writing, but it doesn’t look good.”
Marinov continues, “In an article this last week Antti Alaja of The Social Europe Journal expresses his concerns about what he calls the arrival of the “Age of Distrust” in Europe. In his native Finland he sees he signs of the Age of Distrust in the rise of a non-Establishment, fringe political party, the True Finns. After almost three decades of “stable” political rule by the three main parties – all socialist to one degree or another, note that – the voters in Finland now distrust the political establishment, and express their distrust through the voting booth. Alaja also comments that this “Age of Distrust” is in fact not limited to Finland; he says that it is “gaining ground” in the European Union in general. Indeed, Finland is not the only nation in Europe where the establishment feels threatened. I mentioned before The Netherlands and Geert Wilders. Distrust is the prevalent mood today in Germany, France, and even in the new members from the former Communist block – especially after the compulsory measures taken to save Greece and Ireland from bankruptcy using the money of the more solvent members of the Union.”
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A Reformed missionary to his native Bulgaria for over 10 years, Bojidar preaches and teaches doctrines of the Reformation and a comprehensive Biblical worldview. Having founded Bulgarian Reformation Ministries in 2001, he and his team have translated over 30,000 pages of Christian literature about the application of the Law of God in every area of man’s life and society, and published those translations online for free. He has been active in the formation of the Libertarian movement in Bulgaria, a co-founder of the Bulgarian Society for Individual Liberty and its first chairman. If you would like Bojidar to speak to your church, homeschool group or other organization, contact him through his website.