Most people probably wouldn’t associate a Christmas Tree with idolatry. But God’s Word commands against this ancient custom of vanity and idolatry.
The Religious section of the News used to tell of services provided and charitable deeds of congregants. But now, nothing but scandal, war stories, child abuse/rape, suicide bombings, financial embezzlement, money laundering, idolatry, LGBT parades, protests, disputes, intolerance, discrimination, deception, death and the general ‘moral failure’ of the leaders of all religious institutions. None do good, no not one!
The Wages of Sin…
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Rom 1:32
The Roman pontiff is now on a mission to completely abolish the death penalty in all countries in all cases. He told the crowd at the Vatican: “The commandment “You shall not kill,” has absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty.” He’s saying that no matter how grievous the crime, someone never loses his or her human dignity. Deception: he has taken The Jesuit Extreme Oath to exterminate all Protestants and heretics from the face of the earth! The Jesuits have long been an influence on government.
Reeling from scandal with waves of horror
Many articles begin by pointing out that the Vatican is “reeling” from all the scandalous behavior being revealed by their clergy in years past. Deception: The hierarchy has said all along they didn’t know anything about it, but the fact is that it has been common knowledge among the hierarchy who has covered it all up and shuffled pedophile priests around the globe. You can only sweep so much under the carpet before the lumps become visible or you can smell the stink. Now stories of the highly placed Theodore Cardinal McCarrick’s (of Washington DC) sexual abuse is “sending waves of horror through the Church.” The pope knew all about it! He happens to be a fellow Jesuit with the pope who once said proudly that his colleagues in the church are “word-smiths.” What did he mean by that?
Halloween and the Days of the Dead
Halloween (“Holy Eve”), All Soul’s Day, All Saint’s Day and the Day of the Dead will be here shortly. But what are the roots of these special Days of the Dead? When we trace them all the way back to their origin, we find they came from ancient Egypt when the people were caused to worship and make sacrifices to their dead Pharaoh, their “Commander-in-chief”. The name translated ‘Egypt’ in the Bible is actually ‘Mitzraim’ which was one of the sons of Noah’s son, Ham. His other sons were Canaan, Cush and Phut. All these are the root of oppression, false religions upon the earth. Starting from their departure from the Ark of Noah, they all united under Nimrod, Cush’a son.
The Evolution of Halloween and the Day of the Dead – Exposing the Roots
A government or president that keeps the Commandments, statutes and Laws of God deserves respect. They would have authority with God. Corrupt governments and leaders propped up by wealth, weapons and power do not deserve respect. They only achieve it through fear and threat. Knowing this, these powers enlist false teachers to convince you that you should submit to authority and that failure to do so will result in tragedy and social unrest. The fact is, corrupt governments and leaders are the cause.
Pat Robertson recently stated the following regarding the shootings in Las Vegas:
“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening? The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
The “Valley of Achor”
“There is an accursed thing in the midst of you… You will not be able to stand against your enemies until you take away that accursed thing that is in your midst.” Joshua 7:11-13
What could He be talking about?
What exactly is idolatry? This probably seems like an odd question. In scripture, the subject of idolatry is one of the most covered topics. The question, however, is not whether God commands against idolatry, which He most assuredly does, but what is it? The argument has been made that when praying to an image or a statue, it is not idolatry as long as it’s done in reverence to the person or “saint” the image represents, and as long as you do it in the worship of and love for God.
In Ex 20 (the Ten Commandments) God commands against worshiping “graven images or any likeness” stating,
“You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them” Exodus 20:5
God is so adamant about this that it takes three verses to cover this one commandment. He refers to the idolaters as “them that hate Me.”
Webster defines idolatry as “the worship of a physical object as a god.” This is a very simple and concise definition, but it does not cover the full scope. What about the worship of God through a physical object? Does God appreciate your worship even if it comes through a statue or a painting or a “holy” wall or a big black box? As long as you are worshiping God why does it matter how you do it?
Want to know the answer to these questions? Continue reading “What is idolatry?”
What does Easter have to do with Passover? In a word: nothing! Both “holy days” are celebrated in the Spring and both are described as “abomination” in God’s Word. These designations are all they have in common. Easter originated in ancient Babylon as the worship of the “god” Tammuz and his mother, Ishtar/Ashtoreth and while they say Passover originates in the Torah, when looked at closely there is little resemblance to what they do and what is contained in the Book of Exodus and all the Law. Hebrews 10:1, says “the Law is a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the thing.”
Did you know that Y’hoshua said he had not come but for the lost Sheep of the House of Israel? And when he commissioned his apostles, he commanded them not to go in the way of the heathen but rather to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel. (Look this up! Matt 15:24, 10:5-6) How can a people brought up with so-called religious training not know this? This is a major breach in ‘religious’ education! Although Scripture is mistakenly associated with religion, which is defined as ‘superstition.’ God’s Word is certainly against superstition!
In Isaiah 3:12 he says, “…they which lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.” This is something very important that people need to take to heart and understand. Consider they are the “Ministers of Darkness” and haven’t any knowledge in themselves. Continue reading “Who is Israel? A Case of Stolen Identity!”