Posts Tagged ‘idolatry’

I have no doubt that this entry will make alot of people angry.  I know, that when I first learned such things I got angry at times, and ended up broken on the truth.  Nobody likes finding out that they’ve been deceived, let alone for so long.  So don’t shoot the messenger.. think about it.. pray about it.  If you were sinning against God, wouldn’t you like to know about it, and make corrections?  Oftentimes we have to swallow a lump of pride in order to do so.  If you were in some foreign country, let’s say China for the time being- The food you ate would most likely be Chinese.  The clothes you wore would probably be Chinese.  The books you read would probably be Chinese.  The goods you bought would likewise be Chinese.  The music you heard, Chinese.  The language you spoke would also be Chinese.  Would someone really have to tell you this?  “Hey, that’s Chinese!”  Likewise brothers and sisters, it should be no surprise that most of your surroundings, the things you partake of, and the events you participate in, are of this World and the Prince thereof.

You shouldn’t have to be told that TV show you’re watching is worldly and evil.  Nobody should have to tell you that many of our traditions are pagan.  Nobody should have to tell you that many of your possessions are idols. You shouldn’t have to be told that the education system, the banking system, the political system, the economic system, etc. is all AGAINST YOU- If you’re a child of the most high and eternal God.

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Romans 1:21-25

This scripture is extremely common today..  You go into people’s homes, and it seems like everybody collects graven images of some sort- usually of animals.  …And they say, “Well I don’t worship it.”, as if that makes it okay.  Like they can have a Buddha statue or a Quija board in their home, just as long as they don’t worship it. People tend to group two of the commandments together, and forget that the first one says not to even create such things!  ..and the second, definitely don’t worship it! Furthermore it says that these actions will curse your children, your grandchildren, and your great grandchildren.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exodus 20:4-5

..and what is worship?  Paying omage to, tribute, salute, bow, serve, pledge, ritual?  Could you imagine Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego pledging allegiance to any objects?  And Satan will even use tools of salvation for evil. Let’s see what happened to the Brass Serpent that God commanded Moses to make, in order to save the Israelites.

He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. 2 Kings 18:4

The fools began to worship a tool.. to worship the creation more than the creator.  …And we have no right to shake our heads and say, “Boy, were those Israelites stupid!”.  Because most of us have all done the same thing.. pledging allegiance to the Bible, which is a tool given by inspiration of God.

…And where do we spend most of our time.  What owns our thoughts?  I’ve heard many preachers give sermons about this, so I’ll stop there.  Speaking of which, many pastors will often be worshipped as well.  I’ve only delivered a handful of messages years ago, and I know people intended just to be encouraging- but Satan will even use that for evil when we are not careful.  I know quite a few who don’t have time for anybody, because they think too highly of themselves.  ..and you can’t tell them this, because most of them have been to cemetary school nowadays and aren’t teacheable anymore.

What about our traditions and holidays?  Where did they actually come from?  Ashtar/Ishtar eggs, bunny rabbits, satan claus, holly wood, samhein, etc..?

Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.  Jeremiah 10:2-4

Do you read the horoscope, fortune cookies, and consult mediums?

There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or sorcery, or interprets omens, or is a witch, Or casts spells, or is a medium, or a wizard, or consults the dead. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you. Deuteronomy 18:10-12

What about our music?  Who does it glorify?  Does it mention the name of Jesus?  Does it use pipes, tabrets, and timbrels?  The movies and shows you watch?  Sad to say, television may have served some good purposes in the past, but is full of deceit, demoralization, and brainwashing nowadays.  It has been used to shape a false-reality around us.  Even if the “programming” seems to be clean and good, there are signals embedded to hypnotize- and it can even be used to KILL YOU.  Case in point, the Pokemon movie that caused mass seizures in Japan.  There have been skilled hypnotists that has taken a man, and through hypnosis, made him unable to see his daughter.  She stood right in front of him, and he couldn’t see her… but he could count the number of fingers the hypnotist was holding up behind her.  How much stuff are we not able to see, and how much do we miss out on?!

What about our tongue?  Does it glorify God?

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. James 1:26
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  James 3:2-5

What about the clothes you wear?  Do they encourage lustful thoughts in others, and cause your brother or sister to sin?  What kinds of things are written and printed on your clothes?

The food you eat?  Do you eat to live, or live to eat?

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Philippians 3:18-19

Truth be told, while the TV says you can only go a few days without food or water, if you are a true child of God, a part of the bride of Christ, you don’t need to depend on such things as much as you have been led to believe.  Even practitioners of the occult fast for 40 days…

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. Deuteronomy 8:3

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.  Hosea 4:6

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Acts 17:30

The list of “Do’s” is easier to remember than the list of “Do not’s”  Let everyone be persuaded in their own mind.

Although God has given me wisdom and skills beyond my own means, I do worry about myself from time to time, especially being on The Last Mile.  …My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.