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2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 & 6
5 KEEP TESTING WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE FAITH, KEEP PROVING WHAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE. OR DO YOU NOT RECOGNISE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN UNION WITH YOU? UNLESS YOU ARE DISAPPROVED! 6 I TRULY HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME TO KNOW WE ARE NOT DISAPPROVED. (The onus is on each and every person to frequently ensure that they are endeavouring to do Jehovah God’s EXPLICIT will to the best of their ability!)
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October 26th, 2010 | Author: Douglas | Edit
Now we know that there were heathen nations and the nation of Jehovah God, namely Israel. The Bible was in the very early years written to the Jews, the people that worshipped in Jehovah God’s House, His Church as we now know it.
So when Jehovah God says “And you were doing this or that”, He was talking directly to His Nation, Israel. So any deed, good or bad, is what the people of His religion were doing. Jehovah God never spoke to the heathen nations, but spoke about them. So when Jehovah God says: “You evil people . . .”, then He is talking to the Jews.
So when the Bible says that they were making wooden, stone, golden or any other images, to pray and bow down to, He was speaking of the Christians of that time that were falling away from the truth of His Word. When you enter, or pass the churches of today, then it is quite obvious that that practice has been continued down to this day.
Most people will be aware that the Bible is nearby, and most people will also tend to refrain from doing bad, such as the use of foul language. Similarly, when in the vicinity of a wooden cross or a stone statue that is supposed to represent Jesus, the average behaviour improves. So reverence is attached, consciously or unconsciously, and this is what is not acceptable to Jehovah God. What has happened to the Scriptures at Exodus 20:4 and 5 as is shown below?:
Exodus 20: 4 “You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or that is on the earth underneath or that is in the waters under the earth. 5. You must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation, in the case of those who hate me; (What purpose do those stone, wooden or glass images serve? The Bible actually mocks the wooden images especially, saying that they were created with the waste wood that was left over after the other uses had been served. Also, by disobeying Jehovah God in not doing His explicit will to the best of your ability, you are endangering your fourth generation. So, in a normal lifetime as we know it, that will be YOU, YOUR children, YOUR grandchildren and YOUR great grandchildren. Even unborn babies are included. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS AND DANGEROUS AREA TO NOT COMPLY WITH.)
The implication is that firstly: these objects should not be created that cause you to feel that you are in the presence of an item that represents Jehovah God, who demands exclusive devotion. This earthly creation does have the power of inducing reverent feelings. Further, how often do you see persons on the television bowing down before statues or paintings supposedly representing Jesus, these statues and paintings often hideously created? Your Heavenly Father, God and Creator, Jehovah God, demands exclusive devotion, and that exclusive devotion excludes His Son, Jesus Christ, the angels or any other creation.
From the Scriptures you will see that Jehovah God has extreme anger at the creation of images and idols, and the worship of any other person, animal, sport or any other object.
Jehovah God constantly speaks of the idols, images and altars that are built that directly go against Him and do Him a great injustice. Remember, He is not talking to the heathen nations or atheists or agnostics, but to the people who were followers of His true followers, those that were going the wrong and evil way.
It is for you to see which religion conforms to true worship, and from which source it comes, and then to compare it to all other religions, and then to make a choice, and take action, change or stay. The choice is always yours to make, because the consequences will also all be yours, irrespective.
In the Scriptures below, Jehovah God tells of His anger and disdain, and then there are those Scriptures that tell what He is going to do to those who do these disgusting things. A Scripture is included of three that remained true to Jehovah God.
Another very important point to remember is what happened in the days of the Flood of Noah. There were many high priests, priests, churches, altars, statues, crosses and billions of so-called Christians. Only eight people were saved. Why were so many destroyed with their high priests, churches and all the other mentioned above?
They were not doing the explicit and true will of Jehovah God as best they could, although they professed to be doing it.
Let us have a look at a few Scriptures from the Bible about Idols:
So they should no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat-shaped demons with which they are having immoral intercourse. This will serve as a statute to time indefinite for YOU, throughout YOUR generations.” (Not physical intercourse – spiritually immoral intercourse. Serving Satan as well as pretending to serve Jehovah God. No person can serve two masters. Playing Lotto on Saturday and thus revering the “Goddess of Good Luck” and then attending church on Sunday with the intention of revering Jehovah God, is “Immoral Intercourse”.)
Leviticus 20:3, followed by Verse 20:5
And if the people of the land should deliberately hide their eyes from that man when he gives any of his offspring to Mo ‘lech by not putting him to death, (Keeping silent about sin is as becoming an accomplice of that sin.)
5 then I, for my part, shall certainly fix my face against that man and his family, and I shall indeed cut him and all those who have immoral intercourse along with him in having immoral intercourse with Mo’lech off from among their people.
Watch out for yourself for fear you may offer up your burnt offerings in any other place you may see. (The onus is on YOU to ensure that you do not fall foul of Jehovah God, and become besotted by sport, the rich and famous, materialism and beautiful possessions, etc.)
“This is what all the assembly of Jehovah have said, ‘What is this act of unfaithfulness that YOU have perpetrated against the God of Israel in turning back today from following Jehovah by YOUR building for yourselves an altar, that YOU may rebel today against Jehovah?
And the sons of Israel fell to doing what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah and serving the Ba’als.
And even to their judges they did not listen, but they had immoral intercourse with other gods and went bowing down to them. They quickly turned aside from the way in which their forefathers had walked by obeying the commandments of Jehovah. They did not do like that. (The Bible is here stating that the people broke away from the true religion and formed their own. These religions did not disappear, but have evolved into the very many religions that exist today.)
And Gid’e·on proceeded to make it into an eph’od and to exhibit it in his city Oph’rah; and all Israel began to have immoral intercourse with it there, so that it served as a snare to Gid’e·on and to his household.
1 Kings 19:18
And I have let seven thousand remain in Israel, all the knees that have not bent down to Ba’al, and every mouth that has not kissed him.
2 Kings 10:21 & 22
21 After that Je’hu sent through all Israel, so that all the worshipers of Ba’al came in. And not a single one was left over that did not come in. And they kept coming into the house of Ba’al, and the house of Ba’al came to be full from end to end. 22 He now said to the one who was over the wardrobe: “Bring out garments for all the worshipers of Ba’al.” So he brought the attire out for them.
2 Kings 10:27
Further, they pulled down the sacred pillar of Ba’al and pulled down the house of Ba’al, and they kept it set aside for privies down to this day.
2 Kings 17:15
and they continued rejecting his regulations and his covenant that he had concluded with their forefathers and his reminders with which he had warned them, and they went following vain idols and became vain themselves, even in imitation of the nations that were all around them, concerning whom Jehovah had commanded them not to do like them;
2 Kings 18:4
He it was that removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars to pieces and cut down the sacred pole and crushed to pieces the copper serpent that Moses had made; for down to those days the sons of Israel had continually been making sacrificial smoke to it, and it used to be called the copper serpent-idol.
And they kept offending him with their high places, and with their graven images they kept inciting him to jealousy.
Isaiah 44:13 – 19
13 As for the wood carver, he has stretched out the measuring line; he traces it out with red chalk; he works it up with a wood scraper; and with a compass he keeps tracing it out, and gradually he makes it like the representation of a man, like the beauty of mankind, to sit in a house. 14. There is one whose business is to cut down cedars; and he takes a certain species of tree, even a massive tree, and he lets it become strong for himself among the trees of the forest. He planted the laurel tree, and the pouring rain itself keeps making it get big. 15 And it has become [something] for man to keep a fire burning. So he takes part of it that he may warm himself. In fact he builds a fire and actually bakes bread. He also works on a god to which he may bow down. He has made it into a carved image, and he prostrates himself to it. 16. Half of it he actually burns up in a fire. Upon half of it he roasts well the flesh that he eats, and he becomes satisfied. He also warms himself and says: “Aha! I have warmed myself. I have seen the firelight.” 17. But the remainder of it he actually makes into a god itself, into his carved image. He prostrates himself to it and bows down and prays to it and says: “Deliver me, for you are my god.” 18. They have not come to know, nor do they understand, because their eyes have been besmeared so as not to see, their heart so as to have no insight. 19. And no one recalls to his heart or has knowledge or understanding, saying: “The half of it I have burned up in a fire, and upon its coals I have also baked bread; I roast flesh and eat. But the rest of it shall I make into a mere detestable thing? To the dried-out wood of a tree shall I prostrate myself?” (Even the Bible makes a mockery of the wooden carved images that are all in churches, and in many homes and other buildings. What is also amazing is that the Bible states that the wood used is the “waste” wood that cannot be utilised for anything productive. Make no mistake, the Bible is more than justified to do so, and because it is Jehovah God’s inspired Word, there is absolutely no room for debate. People even wear these emblems of Jesus’ brutal murder around their necks. It is unlikely, very unlikely, that you would wear a replica of the weapon used to murder a loved one around your neck. Why, then wear or display the replica of the “weapon” that was used to brutally murder Jesus? IT IS ONLY TO JEHOVAH GOD THAT A PERSON MAY PRAY. NOT EVEN TO JESUS CHRIST. SO WHERE DOES THE VIRGIN MARY OR ANY OTHER IDOLS OR IMAGES COME INTO ACCOUNT.)
They are saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ and to a stone, ‘You yourself brought me to birth.’ But to me they have turned the back of the neck and not the face. And in the time of their calamity they will say, ‘Do rise up and save us! . . .
And they went putting their disgusting things in the house upon which my own name has been called, in order to defile it. . . (The Bible states that they placed these “disgusting things” in the churches that were supposedly erected in Jehovah God’s Name, and were supposedly where people were to serve the “True God”, but did not! WHAT IS SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS SCRIPTURE AS SO MANY ATTEND RELIGIONS THAT PLACE THESE ABOMINABLE CREATIONS IN THEIR CHURCHES? WHY DO THE MEMBERS OF THOSE RELIGIONS IGNORE JEHOVAH GOD?)
And you would take your beautiful articles from my gold and from my silver that I had given to you and you would make for yourself images of a male and prostitute yourself with them . . . .
This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘For the reason that your lustfulness has been poured out and your private parts are uncovered in your acts of prostitution toward those passionately loving you and toward all your detestable dungy idols, even with the blood of your sons whom you gave to them,. . .
“‘But as for the Levites who got far away from me when Israel, who wandered away from me, wandered after their dungy idols, they must also bear their error.
There exist certain Jews whom you appointed over the administration of the jurisdictional district of Babylon, Sha´drach, Me´shach and A·bed´ne·go; these able-bodied men have paid no regard to you, O king, they are not serving your own gods, and the image of gold that you have set up they are not worshiping.” (There were at least three that stayed with Jehovah God’s truth, out of the many.)
And her graven images will all be crushed to pieces, and all the gifts [made] to her as her hire will be burned in the fire; and all her idols I shall make a desolate waste. For from the things given as the hire of a prostitute she collected [them], and to the thing given as the hire of a prostitute they will return.”
Micah 5:13 – 15
13 And I will cut off your graven images and your pillars from the midst of you, and you will no more bow down to the work of your hands. 14. And I will uproot your sacred poles from the midst of you and annihilate your cities. 15. And in anger and in rage I will execute vengeance upon the nations that have not obeyed.”
And concerning you Jehovah has commanded, ‘Nothing of your name will be sown anymore. Out of the house of your gods I shall cut off carved image and molten statue. I shall make a burial place for you, because you have been of no account.’
Habakkuk 2:18 & 19
Of what benefit has a carved image been, when the former of it has carved it, a molten statue, and an instructor in falsehood? when the former of its form has trusted in it, to the extent of making valueless gods that are speechless? 19. “Woe to the one saying to the piece of wood: “O do awake!” to a dumb stone: “O wake up! It itself will give instruction”! Look! It is sheathed in gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
“And it must occur in that day,” is the utterance of Jehovah of armies, “[that] I shall cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they will no more be remembered; and also the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness I shall cause to pass out of the land.
“Look! I am rebuking on YOUR account the [sown] seed, and I will scatter dung upon YOUR faces, the dung of YOUR festivals; and someone will actually carry YOU away to it.
20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood
29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication. If YOU carefully keep yourselves from these things, YOU will prosper. Good health to YOU!”
Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit within him came to be irritated at beholding that the city was full of idols.
As for the believers from among the nations, we have sent out, rendering our decision that they should keep themselves from what is sacrificed to idols as well as from blood and what is strangled and from fornication.”
1 Corinthians 8:7
Nevertheless, there is not this knowledge in all persons; but some, being accustomed until now to the idol, eat food as something sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I shall reside among them and walk among [them], and I shall be their God, and they will be my people.”
Galatians 5:20 & 21
20 idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, divisions, sects, 21 envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these. As to these things I am forewarning YOU, the same way as I did forewarn YOU, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s kingdom.
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves keep reporting about the way we first entered in among YOU and how YOU turned to God from [YOUR] idols to slave for a living and true God,
Revelation 9:20 & 21
20 But the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they should not worship the demons and the idols of gold and silver and copper and stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their spiritistic practices nor of their fornication nor of their thefts.
Revelation 19:19 & 20
19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage the war with the one seated on the horse and with his army. 20. And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who render worship to its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulphur.