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Deuteronomy 6:14

YOU must not walk after other gods, any gods of the peoples who are all around YOU,

The above Scripture is shown above as well as below due to the significance of the other gods spoken about that are all around YOU. Looking around you could be quite puzzling. There are no other gods around YOU!

Wrong! To mention but a few: sport, money, material possessions, prominence, popularity, idolised singers, actors, performers, religious and political leaders, and other persons, etc.

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NOT ONLY WILL THE TRULY “WICKED” PEOPLE BE ETERNALLY DESTROYED BUT ALSO ALL THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO OUR CREATOR JEHOVAH GOD! THE ONUS IS ON EACH AND EVERY PERSON TO ENSURE THAT THEY AND THEIR MINOR CHILDREN ARE ALL ACCEPTABLE! MILLIONS OF “NICE” PEOPLE WERE ALSO ALL DESTROYED IN THE FLOOD OF NOAH’S DAY! REMEMBER . . . JUST GOING TO CHURCH DOES NOT MAKE ONE A CHRISTIAN ANY MORE THAN SITTING IN A GARAGE MAKES ONE A MOTORCAR, AND LIFE WITHOUT PERSEVERING IN DOING JEHOVAH GOD’S EXPLICIT WILL TO THE BEST OF ONE’S ABILITY IS LIKE AN UNSHARPENED PENCIL . . . IT HAS NO POINT!

AND

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 persevere in doing Jehovah God’s EXPLICIT will to the best of their ability! They must ENSURE that they are in Jehovah God’s ONE and ONLY TRUE FAITH!)

All remarks in Italics are also pertinent to the other subjects that have been or will be discussed, and also relevant to the Scripture that is being given now and those given later.

All my interpretations are in italics.

OTHER GODS

 November 11th, 2010 | Author: Douglas | Edit

There are other idols that the Bible speaks about that receive adoration and obeisance. Go into a church today and see if the wooden or stone carvings hear you or answer you. The rest of the wooden carvings from which the images were carved, however, at least most probably served a purpose. If it was not used to warm the person, or to cook his food, then it most probably became a section of a pressed wood panel. Even the Bible mocks the wooden carved images.

Although not commonly known, many people are killed, maimed or injured during the rush to leave the sport stadiums after a game. If that is not classified as a sacrifice, actually the ultimate sacrifice, to that sport, then what else could be?

Have you seen teenagers actually rip off their clothes or even faint at your normal church gathering or even go into a state of frenzy? Daily, this can be seen on televisions when their gods or goddesses are screeching or chanting some or other type of song, OR an actor or other celebrity is present.

I cannot recall such adoration or obeisance of such magnitude ever being recorded when Jesus actually raised persons from the dead, or visually healed people. So! There are many other gods around YOU that receive much “worship, adoration and obeisance” today.

My ten year old grandson knows virtually all soccer players, local and international, by name. He also knows their positions and performances. Biblically, I hesitate to ask him if he knows where the family Bible is, or if he actually has one himself.

While being married millions of people make a promise to God to love and be faithful and abiding until death do them part. Millions of those marriages are based on LOVE. LOVE of Money! LOVE of Status and Prominence! Marriages of Convenience! There are most probably many more marriages that are performed for all the wrong reasons.

Most of these marriages are the result of “other gods” having the negative influence!

The word “ONUS” has extreme MEANING and POWER!

Here again:

THE ONUS IS ON EACH AND EVERY PERSON, THAT IS OLD ENOUGH, TO DETERMINE IF THIS POST IS BASED ON THE PETTY RAMBLINGS OF ONE PERSON, OR IF IT HAS REAL AND DANGEROUS CONTENT!

Let us have a look at a few Scriptures from the Bible:

Deuteronomy 6:14

YOU must not walk after other gods, any gods of the peoples who are all around YOU,

Deuteronomy 7:16

And you must consume all the peoples whom Jehovah your God is giving to you. Your eye must not feel sorry for them; and you must not serve their gods, because that will be a snare to you.

Deuteronomy 12:31

You must not do that way to Jehovah your God, for everything detestable to Jehovah that he does hate they have done to their gods, for even their sons and their daughters they regularly burn in the fire to their gods. (In Biblical times it seems that it was quite common to burn children as sacrifices to heathen gods, even though the perpetrators were supposed to be “devout Christians”. There is also a Scriptural and spiritual connotation to this “fire” that is being mentioned. Here, the word “fire” mostly indicates eternal destruction, especially when so-called Christians are being considered. On the odd occasions literal fires have caused the deaths of up to hundreds at a time. When parents are members of false religions they automatically render their offspring to eternal destruction. Should it be expected of Jehovah God to “feel sorry” for the siblings of people that do not care enough about their own siblings themselves? If you killed a deadly snake would you leave the baby snakes alive and take care of them? How many dirty, starving and neglected babies hang on the hips of their mothers that have fallen prey to the “drug god”? The allegiance to the “drug god” was pre-empted by other “gods” that paved the way! If those mothers do not change and repent, then they are going to “burn” their children in the “fires” of eternal death.)

Deuteronomy 13:2 & 3

2 and the sign or the portent does come true of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us walk after other gods, whom you have not known, and let us serve them,’ 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or to the dreamer of that dream, because Jehovah YOUR God is testing YOU to know whether YOU are loving Jehovah God with all YOUR heart and all YOUR soul.

Deuteronomy 13:6 – 11

6 “In case your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or your cherished wife or your companion who is like your own soul, should try to allure you in secrecy, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ whom you have not known, neither you nor your forefathers, 7 some of the gods of the peoples who are all around YOU, the ones near you or those far away from you, from one end of the land to the other end of the land, 8 you must not accede to his wish or listen to him, nor should your eye feel sorry for him, nor must you feel compassion, nor cover him [protectively]; 9 but you should kill him without fail. Your hand first of all should come upon him to put him to death, and the hand of all the people afterward. 10 And you must stone him with stones, and he must die, because he has sought to turn you away from Jehovah your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slaves. 11 Then all of Israel will hear and become afraid, and they will not do anything like this bad thing again in your midst.

Deuteronomy 31:16

Jehovah now said to Moses: “Look! You are lying down with your forefathers; and this people will certainly get up and have immoral intercourse with foreign gods of the land to which they are going, in their very midst, and they will certainly forsake me and break my covenant that I have concluded with them. (Immoral intercourse here has the meaning that the people are being faithful to some or other god while they are also trying to in some way be faithful to Jehovah God. It is totally a spiritual occurrence!)

2 Kings 17:27 – 2

27 At that the king of As·syr’i·a commanded, saying: “Have one of the priests go there whom YOU led into exile from there, that he may go and dwell there and teach them the religion of the God of the land.” 28 Accordingly one of the priests whom they had led into exile from Sa·mar’i·a came and began dwelling in Beth’el, and he came to be a teacher of them as to how they ought to fear Jehovah. 29 However, each different nation came to be a maker of its own god, which they then deposited in the house of the high places that the Sa.mar’I.tans had made, each different nation, in their cities where they were dwelling.

1 Chronicles 5:25

And they began to act unfaithfully toward the God of their forefathers and went having immoral intercourse with the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had annihilated from before them.

2 Chronicles 13:9

Have YOU not driven out Jehovah’s priests, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and do YOU not keep making priests for yourselves like the peoples of the lands? As for anyone that came and filled his hand with power by means of a young bull and seven rams, he became a priest of what are no gods.

2 Chronicles 28:3

And he himself made sacrificial smoke in the valley of the son of Hin’nom and proceeded to burn up his sons in the fire, according to the detestable things of the nations that Jehovah had driven out from before the sons of Israel.

2 Chronicles 28:24

 

Furthermore, A’haz gathered together the utensils of the house of the [true] God and cut to pieces the utensils of the house of the [true] God, and closed the doors of the house of Jehovah, and made altars for himself at every corner in Jerusalem. (Here the “altars” have the same function as temples or churches!)

Psalm 82:1

God is stationing himself in the assembly of the Divine One; In the middle of the gods he judges:

Isaiah 2:8

And their land is filled with valueless gods. To the work of one’s hands they bow down, to that which one’s fingers have made. (The “valueless gods” are wooden, glass, stone or concrete images that were or still are, being made! Even Jehovah God mocks those that “idolise” those images as He states that those that were made from wood were made with the wood that was left over after the food was cooked or the “worker” had warmed himself.)

Isaiah 2:18

And the valueless gods themselves will pass away completely.

Isaiah 2:20

In that day the earthling man will throw his worthless gods of silver and his valueless gods of gold that they had made for him to bow before to the shrewmice and to the bats,

Isaiah 9:6

For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Here Jesus is being spoken of. Take note: Mighty God and not Almighty God.)

Isaiah 10:10 & 11

10 Whenever my hand has reached the kingdoms of the valueless god whose graven images are more than those at Jerusalem and at Sa·mar’i·a, 11 will it not be that just I shall have done to Sa.mar’I.a and to her valueless gods, even so I shall do to Jerusalem and to her idols?’ (Here, the “Jerusalem” mentioned is the original church/es of Jehovah God that had turned away from Him and taught false doctrine to their “sheep”, who were more than willing to listen and accept what they WANTED to hear.)

Isaiah 19:1

The pronouncement against Egypt: Look! Jehovah is riding on a swift cloud and coming into Egypt. And the valueless gods of Egypt will certainly quiver because of him, and the very heart of Egypt will melt in the midst of it.

Isaiah 19:3

And the spirit of Egypt must become bewildered in the midst of it, and I shall confuse its own counsel. And they will be certain to resort to the valueless gods and to the charmers and to the spirit mediums and to the professional foretellers of events.

Isaiah 31:7

For in that day they will reject each one his worthless gods of silver and his valueless gods of gold, that YOUR hands have made for yourselves as a sin.

Isaiah 42:8

“I am Jehovah. That is my name; and to no one else shall I give my own glory, neither my praise to graven images.

Isaiah 43:11

I-I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no saviour.”

Isaiah 44:13

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.

Isaiah 44:15 -17

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.” (The “gods” that are created are often seen in modern day churches. Here Jehovah God mocks the “creation” of these worthless images or tokens that receive reverence.)

Isaiah 44:19 & 20

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?” 20 “Collect yourselves and come. Bring yourselves up close together, YOU escapees from the nations. Those carrying the wood of their carved image have not come to any knowledge, neither have those praying to a god that cannot save. (The “gods” that are created are often seen in modern day churches. Here Jehovah God mocks the “creation” of these worthless images or tokens that receive reverence.)

Isaiah 65:11

“But YOU men are those leaving Jehovah, those forgetting my holy mountain, those setting in order a table for the god of Good Luck and those filling up mixed wine for the god of Destiny. (Jehovah God considers gambling in a very serious light, even though it often seems insignificant and normally for a “good” cause. “The god of Destiny” or “Fatalism” is also condemned by our Creator. We are all responsible and accountable for our own eventuality and the eventualities of our very minor children.)

Jeremiah 2:27

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! . . .

Jeremiah 19:5

And they built the high places of the Ba´al in order to burn their sons in the fire as whole burnt offerings to the Ba´al, something that I had not commanded or spoken of, and that had not come up into my heart.”. . .

Ezekiel 16:17

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 . . . .

Daniel 3:12

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.” (These very young men remained obedient to Jehovah God even when faced with imminent death.)

Hosea 3:1

And Jehovah went on to say to me: “Go once again, love a woman loved by a companion and committing adultery, as in the case of Jehovah’s love for the sons of Israel while they are turning to other gods and are loving raisin cakes.”

Micah 4:5

For all the peoples, for their part, will walk each one in the name of its god; but we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.

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.”

Nahum 1:14

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

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?

Habakkuk 2:19

“‘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.

Malachi 2:3

“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.

John 1:1

In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. (Here Jesus is being spoken about!)

2 Thessalonians 2:4

He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called “god” or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of The God, publicly showing himself to be a god. (Here Satan the Devil is being spoken about!)