The Sin Most Condemned in the Bible

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"For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man - and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonour their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." Romans 1:18-25

Idols for Destruction

Idolatry is the most condemned sin in Scripture. Consistently, we see through the Old Testament Survey, all the prophets preached against idolatry. Idolatry is the most repeatedly condemned sin in Scripture. There are more denunciations of idolatry and more warnings against idolatry than any other sin in the whole Bible, both Old and New Testament. Idolatry is the essence of rebellion against God.

Throughout the Bible, wherever God's Word is proclaimed, the response of repentant people has been to destroy their idols. We see this throughout the Old Testament and in the Book of Acts. When the Apostle Paul proclaimed the Gospel in Ephesus, the people brought their cursed, occultic and false religion materials and burned them. They were seized with fear and the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ was held in high honour. In this way the Word of God spread widely and grew in power (Acts 19).

 

Do Not Make an Idol

"You shall not make for yourself a carved image - any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." Exodus 20:4

 

Do Not Turn to Idols

"Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves moulded gods: I am the Lord your God." Leviticus 19:4

 

Repent and Turn from Idols

"Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: 'Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations. For anyone of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who separates himself from Me and sets up his idols in his heart and puts before him what causes him to stumble into iniquity, then comes to a prophet to inquire of him concerning Me, I the Lord will answer him by Myself.'" Ezekiel 14:6-7

 

What are Idols?

When most of us think of idols we think of statues of Baal and Ashera poles. Surely it would also include Buddha statues and Hinduism's Kali, Shiva, Krishna, and Vishnu statues. Those are visible idols. Bear in mind that the Baal altars were used for human sacrifice. In fact, all religions of the Near East engaged in human sacrifice. These were fertility cults and prosperity cults. They believed that in order to be prosperous, you had to sacrifice your firstborn, to bring them before the altar, hand them over to a priest of Baal, or a priest of Molech who carried them up and laid them in the arms of the big stone, or brass, statue to be consumed by the flames.

 

Idolatry Today

In many ways you can look at the Baal altar and equate it to the modern abortion clinics of today - child sacrifice. We have other idols as well. Every false religion has a false theology, a false form of redemption, atonement or salvation and they have a false view of the future, a false mission and a false understanding of man and of God. They replace the true God with false gods. They replace the Messiah with false messiahs. They replace Salvation through the Cross with false forms of salvation. You can see every cult and sect, even those with a Christian veneer, either add to the Bible, or subtract from the Bible. Cults distort who God is and who Christ is, they substitute a false Christ, a false Gospel, a false form of atonement and a false mission.

 

Marxist Idols

In the last century the most prominent idols have been communist idols. The tomb of Lenin and many tens-of-thousands of statues of Vladimir Lenin, idolised this bloodthirsty mass murdering Marxist. Lenin was literally idolised and Lenin's tomb became a site of pilgrimage. People shuffled past Lenin's tomb to see the embalmed body. Actually, virtually everything from his fingers, nose and ears, had fallen off, so it was all plaster of paris, more like one of Madame Tussauds waxworks dummies. Still, the communists are shuffling past to see their dead god, the focal point of their worship.

 

A Shrine for a Sadist

I went to the site of Samora Machel's plane crash, which occurred in October 1986, in answer to the prayers of the saints calling for an end to the vicious persecution of Christians. A shrine has been set up at the site of the crash of his Soviet Tupelov aeroplane. It was described as a controlled descent into ground. The pilots completely misread all instrument warnings as they were discussing nightclubs, vodka and getting drunk. They ignored the warning signs and sounds. They plowed into the ground at 860km per hour. Samora Machel's crash site was consecrated as a "shrine" to honour Samora Machel "forever" by Nelson Mandela and the widow of Samora Machel, Graca, whom Nelson Mandela married.

 

A Temple in America

You can go to Washington Mall and at the centre of DC you will find the biggest, most outrageous temple to Abraham Lincoln. It declares: "In this temple, enshrined forever, the memory of Abraham Lincoln who saved the Union…" and so on. The size of this thing is obscene, like the size of the statues of the pharaohs of Egypt who were also worshipped as gods. It is even larger than the massive idols in the Soviet Union made for the commissars! If you go to Western Europe, to Christian countries, you will see statues are generally two and a half, to three and a half, times the size of a person. When you get to twelve to twenty times the size of a person statue, like the pharaohs and Lincoln, then you know you are dealing with mega-idolatry. This is not just an historic monument. Lincoln's temple is a shrine. Lincoln, Lenin and Samora Machel statues are places of pilgrimages for idolaters worshipping false gods.

 

What is Your Source of Authority?

Cults and sects have false theology, a false gospel, a false sense of community and a false mission. They replace, or supplement, the Bible as their source of authority. Whether it is Mao's little Red Book, the Marxist Manifesto, the book of Mormon, or the Quran, there is always a false book, a false source of authority. Some people talk about the constitution of their country as though it is their highest authority. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa claims that this constitution is the highest law in the land and any other authority or document in contravention of it is invalid! This constitution crammed through at 2am with most of the MP's too tired, or absent, with all of its grammatical and spelling errors, and inherent contradictions. Are they saying this somehow outranks the Bible, which has been revealed by God, over thousands of years and has been recognised as the authority of Christian civilisation for nearly two millenniums?

 

Keep Yourself from Idols

The Apostle John beseeches: "…Little children, keep yourselves from idols…" 1 John 5:21. So what idols do we need to keep ourselves from today? Politically Correct (PC) can stand for Propaganda of Communism and Pathetic Cowardice.

 

Romanism and Mariolatry

Roman Catholics have often placed their pope and Mary in the place of Christ. Mary is called the Co-redemptrix, Co-mediatrix, her sufferings, seeing her Son die on the Cross, has won our Salvation, along with the sufferings of Christ. Papists claim that you cannot go to Christ as He is angry with you. You have to go through Mary and pray to Mary, to intercede with her Son to answer your prayers. So they have put Mary and the pope, who claims to be the vicar of Christ, the mouth of Christ, ruling in the place of Christ on earth. So Christ is removed from being "The Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me." There is one Mediator between God and man, and that is the Man Christ Jesus. By focusing on Mary and the pope, by sleight of hand, papists have given us a false gospel, a false christ, a false authority and a false way of salvation.

 

Islamic Idolatry

Muslims, instead of focussing on our Lord Jesus are focussing on Muhammad. Instead of focussing on the Scriptures, they are focussing on the Quran. Instead of focussing on the Cross, Muslims are focussing on the Kaaba as they pray toward Mecca. Instead of Repentance, they have the Hajj pilgrimage. Instead of Missions, they support violent Jihad.

 

Idolatry Angers God

The Second Commandment forbids all of these idolatries, whether the idol is Lenin, Lincoln, Churchill, Mandela, Mao, Marx, Ceausescu, Martin Luther King, Jnr, Ghandi, Buddha or Muhammad. These are idols. "Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?" 1 Corinthians 10:20-22

 

War Against God is Futile

You cannot win a war against God. The Second Commandment implies that those who break this Commandment hate God. It is the only one of the Ten Commandments where God implies that those who break this Commandment hate Him. Which is why people who are engaged in idolatry so often find themselves demon possessed, or demon oppressed, having given a foothold, or stronghold, or even a stranglehold, to the devil. "They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger." Deuteronomy 32:16

 

Idolatry Gives Ground to Demonic Possession

Idol worshippers sacrifice to demons and not to God. This is an ongoing emphasis in the Bible, that when we start to worship anyone other than God, if we put anything as central in our lives, other than God, we are opening ourselves up to demonic influence, demonic deception and demonic possession, which explains why so many people today are so irrational, so immune to logic, so resistant to facts and logical explanations. Their minds are made up. They are so angry. You are not allowed to take their precious idols away from them. It is like a dog who has a dry bone and he refuses the steak that you are offering him. He has his flea-bitten, dirty old bone and is convinced that if you try and take it away from him he is going to lose the most precious thing in his life. Meanwhile it is been gnawed to death and there is nothing left of it. It is a dry, dusty piece of bone with disease on it, but he wants it and will reject a good steak for it. How many people do this? It is not logical.

 

Chose Life - Reject Death

Why would people want a dead religion of a dead Lenin, or a dead Lincoln, or any of these other flawed characters that the world lifts up as idols for us to worship, while we have a risen Saviour and an empty tomb in Jerusalem? The Lord God demanded: "But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images (for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose Name is Jealous, is a jealous God)." Exodus 34:13-14

 

The Foolishness and Futility of Idolatry

"The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. 'Do they provoke Me to anger?' says the Lord. 'Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?' Therefore thus says the Lord God: 'Behold, My anger and My fury will be poured out on this place - on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground. And it will burn and not be quenched.'" Jeremiah 7:18-20

 

Idolatry Leads to Disaster

Jeremiah is warning that God is about to withdraw His protection and lift His hand of blessing and protection over Jerusalem and allow the whole of Jerusalem to be destroyed. Including His Temple, the Temple dedicated to His Name, His people whom He has redeemed from Egypt, from the hand of pharaoh, from slavery, out of the bondage of Egypt, through the Red Sea, provided for in the Wilderness, to whom He had given the Ten Commandments. The people He had trained and prepared and to whom He had sent the Prophets, He was about to abandon them and curse their city, their country and their Temple to unquenchable flames, till all was destroyed. Why? Because of idolatry!

 

Idolatry Deserves to be Mocked

Jeremiah mocks idolaters saying, you go out and chop down a tree, with some of the wood you make a fire and cook your food and with the other wood you make an idol to whom you bow down and worship and say this is our God! How foolish is this? You have gods who have eyes but they cannot see. They have ears but they cannot hear. They have mouths but they cannot speak. Your idols are dead. He mocks them and exposes them as worthless. This is part of what has been commanded that believers are to break down their sacred pillars, to destroy their idols, to cut down their images.

 

Dismantle the Idols of Your Mind

Today, most of the idols we are dealing with are not actually physical. The idols we have today are celluloid, digital and in print. Today's idols are generally myths, legends and ideas that are communicated through films, magazines and the media. Myths that have been portrayed in such a way, that people idolise them. Whether it is in school textbooks, or quotes given at Christian University graduation services, where they idolise and quote from Mandela, Martin Luther King Jnr, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and so on. These are idols. Just as Gideon went out and chopped down the idols of Baal and destroyed their altar, we need to destroy these idols manufactured in the factories of people's minds. In the temples of their minds. We need to dismantle idols with Scripture, with logic, with facts. Facts can ruin good stories and expose myths.

 

Hijacking Geneva

The World Council of Churches had the audacity to put their headquarters in Geneva, one of the most respected and honoured centres of the Reformation. The city of John Calvin, Pierre Viret, William Farel, Theodore Beza and John Knox. Where the Geneva Bible, the great Bible of the Reformation was translated. Geneva had been recognised as the epicentre of the Second generation of the Reformation. The World Council of Churches put their headquarters in Geneva. Why? Not because they spoke French or German. Not because they were Swiss, but because the word Geneva epitomises the Reformation and the liberals wanted to hijack it.

 

Hijacking America

America used to be known as a great Protestant country, sending out Missionaries. Now America is thought of as the Obamanation with Hollywood degeneracy and death metal vile poison being spread around the world and the cultural imperialism of GayGB, Pink Inquisition bullying.

 

Hijacking Germany

Germany which produced the Reformation, the land of Martin Luther, of Bach and Handel, is now turned into a land which has not only been invaded by Muslims, but the memory of the country has been besmirched and the people demonised by Hollywood.

 

Hijacking South Africa

South Africa which used to be called the most Calvinist country in the world, now is thought of as the land of Mandela and apartheid.

 

Return of the Judaizers

Think of how the Judaizers have come in and instead of focussing on Christ, focus on the Jewish Sabbath. Instead of focussing on the Scriptures, focus on ceremonial Messianic law. Instead of focussing on the Mission of bringing people to Repentance and Faith in Christ, they try to shape people in the model of Judaizers and pharisees. Back to what was condemned at the first Church Conference in Acts 15, in Jerusalem. Promoting what the Books of Galatians and Hebrews condemn.

 

False Gospels, False Christ, False Missions

The Health and Wealth Prosperity gospel is a vile distortion of the Gospel. Instead of telling people: "Deny yourself, forsake the world, take up your Cross, follow Christ!" They say: "God wants you to be healthy and wealthy." Forget the wise part, wisdom is apparently not that important! In fact, to be foolish is quite clever and the more foolish you are the better! They revel in anti-intellectualism and anti-Scripture studies and some even boast that they have not opened a Bible on their pulpit for years! They say the letter kills but the spirit gives life and have people rambling, ranting, screaming and rolling on the floor in laughter. It's all about me! God wants you to be healthy and wealthy! Gab it and grab it! Name it, claim and frame it! The prosperity health and wealth Gospel is a false gospel.

 

Deceptions Lead to Destruction

These deceptions distract people from the Biblical Gospel. When most Israelites turned to the sin of idolatry, God sent the Assyrians to destroy the Northern Kingdom of Israel and to Exile His people. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was later conquered under Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and led into captivity. It took the furnace of affliction in Babylon to purge the dregs of idolatry from the hearts of God's people. First under the ministry of the great prophets, Ezekiel and Daniel. After the return from Exile, under Ezra and Nehemiah the people resolved to never again compromise with idolatry.

 

Multiculturalism is a New Religion

Christianity cannot worship before the idolatrous altar of pluralism, multiculturalism and interfaith movements. These are false gospels and false religions with false gods.

 

Heresy and the Inquisition

Today we have a new religion, which if you question, you will face a new inquisition. Catholicism was a false form of Christianity. In the Middle Ages in the early part of the Reformation era, they built up an Inquisition to torture and burn people at the stake who dared to be guilty of heresy. Heresy then was believing that you did not have to pray through Mary to get to Jesus. Rejecting transubstantiation as not taught in the Bible. Denying that purgatory is taught in the Scriptures, and denying the superstitious belief that you could buy "Salvation" through indulgences. Reformers like Martin Luther, who sought to bring people back to the Bible, Zwingli, Tyndale and Calvin were all called heretics and apostates, by the Inquisition, because they were denying the essential tenants of the papacy of Rome with its Mariolatry. This idolatrous system that the Catholics had erected was such a "jungle of superstitions", as Luther said, that he had to come like the woodsman, hacking his way through all these false doctrines which were obscuring the way to the Throne of God's Grace. It is through the Cross of Christ that Salvation is to be received by faith alone. Scripture alone is our ultimate authority.

 

The Cult of Communism

Today, we have other new religions. I have seen this. When I started Missions to Zimbabwe in 1982, people said to me: "My God is Robert Mugabe, my church is ZANU-PF and my Bible is A War of Liberation!" Just recently when we were ministering at the Waterfront, when the ANC had their 103rd anniversary celebration in the Cape Town stadium, they had a witchdoctor casting "the spirit of Jan Van Riebeeck" out of Cape Town (I am not sure how, as Jan Van Riebeeck is buried in the Dutch East Indies). I am sure they meant the spirit of Christianity, as he came and planted the Gospel. I had people saying: "I don’t need the Gospel, my soul belongs to the ANC forever." How extraordinary! I have also had people saying to me: "Jesus is to you whites, what Mandela is to us blacks." That is a new religion. That is blatant idolatry. Mandela did not die for your sins. Mandela did not rise from the dead.

 

Statism is Idolatry

If you have seen the Polycarp film or read Foxes Book of Martyrs, you see how people have said, "Caesar is my God, Caesar is the only God." This clash between the statism of Rome and the God-centered Faith of Christianity is at the heart of the Ben Hur film.

 

Idols in the Temple of our Minds

Consider the idolatry that we tolerate in our mind. What comes into our mind when we think of God is the most important thing about us. All too many people betray idolatry in their thinking when they speak of God. For example, bishop Desmond Tutu was quoted on the front page of a daily newspaper in South Africa, declaring: "My god is not homophobic. I could never worship a god who is against homosexuals. If homosexuals are not allowed to go to Heaven, then I do not want to go there either." This is a clergyman who shows he has fashioned an idol, a false god, in his mind. So Tutu could say, "My God would never condemn anyone to hell!" Of course his god could not, because his god is a figment of his imagination. Such a god does not exist. He is just an idol built in the temple of his deluded mind for his own purposes. This is the essence of idolatry, to think of God other than how He is revealed in Scripture. Idolatry is trying to associate something with God, like a crucifix, or a statue. Thinking of God in a way that is not Biblical, or not in a way that He has revealed Himself, is idolatry and blasphemy. These things are false and wrong.

 

Child Sacrifice Praised by Clergy

There is a picture of Desmond Tutu on a pull-up banner in the Marie Stopes Abortuary clinic downtown in Bree Street, saying: "Praise God for Marie Stopes and for all that they do to help young woman in trouble…" etc. He is praising God for modern Baal worshippers, the baby sacrificers', the priests of Molech of today, who are killing children! How is this in any way different from what the prophets condemned in the people who sacrificed babies?

 

Newspeak

When you go into the Jewish Museum with its Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, there is a poster of Desmond Tutu saying how this is vital that we learn the message of the holocaust because this is going to make us the kind of people that will build the New South Africa. There is also a big poster with a message from Nelson Mandela, another idol of the New World Order, saying: "What is being taught here in the Holocaust Centre is absolutely foundational to the New South Africa which we are seeking to build." That is absolutely true.

 

A New Religion

What we have here is a new Holocaustianity, a new religion. Instead of Jesus as the suffering Saviour, now the Jews have replaced Jesus as the Sacrifice. Instead of the Cross being at the central point of the greatest crime committed in the history of the world, now it’s the gas chamber. Instead of the Resurrection of Christ, now you have the survivors! (The last I read there are 3.8 million survivors, which is more than the number of Jews in the whole of German occupied Europe at the time of the Second World War. Yet the number of survivors increases every year). Instead of Heaven, you have the state of Israel. Instead of satan, you now have Hitler. Instead of the demons, you now have the Germans. Instead of the Temple, you now have cinemas and the Holocaust Museums, which are spreading all over the world for people to come and be indoctrinated in a new religion for the New World Order.

 

A New Inquisition

There is also a new Inquisition for skeptics and doubters. Not that true Christianity has any inquisition. We believe in freedom of thought, conscience and religion. No Christian would call for people to be arrested or imprisoned for denying the Trinity or denying the Deity of Christ, or questioning the Resurrection, or the Flood, or Noah's Ark. We would gladly debate them in the open, at public centres, on TV, radio, in town halls. We are not afraid of investigation. We are not afraid of debate like the pro-abortionists and the evolutionists. We are happy to discuss all evidence.

 

A New Tithe

Instead of the tithe, now we have reparations and foreign aid. In fact, the state of Israel, one of the smallest countries in the world, has received more foreign aid, not just from America, but from Germany. Billions of dollars. More than all other recipients of foreign aid combined, in all of history.

 

The Greatest Generation

Instead of the Apostles and the martyrs of the church to look to for your examples, you now have "the greatest generation" of Americans and those British soldiers who saved the Soviet Union from collapse, who kicked the Bible and prayer out of schools, who allowed the abortion of millions of babies to be legalised, who allowed legalisation of pornography, prostitution, human trafficking and other evils. They allowed their countries to be invaded by a new Islamic invasion Trojan horse. They may actually be one of the worst generations in history in terms of damage done to Christian civilisation.

 

The Greatest Reversal

In the last 100 years we have seen the world go from being run by Christians, to being run by anti-Christian pagans. We have seen a situation where, in 1910, the first World Missions Conference was considering the very real possibility of the fulfilment of the Great Commission by 1960. Imagine every nation, tribe and language, fully evangelised and discipled by 1960. It had been speculated that the millennium could well come before the end of the 20th century. Every false religion, like Islam, Buddhism, should be extinct by 1960. That was the consensus of the Christian Mission leaders who gathered at the first Word Missions Conference, in Edinburgh, in 1910. Where are we now? Spiritually, we have gone backwards!

 

How to Snatch Defeat Out of the Jaws of Victory

One of the reasons is that Christians have accepted a false religion. Not just the Judaizers, not just the whole idea of the Hebrew Roots Movement and the Sacred Name Movement. It is the Dispensational Rapture fever, defeat and retreat, escapism and defeatism, everything is going to fall to pieces, everything is going to get worse and worse, do not get involved in politics, do not get involved in social issues, let the government take the schools. It does not matter. We will have an Evangelistic crusade, hand out a few tracts, and let us send our children off to the Philistines, the Romans and Caesar to be educated in state schools!

 

From the Greatest Century of Missions to the Worst Century of Persecution

In just 100 years, we have seen Christians paganised and the churches made more worldly. So much so that Agenda 2 film can accuse today's church: you have a false Christ, a false gospel, a false messiah and a false mission. Is that not true? Are most churches in the West not guilty of now having a false Christ who now exists for our sakes, to make us healthy and wealthy. More like the magic genie, or Father Christmas, who exists to give us gifts, rather than the God who is Holy, the Eternal Judge, who is to be worshipped.

 

A False Mission

Many ministries now think social work, redeeming of slaves, paying of slave traders, digging of wells and giving out free things, is the gospel and that is our mission. Unfortunately they have missed the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations and teaching obedience to all things that Christ has commanded. In fact, today, there are new pilgrimages to Israel and holocaust museums. Even Christian schools have outings to holocaust museums! Instead of Bible studies, now we can have Holocaust Studies. Instead of going into the field to Evangelise, we go to concentration camps, to receive distortion of history and guilt manipulation.

 

Enslaved by Deception and Guilt Manipulation

The Church is now being enslaved to serve those who claim to be Jews, but are not, but lie, as Jesus said, they "are a synagogue of satan". As Jesus said, in John 8 of the Jews of His time: "You are of your father the devil who is a liar and a murderer from the beginning. If you were of Abraham you would believe Me, but because you are of your father the devil, you reject Me and want to kill Me, Abraham would not do this."

 

Truth Does Not Fear Investigation

Now to all this, the bulk of the sheeple, the people enslaved to this new religion, scream: Heresy! Burn them at the stake! Fire them from their jobs! Ostracise them! Burn their books! Kick them out of the universities! So it happens professors have lost their positions in universities for questioning any of the tenants of this new religion. There was a British Bishop, Richard Williamson, who was persecuted out of his position because he questioned this new religion. Bishop Williamson observed: "I could deny the Trinity and every point of the Nicene Creed and the Church could not bat an eyelid and I would remain a bishop." But if I question this propaganda point I am out! Never in the history of the world have there been laws to protect a version of history and to prevent people from investigating, or questioning, any teaching, or claim of history! Just like AIDS must be the first politically protected disease in history. If you have TB, it has to be announced when you want to apply to move to another country, they even want records and x-rays to prove you do not have TB. But if you have AIDS, it is a state secret. Nobody is allowed to enquire about that. This is something so sacred as to not be questioned.

 

New Religions and New Idols Need to be Exposed and Opposed

We have new religions with new gods, with new pilgrimage sites, with new inquisitions and a new way of salvation. What has happened is: instead of recognising that the advent of Jesus Christ on earth is the greatest event in the history of mankind, which is why we have a calendar system based on B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini - In the year of our Lord), there are these trying to get rid of that too. Some people are introducing BCE and CE to try and avoid Christ, but still our dating system must frustrate them, because the Incarnation of Christ has turned history on its hinges and turned everything into Before Christ and after Christ. Secular humanists want to change the calendar and censor Christ out.

 

Anti-Christ

The only way you can legally mention Christ in schools is as a swear word! The most hated person in the world is without a doubt Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is cursed and blasphemed in Hollywood films, yet they will not allow anyone to say anything against Muhammad! You can see that the world system, the New World Order, which we are seeing promoted in Hollywood, the mainstream News Media and United Nations, is literally anti-Christ. They are not concerned when Christians are murdered by the thousands in Iraq, Libya and Syria. They are not concerned when Christians are beheaded, or when great and fabulous architectural magnificent churches which have stood for a thousand years is destroyed. Even tombs of prophets, like Daniel, Nahum and Jonah, are blown up by ISIS Jihadists. That apparently is not a problem. But do not hurt the feeling of Muslims or homosexuals. Otherwise the GayGB and the Pink Inquisition will target you!

 

Into the Lion's Den

We are dealing with a whole new pantheon of religions, interfaith, pluralism and multiculturalism. You must bow before these idols. Bow before this altar. Burn incense before the new caesars. Otherwise you will be thrown into the Lion's Den of public opinion and hit with law suits and worse!

 

You Have an Appointment

When people start to fashion this kind of idol in their church and from their pulpit they are guilty of idolatry. You have an appointment with God. The Day will come when you will stand before His Judgement Throne. God is not just a God of love, but He is a God of Justice. He is not just Love but Light. He is not only gracious and merciful, He is Holy and Just. God is not only the Saviour, He is the Eternal Judge. He will come again and He will judge the living and the dead.

 

God Judges Evil

The God of the Bible, the true God who made Heaven and earth gave us the Ten Commandments and sent plagues upon Egypt to destroy the economic, military and political superpower of that age. He destroyed the pursuing Egyptian army in the Red Sea. He sent fire and sulphur to destroy the wicked inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. That is what God thinks of homosexual pride. For people to have Gay pride marches and to wave the Rainbow flag, the symbol of the last time God destroyed the world, to celebrate their sin and rebellion against God, is not very intelligent.

 

Live in the Light of Eternity

What is your highest priority? What is most important to you? If anything is more important to you than Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ, then it is an idol. To many people the idol in their life is fame, fortune, success, fancy car, home, computer, smart phone, prestige or a relationship. But nothing should be more important in our lives than God. We need to repent of the idolatry in our hearts, in our minds and in our souls. We need to repent of having either physical idols, or any other kinds of idols. Historically, Christians have refused to bow before any idol. The worship due to the Creator, to God alone, may not be given to any political figure, or any Hollywood idol, sports idol, music idol, rock idol, sex idol or rap idol. Whatever they call them, they are still idols.

 

Dare to Be a Daniel

Daniel ended up in the Lions den for refusing to bow before an idol. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into a fiery furnace. Countless Christians were thrown to the lions in the Roman arena for refusing to engage in the statism of their time. So today we have medical personnel who refuse to partake in abortions. We have teachers who refuse to compromise and teach what they see as immorality and perversion in the classroom, as the God's Not Dead 2 film depicts.

 

Stand Firm and Resist Idolatry

No Christian in good conscience can participate in idolatry. God our Creator, our Eternal Judge is the only One who deserves our worship, praise and adoration. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm them and do not allow yourself to be burdened again by a yolk of slavery. You my brethren are called to be free. Do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature. Rather serve one another in love (Galatians 5:1,13).

 

"Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted Word which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." James 1:21-22

 

Jesus is Lord

We need to return to the true Messiah, to the Bible as the only authority, to the Biblical Gospel of Repent and Believe in Jesus Christ and His Atonement on the Cross of Calvary alone and to embrace the real Mission of making disciples of all nations, teaching obedience to all things that the Lord Jesus Christ has taught. Jesus Christ alone is King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." Galatians 5:1;13.

 

Dr. Peter Hammond
Livingstone Fellowship
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480
[email protected]
www.livingstonefellowship.co.za
www.frontline.org.za

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Making Idols of Modern Men and Myths
A Modern Idol - The Truth About Martin Luther King Jnr.
How Propaganda Changes Perceptions and People
The Rise of the GayGB and the Pink Inquisition
The Battle for the Mind in the News Media
Movieguide Review of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Does the US Supreme Courts Redefinition of Marriage Really Matter?
Dealing with Deceit

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