Saturday, May 30, 2009

“Christian Idolatry – 101”…Blog.

“Christian Idolatry – 101”…Blog.

Are their Idols… used by those that practice ‘Christianity’? WOW! How could I address such a subject when many of my friends are Christians? “Simply and Truthfully”… as there is No Other Way to address any… “Issue of Life”. Perhaps if nothing else… this will get you to… “Evaluate what and why you believe… what you do with that… Belief?”

· (Deuteronomy 5:7-8) You = shall have = no other gods besides = Me.
· (Deut 5:8) You shall not make a graven image for you, any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters beneath the earth.

Now here is… where I begin to address, what is called an Idol. It could be many things and yes, even “Ideas of Concepts”. Most who hold advanced degrees from the learning institutions of this country, are to themselves… ‘gods!’ [Small-g]. Their ‘learning and intellect’, has given them a false sense of… “Self Worth & Importance.” Just like the Degrees and ‘PhD’s’… you may purchase on the Internet! …LOL!

· (Romans 1:21-22-23) Because, = knowing God, = they did not = glorify Him as God, = neither were thankful. = But they became = vain in their imaginations, = and their foolish heart = was darkened.
· (Rom 1:22) Professing to be wise, = = they became fools
· (Rom 1:23) and changed = the glory of the incorruptible God = into an image made like corruptible man, = and birds, = and four-footed animals, = and creeping things.

So it is… that mankind has replaced… the “Knowledge of God”… with human wisdom. Oh what a mess, it has gotten our Country into. What a mess, we have made of our Society with the permissive sexuality and ‘no bars hold’… liberal attitude to ‘each and every’ aspect of Society! This Social Engineering has moved us as a nation into the… “Stupid Is As… Stupid Does”!

There is No Right or Wrong any more… just legal and man-made standards, which seem to change with the ‘Wind and the Weather’. Crimes such as murder are simply punished with a prison term and rape has been changed to sexual battery. Many who should be incarcerated for life do short terms and are then ‘counseled and put on probation’. Only to… commit the same crime… Again!

(Isaiah 29:13) And Jehovah said, Because this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the command of men;

What was a crime… ‘Only 35-years ago’… has been lessened to… “Bad Social Behavior”… with no criminal stigma or punishment for doing such. It has touched the very… fabric of society. Chewing Gum was a… “No/No” in schools… and now a typical student has… “Sex”… in the rest room… and is only counseled or temporally suspended.

I though you… were going to speak about Christian Idolatry? First I had to paint a ‘word picture’ of the… “Ever Changing Moral Base’… a constantly changing society… by a “Supposed Intelligent Leadership”. Their minds are simply justifying their actions and adjusting… life styles, accordingly to adapt… as the chameleon.

· (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your truth. Your Word = is Truth.

· (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall not = pass away.

· (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If they = do not speak = according to = this Word, = = it is because = no light = is in them.

· (Philippians 2:5) For = let = this mind = be in you which = was also in = Christ Jesus,

Wow…! What exactly are these verses saying? Simply put… we as Christians… are to take Only the Word of God… for our Reference. The Word of God… is ALL that we need to… “Validate Truth!” Anything that does not… “Agree Totally with the Word of God”… is Not Truth… But Simply… “Error and Lies”.

That is kind of… Bigoted you may say. Well, God says it is His Truth and no “Other Standard” can be rightfully called… “Truth!” Besides, you already agree with God is some Areas, Don’t You? How about if you car… gets stolen? Or you bank account… shorted? Or you mate cheats on You? All these are addressed in the simple… “10-Commandments of God.” Only when they affect you… Personally… do they then become your standard. Say it isn’t so?

Now to the issue… of ‘Christian Idolatry’. How about… “Music”? Each Song… is simply a Sermon. Say it isn’t so? The tune may be favorable, but what about the Words? Do they match Scriptural Principles? Those Songs about GOD… Do they “Accurately Portray”… “God’s Truth”? Nothing Less… should be used… to describe… The God of the Bible!

· (James 5:12) But before = all things, = my brothers, do not swear; neither by the heaven nor by the earth, nor any other oath. = But let your yes = be yes, = and your no, = no, = lest you fall into condemnation.

If this Issue… affects you personally, it may be called… ‘Idolatry?’ Once again… “Every Song is a Sermon!” Every “Christian Song”… Must… accurately portray… “God and His Truth”! …“Nothing More, Nothing Less”! Say it isn’t so…? Please say those Words… ‘Out Loud’… so that you… may hear out loud… what they sound Like.

· (Matthew 22:37) Jesus = said to him, = You shall love the Lord your God = = with all your heart, = = and with all your soul, = = and with = all = your mind.

Have you put… your ‘Christian Music’… before “The God”… Who you call… ‘Savior and Lord’? Is your Standard for ‘Christian Music’… the Same as… “The God of the Bible”? Are you caught up in the music without… completely examining the… ‘Words’, their Implications and their Meanings? Most “C” music today is Limp and Meaningless! Repeating words over and over. Him is often Substituted for LORD!

· (Matthew 12:36) But I say unto you, = That every = idle word = that men shall speak, = they shall give account = thereof = in the day of judgment.

Well society has… changed and so has the music… we sing for God. Is that Truth or just an excuse? Has our or any society… changed for the Good… or… for the Worse? Please show me what Nation… has changed to reflect… “God’s Standard” and His Word… in their Laws and Justice? You cannot, because there are… None! Not even Israel! Each Nation is getting worse… Not Better!

· (Philippians 2:5) For = let = this mind = be in you which = was also in = Christ Jesus,

Are your… ‘Christian Songs’… “Meeting the Standard of Scripture”… OR… are they to a lower standard… to speak about… “The God of Glory”? Remember… “Every Song is A Sermon”! ‘Nothing More’, ‘Nothing Less’.

Well, you know… I enjoy them so very much, as I enjoy music. Well, my question has not changed. But is that music and song… “Accurately Portraying… the Majesty of the God of Glory… just as… The Scriptures Do”?

· (Leviticus 10:1-2) And Nadab and Abihu, = the sons of Aaron, = each took his censer = and put fire in it, = and put incense on it, = and offered strange fire = before Jehovah, = which He had = not commanded them.
· (Lev 10:2) And there went out = fire from Jehovah = and devoured them, = and they died = before Jehovah.

Awe, come on now… Can’t I just use… “Any Music and Words”… ‘To Worship God’? Aaron had four sons. Two of them died… for just using… that Same Idea. “Isn’t Any worship is just worship to God”? Sorry No! Just like any music… ‘Called’ Christian… “May not, in Fact… Be So!”

There is the Master Principle… that Jesus simply quoted in… “Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4”. “Man does not live by bread alone… but by… Every Word of God! For the Born Again Christian, there is only One Standard. The Word of God, Nothing More, Nothing Less. How about You?

Does your Christian Music… Accurately portray the Truth of the Word of God? Or is it socially acceptable in your Church? You cannot have it… ‘Both Ways!’ Just read again those verses above. Aaron’s two other sons… learned a valuable lesson… from their ‘dead’ older brothers. And so did all… “The Nation Israel”. Why are those verses in there… for US Today?

· (Romans 15:4-5) For whatever things = were written before = were written = for our learning, = so that = we through = patience and comfort = of = the Scriptures = might have hope.
· (Rom 15:5) And may = the God of patience and consolation = grant you = to be like minded = toward one another = according to = Christ Jesus,

The Word of God… is the Only Point of Reference for those that call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus. Say it isn’t So? If you do… then perhaps you really do not know the God of the Bible. His Word… and… His Mind… are to be that part of us… where His Holy Spirit of God… makes His dwelling place in us. You cannot serve…. “God”… and… ‘Serve Yourself’… for that is merely… “Idolatry”!

· (Hebrews 10:15-16-17) The Holy Spirit = also is = a witness to us; = for after He had said before,
· (Heb 10:16) "This is the covenant = that I will make with them = after those days, = says the Lord; = = I will put My Laws = = into their hearts, = = and in their minds = = I will write them,"
· (Heb 10:17) also He adds, = "their sins and their iniquities = I will remember = no more."

His Words… will He put into our Minds and into our Hearts! How can He do that… IF we do not… ‘Read & Study’… “His Word?” …. Will He… magically place them there? Absolutely Not! There is No magic with the Word of God. You do… believe the… Word of God?

· (John 6:63) It is the Spirit = that makes alive, = the flesh profits nothing. = The Words = that I [Jesus] speak to you = are Spirit = and are life.

How about then…. Turning off your ‘Christian Music’… and spend instead the time… In the “Word of God”? What will feed your soul with… Truth and Life? John 6:63 says it is… The Word! If you cannot do that… then I would simply propose to you… that you have taken your Christian Music… and made it… “Idolatry”? Say it isn’t So? Perhaps you need to see these verses?

· (2Corinthians 10:3-to-6) For though walking about in flesh, = we do not war =according to flesh.
· (2Cor 10:4) For = the weapons = of our warfare = are not fleshly, = but mighty = through God = to the pulling down of strongholds,
· (2Cor 10:5) pulling down = imaginations = and every high thing = that exalts itself = = against the knowledge of God, = = and bringing into captivity = = every thought = = into the obedience = = of Christ;
· (2Cor 10:6) and having readiness = = to avenge all disobedience, = when your obedience = is fulfilled.

Please tell me… about your… Christian Music? …“Every Song is a Sermon”…! Are the words of that song… completely obedient to the Word of God? Or… do they tell a different message… than the Word of God… Tells? If it doesn’t… Then It Is… “Idolatry!”

Simply compare… the Songbook of the Bible, “The Psalms!”… that Israel used Psalms as their Song Book! Simply compare the… “Doctrine”… displayed in the Psalms, with Contemporary Christian music. Today’s ‘C’ music is… “Missing Doctrine”…! It is a… ‘Feels good about HIM [GOD]’… without ever speaking about Judgment as the Psalms Do. Idolatry of MOST of that “C” music has taken the place of… “The Psalms!”

Thanks for Your EAR! Roger //Email//

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