IDOLS: Recognized Or Not

“Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:  Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.”
–Deuteronomy 4:15-19

Not long ago, a conversation was engaged in with an adherent of an Eastern religion.

This person openly worshiped idols–though he did NOT call the small statues  “idols. ” They were called “deities.

At some point in the discussion, it was remarked,

At least you’re somewhat honest about what you do.”

“How’s that?”

“Well, at least you’re open about worshiping idols.”

“I told you: they’re NOT idols.”

“Okay, at least you’re honest about worshiping carved likenesses called deities.”

“They’re representations.”

It was then pointed out that God’s Word EXPRESSLY forbids images of ANY kind–but especially, images which are worshiped as gods.

“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”
–Exodus 20:4

It was THEN pointed out that “ANY LIKENESS” covers a LOT of territory–particularly in the Land of the Free™.

“That means all statues, whether they are Confederates or Abraham Lincoln.”

It was then pointed out that the Lincoln Memorial OPENLY calls itself a “temple“–meaning that there can be NO mistake about the huge statue of Abraham Lincoln being an idol.

IF any more proof is needed, doubters can consult the inscription above the gigantic idol in the Lincoln Memorial, a building which was constructed to LOOK like a giant pagan temple–which couldn’t be any more clear.

“IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
IS ENSHRINED FOREVER”

Thousands from across the nation come every year to pay homage in the Temple of Lincoln.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL: Another American Idol

A great many American (who are quite fond of images of ALL kinds) will disagree.

BUT–as recent events have proved–Americans will FIGHT for their images; their statues; their idols.

It was also remarked that the churches are FULL of likenesses and images–all in clear contradiction of God’s Word.

IDOLS ARE IDOLS: whether they depict approved likenesses (such as idols of Caesar, whom the Roman authorities forced the population to worship in the first century Roman empire) or not.

IDOLS ARE IDOLS: whether or not they depict a figure of someone pagans call a “god” or someone the churches call a “saint.”

Faith and Idols

FAITH: Believing What Is Not Seen

Idols are the result of men not having faith.

Faith is the evidence of things not seen.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
–Hebrews 11:1

Idols are the evidence of things seen.

“For we are saved by hope (faith): but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”
–Romans 8:24

Idols exist and are fairly common EVERYWHERE.

The reader should know that IDOLS ARE IDOLS: whether they are called  “idols” or not.

IDOLS ARE IDOLS: whether they are recognized as such or not.

DOES the reader have a favorite statue which he admires?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 29, 2020.]

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