"Turn Ye, Turn Ye!"
We've done it again! The courts of Alabama, following
the modern trend to defy God, have removed the 10 Commandments from
public display at the Courthouse. Chief Justice of Alabama Judge Roy
Moore, refused to have the tablet which was inscribed with the 10 Commandments
removed, so he is now under indictment for refusing the orders of his
superiors. Thank God for Justice Roy Moore, and may his stand for the
Word of God saturate our land that we all may be willing to stand with
him for that which is holy -- whatever the penalty may be. Whatever
his sentence will be makes little difference... the important thing
is that again our nation has taken a stand against God's Word. We will
never destroy the Word.-- Psalm 119:89 says,"For Ever, O LORD,
they word is settled in heaven." -- but we may well destroy our
great nation by such stupid antics which have become all too common
in America. Methinks it all started back in the 1960's when the Supreme
Court judged the Bible to be a sectarian book. That judgment gave the
Courts of our land authority over the Bible -- and HOW they have used
that authority time and time again to violate the Word of God which
made this nation great in the first place! Every judgment against the
Bible is one more step downward for America.
We have been warned and warned repeatedly, but seemingly
to no avail..
We surely must be reminded of the time recorded in I
Samuel, chapters 4-7. The Philistines, at war with Israel, had captured
the Ark of God. What a prize that was for them; for the Ark indicated
God's Presence with Israel. To be sure to keep the captured prize safe,
they locked it away in the house of their god Dagon...but Lo! as they
came to view the prize the next day, they found that their god Dagan
had fallen down before the Ark of God (I Sam. 5:3). They set Dagon (their
man-made god) upon his place again; but the next day they found Dagon
fallen down before the Ark, with his head cut off as well as his hands.
This was getting a little scarey! --- Perhaps the God of the Jews was
real after all --- so they began to avoid the house of Dagon.... The
hand of the Lord was heavy upon the inhabitants of Ashdod (verse 6),
and he smote them with emerods (various forms of cancerous running sores).
Then the men of Ashdod recognized they had bit off more than they could
chew by tampering with that which was Holy unto God. They had decided
in I Samuel 5:7 that the God of Israel was laying a heavy hand upon
them and upon their god so they called for a conference and decided
to move the Ark to another city, Gath. So the hand of God came against
Gath with very great destruction and He smote the men of the city with
emerods as He did in Ashdod. Then they took the Ark to Ekron, against
the will of the people, for they said, "They have brought about
the Ark of the God of Israel to us to slay us". The cry went up
from the people to send the Ark back to its own place, Israel, for there
was great destruction throughout all the city. The hand of God was very
heavy there. Some men were slain and others died of their emerods. For
seven months the Philistines held the Ark of God.
Finally, they were beginning to see that you did not
tamper with the Holy things of God. So their decision was to send the
Ark back to Israel with an offering -- images of their plagues, emerods
and mice (mice also had infested their land). All were made of gold
as an offering to the God of Israel.
They were reminded that God had already given them an
example -- the record of the penalty to Israel when they hardened their
hearts against the only true God.
The story goes on, and is most interesting to read as
they returned the Ark and how it was received, but it is sufficient
for our purpose here to simply bring to mind what happened to the heathen
Philistines when they despised that which God deems Holy.
When will America learn? We have had warnings enough ------yet
we seek to shut up the Holy Word of God, thinking we, finite creatures
that we are, can control the very Word of God!
Surely we cannot ignore the trials and troubles that are
tormenting our America today -- disease -- riots -- shootings --fear
of terrorists, etc. etc. It seems we must go back to the language of
the past and say, "How stupid can we be?" We have the record
of what happened in the past to those who despised and misused what
God calls Holy, and we are seeing the results in America today -- the
results of our own treatment of God's Holy Word. Now we lock it away
in a private room so it cannot be seen. I guess we must say in view
of the past and present happenings, it's just plain foolish to think
that finite man can successfully defy our infinite God.
Personally, you may turn in true repentance to Jesus Christ. He will recover you from the stupidity of this evil world and give you Life Eternal, for He is a great and merciful God. His GRACE is sufficient to save you.
"For by Grace are ye saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9.
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