September 22, 2017

Perhaps God Knows More About False Gods and Idols Than Man Knows

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I was sent the below piece from a close friend. Upon reading it, what came to my mind was Exodus 20, particularly Exodus 20, verses 3 through 7, where God is delivering to Moses His Ten Commandments.

Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

Thou shalt make thee no graven image, neither any similitude of things that are in heaven above, neither that are in the earth beneath, nor that are in the waters under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down to them, neither serve them: for I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third generation and upon the fourth of them that hate me:

And showing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Unfortunately very few people ever read the entire text of God’s word when He gave Moses the Ten Commandments. What is most often made public is the brief synopsis.

When one opens their eyes to what is real and draws themselves apart from Babylon, they will see that there is more to “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” and “Thou shalt make unto thee no graven images.”

What is a “graven image?” Graven means “from the grave.” Therefore a graven image would be some kind of statue or monument of someone or some thing that is dead. How many of the things talked about below, that seem to be a great tool that Satan is using to fuel hatred and division among the people – in other words to take their eyes and attention way from God – are graven images?

How any of us view these statues and monuments is relevant only in the terms defined by God in his commandments. Man has good intentions to honor those who may or may not have had some important contributions throughout our history, but in God’s commandment, does anyone really think such “graven images” would cause so much strife?  While Moses was receiving God’s word, the Israelites were in the valley below crafting idols and graven images. They couldn’t get it right then and we cannot get it right now.

Not only does God tell us he is a jealous God but I would imagine that He also was well aware of what would be going on in this sinful and distressed country, as it daily further takes its eyes off God, as people war over graven images and what they might mean.

Thou shalt make thee no graven image

 

Kick in that marble headstone, for he wore a coat of grey.
He has no right to rest in peace upon our bright new day.
Dismantle that old statue; for he battled for the south.
And don’t you stand against us, either join or shut your mouth.

Knock down that bloody obelisk; you know he owned a slave;
and dump his wretched remnants deep inside an unmarked grave.
The bearded top hat fellow, blow him up and knock him down.
The Navajo will tell you that he scorched their sacred ground.

The one that wore a wheelchair, let us purge him from the earth,
His new deal was internment for the sin of Asian birth.
And every war memorial is next upon our list.
for the innocent collateral demands they not exist.

Blow up that Black Hills mountain, as we feel the rush no more;
for a roughish riding monger killing Spaniards by the score.
The other peddled genocide against the native Sioux,
and bondage is the stain upon the loathsome other two.

Rip up the iron railway from our sea to shining sea.
The Chinaman was chattel, as he toiled slavishly.
Incinerate the White House, and then bury its remains;
for some of its construction was completed wearing chains.

There is no rest until our noble cause is finally through.
And that is when we burn the flag adorned with red and blue.
And now that we are at it, let us cross the briny sea,
and topple every monument where righteous disagree.

The Roman Colosseum, for the Christians that would bleed.
The Arc de Triomphe glorifies a tyrant’s bloody greed.
The Taj Mahal for celebrating executed kin.
The tower up in London for the torture held within.

We shall tear down Chichen Itza for its human sacrifice.
The Vatican for patriarchal view of paradise..
And all the German building that were built before the war.
And every Ancient fortress that still stands upon a shore.

The Pyramids an edifice to power over serf.
The China Wall a racist, xenophobic love of turf.
The world is full of evil, we shall right it with our force.
And everyone is guilty….. Well except for us of course.

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