November 29, 2016
I mentioned before that we are to judge no one. We cannot judge people for being gay, or for being alcoholics, or drug addicts. I am not here to judge anybody. I am here to tell you that God is going to judge everybody, according to His Word. And so we do the best we can.
As i understand about God a little better, i understand that God is not petty. God does not care about small things. God cares about righteousness, and keeping God’s commandments. God cares about big things, such as, are any animals being hurt? Are any people being hurt, or hungry or homeless? What do i mean by “petty”? For example, if some children went to a festival and ingested some sugar treats that were in the shape of a Satan Claus, what would become of those kids? Well, if God’s children are obeying His commandments the best they can, God is not going to care about something petty like kids eating some Satan candy. People can’t hardly avoid all the nonsense, and Christians are not overtly worshiping anyone by eating a cookie shaped like a pagan idol.
On the other hand, say for another example that you know that a Xmas Tree is a graven image of an ancient Nimrod Tree, that people used to decorate and bow down before, and you still practice that, even though you profess to be a Christian, you are a foolish virgin. Oh foolish virgin, i keep telling you that you need to be ready! Obviously if people know these are pagan rites, and they still carry out the traditions, and perform them, they are carrying out the same pagan religions God commanded us not to do. So not only are they violating the commandment of graven images, they are also violating the greatest commandment of all, to love God completely.
DEUTERONOMY Chapter 5
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou shalt not make 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 waters
beneath the earth:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor
serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous
God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of
them that hate me,
10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that
love me and keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy
God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless
that taketh his name in vain.
Now i understand that the Old Testament is passed over in favor of the New Testament. We don’t have to pay heed to all the laws pertaining to bowing down to idols and images, and Saturday rites and all that. We have our greatest commandment, to love God fully, and if we do that, then we would never put graven images in our homes. We don’t need to have a bunch of laws explaining everything to us. We know that having pagan idols such as ‘christmas trees’ in our house was something we did before we understood God. And now that we know God, we separate ourselves from our old ways. What was forgiven because we did unintentionally will not be forgiven if we do it intentionally, now that we know better. I thought, a Christian having a christmas tree is kind of like putting a picture of your ex near your new husband. But then i thought, no, it’s more like talking to your ex on the phone, in the same room as your new husband. But then i realized, it’s more like having sex with your ex, in the same room with your new husband. I tell the foolish virgins they need to pay attention. They need to be ready. They better take heed. But the foolish virgins don’t take heed. The wise virgins take heed, but the foolish virgins are going to get left behind.