Topic: Idol Worship
Thou shalt have none other gods before me. 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: 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, And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. 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. (Deuteronomy 5:7-11 KJV)
How many of Christians have kept the first ten commandments of the Lord perfectly? Probably none. If there were one, the person would answer these few questions perfectly.
Have you never lied?
Have you never been practiced adultery?
Have you ever lived a perfect life?
If the person would answer these questions with all yeses, then he’d try to cover his sins. Romans 3:23 says that we all have sinned. There is none who live a perfect life according to God’s will, except Jesus Christ. The Bible says that we have High Priest, who experienced all kinds of temptations that came to his life, but He didn’t sin against God (Hebrews 4:15). That person was Jesus Christ. When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness for 40 days, He didn’t fall onto the devil’s traps (Matthew 4:1-11).
Let me ask you a question. Do you believe that America have failed to stand for God for the last three centuries? I just watched the National Treasure that contained hidden secret on the Declaration of Independent, which it related to Freemasonry, one of satanic religions. Even though this movie was good, but the treasure that the national founded forefather was hidden in the secret temple of Freemasonry. Even today, Freemasonry is still existed in America.
Since we let the other countries can enter to the United States, we also opened our door to the other religions. Now, we see that the Roman Catholic Church recognizes as one of Christian church denominations. We also see that Las Vegas Casio is becoming more like heavenly place, where many people can go and have a lot of funs no matter what their circumstances are.
We cannot have God and worldly gods. As my pastor’s wife said in today’s sermon, America has more gods than any other religions. This is why some churches go astray from God. I believe that TBN started their televangelist ministries from good solid foundation, but as they got into money to be involved, we see that they are making multimillionaire ministries and their faiths are not stronger than in 70s, 80s, and 90s. Now, Praise-a-Thon program is not about spreading the Gospel all over the world, but raising some multimillion dollars for their media needs.
Sowing a $1,000 to TBN or CBN is not what God wants us to do. Although they need money to carry the Gospel message to the other parts of world, we need to begin the ministry what we already have and not what we need to have.
We need to bring the Ten Commandment back to White House, Supreme Court, schools, homes, entertainment industries, etc. We also need our churches become in unity and not making more denominational churches. Having more denominational churches are making God’s people more separation from each other. We do not need title Baptist, Pentecost, Methodist, United, or Calvary before the word Church. These are useless to God’s Kingdom. We only need the church that represents Jesus Christ.
What are we going to do idols? We cannot go to Jesus until we’d trash away our own idols.