Tag: idolatry

  • Biblical Principle #139: God Assured Israel’s Victory in Canaan

    Biblical Principles List Principle God assured Moses of Israel’s victory throughout Canaan (if they obeyed Him). Explanation As GOD concluded His initial message to Moses at Mount Sinai, after having spoken the Ten Commandments to all of Israel, GOD told Moses: 23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the…

  • Biblical Principle #68: God Called Abraham

    Biblical Principles List Principle God called Abraham to become the father of the faithful. Explanation At the Tower of Babel, GOD divided Noah’s descendants into nations. GOD placed angels as rulers over each of these nations. But GOD foreknew that these angels would be tempted by Satan and quickly become corrupt. The great chess match…

  • Biblical Principle #67: Angelic Overseers Became Corrupt

    Biblical Principles List Principle The angels assigned to oversee Gentile nations became corrupt. Explanation We have previously established that: Over time, Satan corrupted these angels who had been assigned to rule the Gentile nations. Genesis 11 covers the Tower of Babel and scattering of the nations. The first mention of idolatry is found about 1,000…

  • The Most Important Ignored Old Testament Scripture [part 2]

    In the previous post, we looked at the Song of Moses in its broader context—a passage I’m convinced is the most important ignored text in the Old Testament. In this post, I’m going to show you why the Song of Moses is so important. This realization, in turn, sheds light on other doctrines which we…

  • The Most Important Ignored Old Testament Scripture [part 1]

    The Old Testament has a lot of Scriptures that we probably tend to overlook. But one rises above the rest in significance and impact upon the Bible’s overall narrative. In this two-part article, we look at that Scripture in its context and then examine what makes it so important. This is an important message because…

  • A Spotlight on the Shadows of Israel’s Exodus

    We have previously discussed: Now let’s combine these two topics as we examine the shadows that can be seen in Israel’s exodus from Egyptian slavery. … Welcome to part 5 of my series on rethinking Christian eschatology. Because these articles build on each other, if you’ve not already done so, I invite you to read…

  • The Surprising Truth About the Evolution of Idolatry

    In the previous post, I explained how humanity’s most fundamental problem is our struggle to “see” beyond our physical senses, and how this failure leads to our most significant problem: a distorted view of GOD, which in turn, leads to idolatry. Let’s expound on how idolatry results from a failure to see GOD as He…

  • In Pursuit of Safety (How Safety Can Become an Idol)

    I’m a fairly slow reader, and I’m behind on a number of books that many have already read and written about. I just finished reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. (Check out my sister Sandy Farmer’s book review here.) Some things Francis said in Crazy Love have really convicted me. For example: LUKEWARM PEOPLE are continually concerned…

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…

  • December 6 – Every Person is Guilty of Sin

    Reading Rom. 1:1-3:20 Devotional Apparently during the three months while Paul is in Corinth—probably between 56-58 A.D.—he writes the letter to the Romans. Over the next three days we will complete our reading of this letter. In the first part, covered in today’s reading, the major theme is that every person—both Jew and Gentile alike—is…