ONE Year Journey Through the Bible! Join Us!

We, at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. are packing our bags readying ourselves for a journey, a Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year! You may be surprised to know this is the most important Journey anyone can take and you are invited to come along.

May 21, 2019, DAY 144 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Samuel 20-24

May 21, 2019

15Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted. 16And Ishbi-Benob, one of the descendants of Rapha, whose bronze spearhead weighed three hundred shekels and who was armed with a new sword, said he would kill David. 17But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David’s rescue; he struck the Philistine down and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, “Never again will you go out with us to battle, so that the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished.”  ( Samuel 21:15-17, NIV)

The Journey Beyond False Idols

  You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them… (Exodus 20:4-5a, ESV)

“As Moses was receiving the 10 Commandments from the Lord, the Israelites were actively engaging in idolatry by worshipping a golden calf that they had made by melting the gold they brought out of Egypt. Not all those in the desert had also, at this time, cast off the worship of the Egyptian gods.” “But professor, come on, Christians aren’t worshipping false gods today. If they are, they are part of another religion.” The class broke out in laughter at the humor. “No one is worshipping the Egyptian gods, Roman, Greek, Norse or whoever gods and proclaiming to be a Christian.” “So you believe that Christians have this commandment beat? That they don’t need to worry about it because it doesn’t happen any more today?” the professor countered. “Well, yeah,” the student answered sounding sure of himself. “Anyone disagree?” asked the professor. One student shyly spoke up from the front row. “What about celebrity culture? Isn’t that a form of worship?” she asked gaining confidence. “People buy products recommended by celebrities. They will vote a certain way because a celebrity tells them too. A lot of people follow along with celebrities regarding how they should act or think about a subject. They will arrange their plans around their favorite show, movie, or a special performance. And what about Christian symbols - a crucifix, a cross, preachers, saints, or even the Pope? Couldn’t some people, perhaps mistakenly, be worshipping these symbols and people?”

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