Monday, April 02, 2007

Will you lose your old-time religion to find God?

Here is a passage from Beyond Babylon:
"Israel had smugly come to view herself as rather advanced, superior in culture and civilization, which they were - as long as they obeyed God (Rom. 2:17). But they were blind to their true spiritual condition. They were ignorant that beneath the glitter and glamor of success, sin was eating away at their nation's very foundations (Amos 6:1-8).
As Isaiah lamented: "Who is blind but My servant, or deaf as my messenger...?" (Isa. 42:19). How unfortunate but true that God's Church and nation throughout history have suffered from various BLIND SPOTS. We know so much, and yet so little!
Patriotic prophets urged Israel to forsake men's traditions for God's commandments (2 Kgs. 17:13). Usually, such stirring appeals to return to the law and covenant of God (our true Constitution) fell upon deaf ears. Everybody was content with the status quo: if it was good enough for others, it was good enough for them, but it wasn't good enough for God!
Israel didn't want their boat rocked. They wanted to remain dumb and blind! They were happy with their national holidays, family traditions and childhood memories: so they were irritated with God's people and attacked His message. They carried on in their stubborn ways, until they were carried away (Ezek. 6:9), carted off like cattle into foreign lands!
Ancient Israel's example proves it's not only possible but probable for individuals and entire nations to became deceived! Israel's religion was meaningless. They were only going through the motions. As far as God was concerned their worship was worthless. He didn't want anything to do with it. God hated their dead faith and despised their hypocritical hymns singing (Amos 5:21-23). Since they refused to lose their old-time religion to find God, they lost their land and found themselves in exile (Jer. 9-13-14)."

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