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Christian Idolatry

Lerma, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012
Christian Idolatry
(Exodus 20:3) "You shall have no other gods before me."(Deuteronomy 4:15-18) "15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves, for you saw no form when the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire: 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image of Figure some, the likeness of male or female, 17 likeness of any beast that is on the ground, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the earth, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth. "
It is easy to refer to idolatry as an expression that is far from us and our feelings, as commonly assimilate to the customs that have rooted some religions. For example, we see temples, chapels and some houses of many Christians, the same copy of ancient paganism, and the images made by human hands give, undoubtedly, certain assets that are pagan idolaters and analyze only two that are the most predominant.
Thus, the god Tonatiuh (Nahuatl: sun god) The Mexican people considered him the leader of heaven. Demanded human sacrifice as tribute and if this is refused, he would move across the sky to hide. Each day required two human sacrifices, the heart of two people, to feed after their battles overnight. He was also known as the fifth sun, because the Aztecs believed that took over when the fourth sun was expelled from heaven.
Meztli, the female figure in various cultures as was represented by the moon, the list of names is nothing strange in the different indigenous cultures, and he was associated a pet snake in his stomach which carried water from the sky, what is known of the extensive knowledge of Mayan culture, was already known the gravitational effect of the moon and its influence on the tides on earth, Metzi had the power to dominate the water on the planet through the snake, with the which sent storms or floods, the figure also represented a mother's love.The Mayan calendar was based on the phases of the moon, its influence was very big on culture, he was associated with death from the effects of water-related disasters, but his kindness was given to be the patroness of pregnancy and it was said that invented the art of weaving, her figure was always represented with a skirt embroidered with crossbones, representing death by his punishment applied in natural disasters aquifers.
When you go traveling, for example, each time they see a Catholic church or chapel, a simple statue of a saint to them, or a sculpture of a cross bow to them, cross themselves, and honor him and respect to these images, ignoring so many warnings from even our God (which claim to worship) which reads "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or on the earth beneath, or in underground waters. Not bow down to them or serve them, for I am the Lord your God, am a jealous "(Deut. 5:8-9).
Historically, the sign of the cross was also seen as a representation of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through faith in Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on the cross, salvation is extended as a gift of grace to all mankind. The Trinity is the doctrine of the Divine: A triune God.
Both doctrines are fundamental to both Catholics and Protestants, and are not supported by the Bible, as the word trinity does not exist in the Bible, but yet is defended by both what we see in the Bible is that if enough support exist in unity of purpose and thought, eg (2 Corinthians 13:14) "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. "
(Isaiah 1:3) "The ox knows its owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people do not understand."(Isaiah 5:13) "Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst."
(Hosea 4:6) "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being priest thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. "(1 Corinthians 8:7) "But all this knowledge is, for some, unto this idol, eat as sacrificed to idols, and their conscience being weak is defiled."
Do I draw the idolatry of our being?
Idolatry is so prevalent in our lives that sometimes has to become part of our custom to "worship", but not God, the strange thing is that sometimes we overlook these unconsciously and do not understand that we are installing in the place of our heart that belongs to God alone, a person or something, or some ornament as decoration, or work, or study, etc., so important to us that we are able to drop everything to be happy with it fully fills our being (apparently).
We learn by the Word of God that this should not be and do it with the help of the Holy Spirit of God and His Word as possible, that God is first in our lives, giving our whole being body soul and spirit because He wants to take all in all and is its rightful place within us, so that in this way only Lord, and He alone, can change our lives, from within outward because we can get rid of the object but the idol is in our heart añorándolo follow, for example:
There are so beautiful they looked;There are so appreciated because I chiatry beautiful memories;There had great sentimental value.
(Col 3:9-11) "9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new man, which after the image of its Creator is being renewed in knowledge , 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all. "
Like a vast majority is built on half-truths, we overcome idolatry by then in our head what reason and so we understand that no idolatry, but when using the word we are sure that it was wrong, however, to it unconsciously, we generate, something inside us as much or more aberrant than idolatry or pagan idolatry so superficial, we give way to something we call "religious or spiritual idolatry" and do not understand even if we read it because we have the understanding dull full misconceptions that rivaled by half or a single verse to this is called half-truths just to lie. Biblical truth has always extended contexts, true, very clear and easy to understand the Bible is also self-explanatory.
No need to hire a Dr. in theology to see that Jehovah God speaks to us, this is not true because it is out of context biblical about humility that Christ came to teach. (2 Corinthians 3:14-17) "But their minds were made dull, for to this day, when they read the old covenant, remaineth the same veil, which is removed by Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. 16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. "
Understand that they are our merits
When the power and authority of God is given or rather, "given or delegated" (never donated) to the ministers of God, we must first understand, that what we receive, not because we are better Christians who pray more , do good deeds, we spend more time in church, we read and we read the Bible, in order that our ability and our request resulted in God's passion for giving that power and authority, in other words, God realized that if I "deserve" and surrender of his own.
This sentence hides another feeling more aggressive and lethal to our spirit: "The Pride".
Everything we receive from God is by his great mercy infinite, which is before our shameful deeds, always giving us the opportunity to repent and restore our lives, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Only the grace of Jesus Christ, is what keeps us strong before the Lord God, and by grace we give what we receive grace for grace from God.
Today because of the antichrist spirit and violators of the sound doctrine of Christ, thousands of "Men of God" fulfill this prophecy many years ago and told Jeremiah is telling the people of God "For from the least of them unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness, and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely "(Jeremiah 6:13).
Today we see on television or the various media, as exalting men who claim to serve God, presented with extensive curriculum, doctors, theologians, Messianic Jews, for this cause have more revelation ... MUCH GARBAGE! the best message that humans have received have come from simple fishermen, shepherds of Jesus and humble men who surrender their lives to God.
But these super ministers are left wanting and raise to the top, to the high places, the place they deserve for their quality of MUSIC STARS, or because the temple is a megachurch, or that his ministry is in many countries, so "anointing" has given the star status of "untouchables" to the point that everything they do well, and that every word they emit is what God said, and therefore it becomes law and that they (God) say.
Precisely what is not impersonate Christ, or do we have the guts to say that everything I do is because God does through me? Does God told me to do it? That pride. Have you ever felt a kind of very special to God, an enlightened by his word?
No doubt more than one occasion, we have felt this way, but in the end: How strong is the downfall of all those who claim that by their actions and deeds, by their status as untouchables or having financial means to ministries and to raise the "work of God"! God of overnight break them down. God will lose all untouchable, arrogant and boastful "men of God" who claim to be like him, but nothing indicates that they are, because they are not "evidence that Jesus said that by their fruits ye shall know them."
"Let the same mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant , made in the likeness of men: And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow of those in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father "(Philippians 2:5-11).
"Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken: I raised children, and became great, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people do not understand. Ah sinful, people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters! They forsook the LORD, have despised the Holy One of Israel, they turned back "(Isaiah 1:2-4).
I know "men of God" arrogant and proud, speaking on behalf of God, including, curse in the name of God, sent to hell to pastors and their membership for not following what they are saying, I know others that wolves, they take every last weight pockets TOWN OF JESUS ​​saying it is for God, others living in luxurious mansions and private jets traveling in luxury cars, others using chains and rings of gold and CHURCH yugados living in deprivation and prisoners of their deposits, (What simplicity and sobriety demonstrate that? any).
I know others who make songs for God become idols of many Christians and fill the pockets of silver, others who believe as good and as saints who decide to join with other religions because they believe that God wills, other than manage and manipulate psychologically and humanly to the membership to blindly obey them.
Others who are able to write many books on par with the sermons delivered in order to profit from them, then say God inspired them to do it ... HYPOCRITES commit the sin of Gehazi receive money for what God has given you forgetting that what we take for grace by grace we have received, I am very sorry to see how the people of the Lord God is sinking in a spiritual idolatry so deep and so unusual.
(2 Kings 5:25-27) "25 And he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went nowhere. 26 And he said unto him, Went not my heart, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves, vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever. And he went out from his presence leprous, white as snow. "
1. Where are those men who gave their lives to fulfill what Jesus expressly asked?2. Where are those who refuse to help themselves and serve your brother?3. Where are those who worship God and only Him in spirit and in truth?4. Where are those who prefer to die and Grow Christ the Lord in their lives?5. Where are those who leave everything to serve Him?6. Where are those who watch and keep the sound doctrine of Christ?
Many of the "men of God" today do not care about this, fill their bellies and their bank accounts while his people die of hunger and thirst.

Ordinary workers
When you are ahead feels so important and feel that everything is good, let me tell you something, the Holy Spirit will testify that it is God who is speaking and not us, what you and I are doing is not ours, it is God, do you understand that? You are the instrument that God uses to move, just a means to glorify using the instrument, are mere carriers of grace and mercy, for the glory of God, or that is what we want to be, and be a slave of God Almighty Pride is the largest and the most honorable title that a believer can ever aspire, but to get it right, do a test, if you feel it is his people that God gave to administer, worry, it's not yours, it's people God.If you feel that God gave you an appointment, worry, God did not give you an appointment, the appointment is that of his son, our Lord Jesus Christ and we are their workers, that is, we work in the ministry of Christ under the supervision and direction absolute God the Holy Spirit.
REMEMBER, WE ONLY pompano and He, the Lord Jesus Christ is the vine, the fruits of the branch are not because of himself, if not one of the vine. Why preach in a higher place in the meeting? For what do others see you? What is better not hear well the word, you see the preacher? Have a chair for you ahead in worship? Best sit where the others are, for you are better than them, nor deserve any throne later (no one deserves it), if you do, you're getting the glory that belongs to God alone. Do you feel good when you are seen by everyone? Moreover, we are workers in the vineyard of God, not the owners, so you're in the place you are.
The village has what he wants, someone to adore, a man ahead than atoned for their sins and to talk about God, the people do what the man who picked ahead of them and ask them what they like, people do not read or instructed but stays with his "man of God" tells the people highly respected man who is ahead by not allowing libel or slander even if true.
The people only hear the voice of the man of God and not the shepherd of the sheep, the people who blindly follow their heads, people liked what I say or do because it is nice and so good!, The people has what he deserves, someone to touch the heartstrings and cry and feel that is God.
According to 1st Samuel, God was the King of Israel, and they changed it to one that you could see, touch and praise as the other kings of the earth and chose Saul, today, the people are going from church to church Saul picking your favorite, and everyone knows the sad end of this king.
CONCLUSION:(Matthew 15:16) "Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?"(2 Corinthians 3:14) "But their minds were made dull, for to this day, when they read the old covenant the same veil remains were not discovered, which is removed by Christ."(Luke 24:45) "Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures"
So we have fallen into this spiritual idolatry? Sure, and it will be very difficult to uproot from the church, but not impossible, because God is cleaning your house, is bringing bands of our eyes and body, as that Lazarus.(John 11:9-15) "9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours of daylight? He who walks by day will not stumble, because he sees the light of this world, 10 but whoever walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. 11 That said, then told them: Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go to awaken him. 12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall. 13 But Jesus spoke of the death of Lazarus, and they thought he meant natural sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, Lazarus is dead, 15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe: but let him. "
The church appears dead, stinking world for their customs, now in congregations, and nobody gave a weight for her, but revived by the 4th day the teacher called, only He can lift this dead church, the church of the Apostles, the primitive, the one who sowed Jesus and that this world and satan custom to bury and forget, but Jesus does what it promises, the rise and will only hand of His Holy Spirit.MAY THE PEACE OF GOD FILL THEIR LIVES.

Lerma preaches by:Victor R. Pr Preciado Balderrama
Good day I invite you to visit a lot of respect has BLOGSPOT God has given me and, with much love I have some studies that God has given me in Revelation, Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given me preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only what is good for necessary edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
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