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Back to Babel

April 30

"... an image of gold, ... in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon."   Daniel 3:1

"We have come a long way to get nowhere ..."






Ever since the east end of Eden closed, men have been drawn back to Babel.  It is the root of our roots, and holds a strange allure that is difficult to describe.  The geography is bleak, not lending itself to the physical at all; but a part of us died there, so perhaps our soul quests for what was left behind.  There is a spiritual Babel (confusion), which is still drawing men today as well.  We have come a long way to get nowhere; but the circumferaneous path of our depravity, serves, if nothing else, to at least dispel the flat earth theory.  American Idol is no miniseries, it is reality and abounds everywhere we look.  In this time of the end (cf. Daniel 12:4), when many run to and fro, and knowledge has been increased; we have refined idolatry, dressed it up, and delivered it out of the desert of Dura.  What was 90 feet and stationary in the province of Babylon, has morphed itself into 54 inches of flat screen.  Presently, it pumps images directly to our quarters in chameleon color, able to satisfy even the most discriminating idolater.  No longer must we be inconvenienced by the idol insisting we come to it, now it comes to us at the push of a button.  That is all very sheik to a world scrambling to replace GOD!

"What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to GOD: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."  If idolatry is defined as any one, or thing, which usurps GOD, then it was born there in the form of a fruit tree.  Eve ate the apple, but her downfall came through her fellowship with the Devil.  "And what agreement hath the temple of GOD with idols?"  The answer to this rhetorical is: none.  It was thus the aged and beloved John's swan song to every believer that you: "... keep yourselves from idols. Amen."  Ignore all this to your own peril, for Isaiah, speaking of final judgment, warns:

"In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of HIS majesty, when HE ariseth to shake terribly the earth."

For Love of Country
John Dickinson (1732-1808)
(signature to the U. S. Constitution)
"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!"

(from his work: The Liberty Song)

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