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The Fires of Fools

January 31

  "... I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf."  Exodus 32:24



"It may be oxymoronic to suggest that any thinking man is gullible, but he is."



How utterly ridiculous!  How dare the heathen equate faith in the true GOD with a blind leap.    It may be oxymoronic to suggest that any thinking man is gullible, but he is.  The truth is, the depravity of man will lead him to believe anything if it serves to assuage his conscience of sin.  Decadent behavior is not just permissible to the one who holds a 'flat earth' theology, it is desirable.

This entire episode in Exodus 32 is so telling of human nature.  These ingrates of Israeli descent didn't necessarily want a golden calf, that was Aarons fancy.  They did however, long to distance themselves from GOD, Moses, and the fire of their summit taking place atop Sinai ... and this sub-exodus of their own sinful choosing ASAP!  Don't misunderstand, the calf would do; but it could have just as easily been a silver Orangutan, if that would have been the best Aaron came up with on short notice.  Men don't mind what means they employ to speed them away from the scene of their sin, so long as they shed HIS holiness, and diminish their conscience with every stride their idol takes.  "Make us gods, which shall go before us:"  ... gods of our own twisted invention, gods we can drive, not a GOD to follow.  Look about us, thriving religious movements are ubiquitous, forged in the fallen mind of fallen men.  Masses of humanity in our day, willfully blinded by the flash of the latest calf smelting furnace to come down the pike!  "... as for this Moses, ...we wot not what is become of him."  It is no mere coincidence that the fashioning of our own false gods brings an amnesic denial of the true ONE.

Biblically speaking, the Theory of Evolution began with Aaron, not Darwin. You can crank out gods like Fords; but it will matter little whether calves, apes, or beach amoeba are the genesis of your hope after life, when the AUTHOR of real life ... and death, you meet.  Spend the entirety of your days riding brashly upon the calf of your choice, but know that at the end of your nickel, the ride always drops you off right back at Sinai. 

"Because that, when they knew GOD, they glorified him not as GOD, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible GOD into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.  Who changed the truth of GOD into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the CREATOR, WHO is blessed for ever. Amen." 

For Love of Country
Cotton Mather; 1663-1728
(Harvard graduate; American Colonial Clergyman)
"I write the wonders of the Christian religion, flying from the depravations of Europe, to the American strand: and, assisted by the Holy AUTHOR of that religion, I do, with all conscience of truth, required therein by HIM, WHO is the Truth itself, report the wonderful displays of HIS infinite power, wisdom, goodness, and faithfulness, wherewith HIS Divine Providence hath irradiated an Indian wilderness ..."
-Magnalia Christi Americana-

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