Thursday, 3 March 2016

Bachelor of Visual Observation in the University of Life

Horoscopes & Ouija Boards are a form of revelation, Scripture says a deadly form of revelation. While many approach these things as a form of light entertainment for others its serious stuff & they just can’t get enough. This kind of worship has been around for a long time & it is not so harmless style shapes understanding of the world around us, things seen & unseen. The world has its false prophets & prophetess & the church is no stranger to corrupting influence no matter the Century. The Christian church has so very often been hard pressed while ever blest.

“If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 13:1-3.

This deviation & divination was considered so serious that careful investigation was warranted & a death penalty invoked if found to be true. A whole town, people & their livestock were aborted, an incredibly strong message that seems to fit a scenario of espionage. We tend to think of ourselves as individuals but also towns, my hometown etc. Jesus too, when instructing his disciples. Matthew 10:1-42.

There is no denying this is serious solemn stuff which seems far removed from our modern culture. The closest I can think of anything are stories relayed from wartime Vietnam, Holland & present West Papua where townships & villages were/are wiped out.Then maybe the UN which seemed to stand back & do nothing in Africa some years back.Then maybe genocide in the name of a more evolved enlightened humanity a bit further back.

We can appreciate the injustice there & we should also consider injustice against God the author of life & His long suffering in the context of the passage to appreciate the given narrative. As we know God values human life much more than modern civilisation which is very arbitrary & extremely keen on light entertainment.


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