For you to think about: 

(1 ) When God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, why did He destroy them, because of their race, because of their religion or because of their morals? 

   God is the landlord. When a tenants misbehave, they are evicted. When God casts out a nation before His people, is it because of that nation's conduct. When God casts out His very own people, is it because of their own misbehavior.

(2) With regard to The Doctrine of Balaam.  (Get God's people involved in sin at the national level, "so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly".)  How would a modern day Balaam advise a modern day Balac to have his agents apply Deuteronomy 7;4 in the media, movies, and in new laws as a weapon against America?

What kind of TV programming would they promote? (Yada, Yada,Yada) 

   What kind of movies would they make? 

      What magazines would they try to publish? 

         What laws would they try to pass? 

            Would they tell Christians Pastors to 'stay out of politics'?

Why Should America
Keep The Commandments?

Deuteronomy 7:11-26 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them. 

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: 

Our National Song.
(Words below)

(Click on "and he will love thee" below) God of our fathers, 
   whose almighty hand

leads forth in beauty 
   all the starry band

of shining worlds 
   in splendor through the skies,

our grateful songs 
   before thy throne arise.
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

Thy love divine  
   hath led us in the past,

in this free land
   by thee our lot is cast;

be thou our ruler, 
   guardian, guide, and stay,

thy word our law
   thy paths our chosen way.
15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all [them] that hate thee.

16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that [will be] a snare unto thee.

17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations [are] more than I; how can I dispossess them?

18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: [but] shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;

19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.

20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.

21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.

25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.

26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

From war's alarms,  
   from deadly pestilence,

be thy strong arm 
   our ever sure defense;

thy true religion 
   in our hearts increase,

thy bounteous goodness 
   nourish us in peace.

Refresh thy people 
   on their toilsome way,

lead us from night 
   to never-ending day;

fill all our lives 
   with love and grace divine,

and glory, laud, and praise 
   be ever thine.

 

 

 

 

Question 27a: (Verse 26) Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house (Verse25)  The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire:  Your Christian neighbor has a statue of Buddha in his home. When you notice it he says, "I don't worship it, it is just a piece of art." Would Moses have a statue of Buddha in his home?

  Yes.

  No.

  Only in an art collection.  

Question 27b: You attend an auction and buy a box of assorted stuff. After the purchase you discover a statue of Buddha. Is it O.K. to bring the statue home?

  Yes.

  No.

  Only if I regard it as a work of art or collector's item.

         

 

 

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