The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

In my previous post I quoted Zechariah Chapter 10 Verse 2.  I wrote about the household gods of today.  The ones, who as Zechariah put it, utter nonsense, see lies, tell false dreams and give empty consolation.

The primary slant of that post was about those who directly prey upon the spirituality of people, the televangelists and spiritual mediums.

The more I thought about that post the more I wanted to also write about the secular household gods.  Those that subtly but efficiently prey upon your spirituality.

The household gods come from all angles and subjects.  They come in many different forms. Continue reading

Neither Jew Nor Greek

Neither Jew Nor Greek

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

I liked this verse and I wrote it down as a subject for a post.  So today I thought it was time to write my post about this verse.

First I thought I would review some commentaries from Biblical scholars to get another point of view on this verse, even though I already had my gut take on it.

All the commentaries had basically the same theme.  It was, we are all equal with the caveat, as long as we are “Christians”.  They were saying no matter what race or sex or social status, as long as you accept Christ as your savior you’re OK.

Now that was not my gut reaction to this verse. Continue reading

How Can A Gift From God Be Evil?

How Can A Gift From God Be Evil?

Lamentations 5:14-15

The old men have left the city

The young men their music,

The joy of our hearts had ceased

Our dancing had been turned into mourning.

 

The book of Lamentations was written by the prophet Jeremiah, at least most subscribe to that idea.

Jeremiah told the Jews the words of God, prophesying their down fall and destruction.

Now here he is lamenting the destruction of their cities, wealth and once again being hauled off into captivity and oppression.

What I like about these verses is that Jeremiah is lamenting the loss of music and dance.  Why do I like that?

Because many people through the years and to this very day declare some forms of music, especially modern music, as evil, the work of the devil.  Generally the music declared to be evil is music that doesn’t suit the declarer’s taste. Continue reading

Neither Jew Nor Greek

Neither Jew Nor Greek

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

I liked this verse and I wrote it down as a subject for a post.  So today I thought it was time to write my post about this verse.

First I thought I would review some commentaries from Biblical scholars to get another point of view on this verse, even though I already had my gut take on it.

All the commentaries had basically the same theme.  It was, we are all equal with the caveat, as long as we are “Christians”.  They were saying no matter what race or sex or social status, as long as you accept Christ as your savior you’re OK.

Now that was not my gut reaction to this verse. Continue reading

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

In my previous post I quoted Zechariah Chapter 10 Verse 2.  I wrote about the household gods of today.  The ones, who as Zechariah put it, utter nonsense, see lies, tell false dreams and give empty consolation.

The primary slant of that post was about those who directly prey upon the spirituality of people, the televangelists and spiritual mediums.

The more I thought about that post the more I wanted to also write about the secular household gods.  Those that subtly but efficiently prey upon your spirituality.

The household gods come from all angles and subjects.  They come in many different forms. Continue reading