Posts Categorized: Idols

2 Kings 17:33 – Syncretism

When people try to serve both other gods and Yahweh, the God of the Bible, at the same time, they are guilty of syncretism.  Merriam-Webster dictionary defines syncretism “as the combination of different forms of belief or practice.”  In ancient Israel, this sin was a serious downfall among the people.  In fact, it’s what led…

John 5:38 – You Do Not Believe

There have always been those who did not believe in the God of all creation. They have turned from Him in their willfulness or ignorance and followed other gods. These gods are indeed real; they are spiritual beings in rebellion to their Father who created them.  In the grand scheme of things, Satan has risen…

1 Kings 18:21 – Leaping and Limping

If someone is leaping, can he also be limping at the same time?  That’s a strange question, isn’t it? Apparently according to the writer of 1 Kings, that’s a distinct possibility. In the days of the prophet Elijah, the wicked King Ahab ruled over Israel – the Northern Kingdom.  He was so evil and far…

Awaken Prophecy Update 5-5-21: $100 Million Deli

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 5-5-21: $100 Million Deli Some of you may have seen last week’s prophecy update in which I spoke of a coming Long Hot Summer. It got a number of views, then YouTube deleted it. Fortunately, I also uploaded that prophecy update on Rumble. I link to that below this update if…

Awaken Prophecy Update 4-21-21 Alien Grooming

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-21-21: Alien Grooming   The subject of aliens and UFOs inevitably makes churches uneasy.  Most pastors shy far from the subject because they don’t want to be seen as controversial or wacko.   Discussion Points: Types of Close Encounters Two camps regarding Close Encounters Public acceptance of aliens Continuing need for…

Luke 17:32 – Remember Lot’s Wife

There are several passages that we look at to give us a deeper understanding of Jesus’ return.  Luke 17 is one of them.  In this chapter, it’s the Pharisees who first ask Him about the coming Kingdom of God, rather than His disciples who do so in Matthew 24.  Jesus’ cryptic response is that it…

Awaken Proph Upd 4-14-21 – New Age in Church

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-14-21 – New Age in the Church The church that Jesus Christ founded – that was birthed at Pentecost as described in the book of Acts – has been falling into apostasy for years. Discussion points: * New Age (generally) * New Age Belief Summary * Christian Yoga * Enneagram in…

Luke 14:28 – Counting the Cost

It’s an astounding fact that western Christianity has largely made itself no Christianity at all.  How is it that we’ve come from the early church, in which the apostles and the followers of Jesus were severely persecuted, to a place where following Jesus is made to be like having a boy- or girlfriend? In those…

Judges 18:19 – “Keep Quiet”

What is it about so many of the priests and Levites we meet in the book of Judges?  Each one seems to be worse than the next.  Weren’t they supposed to be set apart by God for service to Him because they stood athwart the sin and evil they saw during the incident of the…

Judges 6:31 – Contending for Baal

Why is it that those who follow other gods feel they have to protect their god; that he cannot do the work of protecting himself?  I’m thinking specifically of Islam right now with the followers of Allah, but this certainly applies to every other god.  All of them apparently need their followers to act in…