Idols, Statues, Astrology, Magic, Charms and the Occult

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As a Pastor I’m generally asked:” Why do I require to, or Should I mess up anything gotten in touch with idols or with the occult? Considered that I’m born once again these things have no power over me any longer they are simply token representations of something fake, something past, and something that is dead?”

Incorrect! Why? Initially let’s take a look at Scripture to see what God needs to state about such things:

God< img src= "https://eomtc.com/aibi/God.gif" alt =" God" width= "90" height=" 120" line up =" left "/ > Exodus 20:4 -5″ You will not produce yourself a toned image, or any likeness of anything that is in paradise above, or that remains in the earth beneath, or that remains in the water under the earth; 5 you will not worship them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, checking out the iniquity of the fathers on the kids to the third and 4th generations of those who dislike Me,

Deuteronomy 7:24 -26 And He will provide their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from under the paradises. No guy will have the ability to stand prior to you till you have ruined them. (25) You will burn the graven images of their gods with fire. You will not choose the silver or gold on them, nor take it by yourself, so that you may not be snared in it. For it is an abomination to Jehovah your God. (26) And you will not bring an abomination into your home, lest you be a cursed thing like it. You will completely dislike it, and you will utterly dislike it. For it is a cursed thing.Acts 19:18 -19 And

much of those who had actually believed were coming, confessing and disclosing their deeds.( 19) And a number of those who were practicing magic brought together their books and burned them up prior to all. And they counted up the costs of them, and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.Idols, magic and the occult are preached versus from one end of Bible

to the other i.e. Genesis to Discovery; i.e., in both the Old and New Testaments as simply a number of verses priced price quote above program us. The guidelines to Israel were to “utterly damage” all idols and objects of foreign praise no matter how important they stayed in our financial terms, and the NT, the Christians in Ephesus burned books worth 50,000 days of incomes (a piece of silver pertained to a day’s wage) or about$ 5 million in today’s terms!Idols and magic things are under a curse from God. They are an abomination to God( Deut. 7:25) and are why He sent out Israel into exile for seventy years in Babylon! Their very presence can bring a curse into your home and upon the owner of the items( Deut. 7:26). I have actually typically observed that Christians with idols in their homes experience continuous suffering, monetary troubles, bad health, disunity and marital relationship issues– and these problems vanish when the sin is confessed and the idol destroyed.Idols Are Spiritual Infidelity God seeks a pure commitment from uswoman in sin< img src= "https://eomtc.com/aibi/adultery_htm_mae4a93a.jpg" alt =" lady in sin" width =" 200" height=" 183" align=" left "/ >. God sees idols as demonic and as ‘spiritual adultery” and they make Him jealous. It basically resembles specifying war on God– so that we have to compete with Him as we see in:1 Corinthians 10:19 -22( 19) What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? (20 )No, nevertheless that the essential things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they compromise to satanic forces and not to God, and I do not want that you must have fellowship with devils.( 21 )You can not take in the cup of the Lord and the cup of hellish forces; you can not partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of satanic forces.( 22 )Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we more effective than He?Idols Are To be Absolutely Turned down Idols are frequently truly costly and ostensibly appealing products and the temptation to keep them” simply as decorations”, heirlooms, or devices is regularly exceptional BUT we are not to wish for the silver or gold on them according to Deut. 7:25. In the NT this is what Paul the Apostle states:1 Corinthians 10:13 -14 No temptation has surpassed you except such as prevails to male; however God is loyal, who will not permit you to be lured beyond

what you are able, however with the temptation, He will also make the escape, so when it concerns you to be able to bear it.( 14) Wherefore, my valuable, get away from idolatry.And the Apostle John states: 1 John 5:21 Kids, guard yourselves from idols. Amen.Idolatry Brings Judgment Upon Individuals The Ten Rules informs us that idol praise is punished up until the 3rd and 4th

generation( Exodus 20:4 -5). In
the New Testament idolatry is typically mentioned in the lists of serious sins that

keep individuals out of the Kingdom of God( 1 Corinthians 6:9, Galatians 5:20; 1 Peter 4:3, Discovery 2; 14,20; 9:20; 21:18; 22:15 ). In truth in the early church faithful Christians were informed” not even to consume’ with another Christian who endured or worshipped idols( 1 Corinthians 5:11 ). In Revelation we read of the extreme judgment upon Jezebel was given that of idolatry( Rev. 2:20) and the last plagues discovered those who hold on to their idols:< img src= "https://eomtc.com/aibi/joel.gif "alt =" Prophet Joel "width=" 140" height=" 81 "align=" left"/ > Discovery 9:20 -21( 20 )The rest of the people who made it through these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands or stop worshiping devils and idols made from gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which can not see, hear, or walk.( 21 )They did not repent of their murders, their deeds of witchcraft, their acts of sexual immorality, or their thefts.Revelation 21:8 However individuals who hesitate, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually unethical, sorcerers, idolaters, and all phonies will discover themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.” What Christians Need to Do Christians require to mess up, ideally by burning with fire, all sacred items of other religions, Buddhas, charms, magic books, Kabbalah books, spiritual pictures and all objects that are “venerated”, consisting of New Age products, drug things, death metal comics and record covers, occult based video game and video games, and whatever occultic, dark and wicked consisting of dream-catchers, idols, masks and pagan statues. If you have any doubt about it, any doubt at all-eliminate it. Frequently the Holy Spirit will convict you and make you uneasy up until you do this.Some individuals believe that simply putting them in the garage is sufficient– however why keep things that will only bring a curse on you and activate you and others to stumble in their walk or in their faith!Our logical Western minds generally do not see much damage in such things, nevertheless Bible is definitely clear that to explore magic, the occult, witchcraft and idolatry is to enter into the world of hellish forces and to sustain popular of God. The Word of God states YOU

must take this seriously and handle it as quickly as possible, not tomorrow, not later BUT now. All this is required to advance in your walk with Christ, in your relationship with God the Papa and the Holy Spirit. In

sum, we are to be’ salt and light’. Salt is for taste and healing. What does light share with darkness? Absolutely absolutely nothing! Light removes the darkness, it does not ‘tolerate’or cohabitate with darkness. To turn into strong i n’the faith ‘– walk 100 %in the faith of Our Lord, Jesus Christ!In His Love, Pastor John Edmiston, 2011

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