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God's of the new age.
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:27:43 AM »

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The bible is full of named different gods, Baal Chemosh Ashtoreth, Moloch etc. These were served by the nations, and by Israel at various times.
We may look in wonder at how anyone in their right mind would bow down in front of an idol with big horns and teeth, maybe with wings, or even one shaped like male or female genitals.

Despite the fact that these statues have largely disappeared, the demonic gods behind them remain. They remain as pagan philosophies rather than just being encapsulated in a carved image. They are still worshipped.

Worship itself is also a misleading word. Church leads people to believe that worship is about singing. However the scriptures make it clear that worship is about bowing down and submitting to something or someone.

Strong's Concordance.
Worship- Hebrew 7812 shachah: to bow down
Original Word: שָׁחָה
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: shachah
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-khaw')
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Worship- Greek 4352 proskyn?ō (from 4314 /pr?s, "towards" and kyneo, "to kiss") ? properly, to kiss the ground when prostrating before a superior; to worship, ready "to fall down/prostrate oneself to adore on one's knees" (DNTT); to "do obeisance" (BAGD).


In both OT and NT worship primarily about whether we bow down and obey rather than just singing. Thus even if we sing for all our worth in church, God looks at what we bow down or submit to the rest of the week.
Of course there are areas we have no choice in submitting to, like the law of the land etc. But what about all the other choices we make, what are the hidden gods or Baals lurking behind the facades.



Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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