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Ezekiel’s indictment of the “Christian” Left and more

My favorite blogger pointed me to this passage:

Ezekiel 18:25–29 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life. Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions that he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, are my ways not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?

The “Christian” Left and others are like the wicked house of Israel at that time, sitting in judgment of God when He was obviously the just and holy one.  Israel whored after other gods and made gods in their own image, they sacrificed children and more.

Just like the “Christian” Left.

In the instant that non-believers die they’ll realize how ridiculous it was for them to sit in judgment of God.

If you authentically seek God on his terms, you will find him. If you think you get to sit in judgement of the real God, you will not find him. If you “seek” a god of your own making, you will not find him – except in the mirror, and as you know that god has rather limited powers.

That may sound obvious, but think about how so many people in our culture think that all religions lead to God. Lots of false teachers in churches will tell you such things. People claim that they wouldn’t believe in a God who says that homosexual behavior is a sin or who sends guilty sinners to Hell.

They don’t recognize the absurdity of thinking something doesn’t exist just because they don’t like it or the idea that they can tell the real God what He must be like.

Consider if you went to a company for a job and demanded that they hire you on your terms. Hey, go ahead and ask for a million dollar salary and unlimited vacation. Ridiculous, eh? But only a tiny fraction as ridiculous as thinking you are going to tell God how things get done.

Or tell the cop who pulled you over that you set the speed limits today and that he is wasting your time.

Or tell your teacher that she has to give you an A+ even though you won’t come to class, do homework or take tests.

Better yet, go to McDonald’s and tell the cashier to give you your entire meal for $1 and see how that works.

People can’t even unilaterally dictate the terms and conditions to the person infinitesimally and momentarily higher than them on the cosmic food chain but they think that the one true God reports to them under the divine organization chart.

The rich young ruler walked away sadly when he didn’t like Jesus’ terms and conditions and Jesus didn’t chase after him to negotiate.

I recommend seeking God on his terms. They are unbelievably wonderful and gracious.

The “Christian” Left gets Sodom wrong — twice!

The “Christian” Left likes to ignore passages like Jude 7 and 2 Peter 2 and pretend that the “sin of Sodom” was just being inhospitable — as if God is in the habit of obliterating two cities because of bad manners.  They cherry-pick a passage in Ezekiel that they think proves their point.  They like the first verse but ignore the “abomination” reference in the second.

Ezekiel 16:49–50 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.

But it gets worse.  As Jude 7 notes,  not only were their sins homosexual in nature (“unnatural desire”) but the punishment represented an eternal punishment, something the “Christian” Left explicitly denies.

Jude 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Also see 2 Peter 2:6–10:

. . .if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones . . .

Once again they seem incapable of getting even the simplest concepts right.  Even when the twist scripture to prove or ignore a point, they don’t realize the logical consequences of their arguments.  I pray that when they are abusing the Bible that God removes the scales from their eyes and opens their hearts and minds to the truth of his word.

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Should we be more like Ezekiel?

God gave an interesting command to Ezekiel, telling him to preach the truth and noting that if he didn’t, then he would be accountable for the people, but if he did, then the people would be accountable.

I’m not saying that command applies to present day Christians, but it is worth thinking about.  Do we warn others of the truth?  If we thought we’d be accountable for withholding the truth would that change things?

Ezekiel 3:16-21  And at the end of seven days, the word of the LORD came to me:”Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.  If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.  But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul. Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand.  But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul.”

Job in Ezekiel

Just an interesting tidbit from my readings in Ezekiel this week.  Note how Job is listed with Noah and Daniel and referred to multiple times as a real person.  I’ve heard of people questioning whether Job was a real person or a fictional character, but this passage makes it obvious that he was the former.

12 And the word of the LORD came to me: 13 “Son of man, when a land sins against me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out my hand against it and break its supply of bread and send famine upon it, and cut off from it man and beast, 14 even if these three menNoah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness, declares the Lord GOD. 15 “If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they ravage it, and it be made desolate, so that no one may pass through because of the beasts, 16 even if these three men were in it, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, they would deliver neither sons nor daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the land would be desolate. 17 “Or if I bring a sword upon that land and say, Let a sword pass through the land, and I cut off from it man and beast, 18 though these three men were in it, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, they would deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they alone would be delivered. 19 “Or if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out my wrath upon it with blood, to cut off from it man and beast, 20 even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, they would deliver neither son nor daughter.

The context, not surprisingly, is Israel being judged for worshiping false gods.

Also note the reference in James 5:11:

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.