Should we find ourselves praising God for anything less than Jesus, we are violating the second commandment… we are idolaters. Here is an amazing testimony to this found in the Word of God… written by Carley Evans.

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“22And Paul stood in the middle of Areopagus, and said, Men of Athens, by all things I see you as vain worshippers.

23 For I passed, and saw your maumets [and saw your simulacra], and found an altar, in which was written, To the unknown God. Therefore which thing ye unknowing worship, this thing I show to you.” (Acts 17:22-23, WYC)

Paul calls the Athenians “vain worshippers.” He points out their “maumets [simulacra]” and the altar upon which is written: “To the unknown God.” Paul says God once overlooked the ignorance that allows men to worship things made by their own hands, things made of silver or stone or gold.

“But now He commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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  1. granbee says:

    We KNOW our God, the Lord and Creator of us all, of all the universe! As the Old Testament and St. Paul in the first chapter of Romans tells us, the heavens declare His Glory and testify to His mighty deeds. We need no man-made altars. All of creation is His Holy Altar, His footstool, his cool resting place in the heat of the day! He invites us to share it with Him in fellowship and through sharing His gracious love with others.

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks again, Michael. You are so kind. Carley

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