Tag: Christian idolatry

July 21, 2011 / / Worship

Ezekiel 8:17 – “And He said to me, ‘Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here?’” In the eighth chapter of Ezekiel God brings Ezekiel “in visions of God to Jerusalem (vs. 3).” When Ezekiel arrives in Jerusalem he is standing in the north gate door of the Temple’s inner court.  Through the rest of the chapter God takes Ezekiel on a tour through the Temple to show him “the great abominations that Israel commits… (vs. 6).”

July 29, 2010 / / God, the Father

By over-generalizing God’s nature or character, we can form false impressions.  As an example I cite the oft stated summation, “The God of the Old Testament was a God of judgment and condemnation.”  Is this an accurate statement?  How would we reconcile such a statement with Hosea 11:1-4?