THE SECOND COMMANDMENTYou shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth (Exodus 20:4)
In these so-called enlightened and educated 21st Century, would you believe we still have people and religions all over the world (and here in the west), bowing down and praying to idols and false gods.
For instance, the hindus have a god for almost every aspect of life with many of them idols of animals and strange looking creatures...IN DIRECT CONTRADICTION and rebellion against the Law of the Holy One! They are the biggest culprits. It is so horribly bad, that they revere rats and refuse to eat beef while walking carefully around deadly snakes, just in case it is their "reincarnated" uncle or sister! This is how far the foolishness of man in their rebellion has led him.
Yet we have sensible people in the west following the practices of these pagans! One of them is Yoga and its accompanying meditation! No matter how much one dress up this pig, it is still a pig. People are kidding themselves thinking they can "christianize" these religious exercises and not be held accountable by God for them! By definition, Yoga, is what Webster's (and any other dictionary) calls "a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation"!
This slippery slope of these modern American or other Yoga enthusiasts leads to a lot of them selling out Christ and going into ungodly Buddhist/hindu meditation and chants. This reminds me of the conduct of the just freed Israelites who were accustomed to all the pagan gods of Egypt. We know that each of the plagues which God had Moses declare over Pharoah's Egypt represented a different pagan god (from the frogs to the locusts etc). The Israelites had just seen all the miracles of God - from the Emancipation from 400 years of slavery to the Parting of the Red Sea - still they rallied around Moses' brother as he built a golden calf!
TOMORROW: THIRD COMMANDMENT
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