In this time period is hard to find examples of good parents. What you will typically find in the news or online is how the love of many parents has turned cold. In the scriptures we find that our righteous forefathers had great care of their children and future generations. By their faith they obtained promises and wealth that they passed down far into the future. Genesis 17:7“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee [Abraham] and thy seed [children] after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.”
I know I’m not the only one that wonders how certain things come to be. I bet many of you are like me watching the show “How it’s made” and enjoying having your curiosity answered. Obviously this post is not to promote some worldly show to you. Instead its to discuss, how it is that images are made in Israel? Thus the similarity in the title of the show and this podcast. In the previous audio, a question was asked by a young brother in the truth concerning the commandment in Exodus 20:4“Thou shalt NOT MAKE unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:” Verse 5: “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” If you heard it, you understand what a graven image is. But the question that usually follows is “Are images wrong if I’m not worshiping it”? After you listen to this class it will no longer be a mystery. However some would dare to still justify themselves by comparing the ark (that was commanded by God to be made) to a graven image. Acts 17:29“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by ART and man’s device.” Verse 30: “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” Shalam (Peace)!
In a prior post, we discussed that a good habit is to ask questions. Remember that it was said by Christ in the scriptures, Luke 11:9“And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Ironically this class has been requested to be uploaded as a podcast although we intended to do it anyway. Since it is a perfect example of what we previously taught. A teacher must be apt to teach and ready to give answers. That day a lesson was planned but we were never able to get to it because of the many questions that was asked by children and adults. Like our forefathers those in attendance physically or over the internet found joy in learning from the laws. Nehemiah 8:8“So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.”Verse 12:“And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.” Some might not find that same joy and mirth because they do NOT understand or care to keep the law. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 6:20“She is very unpleasant to the unlearned: he that is without understanding will not remain with her.” But those that are sincere by asking about the commandment they learn effortlessly without realizing it, one of the greatest mysteries that is written in Revelations 13:14-18.
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Experiences in a “Latin” American country would remind you how much zeal our people have for their religion. Most in Latin American countries are Roman Catholics, which profess to believe in the Bible. Romans 10:1 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God FOR ISRAEL [the so called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians] is, that they might be saved.” …