The story of ancient Israel is summarized with extremes in its devotion to the Almighty God. As Israel escaped the horrific bondage of Egypt's slavery, she sang praises and glorified God after crossing the Red Sea on dry ground. But only days later, she is found singing and dancing to glorify the crudely fashioned golden calf at the foot of Mt. Sinai.
Idolatry plagued the nation of Israel. God repeatedly warned Israel not to follow idols, but Israel repeatedly ignored the divine Word and followed after gods it crafted. And the history of God's chosen nation changed from God-ordained to godless.
A nation without reverence and awe for God's nature and revealed directives becomes a godless nation. A congregation of the Lord's Church that removes the reverence and awe for God's nature and revealed directives becomes a godless Church. The congregation's lampstand will be removed.
This study looks at this tragic development even in our modern day. The allure of idolatry is even stronger in our modern times. Modern idolatry does not seek to fashion God from stones and wood but seeks to remake God in OUR image.
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About the Author
Since 1994, John has worked closely with evangelism in Ukraine. His many trips have helped establish congregations and provide continued teaching for spiritual growth. He has also helped coordinate efforts to provide humanitarian aid distributed through local congregations in Ukraine and other countries around the world. As a point-man in helping coordinate these humanitarian shipments to other countries, he works to collect donated items and ship them to faithful congregations in the receiving countries. He works to insure that all benevolent aid is distributed by local Christians and the Lord's Church receives credit for the good accomplished.
John is married to the former Jennifer Davenport and has four children Brian, John III, Rachel and Rebekah. Check out the Kachelman family website (www.kachelman.com) for more information on his family.