Exodus 32:3-6, 8; “And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
When Moses and Joshua returned to camp with the second set of Tablets of the Testimony, they found fellow Israelites patiently waiting, which was a far different scene than the one Moses had come upon the first time he had trekked up Mt. Sinai.
Although they were behaving this time around, consequences for their past would carry a heavy toll.
That toll is what I fear will be the end game for my people. Every day I open my e-mail and read about another ungodly event the Church has orchestrated, and the members who follow right along with their unquestioning loyalty. Like the Israelites who haphazardly followed the orders of Aaron, and gave all their worldly possessions to worship a false god, Mormons have done the same at their ceremonies of the Philadelphia Temple opening.
Melissa gave me a heads up about this the other day and sent me the link for a Youtube video she saw online. She asked me what I thought about it, and the first thing that came to mind was the yearly event Muslims take part in with Hajj.
In case you’re unaware, hundreds of thousands of Muslims converge upon Mecca in their holy month, and in unison, walk around the Kaaba (a black, onyx stone) they believe dropped out of heaven at the time of Adam and Eve. The stone is approximately 50’ x 35’ in diameter.
They’re required to kiss the stone, or at least point to it if they can’t get to it because of the crowds, during their counter-clockwise circling around the large stone that sits inside their holy mosque.
For Melissa, the Mormon scene reminded her of the golden calf event we read about in the Bible. After hearing her views on it, I’m hard pressed to choose which of the scenes to choose…sigh…
This Mormon ceremony entails young Mormons walking in a large group to the oversized replica of the Philadelphia Temple where they engage in worship songs about how wonderful the temple is.
You can view the video in full, or to save yourself some time, fast forward to 2:47 to see the moment in question.
Please, continue to pray for, and witness to the Mormon people. The Lord is hearing the prayers of the true saints, and we’re seeing people come to Him each and every day! PTL!