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February 16, 2013

Watchman's letters: Oppression under fake Christianity

Dear Uncle Jack,

Now that my head has cleared a bit more, I am beginning to remember some of the sermons.

Ps. Susan preached on the sins of Jeroboam.

She said that the sins of Jeroboam truly grieved the heart of our Lord because the Lord kept mentioning this sin throughout the book.

Jeroboam's sins can be summarised into 3 Cs:

a) Convenience

b) Compromise

c) Counterfeit

It is linked to today's modern Christianity.

Jeroboam's led the entire nation of Israel astray because of his own deep-rooted insecurity

He did not want the Israelites to go to Jerusalem to worship the true and living God for the fear that they will defect to Judah.

1 Kings 12:28

So he invented a religion of Convenience by setting up two golden calfs for the Israelites to worship. And the Israelites easily fell back into idolatry as were the habit of their ancestors.

Many Christians also opt for the religion of Convenience today, only to end up feeding on the wrong sermons that will eventually lead their children astray.

1 Kings 12:31

Jeroboam made priests from every class of people, (or low class people as per some bible translations), who were not of the sons of Levi.

This is a clear compromise on the ordinances of the Lord.

The Levites were specially chosen by the Lord to serve as priests because they could put the Lord above their own brothers and people. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the first set of the Ten Commandments, the Israelites have already reverted to idol worship and it was only the clan of Levites that stood up for the Lord.

1 Kings 12:33

Jeroboam changed the Feast of the Tabernacle by keeping the same month but changing the date. It gave rise to COUNTERFEIT religion.

Due to Jeroboam's sins, the successive fifteen generations of kings after him went back into idol worship and eventually, God allowed the whole nation of Israel to be destroyed.

The irony was that although Jeroboam created this 3Cs but when his own son fell sick in 1 Kings 14, he sent his wife to look for the prophet of the true and living God to inquire for his son.

He knew what he did was all fake and yet, he instituted a fake religion that eventually destroyed the nation of Israel.

That's all for now.



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