Idolatry and Social Injustice and Religious Ritualism, Oh My

875 Words Jan 26th, 2018 4 Pages
The prophets were God’s “spokesmen,” who were called by God, held accountable by God, and empowered by God to deliver His messages. Idolatry, social injustice, and religious ritualism had become prevalent in Israel and Judah and is rampant in today’s society as well.
The prophets delivered their messages through various methods. They preached the word of God, verbal deliverance; wrote their message(s) down, written deliverance; and used symbolic acts to demonstrate God’s message, visual deliverance. The prophets used these methods of deliverance to warn the people of the impending judgments that would come if they did not change their sinful ways.
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. ‘You shall have no other gods before Me’” (Exod. 20:1-3 [NKJ]). The people of Israel and Judah had disobeyed the first Law of the Lord instead they choose to worship false gods. God called numerous prophets to warn the people regarding their sin of idolatry. Isaiah prophesized against Judah, “the Lord will send a purging judgment against his sinful people, producing a righteous remnant that will enjoy the future blessings of salvation and restoration.” Isaiah cautioned the people about practicing evil and putting their trust in false gods. Ezekiel, “the watchman,” warned the people about the defiling the temple with their idolatry and wickedness; the worship…
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