The Most Important Commandments Of An Idol

1158 WordsMay 12, 20165 Pages
I had never experienced a respect or fear of an idol, but in my young years, my eyes saw what a piece of clay or wood can do in the mind, heart and action of a person. I saw the effects of the idols in the “Sierra Oaxaqueña” when the whole town committed all kind of perversions in the name of their gods. This experience made me remember and understand why God used His prophet to emphasize the two most important commandments, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt…. You shall have no other gods before me.” During the years of the Old Testament, the prophets kept teaching and prophesizing against the people that committed idolatry. From Abraham to Malachi, the prophets would try to make the people of Israel understand what…show more content…
The last and newest thing in the world becomes the first and oldest; and sometimes in some vague the way, the maker of the universe: the makers of his own maker. The people of Israel experience this mystical reversion in the reign of Ahab when the people of Israel began to praise Baal in the temple of Samaria. The consequences of this mystical reverence in the life of the Israelites affect their reasoning process. The prophet Elijah attempted to revive the drowsy intelligence of the people by challenging them with the following words, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” The questions of the prophet did not produce the expected reaction in the people because their thoughts were futile and darkened but the thickness of their sins. Elijah’s contest with the prophets of Baal had the objective of reviving the mind of the people of Israel. During the contest, Elijah challenges the knowledge of the people about their god with words like, “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought…. Maybe he is sleeping and most be awakened.” The purposes of Elijah telling these to the people of Israel were to awake their mind from their lethargy. Humans know the truth not only with reason and knowledge but also
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