You may or may not have heard this term before, it is a theological term that speaks to the forsaking and incorporation of other religious faiths and elements from other religious practices into Christianity resulting in a loss of integrity and assimilation to the surrounding culture.
In the Old Testament the Israelites were commanded that once they received their deliverance to “…utterly destroy…make no covenant…nor show mercy to” (Dt 7:2) the 7 nations that God had presented them to when they had come into the promised land. The Israelites were told that they should make no “marriages with them; thy daughters thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughters shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so, will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you and destroy thee suddenly. But thus, shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.” WATCH THIS!
“FOR Thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy GOD: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”
The question was broached today, “Is the Bible still authoritative and has the Bible become irrelevant? My response is an unequivocal Yes, the Bible is still authoritative and is still relevant to them who are called according to His purpose. BUT ONLY IF IT IS PREACHED! So, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Ti 4:2
The only way the Word remains authoritative is if we preach/teach the Word in the hearing of the people. We’re always talking about holding each other accountable, it’s the word of God preached that will hold men accountable!
The Word does not cater to your material/carnality, the Word speaks to your spirit about Spiritual things. Set your affection on things above and not on this earth! Colossians 3:2
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