The Temple of Baal is being constructed in Time Square. Also in Trafalgar Square in London. Both will be there on the same day, April 16, 2016. They’re supposedly being taken down shortly thereafter. HERE is the New York Times article on this subject. HERE is the story told from a Christian perspective, my perspective.
“So the children of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtoreths, and served the Lord only.” 1 Samuel 7:4.
” (they have also built the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or speak, nor did it come into My mind),” Jeremiah 19:5
“Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals;” Judges 2:11
Do I believe New Yorkers and Londoners are going to burn children in sacrifice or have sex around these temples as originally done to ‘celebrate’ the goddess ishtar and other pagan situations? Of course not. Would it be better not to construct these walls which bring such dishonor to God to the shores of our country today? You bet.
Those verses above are just a smattering of Scripture on Baal and the hideous things that happened there….things that one would think anybody, Christian, Jew, anybody, would find abhorrent and never consider building this Temple anywhere. SO, we’re building them TODAY in OUR COUNTRY!?
Here’s the paragraph from the NY Times article I linked above that you might want to digest:
“In attacking the monastery, the Islamic State was not simply leveling a holy place. The militants struck at a site that had knit Muslim and Christian communities together for centuries. Local legend has it that centuries ago, the townspeople decided that no matter whether Islam or Christianity gathered more believers, the group in the majority would always protect the one in the minority. Generations of pilgrims left affectionate graffiti on the sarcophagus of Mar Elian, including a Star of David suggesting that at least one Jew visited the saint.”
So, you see, the building of these temples in London and New York City are passed off as “a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra.”
I have recommended you read THE HARBINGER by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, (which I read with hesitation, thinking this was some kind of nut, but he really pulled me in..and scared me, I must admit)….here is something he’s said about the Temple of Baal, in relation to the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage:
“If a nation’s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal,” he said. “We are exchanging our light for darkness.”
SO….“God, we are sorry for the buildings of these temples in places where most people worshiped you at one time. George Washington’s hand, in the statue in front of Federal Hall in New York City, is outstretched in what is thought to have been to mimic the gesture of his being inaugurated to the presidency with his hand on the Bible…we know our country was founded on Christian ethics and faith and we are sorry so many are trying, so officially these days, to rid us of it.” I could say so much more, of course.
I wondered if any of you had heard about these temples and what you think.
Now cheer up! “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31: 6
I was sent this prayer yesterday and thought I ought to include it here. Please send it around to your loved ones;
Dear Beloved God in Heaven,
Please give us a president that loves this country and everything it stands for.
Please give us a president who respects you as the one true God.
Please give us a president who will, with your help, restore this nation to its former glory, the way you created her.
Please help us to respect what you have given to us and not take anything for granted ever again. Please God, weaken the evil and strengthen the good, both within and without. May our eyes be opened. In Jesus’ name, Amen
God Bless America