Skip to comments.Breaking The Everlasting Covenant
Posted on 06/18/2010 7:55:06 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
They Have Broken the Everlasting Covenant Posted on May 30, 2010 by billrandles
The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.(Isaiah 24:5-6)
Isaiah has a section called the Little Apocalypse, from chapter 24-27 in which he describes the end of the world in terms of the breakdown of human society. In the verse above he gives us the reasons for this judgment, the inhabitants of the earth have broken laws,statutes, and an everlasting covenant,therefore the judgment must come. I think I have an idea of what those broken laws and statutes involve.
Everything foundational for human society is initiated by God himself, in Genesis, chapters 1-12. Man and woman, made in the image of God, marriage , the God assigned roles of male and female,the command to be fruitful and multiply, the call of man to subdue the earth as Gods regent, all of these are set forth as the very bedrock of human society.
The State and its God ordained power is revealed to us in early Genesis, after the flood, when God ordained capitol punishment for murder,not primarily as a deterrent, but as a reflection of the value of man, made in the Image of God. It was after the flood also that the eating of meat was permitted by God. And to the eight survivors of the greatest cataclysm , the assurance by God of four seasons every year. After Babel, the division of man into various nations also was ordained by God.
It has lately occurred to me how systematically every single one of these foundations has been utterly repudiated by the engineers of the brave new godless society that is being constructed by our movers and shakers.
Consider what has happened to each of these God ordained societal building blocks in our lifetime:
Marriage- Look at so called gay marriage, no fault divorce laws,the removal of restrictions on pornography, the loosening of all moral constraints As Isaiah lamented, they have broken the everlasting covenant.
The God assigned roles of men and women- Consider Feminism,( a heresy which has altered the consciousness of both men and women),The denigration of the role of the wife and mother, Women sent into combat, the homosexual influence on society etc
The Sanctity of Life ,Man, made in the Image of God, But our social planners insist on the promotion and export of the culture of death; abortion, birth control, euthanasia. The impression is given that the responsible thing to do is have as few children as possible. This is the absolute repudiation of Be fruitful and multiply .
The Family-You have no need to have pointed out to you how the humanists relentlessly attack the family.
Capital Punishment Capitol punishment is theological for it warns men of the final Judgment, and it preaches ultimate personal responsibility for evil. It is Gods concept-that whoever sheds mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the Image of God made He man.( Genesis 8:6) But modern man would be more merciful than God.
Point by point, these and other Genesis principles have been opposed by the molders and shapers of thought and opinion of today.
*Meat eating? No, too cruel to animals, and irresponsible to the environment. Must go vegan!
*Capital punishment? How barbaric! The idea of personal responsibility has been supplanted by a belief that environment,ie society is the blame for crime. Therefore, we must work to rehabilitate those whom society has failed.
*Four Seasons of every year till the end of time? Not according to Al Gore and Maurice Strong.
*Must the nations of the World be divided by Language and culture? Not any more, we now have a UN, and a movement of multicultural globalism that is working to break down any expression of state sovereignty. In other words, the elite of nations are working feverishly to overcome, the babel effect.
* Every fruit and herb bearing seed of its kind? We have even repudiated this with the development of genetically altered seed.
* Man to spread out and subdue the earth? Not any more.Now massive tracts of land are being sealed off by Governments from any development, so that it can be left in its pristine state untouched by man. Also populations of third world people are being forced into crowded cities.
It is uncanny, how each of these primal building blocks of human society have been systematically replaced and rejected . It seems to me to be almost a deliberate opposition to the One who ordained these things for man, by the Kings of the earth and their rulers."
The Kings of the earth set themselves, and their rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his Anointed saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us..(Psalm 2:2)
These are the laws, men have rejected. Biblical religion and the western culture it shaped is now being cast aside. Homosexual marriage and abortion are not mere fads or trends, rather they are serious transgressions that will soon bring upon the world a shattering and irreversible judgment.
The attempt to altar the very God assigned gender roles, not to mention the attempt to switch Gender itself, also constitute the above mentioned breaking of the everlasting covenant which will surely bring upon this world Gods wrath. Isaiah also said ,Seek ye the Lord while He can be found and call upon Him while He is near
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And first among them all - the Sabbath.
The jews waited for the sabbath rest, and still have not found it.. We believers have and so the day is fulfilled for us and now we celebrate the resurrection
Romans 141Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. 2One mans faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. 4Who are you to judge someone elses servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
5One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. 8If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
so the day is fulfilled for us and now we celebrate the resurrection
On whose orders? The Ten Commandments were wrote in stone to signify permanence. It was made for all mankind. It commemorated Creation for all mankind.
2Corth 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
The purpose of the Law was to lead us to Christ..
Amen to that. Were it not for The Law, we would not have known sin. We are released from the condemnation of the Law. The Law endureth forever though. The Law is perfect. But it cannot save. For those that think the Law has been fulfilled and no longer applies, which commandment do they wish to declare null? Shall we murder? Shall we steal? Shall we covet thy neighbors belongings? Shall we bow down before other gods? The Law was given to mankind. I'm sure Adam was aware of it. I am sure we will follow it in heaven. Being written in stone signifies permanence.
Christ fulfilled the law
Exactly. He is our example. We are supposed to do the same. He fulfilled the law, not nullify the law. The Law is eternal. Those making it to heaven also will fulfill it. Otherwise they would be sinners.
Nice try, but no. The Sabbath is of the law, but not from the law. It is from creation, and is sanctified FOREVER.
Romans 141Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
The Sabbath is *not* a disputable matter. And the passage you relate does not mention the Sabbath or the Holy Days.