Worship of the Sun, The moon, Earth?


Jeremiah 8  The Peril of False Teaching

“At that time,” says the Lord, “they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of its princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves. They shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought and which they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered nor buried; they shall be like refuse on the face of the earth. Then death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places where I have driven them,” says the Lord of hosts.

In the above verse, it is important even to this generation to know what this is talking about.  It is of course talking about the sins, the turning away from God by Israel, Judah.  But the thing to remember is that ANY PERSON who is a human on earth is from God and thus a potential child of God.  This is duel in meaning not just the nations of Judah, or Israel but for the USA, Britain  anywhere people dwell! Sin is not tolerated by God.  

Here in particular is the worshipping of the sun, the moon, and ANY HOST of heaven.  The worship of angels, stars, is forbidden by God.  We are to worship only GOD.  God the Father and Jesus CHrist His son. 
Here is what  my study bible says, " In the day when Jerusalem's judgment was fulfilled at the hands of its enemies, the bones of its people and their leaders would be desecrated by being removed from their graves.  The sun and the moon and all the host of heaven: the gods and goddesses to whom Jerusalem looked for deliverance would stand over the peoples desecrated corpses which are pictured here as garbage, refuse, or dung (poop)  and that those few who survived would wish they were dead over having to live.

Today we have many who "worship"  the sun, the earth, or people! (here are a few meanings from the dictionary of worship) 
nounthe feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity: • the acts or rites that make up a formal expression of reverence for a deity; • adoration or devotion comparable to religious homage, shown toward a person or principle: our society’s worship of teenagers.verb ( worships, worshiping worshiped ; also worships,worshipping, worshipped with obj. ]show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites: the Maya built jungle pyramids to worship their gods.
• no obj. ] take part in a religious ceremony: he went to the cathedral because he chose to worship in a spiritually inspiring building.Meaning of Deity:deity |ˈdēitē|noun ( pl. deities )a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion): a deity of ancient Greece.• divine status, quality, or nature: a ruler driven by delusions of deity.• (usu. the Deity )the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity).• a representation of a god or goddess, such as a statue or carving.ORIGIN Middle English (denoting the divine nature of God): from Old French deite, from ecclesiastical Latin deitas (translating Greek theotēs), from deus god.*****************************************************************
We are not to worship the earth, "mother earth"  or angels  or any human!  Many WORSHIP musicians, actors, human leaders, and some choose to worship leaders of churches.  
In verses 6 on of Jeremiah 8 we will read of God's judgment for the people refusing to turn from sin.  He tells Jeremiah to tell the people: (my own words)Why has this people continually turned back to sin?  I hear what they speak and they do not speak truth!  No man repents of his wickedness, saying "what have I done?".  Everyone chooses his own course deciding for himself what is right and wrong.  Even the animals of the earth know their appointed times, but man does not know or see the judgment coming of the Lord.Why do they say they are wise and say "we follow the law of the Lord"?They write lies, they have rejected the word of God!  Therefor I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who will inherit them:  because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is given to covetousness, from the Prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.   They preach PEACE PEACE when there is NO peace.  
Read all of Jeremiah 8 to see and understand the judgment coming upon the peoples.  Do we really think we shall dwell here in safety forever? Can we expect God to let our nations continue in sin and evil living and nothing ever happen?  History proves otherwise!  It is not too late to see our sins and repent and change.  We can stop and cry out to God for the ability to turn around and worship HIM only. Get our focus on Him and the Plan of God for all nations and peoples.  Being a light to others and not a darkness of sinful living.  For all of us will stand before God on Judgment day to give account.  We cannot change others, but we can change ourselves!  We start with ourselves and maybe by the Grace of God will be a light shinning toward the ONE who can change others. 


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