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Evil in the Land, Jeremiah chapter 7

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Jeremiah was  to speak the word of the Lord to those going into the house of God to worship.  “Amend your ways and your deeds and you will remain in the land, execute justice, do not shed innocent blood, do not steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, or go after other gods you have not known”.  There were deceptive words that the leaders and people of Judah were relying on to protect them.  “This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD”.  meaning that because God’s temple was with them they would not experience God’s judgment and their enemies would not conquer them.

We see the same thing happening in our Christian teaching today.  Christian leaders say “you are Gods’ people, you will not experience judgment”, “this is God’s house, he will not leave, there is no where else for God to go”,  “this is the ‘church of the LORD, the church of the LORD, the church of the LORD”. “God does not require righteousness from you, Jesus did it all”.  Commit sin and then come to the house of the LORD and say “we are delivered, we are delivered!” only to go on doing all these abominations?  What did God reply?  “Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I made my name dwell at first, and see what I did to it”.  God rejected and forsook Israel, he cast them out of his sight.  He did the  same to Judah throwing them out of the land as captives to Babylonia.

Another of God’s complaints against his people during this time was their refusal to listen to him.  “This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips”.  This is what is happening today.  Truth is perishing at a rapid rate in the church and outside the church. God’s people don’t want to hear his word.  They want to hear that it does not matter what they do because God can never reject them.  This is false teaching.



Author: lindam

I have been a Christian for about thirty years. Since 2000 I am generally dissatisfied with church as we know it in North America. Today many people seem to be wanting something more real in their lives when relating to God and his Word.

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