- Aug 1, 2010
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Its dark now...too late for your garden! And I was thinking ripe strawberries!theistgal said:lol, Alfred! Your questions have all been answered many times. May God bless you.
Stay tuned, new arguments to follow, one of them based on Hosea 8:1ff
NKJ Hosea 8:1 "Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the LORD, Because they have transgressed My covenant And rebelled against My law.
2 Israel will cry to Me,`My God, we know You!'
3 Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.
4 "They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them. From their silver and gold They made idols for themselves-- That they might be cut off.
5 Your calf is rejected, O Samaria! My anger is aroused against them-- How long until they attain to innocence?
6 For from Israel is even this: A workman made it, and it is not God; But the calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces.
(Hos 8:1-6 NKJ)
"how long until they attain to innocence" proves this wasn't outright idolatry...otherwise the prophet would say so.
These Israelites had a calf image ICON with which they venerated the God of Israel, claiming their superior knowledge prevented them from committing idolatry...unlike the idol worshipers, they knew God!