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A Den Of Robbers [link]

by Scrvpvlvs
Jul 2, 2004 5:10 PM–
Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things? Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you?

The prophet Jeremiah cried these words at the steps of the Temple. They are the words Jesus quoted as he drove the moneychangers and innocent sacrificial animals out of the Temple.

The evil ones have returned.

The Bush campaign have ordered their staff to organize conservative churches for Bush. The churches are to host Republican Party membership rallies called “citizenship Sundays.”

They are also to send copies of their membership directories to Party headquarters! Now it will be easier to decide whether you can vote in Florida or other states, depending on whether you belong to a Republican church.

Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?

Do not resist an evil person.

Love your enemies.

If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.

Sent our children to kill and die in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Turned our Temples into dens of robbers and corrupted our Sabbaths.

Unfortunately, Jesus is gone, and John Kerry is no Jesus (and no Jack Kennedy). Who will stand up and speak these words where they will be heard?

Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.

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