Tuesday, October 8, 2013

day no. 12,769: out of syncretism‏

Kings 18:21

And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.

I love the language Elijah grabs to explain the absurdity, inefficiency and heresy of syncretism. If the LORD is God, follow Him. If Baal is god, follow him. Do not try to follow both. They are incompatible.

If you try to follow the LORD and Baal, you will follow neither.

You end up limping along.
You do not run hard after either.

A house divided against itself will fall.
No one can have two masters.

It's illogical, impractical and impossible to love passionately and equally two positions that categorically despise each other.

Abandon the limp religion of idolatrous, people-pleasing flattery.

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

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