Leave Ephraim to his idols

You are deceiving yourself when you think that the institutions of the 21st century are going to bring about the end of bigotry, hypocrisy, and oppression. The answer to poverty is not more wealthy people. The trashy dreams of a new prosperous and secure reality, the influence of tech giants, the emptiness of soul that accompanies most moguls and philosophers are all going nowhere.

Never Happens Again

The next time you hear a politician, preacher, government official, or one of those media types talking about fixing some problem so that it never happens again just remember the following and save yourself from the idolatry of secular government and religious folly.

  1. Law-abiding people and the enforcers are deceived. We are grateful for the latter but pass on being the cheerleader for either.
  2. It has taken hundreds of years to face up to Caucasian hatred of people of color
  3. Ethnic or religious states are examples of the abandonment of human conscience abd the betrayal of a divine ideal
  4. People are rushing into slavery from Africa, Asia and Latin America as if the destinations are really interested in their wellbeing

My idol-smashing God

Ephraim is a pseudonym for Israel, Ephraim being one of patriarch Joseph’s sons. Both Israel and Judah, the two biblical jurisdictions with the most extensive legal system, never gave up the idolatry of Canaan, Aram/Syria, or the current world-ruling power. My God is not a thing: not state, not law, not family, not church, not a book. The gold dimmed a long time ago.

God’s people are not deceived, will not turn their minds over to the architects of imperial serial rapine as so many of the people aspiring to distinction have done.

Prepare to mourn the death of honesty. We have stopped nothing that prevents humanity’s wallowing in our mud.

Do we know when Yeshua is weeping?

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Matthew 23:37-39

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