Tonight I saw a Proud dad sharing with the Whole World his joy at the Imminent Union of his daughter to a good man in matrimony.
He even described something he clearly thought was Very Special of which he was also emminently proud. He had arranged for a Cross to be made out of ‘Texas Limestone’ which was to be used as an altar for the wedding service.
The man’s name was George W Bush – you might have heard of him?
He boasts of his Christianity a bit to the press and to the American God-Fearing people he got to vote for him.
I am not the greatest Biblical scholar – but when i read the Bible, most often important bits Stick.
Exodus 20 is where i HOPE most Christians know where to look for a list of the Ten Commandments given to mankind from God, via Moses.
What some might not remember is also contained in that Chapter are the following Verses. (feel free to look them up):
22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt NOT build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
In case there is any doubt it is repeated in De 27:5…
5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.
Maybe Mr Bush should try reading his Bible if he’s gonna be shooting his mouth off to the rest of the world about His Little Girls bridal arrangements and still wants God’s Blessing?
Any other Christians out there happy to not follow Scripture and claim to be Christian like good ol’ George? Anyone got a church with an altar of chiselled stone? Anyone go up a step or two to reach it’s altar?