No To Graven Images – “The Ten” Part 3

This past Monday the Supreme Court, in typical fashion, issued its decree for the destruction of God’s Holy Institution of marriage in America. By refusing a writ of certiorari, it condemned five more States immediately, and potentially all the remaining States in the union, to have sodomite un-marriage forced upon them. What is very significant in this is that this would be against the plain statements of those State Constitutions as well as State law, not to mention six thousand years of human history. What unbridled arrogance was revealed in their refusal of certiorari!  They now are in position to have the lower federal courts do their dirty work of destruction of this once great nation. 

The Supreme Court for far too long in our land has been the supreme idol. Its dictates and decrees, its opinions and rulings have been accepted by most Americans as the final word on what is law, on what is truth and on what is just.  Many people falsely equate their opinions with what is moral. So after Roe v. Wade, many came to believe that abortion was not only legal but also morally right, and they take offense when you explain that abortion is actually murder – unjustified killing of an actual human being.

This idol of nine black robed lawyers has become a destructive monster in our land, devouring more that 60 million innocent unborn, and now devouring God’s Holy institution of marriage.  The question arises why in our land, one which was founded by Christians, with a civil government crafted to follow Biblical principles of law and government, why have we turned into such an idolatrous nation? Worshiping nine unelected black robed lawyers.

Turn to Exodus 20 where we will examine the Second Commandment, which continues along the same line as the First do deal with the issue of idolatry.  Graven images – Exodus 20:3-6, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”

As there is only One True God, it is critically important that you never misrepresent who He is. And that is why graven images are forbidden; they misrepresent the One True God. Were we to sculpt a statue and say this is what God looks like that would be a lie. We must not craft any image of God whether in two or three dimensions. No images of God are to be made in this world. One reason being is that God has already given us the only image of God on earth that we need – men and women are made in the image of God, which means we reflect in our make up characteristics of God that can be comprehended by mankind.

We quite obviously are limited representations; we certainly don’t reflect all of Gods’attributes. The theologians have divided the characteristics of God into two categories those, which man can reflect and those which he cannot.  They call these the communicable attributes and the incommunicable attributes.

In America I believe we are living on the fumes of past godly generations who lived righteous lives. In our day we are storing up the curses the wickedness of the past two generations has accumulated to pass on to the next generation. It is high time to abandon idolatry in America.

The Supreme Court idolatry in America is thick – the belief that they are the ultimate source of law, the final arbiters of justice in our land. I hope that idolatry is crushed by the decision this past Monday. I pray that a vast number of American’s will wake up and smell the coffee and repent of their idolatry.

Washington D.C. is a corrupt and illegitimate “government.”  Actually government is too nice a word for it. More accurate to call it what it is a kleptocracy – a government of the thieves and by the thieves and for the thieves.   I pray that they will see that any group of lawyers who are so benighted as to claim two men can marry is not only unworthy of our trust, they cannot be a government because they do not know where law comes from. It does not come from them, to believe so is rant idolatry.

Pastor David Whitney
Pastor David Whitney
Rev. David Whitney has been teaching the Christian heritage and history of our country with Institute on the Constitution for over a decade where he serves as Senior Instructor. David is an Honors Scholar graduate from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree from Denver Seminary. A minister for 32 years, he is currently the Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Pasadena, Maryland. As an member of Clergy, Activist and Radio personality David has appeared in Washington Times, on Voice of America, Fox, ABC, NBC, CSPAN, BBC, and more...