Friday, April 22, 2016

Baalism's Suicidal Nature Worship and Sexual Decadence (Earth Day)


Much of ancient Israel’s plight, well documented throughout the Old Testament, was its insatiable thirst for pagan nature worship. This of course was in direct violation of the first two commandments of the Mosaic Law which commanded Israel not to worship any other false god or idol (Exodus 20:3-4). The reason why Israel was forbidden to worship other gods, the natural created order, and idols, was given in Genesis. Genesis 1 presents to the reader an ultimate Creator who made the universe out of nothing through His omnipotent spoken word, and then climaxed the creation process with the making of man in His own image. This foundational truth is in fact basic to the first two commandments of the Mosaic Constitution, the rest of which was summarized by the Son of God Himself, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments (Matthew -40).”

The worship of God as the Creator and human ethics went hand in hand in the Mosaic Law.

In other words, the worship of God as the Creator and human ethics went hand in hand in the Mosaic Law. The first four commandments demand love for God. Commandment five demands love for parents, and commandments six through ten demand love for others. Man was thus to worship and love God as His Maker, and the best way to fulfill this was to treat one’s neighbor with love and respect precisely because he too was made in God’s image. As such, the entire Mosaic legislation was written with the reality of Genesis 1 in mind, and once this truth was forgotten or compromised by idolatrous nature worship, love and respect for both God and man are inevitably diminished. This placed Israel upon the downhill slide of a preoccupation with all things superficial, which snowballed into anti-human asceticism during the divided kingdom stage, and bottomed out with human sacrifice and cannibalism at the end of line for both Israel in the north (722 BC) and Judah in the south (586 BC).
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Israel’s Adulterous Affair with the Nature god Baal

During the divided kingdom stage after Solomon (931-586 BC), God punished both the house of Israel and Judah by sending them into exile because they adopted pagan nature worship as their unofficial national religion, imported from the surrounding Canaanite countryside. Shockingly, this thirst for foreign nature worship is often described in graphic sexual language to heighten the shameful offensiveness of their actions. In Jeremiah, the kingdom of Judah is compared to “a wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness that sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; in her month they will find her (Jeremiah ).” In the same context just a few verses back, the text reads “for long ago I broke your yoke and tore off your bonds; but you said ‘I will not serve!’ For on every high hill and under every green tree you have lain down as a harlot (Jeremiah ).” Worse is that the idols which Israel bowed down to in their pagan nature worship were compared to sexual toys, “because of the lightness of her harlotry, she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees (Jeremiah 3:9).” Nature worship was thus seen as a form of spiritual adultery. The Old Testament prophets compared it to prostitution. Hence, Israel had broken her ‘marriage vows’ with the Mosaic Covenant, which she had entered into at Mt. Sinai after they had come out of Egypt.
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Shockingly, this thirst for foreign nature worship is often described in graphic sexual language to heighten the shameful offensiveness of their actions.

This pagan nature worship was purposefully described with such graphic sexual language precisely because cult prostitution and sexual mysticism was a big part of the nature worship process. Sexual fertility cults and the desire for a corresponding agricultural fertility were weaved together into a pornographic nature worship scheme that corrupted the entire nation and its people. Throughout Israel’s and Judah’s history, this deviant and natural instinctual behavior, in great contrast to the dictates of the Mosaic Law, was most often associated with the worship of the nature god Baal. Baal was the god of grain and the god of thunder. He was in fact the weather god. The name Baal itself simply means ‘lord.’ Thus, as the tribal lord of the people and the land, Baal was not only often confused with the ‘Lord’ of the Old Testament, but he was also in charge of agricultural fertility and the weather.

Thus, in addition to sexual abandon, the worship of Baal also incorporated harsh ascetic practices into their nature worship as well.

However, Baal was not all powerful like the Hebrew God. On the contrary, he was forced each and every year to have a life and death struggle with the god of death, Mot, reflecting the fate of the seasons. Baal dies every summer under the excessive heat and drought. Baal however, with the help of sexual and bloody rituals, comes back to life to defeat Mot for the cooler autumn weather and the fall rain. Thus the chaotic weather was blamed on the struggle between Baal and Mot, which could only be pacified through cultic prostitution on the one hand and strict asceticism on the other. Thus, in addition to sexual abandon, the worship of Baal also incorporated harsh ascetic practices into their nature worship as well. Ecstatic pleasure and bloody pain were used to propitiate the nature gods for the sake of fair weather (1 Kings 18:25-29). Thus, Baal nature worship was completely indulgent with regard to sexual mysticism on the one hand, but overly strict, harsh, and severe on the other hand with regard to ascetic practices, with occasional bouts of human sacrifice along the way (2 Kings 17:28-41). Worst of all is that much energy and riches were spent in the promotion and practice of the cult. Israel wasted its wealth and activities on the worship of Baal, which eventually led to the nation’s downfall.

Isaiah 57 records the loss of spiritual leadership that contributed to the suicidal demise of the nation where “the righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and the devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil (Isaiah 57:1)Here Isaiah notes while the good men die off and are taken away to paradise, on the earth no one replaces them. Left behind are the nature worshiping counter culture rebels of society, “against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, offspring of deceit, who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter the children in the ravines, under the clefts of the crags? (Isaiah 57:4-5).” Here is seen nature worship, sexual abandon, and child sacrifice all rolled up into one outdoor whore house of death.

Here is seen nature worship, sexual abandon, and child sacrifice all rolled up into one outdoor whore house of death.

Not surprisingly, this contradictory lifestyle of sexual license and strict asceticism/human sacrifice was foisted upon the people by the cultivated crowd, the elites of the society. They, of course, were far more influenced by the surrounding Canaanite religious culture than by the Mosaic Constitution. Nonetheless, the commoners often enjoyed nature worship as much as their leaders, leaving prophets of the Old Testament sometimes comparing themselves to jackals (Micah 1:8), or roaming the streets of Jerusalem looking for at least one righteous man (Jeremiah 5:1-14). As such, the population at large was completely oblivious to the approaching doom which the Old Testament prophets foresaw. The fact that this downhill process was over 200 years in the making only contributed further to their false sense of security.
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Israel’s Nature Worship Destroyed Their Economy & Agriculture

So addicting were such cultic practices that the Canaanite nature religion slowly and inexorably enveloped the entire country and completely corrupted its religious, political and business institutions, eventually bleeding God’s people dry (Hosea 2:1-13). It was a long painstaking process, but it finally choked off what was left of the Mosaic Constitution and the associated blessings of the promised land, leaving the country in agricultural and economic misery. The agricultural and economic prosperity which God richly gave them was wasted on Baal nature worship (Hosea 2:8). Wallowing in such self induced misery and poverty, the depopulation of the promised land ensued. Finally, nature religion finished Israel off with child sacrifice (2 Kings 17:1-18). The fertility of nature was often associated with the killing of children. Thus, in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, what started out with freedom under the rule of law (Exodus), devolved into nature mysticism and political tyranny (1 Kings 21), which collapsed under conspiracy and military coups, and finally ended with the Assyrian invasion and exile (2 Kings 14:28-17:18) in 722 BC. Even Judah ignominiously ended with child sacrifice and ultimately cannibalism (Jeremiah 19:1-13) during the Babylonian invasion 120 years later.
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Wallowing in such self induced misery and poverty, the depopulation of the promised land ensued. Finally, nature religion finished Israel off with child sacrifice.

In the book of Hosea, because of the northern kingdom of Israel’s false nature worship, the God of the Old Testament promises to turn the agricultural prosperity of the promised land into a wilderness unable to feed its people, “I will destroy her vines and fig trees, of which she said, ‘these are my wages which my lovers have given me.’ And I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field will devour them. I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she used to sacrifice to them and adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, and follow her lovers, so that she forgot about Me (Hosea -13).”

The same judgment also befell the southern kingdom of Judah because of her own idolatrous nature worship. Isaiah predicts a Jewish Dust Bowl of biblical proportions (Isaiah 5:6, 10-15, 24). In the book of Micah, God determined that He would turn the mountainous Jerusalem temple area into a forest unfit for true religious worship (Micah 3:12). By Ezekiel’s day, at the end of the long road to destruction, nature worship left Judah in a slaughterhouse specifically designed by God to teach the nation a most serious lesson, “then you will know that I Am the Lord, when the slain are among their idols around their altars, on every green tree and under every leafy oak – the places where they offered soothing aroma to their idols (Ezekiel 6:13).” Thus in the end, nature worship sacrificed the Jewish people with a counter culture religion loaded with backward motivations, goals and practices where the creation was worshiped rather than the Creator. That such a subversive and regressive form of nature worship led to both the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles is hardly surprising.

Nature worship and environmentalism has been slowly replacing America's Judeo-Christian heritage that so many have taken for granted.

Nature worship and environmentalism has been slowly replacing America's Judeo-Christian heritage that so many have taken for granted.  This 'evolutionary' process largely began in America in the 1960's as the sexual revolution coincided with a 'get back to nature' attitude that continues unabated to this day.  In fact, America's previous love for the pioneering days of old has been hijacked by a romanticized view of nature that is far more in line with what the original pioneers fought against when they tamed the western frontier.  The Genesis mandate to subdue and fill the earth (Genesis 1:26-31) was part and parcel of the Manifest Destiny doctrine that conquered the west.  Today, this has become an embarassment to the modern American mindset.  This reveals a vast change of attitude that is far reaching in its consequences, and has the potential to completely reverse what originally built America.  Furthermore, this 'get back to nature' attitude is not something new.  It has its roots in ancient paganism, and the best historical example that can be found anywhere to understand what America is currently being faced with is to return back to the Old Testament.  Israel, after having conquered the promised land (Joshua - 1400 BC), later became infatuated with nature worship beliefs called Baalism (850-600 BC).  This change of attitude eventually led to the nation's demise.  It completely reversed the conquest of Joshua and sent the nation packing into the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles respectively. 
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This is an excerpt from Nazi Oaks: The Green Sacrificial Offering of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust,” written by Mark Musser copyrighted in 2010. This excerpt may not be reproduced in any form, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise) without prior written permission of the author, except as provided by United States of America copyright law.

Mark is also the author of and a commentary on the warning passages in the book of Hebrews calledWrath or Rest: Saints in the Hands of an Angry God.”

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

And what would you call the celebration of the pagan holiday call Christmas.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Anonymous.. (A coward’s title)

It’s called... Christmas...

To compare Baalism to Christmas is going WAY out on a limb. Loosen up Mr. Legalist... nothing is wrong with celebrating Christmas. I know your argument and its nothing at all.

Merry CHRISTmas!

DJP I.F.

Anonymous said...

God said do not take on the pagan ways of worship which is what we did with Christmas.To say there is nothing wrong teaching man's traditions over Gods word is going out on a limb.By not telling our children the origins of Christmas and than sending them off to college we leave them defenseless when an atheist professor is more than happy to point it out to them.We put our children in the position of defending the indefensible or worst begin to question their faith.I don't think there is nothing cowardly about teaching our children the truth.

The Cold Texan said...

Anonymous,

Please pray about the following verses:

Romans 14
1Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

2For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

3Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

4Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

5One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

7For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Th Cold Texan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Texan.
It was out of character of me this was my 1st time posting on the net it was done on the spur of the moment. I should have put more thought into my reply.Sorry for being so abrasive. We are after all in this together.

craig2 said...

Have you noticed that NT Dionysus seems to be an important foe with similarities to the 60s hippie and back to nature but adds in homosexuality and the effeminate that Paul spoke against. I wonder if Baalism had a homosexual component since OT is strongly opposed to it.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Craig, I am very sure it did. My friend, you need to read Nazi Oaks, it gets into all of that.. Israel's Baal worship and decadence etc... an awesome read.


David

nersestavit said...

Thank you so much for this outstanding explanation of the nexus between pantheism/Baal worship and what is happening today with the environmentalism. Paganism is taught in government schools, and Satan in laughing. I appreciate your teaching.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Thanks for your reply and to God be the glory!

I.F.

Anonymous said...

Excellent article. I have been studying Jeremiah and thus, Ba'al worship practices. In my research I began reading about the excavation of Shechem, which was the location of Ba'al worship, long before Israel inhabited the land. The temple of Ba'al was excavated in 1960 by an American and the pillar to the temple which was the main locale of that demonic deity's power, was re-erected. The nature of Ba'al worship, if I might say, the Spirit of Ba'al worship was then released over our country. Coincidence? I don't think so. I wonder if in the spirit realm, this entity was released through this action. Who knows....

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, Thanks for your comment. Mark is the man on this topic. Be sure to check out his book called Nazi Oaks. It goes into more in-depth detail and updates it to our day. Nothing is new under the sun.

David

Thayne said...

Does anyone else see parallels between the pagan sacrifice of children and modern-day abortion?

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Thayne, Totally! We have written about it. Place the word "abortion" in our search engine and you will see our studies.

David

S.J.09 said...

Informative article! However, as a side note, Mr. DJP I.F. your response to anonymous is a turn off. Is name calling really necessary? Regardless, Happy Holidays. -Susan

Him first said...

You might want to check that out. The word of God days not to worship God as the pagans worship their gods. The whole christmas and Easter for that matter is totally pagan. And we put his name on it and think it's ok. Come out of Babylon..How many times does God warn that..even in revelation. Come out of Babylon or his wrath on her will be on you. Please don't be deceived. Read up on it.

Him first said...

You might want to check that out. The word of God days not to worship God as the pagans worship their gods. The whole christmas and Easter for that matter is totally pagan. And we put his name on it and think it's ok. Come out of Babylon..How many times does God warn that..even in revelation. Come out of Babylon or his wrath on her will be on you. Please don't be deceived. Read up on it.

Anonymous said...

We are often so quick to reject "name calling" when in reality, Our Lord Jesus Christ had absolutly NO PROBLEM with doing so! He called out those for what they were with regularity! He did so even to His own inner circle. I trust that you all are familiar with the verses and the times that He did so. Name calling in itself is nothing erroneous. It is a judgemental or a religious spirit that will get us into trouble. I would add that Baal worship also includes the focus on fecal matter. I hate to be so blunt, but take a look around at the humor of today. Even humor geared towards children. Baal was known as The Lord of the Flies. Where do flies tend to congregate? Exactly. To all be blessed as we study the word of the Holy Scriptures, in the name of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

Him First, I know of what you speak for I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. As a child there was not ONE thing that I could celebrate. What a desolate youth I endured. Now, I can not bear to face such a religious spirit in my walk as a Christian. I realize that there are pagan elements to those holidays, and that if I started to give THOSE up, I would have to even reject croissants, as that crescent shaped bread was eaten during that phase of the moon. I feel that it is important to educate children as to the origins of holidays, so that the Secular Humanists that certainly will be their instructors once they go to college or if they are in a Public School now will not totally be able to side swipe them with some historical facts and leave them totally devoid of the truth, however, I do not find it necessary to give up all of the holidays as I had to do as a child, along with the pledge of alligence to the flag and birthdays....you name it, I could NOT do it.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, thank you for your comments you were indeed in a physiological slavery. Nothing with remembering and celebrating Christ birth or His resurrection. Or pledging allegiance to a country founded on Judeo/Christian absolutes. Every major biblical doctrine they are against and seek to twist with the Scripture and with the use of man made thoughts and allegorical interpretation. Are you a Bible believing Christian now? I can't understand how hard it must have been for you but see how they work and lay chains of legalism on their followers... I have a sister in law who is a practicing JW on and off and slaughters simple Biblical truths to advance Brooklyn's allegorist doctrines of damnation. I pray you objectively look at the Bible as I did and see that God is not men and the doctrines of men.

John 8:32,36!

David

Unknown said...

We are so deceived. God is not Mocked . The word of God is the truth. How can we call on Him in whom we've not believe. We are so indulged in what feels and sounds,looks good. All that's in the world. Lust of the flesh,lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Its time to pull the cover off. How many are hungry sheep searching for legally prescribed food .Lots of goats will eat anything and get full of trash. Thanks for this research.