About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Idols Of Tel Dan
Old Testament Israeli tribe of Dan lived in what is now northeast I
You might think that the tribe of Dan that existed so long ago has no significance today, but it does. There's an archeological site in Tel Dan that is a testimony to Israel's pagan past. On this site are three pagan idols, representing El, a generic name for god, Baal, and Asherah, all
by Israel along side of Yahweh.
specifically commanded Israel
to have no other gods but Him. In
Deuteronomy 28 we read a list of blessings that would come to Israel
if she obeyed this and other commands found in the Law of Moses.
We also read a list of curses that would come to
a spirit of religious tolerance, Israelis fused the worship of Yahweh
with the worship of Baal, Ashorah, and other gods of wood and stone.
These are the exact same god-idols you'll now see in Tel Dan today.
Peace and unity with other religions may sound like the kinder
gentler way to go, but Yahweh shares a worship service with no one.
For this reason, all the curses stated in Deuteronomy 28 have
successively fallen on Israel, right up to this very day. The
last of these curses will clobber Israel
during a time called "Jacob's troubles", (Jeremiah 30:7)
otherwise known as the "Great Tribulation".
The horrific events that will take place during this time will
kill two thirds of the Israeli population, (Zechariah 13:8) bringing the
remaining Israelis to their knees in one massive national time of
repentance. (Zechariah 12:10-14) At
that point, Jesus will leave His heavenly throne, return to earth and
establish an earthly throne in
amazed that these ancient idols still exist and can be seen today.
They're more than historical artifacts.
The Law of Moses required three witnesses before judgment and
punishment could be enacted. I
suggest that these three stone idols that have re-appeared from the ash
heap of history are three witnesses to