Introduction - Boy, are we all different! The world is colored by a vast array of personalities, opinions, and interests. Aren't we glad we are not all the same--dull...
Baal Is Alive and Well
“Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left..."
But what is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” (Rom. 11:2-3)
Not much has changed since Elijah had that conversation with God. All around us, those who claim to follow Christ are caving to Baal's social pressure and opinion. They may have traded a stone idol for one made of grey matter, but it is Baal all over again. He masquerades as the god of intellect, tolerance, or self-determination.
Even the concept of love has been hijacked by the Baal worshipers and redefined as passive acceptance of anything someone chooses to do. Agreement with the biblical definition of sin is labeled as "Judging" and dismissed. The Bible is analyzed, discussed, and surveyed as literature... anything but followed-- even by those who profess to believe it. The serpent's challenge still echoes in 21st century America: "Has God really said...?"
God had a nation of millions in Elijah's day, but only 7000 had not bowed the knee to Baal. What if God took a headcount today?