Christ said keep the law of God and that until Heaven and earth pass away, not anything of God’s law shall pass away (Matthew 5:17-20). But the fools mock what Christ said. They say, okay Gentiles go keep all the animal sacrifice ordinances. Animal sacrifices to God are part of Temple services, and the Temple of God is for Jews, not Gentiles. Circumcision is commanded of Jews to keep, not the Gentiles (Genesis 17). The ordinances of God were to the Jews, not the Gentiles. The only time Gentiles are commanded to observe certain of the ordinances of God that are commanded to be observed by Jews is when they are staying with Jews or become of the household of a Jew.
John 4:24 The Father is spirit and those who worship him must do so in spirit and in truth
The foregoing passage is what Christ said to a Samaritan woman. Gentiles are to worship the Father in spirit and in truth. Truth is one’s deeds. No one can do evil to others and be in true worship of the Father.
Note that in John 4:21, Christ says the day will come when there will no altar to worship the Lord at. So what of all the Gentile altars? They are not of God, the Gentile altars were instituted by men of Satan, the Pharisees.
Hebrews 13:10 Gentiles have an altar that those who serve the Tabernacle have no right to eat of
I remind readers that the Lord filled the Tabernacle with his glory (Exodus 40:34). So how can it be that those who are of the Lord that serve the Tabernacle are forbidden to worship at an altar that is supposedly of the Lord? Fact is, the Gentile altars of the churches are not of God, but of Satan!
Gentiles who worshiped at altars of gods that were conjured up by Gentiles was a practice permitted by God. But worship at Gentile altars that are claimed to be altars of the one true God of Israel is not permitted by God.
Deuteronomy 4:15-19 Take good heed … [make] no likeness of any beast that is on the earth … [or] the likeness of anything … which the Lord your God has divided among the nations….”
God permitted the Gentiles to worship and make images of things they saw in God’s creation. Sometimes Gentiles would make an image out of more than one creature, such as a dog’s head on a man’s body, or part fish, part man as with Dagon. Gentiles were permitted to worship the sun, moon and stars. So it is utterly wrong to say that all such gods created by Gentiles were evil, though some were that called for human sacrifice to such god. It is wrong to say that all such images were really worship of Satan, as claimed by the false apostle Paul, who is a Pharisee (Acts 23:6). The liars say that such gods are all pagan idols. The term “pagan” denotes evil, denotes worship of Satan. But it is not true that worship of other gods (which really are not gods) is worship of Satan, for obviously God permitted Gentiles to engage in such worship and to make such images, per the foregoing passage in Deuteronomy, but Jews were forbidden to engage in such activity.
In the Book of Jonah, God sent his prophet Jonah to the people of Nineveh who worshiped Dagon, part fish, part man. God had his prophet show up to the people of Nineveh kind of resembling their god, Dagon, by having Jonah spit out of a whale. The Gentiles did not have the ten commandments of God, for Gentiles were permitted by God to have other gods, to make images to worship – things forbidden in God’s ten commandments for the Jews. Yet, not having the ten commandments, when Jonah warned Nineveh will be destroyed by God unless they repent, the king of Nineveh issued a proclamation that every man turn from evil and violence (Jonah 3:8). Not having the ten commandments of God, how did the people of Nineveh know what is evil? It is called natural law. Man knows what is good and evil as of the time Adam and Eve came into possession of the knowledge of good and evil. The people of Nineveh repented, yet they maintained worship of Dagon, as permitted by God per Deuteronomy 4:15-19, and Jonah went his way (John 3:10).
In 2 Kings 5:18-19, God’s prophet Elisha tells Gentile Naaman to be at peace when he must visit the Temple of Rimmon.
As of the resurrection of Christ, he sent his apostles into all nations, that is both Jew and Gentile. As of the risen Lord, Gentiles are called to also worship the one true God, but such worship is to be in spirit and in truth, not at an altar for Christ gave no altar to Gentiles.
The ordinances of God set down for Jews is for Jews, not for Gentiles. Gentiles were never commanded by God to perform circumcision, animal sacrifices, to observe the dietary laws and other ordinances, which were all established for Jews. Again, the only time Gentiles are required to observe certain ordinances of God is when they are staying with Jews or become of the household of a Jew. Jews are to keep those ordinances which God said they are to observe in all their generations. Some of the ordinances are with regard to Temple duties and when the Temple is rebuilt, the Jews will once again keep the Temple duties.
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