Friday, September 25, 2009

Scriptural Comparisons To Our Day

2 Timothy 4:3-4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Matthew 7:22-23
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 7:15 15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (Ladies, try not to drool.)

Matthew 5:10
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


Kari said...

I feel that I must comment on the body is God's temple part. I have tasteful, beautiful tattoos that my very devout Mormon grandmother loves, and she even understands. Now, while you may think that they are disgusting, blaspheming things, when was the last time you have visited a Mormon temple? With all the gold, and crystal, and imported marble, and hand carved statues to hold up the baptismal bath? Have you thought of all of the money that was poured into the beautiful things that decorate Gods house? Probably not. But I feel that is what I am doing with my temple. I am making it a beautiful place to worship, and I feel that God will see what I have done, and smile. I am not scarring myself, I am not covering it with profane graffiti, I am acquiring art. Just like the temples.

Rick Carpenter said...

I understant your perspective, but for Latter-Day Saints, we have been counseled by our leaders not to get tattoos. Nevertheless, I know many people who have them, and they don't bother me. People won't be condemned for having them. But if you keep the picture in this blog in it's proper perspective, Kari, I would imagine that you haven't done to your body what this guy has done. What you call tasteful and decorative is a relative belief, and I'll take your word for it here since I don't know you. But to me, this dude looks like a freak. He looks satanic. That's not 'temple of God' by any reasonable standard.

By the way, I attend the temple regularly, and I understand the reasons for the ornate features. The temple is supposed to represent the presence of God, something much better and more refined than the Earth. It looks pure, clean, and undefiled. The reason that we are to treat our bodies like a temple is so that the Spirit of God can dwell with us, to guide and instruct us, which is crucial for us to return to live with God.
Thoughtful post... thanks.

Oz said...

The pentagram on the guy's neck is also seen on LDS buildings. Just saying.