The present day worship of false gods by the worldly lost

The Word of God clearly speaks the LORD God’s Commandments concerning the worship of false gods…

Exodus 20:1-6

“And God spake all these words, saying, I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” (Ex 20:1-6 AV)

In spite and utter disregard for the LORD God’s commandments, the people of the world continue to serve the lesser gods created by them. Today, many ignorant do so unaware of their gods name or character, as they dance and bow and walk steadily on the doctrines of wickedness.

Since ignorance hides the devil, and light reveals the truth, it seems profitable to speak frankly about the current practices of worship of strange and false gods:

Ba’al (A Phoenician deity) – He was and is worshipped by dreamers (those who indulge in aspirations, wants and goals without labor) and those who thought the world owed them (those to whom it is due: the freeloaders and the moochers and the people who expect something from nothing). He was also the god of those furious with life (thinking life owed them more pleasures or possessions than they had earned), and those that babbled foolishly (making conversation without knowledge or understanding).

Ba’al of Beriyth – He was and is a special deity who selected his followers, by destroying and removing them from the spiritual life. He then fed them with what he wanted them to believe, and made a covenant with them. Those who worship him are easily removed from the spiritual life, and focus exclusively on the natural life and all the rewards that can come from that.

Ba’al Gad (The god of fortune )- He was and is worshipped by those wanting the good luck and fortune. It is the obtaining of anything that is not gotten by effort, growth and the grace of our LORD God. (Lotto, gambling, stock market, rubbing the rabbit’s foot, etc.)

Baal of Peor (A Moabitish deity) – The Canaanite fertility god whose worship consistently caused problems in Israel. By participating in this cult, the Israelites flagrantly repudiated the essential heart of the covenant of total and exclusive allegiance to the LORD God. He was and is worshipped by those who are opened wide to commit evil and do works of wickedness.

Ashima – A deity that takes worship from those who have a weak foundation in our LORD God. He confuses and takes God’s word out of context, and manipulates those who are young in Christ.

Asherah (or Astarte) -A Phoenician goddess. She is a goddess of those who want to be happy and joyous and have fun all the time.

Dagon (A Philistine deity) – Was and is worshipped by the masses of people today. He probably is the generic god, who is created by the world. The god who “loves everybody” and “lets everybody go to heaven as long as their good” and “no need to worship and study God’s Word as long as I am a good person.”

Chadrak (A Syrian deity) – He is worshipped by those who need freshness and newness in their spiritual life. They follow New Age, Fantasy and Occult schools of thought, and gather peace and happiness exploring new horizons of spiritual awareness. They change the Word of God in their minds to fit their need for more than they think can be provided by our LORD God.

Kemosh (The god of the Moabites) – Worshipped by those who want power and control in their life. They do not live by faith or the will of our LORD God.

Ashtoreth (The Phoenician goddess of love and increase) – Worshipped by those desiring increases in sex and possessions. They are those which obsessively and ardently strive for pleasures to please themselves.

Anammelek (An Assirian deity) – Worshipped by those who practice magic, sorcery, soothsaying, occult predictions, and enchantments.

Nergal (A Cuthite deity) – Worshipped by those who seek the life symbolized by the bright lights and glistening world that we see so often on TV today.

Molek (The chief deity of the Ammonites) – He is the god of counsel, who’s followers make him the ruler in their lives. He appears to have all the right answers on the proper conduct of one’s life, and sets all standards of behavior and belief. One of his counsels of confusion might have been “its okay for abortion, because it’s the right of the woman to control what happens to her body.” Look to the self help books for a peek into his realm.

Nebo (A Babylonian deity) – The god of false prophesy and predictions. This god moves men to create false panics and scary scenarios for the gain of specific men. You see many pretend preachers, orators and politicians walking in his realm on TV today as they make false predictions of future things.

And so now you know!

To know something makes you accountable!

It is time for those who desire to love the LORD God to reject the hidden false gods of the worldly life that have ensnared them, and begin walking toward the true and bright light of Jesus Christ. Only through the Lord Jesus Christ can Believers approach the True, All Powerful LORD GOD and serve only Him.