Paganism, spiritism, Satanism, Luciferianism – whatever “ism” you choose, they all trace back to the Tower of Babel. One of the descendants of Baal is Baphomet, which is very popular today in occult circles. The Satanic Temple set this statue in Little Rock, Arkansas as a protest to the Ten Commandments being placed on the grounds. Another one just like it is located in Detroit. Is it any wonder that these two cities have the highest crime rates? A simple Google search revealed:

With a crime rate of 73 per one thousand residents, Little Rock has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14.

Researchers compared 45 of the largest cities based on per capita homicides in Q4 2022 and per capita homicides in Q4 2022 vs. Q4 2021 and Q4 2020. Detroit ranked No. 3 on the list of homicides per capita.

I would say that it stands to reason why Little Rock and Detroit are two of the worst cities to live in. The devil has taken hold of their government and they are bowing to the gods of this world.

So who is this Baphomet? According to Britannica Encyclopedia, it is described as:

In his book Dogme et ritual de la haute magie (1861; Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual), the influential French occultist Éliphas Lévi created the Baphomet that has become a recognized occult icon. The book’s frontispiece was a drawing of Baphomet imagined as a “Sabbatic Goat”—a hermaphroditic winged human figure with the head and feet of a goat that is adorned with numerous esoteric symbols. Lévi describes the meaning of each element of the drawing, which is defined by its profound and pervasive duality. British occultist Aleister Crowley also adopted Baphomet, notably in his “Gnostic Mass.” More recently, the Satanic Temple commissioned a statue of Baphomet, which was unveiled in 2015 and then moved to various places as a protest against displays of Ten Commandments monuments in public spaces.

Does this not bother you, Christian? This statue is not an idol per se but according to the artist, it represents “a symbol of women’s empowerment and an expression of support for abortion.” Abortion is the liberal’s “god” and New York State leads the way. This statue sits atop a courthouse in New York City!

It is no different than people offering their children to Molech, the god of child sacrifice. Women sacrificing the children in their womb for the sake of convenience! Laws have been drawn and awaiting approval to kill a baby after it has been born! What is so different about this practice with the one practiced in Leviticus 18:21???

In summary, we don’t have to look far to see paganism in our culture! We even see paganism in the Church! Christians taking part in “Christian yoga,” using crystals or smudging their home with burning sage. These all have their origins with paganism. Christians should not be taking part in anything that resembles what the world loves! In fact, that should be the Christian’s rule of thumb! The Bible tells us to stay away from the very appearance of ALL evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

But what does the Bible say about these “gods” and statues?

Exo 20:2-5  I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  (3)  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  (4)  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:  (5)  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;

I was once Catholic and these verses hit me between the eyes when I was first born-again. Although Catholics will say they are not idols, they do bow down to them and even kiss them. Many say it is a gesture of reverence. However, we are not to revere anyone other than the Lord God. This is not trivial … it is not to be ignored. Bowing to a statue of Mary falls under the category of reverencing her as you would God. He says in verse 5 above that He is a jealous God. He won’t share His glory with any other. Catholics say they venerate Mary and do not place her equal with God. However, the Catholic Catechism states, “Mary is the one who helps us unravel divine revelation about the person of her Son Jesus.” This is the job of the Holy Spirit, not Mary, according to Jesus:

(Joh 14:26)  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

(1 Jn 2:27)  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

The religions of the world add to the Word of God as well as to the plan of salvation. But James 1:27 tells us to keep ourselves unspotted from the world. If any religion says something different than the Bible, one must remove himself from that religion. The Bible is our plumb line, reader!

In these end times, we are seeing an overwhelming turn toward what the world considers “acceptable.” There is nothing acceptable if it is outside of the Word of God. I’m believe in protecting our environment but I will not make it my god as the world is doing now. They worship the environment more than the One who created that environment!

Romans 1:21-28  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  (22)  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  (23)  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.  (24)  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  (25)  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.  (26)  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  (27)  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.  (28)  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

This is exactly what is going on today. The longer one waits to get saved, the more likely that person will be turned over to a reprobate mind. The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31Rom 10:9) I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!