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11 Bible Verses about Animism
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"Therefore, for your own sake, be very careful, since you did not see any form on the day that the LORD your God spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire. Be careful! Otherwise, you will be destroyed when you make carved images for yourself all sorts of images in the form of man, woman, any animal on earth, any winged bird that flies in the sky, read more.
any creeping thing on the ground, or any fish in the sea. Do not gaze toward the heavens and observe the sun, the moon, the stars the entire array of the sky with the intent to worship and serve what the LORD your God gave every nation. For the LORD took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace out of Egypt to be the people of his inheritance, as you are today.
"You may discover that a man or woman living in one of your cities that the LORD your God is about to give you has done evil in the eyes of the LORD your God by transgressing his covenant. He may be following and serving other gods by bowing down to them that is, to the sun, the moon, or to any of the heavenly host (something I did not command). When it is reported to you or you hear of it, then investigate it thoroughly. When the truth has been established that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, read more.
summon the man or the woman who did this evil thing to your city gates. Then stone the man or the woman to death. Based on the testimony of two or three witnesses, they must surely die. But they are not to die based on the testimony of one person. Let the witnesses be the first to begin executing them, then the rest of the people shall follow. By doing this you will purge evil from among you."
They asked, "What is the guilt offering that we should send back to him?" "Five gold tumors and five gold mice," they answered, "according to the number of the lords of the Philistines, since the same plague was on all of you and on your lords. Make images of your tumors and images of the mice that are destroying your land, and you are to give glory to the God of Israel. Perhaps he will remove his pressure from you, your gods, and your land.
"Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you. Or ask the green plants of the earth and they'll teach you; let the fish in the sea tell you.
if I look at the sun when it shines or the moon as it rises in steady splendor, so that in the depths of my deceived heart I worshipped them with my mouth and hands, this is also a sin that deserves to be judged, since I would have tried to deceive God above."
Then he brought me to the inner court of the LORD's Temple. There, at the entrance to the LORD's Temple, between the porch and the altar, were 25 men, with their backs toward the LORD's Temple and facing the east, prostrating themselves to the sun.
For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes his eternal power and divine nature have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse.