Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Theologians Fall First

Jeremiah 26:7-8 The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD. And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, "You shall die! 

The wickedness of the priests and prophets drive the madness of the city.  This is in stark contrast to the faithfulness of the leaders of the city:

v10 When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the LORD.
v16 Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God." 

It's the rulers of the city that kept justice, did rightly, and obeyed God, the priests and prophets attempted as much faithlessness, rebellion, and evil as they could get away with.  Once the good rulers were carried to Babylon the evil priests took control and invited God's full fury. 

Oh Rob Bell, be warned lest you, and those under you be destroyed. 

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