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Dr. H.A. Ironside’s Final Sermon as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church Preached on the Night of His Farewell Sunday, October 31, 1948 The first book of Kings, chapter 18, verse 21: “And Elijah came unto all the people and said, ‘How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God follow Him, but if Baal, follow him.’ And the people answered him not a word.” I am sure that you recall the circumstances under which these words were uttered. You remember that the people of Israel to whom God had given such a wonderful … Read More >
Historically, Christians have proven contentious and confrontational concerning depicting Jesus in any form. Even since the flashpoints of iconoclasm (image/symbol breaking) during the early Middle Ages and the Reformation, the issue has never been completely without debate. We must approach this with an open mind and a respectable degree of tolerance. Let’s begin by discussing the nature of idolatry in the Scriptures, and why it was consistently condemned. Let us examine Exodus 20:3-5. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above … Read More >