March 15, 1994.
Revised August 31, 2005
The Altar of Sin
In the days of Joseph’s famine, the people had given their gold, their animals, their land, and themselves in exchange for provisions. So, what did they use for money in everyday business transactions? They used a small stone or clay scarab given out by the City Treasury. The priests of Egypt administered this financial system, living through the famine on a donation from the Pharaoh. They grew wealthy while others toiled. They had vast stores of grain which they controlled as an utility, loaning it out at interest.
In their temple “granaries… priests became bankers through the loan of seed grain. In many societies the main temple and dependent structures were the most important buildings, although many smaller, often isolated, temples existed as well.”5 These temples were the centers of commerce and control and the depositories of records and contracts.
“Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who makes its laws”6
The High Priests knew the arts of the temple, which was, at the least, a central bank. They had control of the flow of currency which could be redeemed by foreign traders through the gates of the city, but was a regulated fiat money for the subject citizenry.
It was the greed and envy of Joseph’s brothers that had brought all of Israel under the power of the Pharaohs and at the mercy of the priests of Egypt. They were to be the Altar of God as ministers in His kingdom on earth, but instead they became the bricks and stones of a ruling elite.
In Egypt, two-and-a-half month’s worth of labor each year went to the government. All the gold and silver was in the treasury and the people held a mere legal title to their land and their possessions.
Moses became the son of the daughter of Pharaoh by adoption, but he saw himself becoming a tyrant and murderer like Cain and Lemech. He fled from this temptation and sought the ways of God.
God saw that the people, too, were corrupted by this bondage and He sent Moses back to lead the people out of Egypt and desired that they never return to such a system.
“But he shall not… cause the people to return to Egypt … Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.” Deuteronomy 17:16
God chose His people from Abraham’s seed of faith and led them out of the civil powers of Egypt. He would be their God and Ruler through their hearts and minds, but they did not have the faith of their forefather, nor of Moses. They feared for their lives and sought strength in their own numbers and bound themselves together by surety and sacrifice, placing the wealth of their families in Aaron’s altar of the golden calf.
“… And all the people brake off the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought [them] unto Aaron. And he received7 [them] at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These [be] thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” Exodus 32:2, 4
What possessed them to make that golden calf? It was not mere superstition that motivated them, but a practicality and a lack of faith. The people literally deposited their gold, as well as other goods and sacrificed their rights to them on the altar of the golden calf. They took, in turn, some sort of exchangeable token and the promise of social security.
“Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.” Proverbs 1:14-19
Gold was deposited into a large statue for all to see. The wealth and the community was melded together into a common purse. No one person could leave in the face of an enemy without leaving behind the golden depository of their wealth. Moses could take the people out of Egypt, but only God, time, and repentance could take Egypt out of the people.
“… I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” Zec 13:7
Without men of faith like Moses, David, or Jesus Christ, the people become frightened. In their fear, they reach out for something else other than God to secure their safety.
In Egypt’s central banking system, the temple issued clay and stone scarabs as a substitute for commodity money like gold and silver. Those scarabs, or tokens of exchange, were worthless except in that monetarily-bound community. The priests of the temple in Egypt had kept track of all the complexities of their centralized monetary system and, of course, they profited from its management. Allegiance was assured with no true wealth in the hands of the people.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:34
Was the sin the golden statue or the lack of faith it represented? Men gave away their God-given rights and liberty in exchange for the promises of men. The altar upon which they now sacrificed was hewn with the hands of men and regulated by a ruling elite of that central depository or national bank. They had returned to Egypt with a new god.
“They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These [be] thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” Ex. 32:8
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Table of Contents
of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Peace be to this house,
The Prologue of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
1. The Kingdom of God of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Is Righteousness of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
A Man as King of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
2. Abraham Uncivilized of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The City State of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Two kingdoms/ The Merchants of Men of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Hindu Connection of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Abraham and the Legend, The Prodigal Son
Our king and our god? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Code of Abraham of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Abraham and the Family of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
3. The Altar of Abraham of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Moses and the Altars of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Altar of Sin of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Sacrifice of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
4. Moses, Moses of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Civil State of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Gods Many of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
No Kings of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Servant Priests of a Nation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
5. Joshua’s Altar of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
White Altars of Joshua
King over us of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Adultery of a Nation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Fear, Faith and Foolishness of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
6. The World of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Of Rome and Judea of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Remarkable History of Israel of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Rome the Believer of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Commander in chiefs
A Father’s offer of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Hasmonean Appeal of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Socialization of Rome
The Love of kings of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
7. Factions at the Altar of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Pharisees and The Sadducees of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Essenes of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Healers of a Nation
8. A King is Born of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
A King is Born of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
What is redemption? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Kingdom in Turmoil of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The New Deal of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
9. Temples and Churches of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Investing in Diana of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
One Father of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Arts of the Temples of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Temple of Satan of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Royal Treasury of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
10. Two Paths of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
God’s dominion from the Beginning of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The revenue of the wicked
Beams in our eyes of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Removing the Beam
These two Kingdoms of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Faith is actions of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The kingdom appointed to Liberty of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
11. Where is the kingdom of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The kingdom comes of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Eating in the kingdom of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Washing in the kingdom of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Where is the Church? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
We are all kings of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
12. Apostasy of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Ship of State of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Allurement of Wolves of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Church of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Separate Church
13. The Kingdom of Heaven of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The State of the Nation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Seeking the kingdom, The Law of God of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
What does the Kingdom look like? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Assembling a congregation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Where to start seeking the kingdom of God
Appendix of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 1. Kingdom of Heaven and God of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 2. The things He says of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 3. What is Worship? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 4. Who are the Nicolaitans? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 5. Who is a god? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 6. Oaths and Swearing of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Cover of the book, Thy Kingdom Comes
The Elixir of Love.
About the Author of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Covenants of the gods
The Free Church Report