Wednesday, March 06, 2013

King Tut

Ezekiel 29:3-5 KJV
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

I read some time ago that there are more people in England with the same DNA as King Tut than there are in Egypt. Egypt, according to this article, has almost no one with DNA tracing back to Ancient Egypt. They have been over run and replaced.
  • Their heritage has been replaced with Islam
  • Their language has been replaced with Arabic
  • Their people have been replaced, to a large extent by a people who were originally slave warriors[1]
They were, in effect, thrown into the wilderness and devoured by the beasts.

I see something like that happening in Christianity. We have forsaken solid doctrine to the place now where most of the world discounts Christianity and those who do embrace it take a shallow form with little to no separation from sin.
  • Though they profess a relationship with God, they evidence a belief that He is subject to their own preferences concerning culture and social norms
  • Though they preach a doctrine of God's sovereignty, they practice a religion of man's superiority
  • Though pockets of apostolic like faith still exists, it is difficult to find amongst so much Protestantism
But God hasn't forsaken the faithful any more than He has forsaken the Egyptian. Our faith must be turned away from movements of men to see Christ as our sole Lord and Guide in this difficult world.

The DNA of the faithful may be scattered and small in today's world but it remains. It is our place to find that faithful strand and cling to it.

[1] The Mamluks, Turkish slave soldiers who rose in authority to eventually control both Egypt and Islam itself.

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