The story of Elijah, king Ahab, his harlot-wife Jezebel, and the prophets of Baal is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. I especially enjoy listening to him taunt the pagan prophets with lines like; "perhaps he is asleep", and "maybe he's on a journey." The 400 pagan prophets of Baal danced themselves into a frenzy, cut themselves and let the blood run, but to no avail.
Elijah worshiped the Creator God. Ahab, Jezebel, and the backslidden people worshipped nature. Elijah knew that it was God who watered the earth and brought the crops to fruition. Followers of Baal believed it was all done through natural forces without any of the blessings or power of God. Here's what they believed: "...the worshipers of Baal claimed that the treasures of heaven, the dew and the rain, came not from Jehovah, but from the ruling forces of nature, and that it was through the creative energy of the sun that the earth was enriched and made to bring forth abundantly. [Prophets and Kings, pg. 120].
Isn't it amazing; the children of Israel were essentially evolutionists and humanists. They denied the existence of the Omnipotent Creator God. Fast forward from Elijah to this allegedly modern world and what surfaces is ancient, pagan, humanistic belief.
President Obama said it, so it must be true, that we are no longer a nation of Christians but merely one of citizens empowered to pass laws declaring as true and correct whatever is convenient and expedient. (I leave it to the reader to fill in the blanks behind those words.)
I expect God's people to stand up and rebuke President Obama and reclaim (for Jesus Christ) the high moral and spiritual ground of Mount Carmel because we do not bow down either to Baal, Astoreth, Astarte, or the king of Saudi Arabia.
Think on these things.
God Bless. e.c.