Monday, September 7, 2009

Girls Who Cut Themselves

We were talking in Sunday School yesterday morning, and the subject of girls who cut themselves came up in our discussion of the works of the devil.

Suddenly, a couple of passages of scripture came into my mind.

 27And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

 28And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

 29And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

 30And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.

 31And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

 32And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

 33And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. (1 Kings 18:27-33, King James Version)

The above passage describes Elijah's showdown with the prophets of Baal that the Israelites had a nasty habit of worshiping.

Baal and the other false gods worshiped throughout the Bible were nothing more than demons who set themselves up to be worshiped in order to lead people away from the one true God.

 5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. (Mark 5:5, King James Version)

This passage tells of the self abuse committed by the demoniac that Jesus encountered.

See anything similar to what some of these troubled girls do to themselves today?

Like it says in scripture.........there is nothing new under the sun.

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