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Friday, November 17, 2017

False prophets

I am going to stretch my hand over the prophets who have empty visions and give lying predictions; they will not be admitted to the council of my people, their names will not be entered in the Book of the House of Israel, they will not set foot on the soil of Israel; and you will learn that I am the Lord, since they have misled my people by saying: Peace! when there is no peace.

Instead of my people rebuilding the wall, these men come and slap on plaster. Tell these plasterers: It will rain hard, it will hail, it will blow a gale, and down will come the wall. Will not people ask: Where is the plaster you slapped on it? Well then, the Lord says this: I am going to unleash a stormy wind in my anger, torrential rain in my wrath, hailstones in my destructive fury. I mean to shatter the wall you slapped with plaster, to throw it down and lay its foundations bare. It will fall and you will perish under it; and so you will learn that I am the Lord.

-- Ezekiel 13:1-16

"The truth will set you free." Do people still know this saying? How can they when they do not believe in objective truth? They prefer putty. It had become a matter of what one can get away with claiming. People in authority treat and invent theories and claims as mere commodity to buy and to profit by, labeling them "truth." It will all be for nothing, but in the meantime, our children are collateral damage, victims of lies and deception.

How long, O Lord? How long?