Ahaz’s New Altar • Sins: • Going to Assyria for help (2 Kgs. 16:7) • Participating in False Religion (1 Cor. 10:14-21) • Building New Altar in Jerusalem (Gal. 6:7) • Moving God’s Altar to make room for his new one (Mk. 7:6-8) • In Reality – Not New (Eccl. 1:9; Gal. 1:6-7) 2 Kings 16
Matter of Trust -- Ahaz Did Not Trust God Hebrews 4 1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. 3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, “They shall not enter My rest’”…. 6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience.
Trust Luke 5 1 So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, 2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. 3 Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
Altars of Today • Good Moral Man Saved • Heathen Whose Never Heard Gospel Saved • Saved by Doctrines of Men • New Morality: Morality Changes As Time & Society Change