I received your letter and after reading it several times over, I felt like the camel trying to go through the eye of a needle (Mark 10:25), so please note that I do study the Scriptures. When it became apparent to me that I did not understand, like Cornelius (Acts 10:24) I called my family, friends, and other local Pastors to a meeting at my house. We were all amazed at what we found about the truth of ISHTAR – EASTER.
Searching the Scriptures, as You told us, we found that Jezebel brought 400 of ISHTAR›S prophets and Ahab brought 450 of BAAL›S prophets to Elijah’s summons of all Israel to Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:19-20). There Elijah charged the poeple saying, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if BAAL, then follow him (1 Kings 18:21). When we read about the fire falling from Heaven the FEAR of God filled the room and we all decided that You are God and we will follow You (1 Kings 18:38-39)!
We learned that the worship of ISHTAR and BAAL involved the most debasing immorality imaginable, which is rampant in our world today. It was the downfall of King Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived (1 Kings 11:5). In Revelation 2:20 Jesus Christ warned the churches AGAIN about Jezebel and her teachings… that seduce your servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols. Now we see, that You consider any worship, except of Yourself and Christ Jesus, to be idolatry and adultery, which causes our own hurt and destruction (Jeremiah 25:6-7).
My family, friends and fellow Pastors thank You. We are awaiting Your Word concerning our err of the Cross, which You referred to in Your last letter.
PS – Why were we not taught this in our SEMITARIES???