What are the heathen rituals that are practiced in Baal worship that the children of Jacob embraced?
2 Kings 16:2-4 “Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not do which was right in the sight of YHWH…But walked in the way of the heathen, yes, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the shrines, and on the hills, and under every green tree”. (Son sacrifice!)
2 Kings 16:10-13 and v15 “And King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser King of Assyria, and saw an heathen altar that was at Damascus: and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the model of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship of it.
And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus. So Urijah the priest made it against King Ahaz’s return from Damascus.
And when the King was come from Damascus, the King saw the altar: and the King approached to the altar, and offered thereon. And he burnt his burnt-offering and his meal-offering, and his drink-offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace-offerings upon the altar.
And King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, upon the great altar burn the morning burnt-offering, and the evening meal-offering, and the King’s burnt-sacrifice, and his meal-offering, with the burnt-offering of the people of the land, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings, and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brazen altar shall be for me to inquire of. ”
Comment: All these sacrifices and offerings are rituals of Baal worship! Also the burning of incense is part of the worship of Baal! Also son sacrifice !
One has to ask, are these rituals also part of the worship of YHWH? Since the worship of the “Lord” is not of the Father, why would the rituals of Baal be of the Father? When they took away the Father’s name in scripture, adding “Lord” in the place of the Father’s name, why wouldn’t they also add the Baal worship rituals, claiming them to be of the Father’s too? The Levitical priesthood and their sacrifices are added into scripture by the scribes, for this priesthood, is in truth, the priesthood of Baal worship because the Father did not command sacrifices.
Jer. 7:22, For I spoke not unto your fathers, nor commanded them concerning burnt-offerings and sacrifices, in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt;
YHWH said in Jeremiah 7:22 that He did not speak to our fathers, nor commanded them to do sacrifice or burnt offerings. With this being true, how did the rituals of sacrifice and burnt offerings get into the writings?
This must have been added when or after the Masorites changed the Father’s word into their new invented Hebrew.
In Isaiah 1:11-14, YHWH asks the sons of Jacob why they sacrificed to Him in Jerusalem.
Isa 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amos, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Isaiah 1:11 “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats. 12 When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand?”
These scriptures obviously say YHWH did not require this! He did not command it, nor did He delight in it! If YHWH does not delight in something, it is because He did not command it, because it is wickedness!
Then YHWH continues, 13
Bring no more vain oblations: incense is an abomination: the new-moons and Sabbaths, feast-day Sabbaths regulated by the new moon the calling of assemblies, feast-day gatherings I cannot stand, It is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.”
14 “Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble to Me; I am weary to bear them.”
This all describes what is found in Lev. 23, and it is NOT of YHWH. It has been added by Baal worshipping scribes.”
Further on you can read in Isaiah 1:15-16 that YHWH goes on to say, your hands are full of blood. (animal blood, and son’s blood) Wash yourself and make you clean, put away the evil (Baal worship rituals) of your doings.”
All of this is speaking of the bloody sacrifices, the slaughtering of YHWH‘s beasts, burning them and then eating them. It also talks of burning incense and the calculations of new-moons to pin point their appointed feasts days that YHWH says He hates. This has all been added to YHWH‘s word, and it can be found in Leviticus 23. Man loved the Baal worship sacrifices so much, that the scribes added their Baal worship rituals, into YHWH‘s word and put over that they were YHWH‘s laws. The Agreement that YHWH made with the sons of Jacob, were the keeping of the Ten Commandments, written with YHWH‘s finger on two tables of stone. The supposed feast days, of Lev.23, with the sacrifices, and the clean food laws were not part of this agreement.
Comment: The scribes have added into the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy to support their beliefs in sacrifices and feast days so they could continue in their Baal worship. They also have a book called the N.T. so they still have their belief in son sacrifice.
Amos 5:21 reads “I hate, I despise your feast days….” But then you read in Lev. 23 all about the feast days and how it involves the killing of sheep, oxen, goats, etc.
We have now read that YHWH hates these feast days and He does not delight in them. Well if YHWH says He hates “YOUR” feast days, this means what it says, these feasts days are NOT His. So Lev. 23 cannot be of YHWH. This is why He hates these feast days because they are NOT His.
The Ten Commandments laws govern how man should treat YHWH, men, and the beasts YHWH created.
On the Seventh Day Sabbath YHWH‘s beasts are to rest as man is to rest.
The sixth commandment says you shall not commit murder. It is to protect man and beast alike. The scripture below proves this point.
Isa. 66:3 “He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man.”
According to scripture, we have to have mercy to receive mercy from YHWH. He will forgive our transgressions and we can receive protection; but, we can not kill man and beast without cause and say we have mercy.
Proverbs 16:6 “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of YHWH men depart from evil”.
Sacrificing a son is Baal worship, as Ahaz did above.
Ps. 40:6, Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
All the above scriptures deny the theme of the New Testament. It’s having mercy and the keeping of the Ten Commandments that bring on the forgiveness of transgression. We will NOT receive mercy, or forgiveness, of our transgressions, from the N.T. supposed son’s, sacrificial blood. This is murder, not mercy!
Jer.7:22-24 “For I spoke not to your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices: But this I commanded them saying, obey My voice.”
Eccl.5:1 “Keep quiet, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: For they consider not that they do evil.”
Isa. 22:13-14 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. And it was revealed in my ears By YHWH, Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you, till you die.”
Be advised that the eating of flesh; drinking wine; sacrificing of beasts; sacrificing of a son, offerings of drink, meal, blood, or burnt-offerings are iniquity, and is Baal worship rituals. Baal, the idol of the nations, even today!