Today’s Dagon

I just saw a link for this YouTube clip at Jay Adam’s blog.  The image to some may be humorous.  To me, it is grievous.  Catholicism rends my heart anyway.  The loss of a treasured object is one thing, but the destruction of an item set up as worship-worthy(in this case, a statue of St. George, the “soldier saint”) is another thing.

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.  Rev. 1:13-17

He alone is worthy of worship.  Dagon indeed.

Look at the reactions.  Hear the shrieks and crying.  People need the Lord.

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5 thoughts on “Today’s Dagon

  1. Just saw that on James White’s blog. Sad. But the best thing that could have happened to those blind people.

    How important was the statue (e.g. value, history, etc.)? Do you know?

  2. In I Samuel Chapter 5 the Philistines had captured the Ark of the Covenant, the symbol of God’s presence on earth among His people. They placed the Ark in their temple before a statue of their false god, Dagon. However, “… when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.” (I Samuel 5:3) The next day, not only was the statue of Dagon lying prostrate before the Ark, but nearby were its chopped-off hands and head! We might say that ol’ Dagon certainly experienced some “ups and downs.”

    By Chapter 6 the Ark had caused so much trouble that the Philistines were ready to get rid of it. But their lords and priests had other ideas. They wanted to appease the God of the Ark without the actual embarrassment of sending it back to the Israelites, so they hooked it up to a cart pulled by two milk cows which had just given birth. These animals’ natural instinct would have been to turn around and go right back to their calves. However, “…the kine took the straight way to the way of Bethshemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the border of Bethshemesh.” (I Samuel 6:12) When these cows arrived in Bethshemesh, they were killed for burnt sacrifices by the Israelites. One might wonder how long the Philistines waited to see if their cows would return. Perhaps they decided to go back and worship their false god, Dagon, “until the cows come home.”

  3. Interesting….”until the cows come home”. 🙂 We live in cattle country, and I have learned that cows are generally quiet creatures unless experiencing discomfort or under some sort of duress. “Lowing as they went”–it was not natural for them to leave their young, but supernatural, as they were literally used as a vehicle of the Lord to fulfill His purposes.

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