Friday, March 3, 2023

Bags of Silver for a Box of Nails

 My favorite female musical duo is the Indigo Girls. Two girls from the South who can harmonize like the angels. A lot of people love their song "Closer to Fine" with its ringing guitars and catchy lyrics. It is the song that catapulted them to fame. It is a great song, despite its erroneous theme. 

My favorite Indigo Girls song is called "Come on Home", and it was not a hit. It has achieved a kind of cult status with its hard core fans, and they will usually play it while touring. Listening to the lyrics for the 111th time the other day while driving, the third verse finally struck me like a bolt of lightning.

    There is fire... there is lust

    Some will trade it all for someone they could trust.

    There's a bag of silver for a box of nails

    It's so simple the betrayal 

    Though it's known to change the world and what's to come.

I instantly thought of all the religions of the world who have traded JESUS for silver. Catholics, Evangelicals, and yes of course, Mormons. Any fool dumb enough to try to become wealthy by pretending to speak for GOD. Any group satanic enough to trick its members into paying them for the privilege of membership, or say temple entrance.

That is the true definition of taking the LORD's name in vain combined with priestcraft. Not a great way to prepare for the judgments to come. JESUS told the Jewish hierarchy that the prostitutes would get into Heaven before a corrupt leader would. 

Each individual must decide for themselves whether ignoring, dismissing, or betraying JESUS is worth the money. It is not. Not for all the money on the planet.