2 Chronicles 15:3 Doing Without

2 Chronicles 15:3 (KJV)
Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Israel was the northern kingdom. The Lord was giving to Asa, the king of Judah, the southern kingdom, a contrast. Through the prophet God judged the condition of that northern group

  • They were without God
  • They were without the teaching priest
  • They were without the law (of God)

I imagine the king of Israel would have protested that. I imagine most of the people of Israel would have protested. 

But it was the truth. It was why God had not blessed Israel. And it was why the king of Israel had to build a city to prevent his people from defecting. 

Israel, the northern kingdom, bluffed their way through centuries. They appeared to be large and robust, but they were cursed. I think it compares to, say, Communist Russia and those other nations behind the iron curtain. They attempted to present a strong front, but their citizens wanted out, and, eventually, their system failed. 

Will the same happen to Communist China?

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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