Posted on 3/24/2013
As I have traveled thoughout the country in my Christian walk and visited the homes of people, I continue to be floored by the number of "accursed items" I see in their homes. People do this despite the clear spiritual admonition of the Bible:
Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. (Deuteronomy 7:26)
In our "modern" church age, preachers and other so-called church leaders tell us that we are somehow above these teachings of Moses and can do what we want, just because we are "living under grace." Yet when the harsh realities appear, the theological theories our preachers have been telling us for years prove not to be viable.
Accursed items can be many things. One of the more common items I see is buddhas that people pick up when they visit the Far East. What most people do not understand is that a buddha is an idol to a false god (despite their claims to the contrary). One of the many verses dealing with them in the Bible is the following:
The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. (Deuteronomy 7:25)
The Israelites were instructed to burn them and not to even desire the gold and silver used to make the images. The reason for this is very simple: the item is cursed and gives ground for evil spirits to reside in your home and property. We see an example of this in the Book of Acts:
And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. (Acts 19:17-20)
When the people were willing to burn their occult books, (worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in today's money) the Word of God was stronger in that city than it was in any other city Paul preached in. These people knew about the evil power contained these books and if they were going to serve the LORD, they could not have these book in their house. Paul would later write an epistle to this church, which is heavily preached from in our modern day.