Many things were built on the outside of the house of the Lord. First being the altar, where animal sacrifices were performed. In 2 Chronicles 4, we get a glimpse of that altar, which reads, 1“moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.” (2 Chronicles 4:1) Along with this altar, there was something called the molten sea, of which the priests would wash in. It is recorded that, 1“also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths. He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.” (2 Chronicles 4:2-6) I know that a molten sea may not make sense, but think of this as a round pool of water, with twelve oxen all around it. This is very interesting indeed, and there is so much more to read and look into this chapter. However, for the rest of the time we have, we will focus on this molten sea.
Did you know that there is a false religion out there called Mormonism that has this same molten sea or pool of water with twelve oxen all around it? However, it is not used for the washing of priests in their temples, like God’s temple, but for the baptisms of the dead. So what they have done is take a thing that is very holy unto God, which was set apart for a certain purpose, and desecrated it for the means of man’s own purposes. What you must realize is that the directive to build Solomon’s temple were by the hand of God, so every which things that were built was by God’s direction and not man. However, with the Mormons or LDS Faith, they have taken something holy and blasphemed God because of what they have done. The Bible is clear that 2“it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27) Don’t believe it when their church teaches that there is a second chance to be saved after death, where Mormons take names of people that have died to their temple, in order to baptize them. What they do is not Biblically sound, but blasphemy. People cannot just receive a baptism in death and have a chance to go to heaven, no matter what they did in life. Telling people that their dead Mormon missionaries are telling people in Spirit Prison about these baptisms and to accept Mormonism, is heresy. My friends, don’t attend or check out this type of church but run from it. However, be bold enough to share the gospel with them, for they are so lost and without the one true God who saves in their lives. God’s temple is now in heaven and will one day come down to earth, but as for now, we wait patiently for the Lord’s coming. God bless you, my friends. Remember to keep seeking Jesus.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am grateful for the Holy Spirit, which is in me. Thank You for showing me things that I would not be privy to see otherwise. Even in my Spiritual eyes, the deceits of men are made clear now, where Your will is made evident also. It is my prayer that people will also see what I have in regards to the Mormon church. Lord, Just reading in 2 Chronicles 4 has helped me understand more that their teachings are man-made and not of You. How could they desecrate Your holy house by making the molten sea to be a place for baptisms for the dead? This is so evil, and because Satan has his power upon this cult, people cannot see how deceived they really are. Lord, if people in that church would just stop reading their Book of Mormon, but read the Bible daily, then You could unfold many things unto them. They would see that this molten sea was made for the washing of the priests, and for nothing else. And when it kicks in that manmade ideas were added to their religion, like baptisms for the dead, in order to appeal to their members, it will become repulsing in their eyes. God, their first prophet, Joseph Smith, who instituted these false teachings into their church has a lot to pay for now that he is dead. I know that You are the judge, but I pray that He will get what He deserves. I just can’t believe that people in my family are tied down to this man-made church and cannot see the lies therein. It really saddens me to think that Your Spirit is in me, but that they don’t have ears to hear. They have closed their heart off from anything I have to say, and I pray that this changes before death takes them. I wish many more people would be saved, including my family, who are in Mormonism. Lead them out of this cult and into Your light, oh Lord. I trust that You can do this. Make a way for me to speak to them once again. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.