Monday, September 7, 2009

Can You Spot The Fake?

Look closely at these pictures. Can you tell which one is the real Stonehenge? Stonehenge was built around 2500 BC, in England. It is believed that Druids or Greeks built it. It is one of the most ancient monuments in the world. The stones weighed as much as 50 tons, and no one knows how they were moved at least 20 miles to the building site. This summer, we visited Foamhenge, a full scale replica built out of Styrofoam blocks weighing up to 420 pounds. The picture with us in it is Foamhenge. One picture is the real Stonehenge. And the third one is actually clothes hung on a line arranged to look like Stonehenge. There are lots of other fakes out there. Men sell fake Rolex watches on the streets of New York City. As soon as the Oscar and Emmy awards are over, designers begin working on cheap knock offs of the celebrities beautiful gowns. Cubic Zirconia look just like diamonds. Soy milk is a healthy imitator of regular milk. But there are some imitators that are very bad. Matthew 24:11 says “Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” 2 Cor. Tells us that such men are deceitful and masquerade as apostles of Christ. Remember Jim Jones and Jonestown? Lots of people thought he was the one. That episode spawned the catch phrase “Don’t drink the Kool Aid” Then there was David Koresh in Waco, Texas. He had many followers. Instead of Kool Aid, their end was fire. Both were false prophets who took their followers down with them. There’s only one prophet that it’s good to imitate, and that’s Jesus. He was the real thing, not a fake. Ephesians says “Be imitators of God”.

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