[bib-lee-uh-klept]- noun ; a person who steals books.
1880–85; biblio- + Greek kléptēs thief
biblio-a combining form occurring in loan words from Greek ( bibliography );on this
model, used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “book” ( bibliophile ), and sometimes with the meaning“Bible” ( bibliolatry, on the model of idolatry ).
1300–50; Middle English bible, bibel < Old French bible < Medieval Latinbiblia (feminine singular) < Greek, in tà biblía tà hagía (Septuagint) theholy books; biblíon, byblíon papyrus roll, strip of papyrus, equivalent tobýbl ( os ) papyrus (after Býblos, a Phoenician port where papyrus wasprepared and exported) + -ion noun suffix
It came to pass in the fourth year (604BC; for historical context cf: Jeremiah 36) of Jehoiakim, King of Judah, that God commanded Jeremiah to write a catalog of all the messages that God had given him to dispense to His people since the days of Josiah, Jehoiakim’s father. This spanned a period of approximately 23 years. The accounts of these audible sermons can be found scattered throughout Jeremiah chapters 1 – 36.
What had been only spoken previously, must now be written, so that it might be prayerfully considered, and that it might spread the further and last the longer, so that WE might learn from the same admonition.
The purpose of recalling the earlier sermons, was that God desired that the house of Judah would hear all the evil which He purposed to do unto them; that they may return every man from their evil way, and that God could forgive their iniquity and their sin.
So Jeremiah summoned Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD which He had spoken unto him upon a scroll of a book.
With the Word of God in written format, Jeremiah had been forbidden from attending the services at the temple (sounds like many churches across America, that would really rather not hear the unadulterated word of God), so in instructed Baruch to take the written scroll and present it in the ears of the LORD’s people when they came to the temple for the day of fasting. Baruch did all that Jeremiah had instructed him to do.
Eventually the Holy Writ was heard by all the people, the scribes, the princes and eventually the King himself. As Jehudi read the contents of the scroll to the king, he would take a pen-knife and cut the pages and burn them in the fire on the hearth until the entire scroll had been consumed.
So how was the word of God received by His people? The word of God tells us “yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king nor any of his servants that heard the words of the scroll”.
A little over 2,600 years later…… modern day if you please.
US: Words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ axed from marriage certificates… christian.org.uk – The Christian Institute Posted 28-November-2012
The article from The Christian Institute is posted in its entirety.
The health department in the US state of Washington is to remove the words “husband” and “wife” from marriage and divorce certificates, after same-sex marriage was approved in a recent referendum.
The state began changing the legal document wording before the public vote even happened, according to a spokesman.
Tim Church, from the health department, said spaces once reserved for a “bride” and “groom” will become more gender-neutral.
’Spouse A & B’- He said: “We are proposing a change where it will say something like ‘Spouse A’ and ‘Spouse B’.”
The law comes into effect on 6 December, 2012.
Over 30 states have voted against redefining marriage, just three have voted in favour.
Removed- The UK Government has said the words “husband” and “wife” will have to be removed from official documents if marriage is redefined.
And in France, the words “mother” and “father” are set to be stripped from official documents, under its plans to redefine marriage.
The move would see the word “parents” used in identical marriage ceremonies for both heterosexual and homosexual weddings.
Pledge- François Hollande, the French President, pledged to introduce same-sex marriage in his manifesto.
In Spain, terms such as “mother” and “father” have become “Progenitor A” and “Progenitor B” on birth certificates.
Now what we see taking place in Washington state, the UK, France and Spain can be likened to what we saw when Jehudi read the contents of the scroll to the king, and then took a pen-knife and cut the pages and burn them in the fire on the hearth until the entire scroll had been consumed.
Understanding that marriage was ordained of God and established upon the principles of His word, and the family is the fruit of this institution, it should not alarm us that man has chosen to put his hand to His word in an attempt to steal it away or in essence making it void and null.
For the record, the story did not end with Jehudi burning the pages of the scroll in the fire. We are told in Jeremiah 36:27 & 28 that the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah saying, “take thee again another roll and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.” Man in all his wisdom and intellect can not thwart the word of God.
Now for the Word of God to meet such opposition from the world should not be counted a strange thing, but when the church(the seeming people of God) takes a pen-knife and begins to cut and paste to make the word palatable to the flesh is most dangerous at best.
At the conclusion of the book of the Revelation, God warns “that if any man shall add to the words of the prophecy of this book, that God will add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. If one takes away from the word of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city and from the things which are written in this book”. For man to edit what God’s word clearly states is a very dangerous thing, if not in this life, most assuredly in the one to come.
My friend, don’t participate in the likes of Jehudi and Jehoiakim, even if it is what the church endorses.
His word will not return void. It will accomplish all that He sends it to do.