"He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand." - Ezekiel 40:3
This is going to be a short day. Ezekiel pretty much follows around a bronze guy and watches him measure things for the entirety of Ezekiel 40-42.
Chapter 40 starts out with God taking Ezekiel to a high mountain. It's interesting how Ezekiel words it, he says, "In visions of God he took me to the land of Israel". In visions? Does this mean God isn't even taking his body from where he's having these "visions"? I don't think it could be any more clear that this man would be diagnosed with some mental illness if he lived today.
Atop this mountain is a temple, and a man that appears to be made of bronze. This man guides Ezekiel around and shows him all the rooms of the temple. As he is showing Ezekiel around he measures all the things he's showing him. There seems to be no explanation of why the bronze man is measuring everything but for our (the reader's) benefit. I'm not sure what the significance of this new temple is.
Ezekiel spends the rest of the chapter and the next two chapters telling us all the things he and the bronze man measured. I'll spare you the boring details.
This one's good, a director of a faith based drug rehab program has been arrested for possession of drugs.
This is just one more in a long line of failures of "faith". Pastors sleeping with male prostitutes, pedophile priests, and now rehab director drug users don't seem to prevent people from touting "faith" as the best/only way to solve your problems. The people that are supposedly the most faithful don't seem to be any better or better off than us godless heathens.
In fact, I've even heard people say that if you don't have God you're going to be a bad person and get on drugs. Well obviously finding Jesus didn't help this woman out with her little drug problem.
The investigating officer doesn't see it the way I do:
Officer Albro added, “I am a supporter of long term, faith-based treatment, and Mission Teens has a proven program with a high success rate, but I feel that the problems at the Set Free Mission Bible Training Center need to be addressed in a timely manner.”
I'm skeptical of their success rate if they can't even seem to cure their director.
(via Surf Hopkins)