Bible Survey: 2 Kings (Part 2)
Ahaz, like many other kings of Judah and Israel, was a bad king. He did not trust in the Lord but relied on a foreign king to deliver Judah. Ahaz, after journeying to meet this king, saw an altar of false worship. He would send the design of this altar back to Judah and introduce more false worship in Judah. Like Ahaz the church today has borrowed from false religion and secularism, brought aspects of these into the worship of the church, and has helped to corrupt the worship of God. Israel falls in 721, not because God desired this, but because they refused to listen and to obey the Lord, even though He sent prophets to warn them. Josiah was a good king and in his day the Law of God was rediscovered. Churches in America, though numerous households have more than one Bible and churches are normally filled with Bibles, have lost the truth. A recent survey, “The State of Theology,” helps us to see how much work is needed even among those who profess to be evangelicals. 2 Kings ends with hope for God’s people. Jehoiachin is released from prison and treated well, as Israel will be in the future.