Theodore Beza on the punishment of idolatry


Reformed Covenanter

Theodore BezaIf I have observed the sun when it shines, or the moon moving in brightness,  so that my heart has been secretly enticed,
and my mouth has kissed my hand; this also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, for I would have denied God who is above. (Job 31:26-8)

26, and 27  Let me be accursed, if beholding the glittering face of the Sun, or looking upon the Moon shining in her brightness, I have, being deceived, so much as privily in my heart, much less openly, consented unto idolaters, and after the manner of their superstitious custom, by moving, and putting my hand to my mouth, yielded any worship unto those bodies.  28 For this is a most heinous sin, as by which I had flatly denied that God, who is above the sun and the very stars them selves, and therefore deserved most horrible and fearful…

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