#time of increasing divide#rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer#Prophet Amos
In 792 BC, a time of increasing divide -- the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer, the Prophet Amos appears.
#Amos was a simple herdsman#rampant social and moral decay
The Prophet Amos was a simple herdsman from a village in Judah. He was drawn to the Northern Kingdom of Israel by tales of rampant social and moral decay.
#Social Justice#Social Justice Warrior
To be the people of God, this people had to be concerned about Social Justice. Was Amos the original Social Justice Warrior?
"Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken." Amos 5:14
The Priest Amaziah sends a message to the King that he can not bear to hear Amos&39; words.
Isaiah 2:4 "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
"your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, your land will be parceled up by a measuring line and you yourself will die upon unclean soil. Moreover, Israel will certainly go from its land into exile." Amos 7:17
#Ezekiel 1:15#Ezekiel's chariot vision
"Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces." Ezekiel 1:15 is sometimes quoted as Ezekiel&39;s chariot vision.
#Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past#Erich von Daniken#flying saucer
In his 1968 book "Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past" Erich von Daniken claims this passage to reference a flying saucer visitation.
"Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow." Isaiah 1:17