Most call these Sacred Pillars, Monuments. In the U.S. alone it was easy to find over a dozen. They can be found in Pakistan, Russia, Bolivia, Rome, Wales, Sweden, Egypt, Spain and many, many more countries around the world.
Beyond the fact, it’s just plain strange, that these Pillars can be found all over the world, I discovered some very specific teachings against erecting anything like them in your land.
“You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land… ” Leviticus 26:1
While doing a word search at Biblehub of sacred pillars, (sacred stones, Ashura poles, sacred trees, groves and oaks) I found it quite clear why these physical symbols were and always will be so detestable to YHVH.
YHVH chose the Seed of Abraham to be “Set Apart” from the practices of idol worship, which is anything other than the One Who made everything, and it was so they (Israel) could purify the land of Canaan of these Pillars. These are symbols of everything our Creator hates.
*Ironically, these “Set Apart” people eventually began doing the same perverse things they were to cleanse from the land. Ezra 9:1
Monuments may be a sign of Strongholds in the Land
These are landmarks, physical symbols that people claim represent good character. In reality they represent a people inflamed with insatiable lust who willingly slaughtered their own babies, Isaiah 57:5.
“They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, (these idols) And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood.” Psalm 106:37
“…every abominable act which the YHVH hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.” Deuteronomy 12:31; Deuteronomy 18:10; 2 Kings 16:3; Ezekiel 20:30; Ezekiel 20:31.
In our present day thinking it may be difficult to relate to this type of barbaric Idol worship. After all, nobody is physically bowing down to these pillars or so blatantly doing the very things YHVH abhors, right?
Have you ever wondered why we don’t know much about Ancient Temple Prostitution or the names of the gods they burned their babies to in the fire?
YHVH instructed the people He “Set Apart,” (from the ways of the world) to demolish every alter, Ashura Pole, Sacred Pillar and the names of these idles, names and all were to be wiped out completely, Deuteronomy 12:3. And they were, several times…
Fast forward to the 1800’s when the first Obelisks began popping up as symbols of noble character, memorial monuments. Is it a coincidence that our nations pornography epidemic, Human trafficking and other physical addictions have been steadily increasing over the past 200 years?
*Today, public baby burning is not acceptable yet record numbers of aborted babies are secretly cremated.