And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city of Nazareth into Judea into the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
The first time in the Bible that we can indirectly see even the hint or suggestion of an altar is in the scriptures of Genesis 3:21. In this passage we see the Lord having sacrificed animals for the clothes of His naked children. Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together in an attempt to cover their shame. For the first time, their eyes were opened to know good and evil. The Lord demonstrates the need of more than a physical covering to erase their conscience of guilt and the shame of their disobedience.
The Word of God saith; “Don’t remove the old landmarks”! This was to ensure that we remained in the same spirit as are forefathers. They set precedence for the followers not to stray. Some say that this is not a Christian nation. Yet, if we look at the many things written, it speaks otherwise. -Pastor Steve Logan