• Rick LoPresti

Siamese twins

It is rare but sometimes twins are born conjoined, meaning their bodies are attached in some way. Until recently, there was no way to separate some of them depending on how their bodies were connected. They used to be called Siamese twins because of the famous conjoined twins Cheng and End Bunker who lived in Siam in the 1800's. Today they would have been easily separated, but it could not be done back then. They traveled in shows, were both married to different women. Cheng had 10 children, and Eng had 11. Cheng got pneumonia and died on January 17, 1874. Eng refused an attempt to be separated and died 3 hours later.

God has some Siamese twins that cannot be separated:

A. Righteousness and peace – Ps 85:10

1. inseparable

a. mountains shall bring peace by righteousness – Ps 72:3

b. righteousness and peace have kissed – Ps 85:10 mutually connected, joined together,

peace follows upon righteousness (Gesenius)

c. work of righteousness is peace – Is 32:17

d. officers peace, exactors righteousness – Is 60:7

e. kingdom is righteousness, peace, joy in Holy Ghost – Rom 14:17

1. 2Chr 23:21 – when Athaliah was killed (sin removed, righteousness), they had joy and


f. Melchisedek – king of righteousness and peace – Heb 7:2

g. fruit of righteousness sewn in peace – Jam 3:18

h. to be spiritually minded is life and peace – Rom 8:6

i. fruit of the spirit is peace – Gal 5:22

2. no peace to sinners

a. no peace, but vexations (w/o true God & law) – 2Chr 15:3 & 5

b. no peace to wicked – Is 48:12, Is 57:21

c. we looked for peace, but no good came – Jer 8:15, Jer 14:9

d. no flesh shall have peace – Jer 12:12

e. neither was there any peace – Zech 8:10

B. Faith and hope

1. both see the invisible

a. faith – Jn 20:29, Heb 11:1 & 7 & 27, 1Pet 1:8

b. hope – Rom 8:24-25

2. both save

a. faith – Jn 3:16, Eph 2:8

b. hope – Rom 8:24

3. both have no shame

a. faith – Is 28:16, Rom 9:33

b. hope – Rom 5:5, Phil 1:20

4. hope is not action, faith puts legs (action) on hope - Jam 2:14-16, Heb 11

C. Faith and works – Jam 2:14-16, Heb 11

D. Consecration and anointing

1. Aaron and sons – Ex 28:41, Ex 29:7-9, Ex 30:30, Lev 8-9 (8:30-33), Lev 16:32

The devil also has some Siamese twins:

A. Sin and death – Gen 2:17, Eze 18:4 & 20, Prov 8:36, Rom 5:12-14, Rom 6:23, Rom 8:2,

1Cor 15:22, Jam 1:15

B. Doubt and nothing – Mt 14:31, Mt 21:21, Jam 1:6-8

C. Compromise and confusion – Jud 19-21, 2Ki 17, Ezra 9:7, Is 30:3, Is 41:29, Is 45:16,

Jer 3:25, Jer 7:19, Dan 9:7-8

D. Evolution and atheism

1. Gen 3:1-6

a. hath God said?

b. ye shall not surely die

c. ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil

2. Ps 14:1, Ps 53:1 – the fool hath said in his heart there is no God

3. Mt 10:33, Mt 16:24, Mt 26:34, 2Tim 2:2 & 13 – we can deny ourselves or deny Him

a. There is no such thing as an atheist. They are deniers.

b. Jn 1:9 – the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world

c. Rom 12:3 – God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (He lets us choose where

to put it – in Him or in man)

4. Rom 1:18-32

a. without excuse

b. when they knew God, they glorified him not as God

c. professing themselves to be wise, they became fools

d. changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man

e. changed the truth of God into a lie

f. worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator

g. as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate


h. knowing the judgment of God

5. 2Pet 3:3-7 – willingly ignorant

Idolatry and fornication are not conjoined , but they do go hand in hand.

1. Ex 32 - the golden calf

2. Lev 18 - the Canaanites

3. Num 22-25, Num 31:16, Rev 2:14

4. 1Cor 10

Idolatry is more than bowing before statues and calling them God. It is placing anything in God's place, including and especially self (Gen 3:1-5). This is self-gratification which is why it is a twin of fornication.

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