4) You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
5) You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6) but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
The five interlocking rings of the Olympic logo is a likeness of the inhabitants of the world as one, who are in the earth beneath the heaven. Potential instances of the implied ring that is visually and magically required to complete the pyramid may only ever be a likeness of the Sun, in heaven above. Baron de Coubertin testified that Olympism is a religion that honors Zeus and his son, god of Sun, Apollo. Any honest student of the truth can discover how Olympism is all about the worship of the gods identified as the biblical Satan, with the demonic hoard of fallen angels that includes Watchers and Nephilim spawn - in the modern era as well as in the ancient.
The representation of Olympism that is the Olympic rings logo is but an idol, according to Exodus 20. Where did de Coubertin get the logo? He sought and received inspiration from Zeus, the same way as everyone else who rebels against the one true God.
The Bible reveals how the Sun is itself a symbol of the only begotten son of the one true God, Yahweh, who is the Bridegroom and Mashiach, Y'shua. As the Sun rules the physical heavens and Earth from our perspective on Earth, the One it symbolizes truly rules Heaven and Earth on every level. The Sun must therefore be considered as a ruler among symbols.
10) so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11) and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
1) For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."
2) But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
3) You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing," says the LORD of hosts
The making of a symbol to represent the Sun, which Yahweh made and is itself a symbol, is to disobey His commandment and make an idol. The agency that inspires men to rebel against their creator is that original rebel, Lucifer!
Consider the following quote.
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins-or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer." – Saul Alinsky - "Rules For Radicals"
When Obama, a renowned Alinsky disciple (like Hillary Clinton), branded himself, he laid claim to a new version of the classic Sun image and kingdom pyramid. Alinsky's nod to Lucifer, who "won his own kingdom," reveals how Obama, chief among his radical disciples, has "won" his own, by following that same way of rebellion against the sovereign God. (Yes we can = Thank you Satan) Obama's sonnenrad logo is an instance of rebellion against the second commandment and a sign of rebellion against the God who gave it. It is a sign of committed service to Lucifer, the honor and worship of that same Zeus of the mythology Alinsky presented as blurred with history, knowing how his own god was the very god of mythological legend.
The logo of de Coubertin and Carl Jung was forged in that same fire, so to speak, and Hitler's, too (with the swastika sonnenrad brought once again to the world's attention in South Africa's racially inspired conflict). Each has "won a kingdom," have they not? Tolkein, too, has "won a kingdom," who took that imagery of the unseen ring that was forged in a cursed fire and, from the legends of the mythic Nordic gods, spun it into a pop culture phenomenon. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." I expect to have more to write on this matter of the unseen ring.
In a public forum discussing the Olympics in terms of good and bad, some will profess to dismiss the "negative" and focus instead on the "positive" aspects, like sport. Don't be fooled, changing focus changes neither the idol nor the consequences of idolatry. Those who worship at the altar of Zeus that is Olympism also idolize the athletes and especially the victors in the games. Remember the roles of the soccer ball and of David Beckham during the London ceremonies in Beijing? (See Olympic Ceremony Symbolism - Part Two and Three) Consider the Lord's perspective in such a matter.
10) He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
11) The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
With this in mind, looking even beyond the context of Olympism to the extended exaltation of sport itself in our day, we see it elevated in the lives of many to become the sincere worship as of a class of demigods. From among the demigods, claims to glorify God through athletic achievement are not uncommon, but could one who "does not take pleasure in the legs of a man" be glorified in such a way? Honestly, no, but there is a god who receives glory thereby; the god of Olympism, who is honored in every act of rebellion against the true God!
During the Vancouver Olympics I watched a few hours on TV. What I saw primarily focused on the life of one athlete in particular, who ended up doing rather well. By the time the games had concluded, this star had become the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history. Here's a picture of the celebrated seven-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno. For those of us who watch for signs, this is one. Apollo? Oh No! Not the poster boy of Berlin 1936! Well, yes. Synchronicity? No, a sign!
Which god or God do you glorify? Are you flying a branded flag or banner? To what or whom do you pledge allegiance? To what do you kneel or worship before? A symbol? Some graven image or likeness presented on a pole, behind an altar or upon a high tower? Repent of idolatry. Flee from it! Worship neither a symbol of the Sun, nor the Sun, but the Son Himself, the true Light and Living Way! Honor the Lord who favors those who fear Him and who wait for His lovingkindness!