“Could We Be Worshiping Idols?” November 11

 

Could We Be Worshiping Idols? - After one of the most powerful promises in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul warns us, "Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry." Idolatry? Could I be worshiping idols? Could you? Don't think so ... where do we run for pleasure, satisfaction, rescue, or escape? What are our “if only’s” and “I must’s”? Could there even be "good things" that have become idols in our lives? How can we be sure that we don't have false gods, things we're depending on more than God Himself? Things that have become more important to us than they should? God warned the nation of Israel over and over to repent and turn from idolatry. Their refusal to do so took them into captivity and cost them the loss of their land, their homes, their freedom, and often their families. What about our nation? It's obvious to anyone who understands spiritual truth that we are on a downhill slide morally, but is it possible that idolatry, magic, and witchcraft have gone on behind closed doors in the highest places in our nation? Some of what I'll be sharing today may seem far-fetched or even political, but that's not my intention. We are called to be watchmen and when we see danger coming, the blood of others is on our hands if we refuse to sound the alarm. After one of the most powerful promises in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul warns us, “Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”

Idolatry?

Could I be worshiping idols? Could you? Don’t think so … where do we run for pleasure, satisfaction, rescue, or escape? What are our “if only’s” and “I must’s”? Could there even be “good things” that have become idols in our lives?

How can we be sure that we don’t have false gods, things we’re depending on more than God Himself? Things that have become more important to us than they should?

God warned the nation of Israel over and over to repent and turn from idolatry. Their refusal to do so took them into captivity and cost them the loss of their land, their homes, their freedom, and often their families.

What about our nation? It’s obvious to anyone who understands spiritual truth that we are on a downhill slide morally, but is it possible that idolatry, magic, and witchcraft have gone on behind closed doors in the highest places in our nation?

Some of what I’ll be sharing today may seem far-fetched or even political, but that’s not my intention. We are called to be watchmen and when we see danger coming, the blood of others is on our hands if we refuse to sound the alarm.  Continue reading