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Idolatry – 31 December 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Among Webster’s definitions of the word “idol” are the following: “a representation or symbol of a deity used as an object of worship” and “a false god”; and for the word “idolatry”: “the worship of a physical object as a god”; “immoderate attachment or devotion to something.”

In the last two Blogs I wrote about Y2K (year two thousand) and the way many fearful Christians were manipulated into spending a lot of money to protect themselves and their families from the doom they were led to believe was imminent.

The way they ignored our Bible-based stance and our refusal to worry and to hoard food, etc., and the way they blindly followed the fear-mongers, makes me wonder if they are really worshiping God. Their actions make it seem as though they place more confidence in the false prophets they blindly follow.

If these professing Christians are putting their leaders before the Word of God, aren’t they in effect engaging in idolatry – putting someone or something in place of God?

The Prophet Jeremiah’s words of approximately 2600 years ago still apply today (Jeremiah 5:21):

21 Hear now this, O foolish people, without understanding or heart, who have eyes and see not, who have ears and hear not.
~ The Amplified Bible

See also: Isaiah 6:9, 10; Matthew 13:10-15; Mark 8:17, 18.

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