God and the Idols (25 min)

Title: God and the Idols (25 min)
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There is only one God who exists today or has ever existed. Isaiah 43:10. Christians are trinitarian monotheists. Every other claim to any other deity is a complete and total lie. Idolatry, however, is nothing new. And it comes in so many forms. In our day and culture in the US, idolatry is most often really just an advanced form of narcissism. It is un-checked self-worship. I’d like to talk today about some aspects of the appeal of this version of idolatry today. Our idolatry works for many because they can never (and needn’t ever) nail such a god down on anything. It’s like nailing Jello to a wall to try to really frame anything of their “worship” beyond its perceived emotional produce. Worshipful expression then just becomes some ever-changing conceptual adoration at best. These false deities are never really communicative of themselves. Like Dagon, they must be stood up. It’s always amorphous beliefs changing with each whim or experience. This suits the self-worshipper for obvious reasons. When your god never demands anything of you, you can look in the mirror and see your god looking back at you. I also want to talk about the puny gods of old. Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Athena, etc. These zip code deities mankind so loves. They’re just like what we see today only applied more collectively. They were paltry little gods who were basically just older attractive males and females. This too was really just self-worship. No one could ever have even conceived of God as he actually is. The God of the Bible is utterly unique in every way.

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