Tag: idols

The Power of Negative Influence

Humans would like to believe they think independently and remain above the fray of fads and influences. In truth we all are profoundly shaped by our environment and the people around us. We may beContinue reading

Fallen Virgin Israel

God commissioned Amos to pronounce words of indictment and judgment against the northern Kingdom of Israel for all the transgressions of idolatry and injustice perpetrated in the land, warning them to repent or experience theContinue reading

Gods of This World: Conclusion

My little children, guard yourselves from idols (1 John 5:21). For some time we have considered different desires, attitudes, and mindsets that we have called the “gods of this world.” The concept derived, in part,Continue reading

Gods of This World: Desire

In 2 Corinthians 4:4, Paul speaks of the “god of this world” as referring to Satan. Satan, the Devil, was part of the reason behind the corruption of God’s good creation (cf. Romans 8:20-22), andContinue reading

Gods of This World: Efficiency

One of the prized values in commerce since at least the Industrial Revolution is efficiency. The drive toward efficiency, in fact, often powered the Industrial Revolution, leading to the assembly line among other innovations thatContinue reading