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“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images… They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator…” (Rom 1:21-25).
Paul defines idolatry as a foolish exchange. ”They exchanged the glory of God for images” and “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.” Coincidentally, ABC Night Line featured a story this week on “American Idolatry” and interview Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. [SEE STORY]
Driscoll defines idolatry as follows:
“An idol is someone or something that occupies the place of God in your life,” [Driscoll said. "[It] gives you identity, meaning, value, purpose, joy, love, significance, security. When the Bible uses the word ‘idol’, that’s what it’s getting at.”
A. SO, WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT IDOLS? Read the rest of this entry »