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  • Sports Idolatry

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 30, 2010

    Here’s a little statistic published in 1998 in The Economist that I use in my Ethics class at DePaul. According to the article, “Superhuman Heroes,” a survey of 198 top athletes conducted in 1995 had more than 50% stating that they would be willing to take a drug that would help them win every more

  • Idolatry Is Worshiping Anything That Ought To Be ...

    Contributed by Fred Parker on Dec 15, 2007
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    Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that ought to more

  • Modern-Day Idolatry

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 7, 2009

    MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY A couple of weeks ago one of the men in our Pueblo told about a time when one of the executives in his company made the statement: "This company is our life." He said he couldn't help but speak up. He said, "I'm loyal to the company, but it is NOT my life. God is first more

  • Idolatry Is Like Poisoning

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 2, 2009

    IDOLATRY IS LIKE POISONING More than 25 years ago (1982), seven residents of the Greater Chicago area made an assumption that proved fatal. They all took a dose of Extra Strength Tylenol® that had been laced with potassium cyanide. What they thought was medicine proved to be poison. This crime, more

  • Idolatry Is About "Getting"

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 2, 2009

    IDOLATRY IS ABOUT "GETTING" William Barclay makes this important observation about ancient idolatry: "The essence of idolatry is the desire to get. A man sets up an idol and worships it because he desires to get something out of god. To put it bluntly, he believes that by his sacrifices and his more

  • Nicolaitan Compromise With Idolatry In Church Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
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    Nicolaitan Compromise with Idolatry in Church of Pergamum Bruce Longenecker's book, "The Lost Letters of Pergamum" (pp. 165-166) illustrates their teaching in a story about a Nicolaitan (Kalandion) that attended the Pergamum church. Kalandion is visiting a Christian who has been imprisoned for more

  • The Only Difference Between The Idolatry Of A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2001
    based on 72 ratings

    The only difference between the idolatry of a tribesman ascribing power to a fetish and the idolatry of a professor attributing the wonder of the natural world to evolutionary forces is more

  • Idolatry Is Worshiping Anything That Ought To Be ...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 26, 2002
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    Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that ought to more

  • Strange For Us To Think Of Idolatry As Being ...  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 28, 2002
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    Strange for us to think of idolatry as being something in the modern world but consider this: • There are actually people who worship crawling creatures: In a museum in Egypt there is a monument to the scarob beetle. • The philistines actually worshiped flies. Hindus today won’t swat a more

  • For Israel There Were The Canaanite Baals, Those ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 28, 2008
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    For Israel there were the Canaanite Baals, those jolly nature gods whose worship was a rampage of gluttony, drunkenness, and ritual prostitution. For us there are still the great gods Sex, Shekels, and Stomach (an unholy trinity constituting one god: self), and the other enslaving trio, Pleasure, more

  • Oh Favre Who Art In Lambeau  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 28, 2008
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    OH FAVRE WHO ART IN LAMBEAU When does sports as entertainment become sports as idolatry? Consider this banner seen at Lambeau Field in 1996, the season the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl in New Orleans and their quarterback Brett Favre was named the most valuable player: “Our Favre who more

  • What Good Are You?

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 12, 2009

    "WHAT GOOD ARE YOU?" Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine more

  • On Melkarth

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 4, 2010

    ON MELKARTH Melkarth was the kind of god that required the burning of innocent children as oblations upon his altar. One of the underlying reasons why Baal was worshiped was that he was believed to be lord of the land. To induce him to send rain upon the earth, fertility cult practices were more

  • Running Away

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 29, 2011

    RUNNING AWAY As a child did you ever think of running away from home? There were a couple times that I was so tried of discipline that I just wanted to leave, but I knew that when I got back home the discipline would probably be worse, so I stayed. Plus, where would I go? I remember movies of more

  • Immorality Of Greek Gods

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 10, 2011

    IMMORALITY OF GREEK GODS Xenophanes, a 6th century BC Greek philosopher, complained about the immorality of the gods, stating that Homer attributed to the gods "all that is shameful and disgraceful among men; they steal, commit adultery, and deceive one another." It is no wonder that Paul found more

  • Holy Images

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2012
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    HOLY IMAGES There are three true stories about holy images: A few years ago a woman in New Mexico was frying tortillas. One of the tortillas burned and the result was an image that looked like a face; she thought it looked like Jesus. She took the tortilla to her priest and he agreed it looked more

  • Worship Of Creation

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009

    WORSHIP OF CREATION How many of you watched the PBS series last month on the National Parks? Besides the fabulous visual images of some of America’s most beautiful scenery, the documentary gave a very interesting perspective on the history of our national parks. Did you know that Jim more

  • Braveheart: "I Don't Want To Lose Heart"  PRO

    Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 2, 2010
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    BRAVEHEART: "I DON'T WANT TO LOSE HEART" Braveheart (2:12:34 - 2:14:30) is the story of Scotland’s pursuit of freedom from the tyranny of the English under the leadership of William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson. Leading up to this scene was a battle where Wallace and his men were fighting the more

  • Joshua Challenges Us To Put Away Our Idols! Now, ...

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 9, 2010

    Joshua challenges us to put away our idols! Now, we have a TV show called American Idol, but let me show you some real idols. These were given to my mother by Art & Ruth Morris, founders of South India Church of Christ Mission. What you are looking at are Hindu pocket gods. Hindus have many gods, more

  • Mark Hooper Was My Professor Of World Religions ...

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jan 22, 2010

    Mark Hooper was my professor of World Religions in college. He once told the class about a missionary trip he took to India. While he was there he met and befriended a local fellow who was a Buddhist. This man took Dr. Hooper around; showing him the sites and helping him get acquainted with the more