From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I repent of my sins and turn to you. Like Like. Reblogged this on Jesus Christ Delivers and commented: Great article about idols, strong warning from another Christian.
Praise Jesus for saving and delivering us from this evil. God bless you and keep you. Like Liked by 1 person. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content. Nevius in China during the years from to The case of Mr. Merrill Unger, Demons in the World Today , In the following video is a man who prayed to the spirits for a son.
By considering our idols we recognize our gods. Thus, the pervasiveness of sexual imagery in American culture points to a goddess of sex playing a major role in America's pantheon Finally, it's my increasing conviction that the Second Commandment forbids imagery beyond simple representations of gods or God for this very reason--the human tendency toward idolatry is so powerful and pervasive that the very creation of images tends toward their worship.
How far this is true I don't yet know. I do fear that every image is at least potentially idolatrous. View the discussion thread. Jump to Navigation. Home Joe Bayly's books Amazon Contact us. Featured Posts Previous Pause Next. Baylyblog has moved: come visit our new home Related Posts How to define idolatry out of existence Idolatry: First Degree and Second Degree.
Atheists' Idols Reformed expositions of the Second Commandment Part A Few Thoughts on Video Worship Error message. This is made evident in Scripture in a variety of ways: First , Scripture routinely distinguishes between the sin of worshipping false gods and that of idolatry. Calvin says of the Israelite's praise of the calf Images need not be revered or formally worshipped to be idols. Moses warns the people at the end of his life: Deuteronomy "So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, 16 so that you do not act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth.
Idols draw men away from God to false gods. This is their timeless raison d'etre. William Ernest Hecking has said that all life is divided into work and worship; that which we do for ourselves and that which we let the higher than ourselves do. Men always have worshipped and men always will worship.
There is the ever present danger, however, that man will direct his worship drive into false channels. It is not so much downright atheism as strong, determined polytheism which impedes the progress of religion. The scripture furnishes numerous examples of this ever present tendency of man to substitute false gods for the One true God. When we move from the pages of the Bible to the scene of the modern world, we find this same tendency present in even greater proportions.
On every hand modern man has turned from the One true God of the universe to the worship of false gods round about him.
These false gods that modern men worship are numerous in number. I want to deal with three of them. Because of limited time, I will deal with only one of these false gods this morning. The other two will be discussed on the following two Sundays. Let us notice this morning how modern man has made a god of science. It was quite easy for modern man to put his ultimate faith in science because science had brought about such remarkable advances, such tangible and amazing victories.
He realized that man through his scientific genius had dwarfed distances and placed time in chains. He noticed the new comforts that had been brought about by science, from the vast improvements in communication to the elimination of many dread plagues and diseases. And so after noticing these astounding successes modern man ushered in a new god and a new religion. Individual scientist became the high priests, chemical and biological instrumants became sacramental agencies through which the invisible grace of the scientific god became visibly manifested, and scientific laboratories became the sanctuaries.
And so modern man dutifully worshipped at the shrine of the god of science. But today we are confronted with the tragic fact that the god of science which we so devoutly worshipped has brought about the possibility of universal annihilation, and so man today stands on the brink of atomic destruction aghast, panic-stricken and petrified. He realizes now that his greatest need is not science which is power, but wisdom which is control.
Doubtless some one has been saying, but is it not right to devote ourselves to scientific adventure? Is not science important for the progress of civilization? We saw thunder rolling over the clouds, and we made gods of thunder. We saw the waves of the sea crash into the coastline, and we made gods of water. There are other gods that never became quite as popular as Zeus and Poseidon. Like most Roman stories, her story begins with the god Janus trying to have sex with somebody. Then she used magical vanishing powers and tried to run away.
The best of bacons! The Norse knew that no religion was complete without divine bacon. Saehrimnir is the best-tasting pig in the universe—and the one that happens to have the worst life. The poor pig is awoken every night by the return of a group of drunken Vikings, who dump him into a vat of boiling water and hold a big feast. Then, in the morning, he comes back to life and gets killed again. According to the traditional beliefs of the Native American Innu people, spirits speak to the living.
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Save Save Save. Want to watch this again later? Though the gods are supposed to be watching out for the best interests of the people, their jealousy and pettiness are what ultimately decided the fate of the fighters in the Trojan War. High School or Mount Olympus? Paris and the Golden Apple, or how this all got started The human Paris, son of the King of Troy, is asked to do a most difficult thing Of course, Helen's already married, and this is how all the trouble in Troy starts.
On the Trojans' side Aphrodite is, of course, on the side of the Trojans in the war. Aphrodite saves Paris from Menelaus. On the Greeks' side Hera and Athena, of course, have a problem with Paris, since he didn't give them the apple. Athena counsels Achilles.
Try it risk-free No obligation, cancel anytime. Want to learn more? What about Zeus? Zeus ponders the outcome of the Trojan War. Lesson Summary Though they are supposed to be helping the humans, what we see in The Iliad is actually the pettiness of the gods when it comes to the Trojan War. His name was Alaka, and he was the son of Odediran. Odewale could no longer stay on his farm because he had spilled blood on it. Later, discussing with the queen, she told Odewale that when her husband died, Baba Fakunle said the he was killed by his own blood.
She also told him Baba Fakunle had said her first son would kill his father and marry his mother. He was disturbed and went to consult an Ifa priest who told him he was cursed, that he would kill his father and marry his mother. So he ran away to avoid this.
But Alaka then told him that the people he thought were his parents were not his real parents. Alaka told everyone how Odewale had been adopted by the people he thought were his parents.
They saw a man in the bush of Ipetu with a baby wrapped in white cloth like a sacrifice to the gods. They had pity on the baby and took him.Feb 09, · After all, they couldn’t worship gods who settled for the garbage we mortals eat. The gods needed divine food—and that’s where Saehrimnir comes in. Saehrimnir is the best-tasting pig in the universe—and the one that happens to have the worst life. Every night, the Norse gods boil Saehrimnir’s flesh and eat him.