Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christian Mythology: 9. Idolatry – Myth: 9. The idols of the Bible aren’t around anymore

If we don't see the golden calves, the Ashdarods, and the other idols of the Old Testament around anymore, then what's left? Sometimes when God speaks in parables the plain truth glares as well. Look at Psalm 115:8 and Psalm 135:18 - "They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them." Compare this with Genesis 3:22 - "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us...." What is the connection?

When the sin nature came upon us through Adam, we became gods. With the knowledge of good and evil came the will do live, think, and believe as we see fit. We no longer desire or need God for what we believe we can do for ourselves. In effect, we became idols to ourselves. We are like the things we create in expression of our idolatry. The effects are devastating.

Examine Isaiah 6:9-10. This short passage is reiterated three times in the New Testament in Matthew 13:13-15, Mark 4:11-12, and Acts 28:26-27. Jesus spoke in parables but sometimes the truth glared right in our eyes. We can't see because our eyes became blind to anyone or anything but our SELVES. Sometimes the truth rang right in our ears. We can't hear because our ears became deaf to anyone or anything but our SELVES.

We are the idols. We have been around since day six of the beginning.

We don't need to be cured of the idols of our hands. They are deaf, dumb, and blind. We are living souls, created in the image of God. He desires to put our god-self-idols to death through the death of Jesus Christ. That is the only way we can become one with God again.

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