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Destroying the High Places: What Altar Do You Have in Your Heart?

One of the subjects consistently addressed throughout the Bible is idolatry. References abound in connection with Israel’s struggle with the gods of their neighbors, gods that could be seen, as opposed to their invisible Yahweh. Time and time again, the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Sower: The Fifth Thorn: The Pleasures of This Life

The fifth and final thorn in the Parable of the Sower is the “pleasures of this life.” The Greek word for “pleasures” is “hedone” which means delight, pleasurable sensation, and sensual pleasures. Hedone is pure self-indulgence and lack of control … Continue reading

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Idolatry: The Principle Crime of the Human Race, Part 6: The Turning of the Heart

The Turning of the Heart One vitally important truth the Bible continually illustrates is how quickly the heart can turn after idols. It often is very subtle where we don’t even realize our heart is turning away from God to … Continue reading

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Idolatry: The Principle Crime of the Human Race, Part 5: The Spirit of Baal-the Counterfeit Yahweh

Dee Brestin in Idol Lies: Facing the Truth about Our Deepest Desires says: The mighty wind is awakening God’s slumbering children to see what has kept them from transformation. The first step is to see the treacherous stones lurking beneath the … Continue reading

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Idolatry: The Principal Crime of the Human Race, Part 4, Golden Calf Disease

We Become What We Worship God wants us to get our identity from Him alone. He has uniquely designed each one of us to bear His glorious image to this lost and dying world. We cannot gain our true identity … Continue reading

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Idolatry: The Principal Crime of the Human Race, Part 3

Jeremiah’s Indictment against Idolatry among God’s Chosen Listen to the heart-rending words of God to His people. This is what the Lord says: “What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed … Continue reading

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Idolatry: The Principle Crime of the Human Race, Part 1

There is no more important topic in the study of the heart than idolatry. Idols have more influence on the condition of the heart than any other thing in the world. The Bible is full of examples of people who … Continue reading

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