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Idol Worship

Updated on July 10, 2010

Idolatry is usually defined as worship of any cult image, idea, or object , as opposed to the worship of a monothestic God. It is considered a major sin in the Abrahamic religions whereas in religions where such activity is not considered a sin, the term "idolatry" itself is absent. Which images, ideas, and objects, constitute idolatry, and which constitute reasonable worship, is a matter of contention with some religious authorities and groups using the term to describe certain other religions apart from their own (sometimes resulting in iconoclasm).

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Idol Worship

Most people think that just because they don't have statues in there home and bow down to them, that they don't worship idols. I remember reading a book by David Wilkerson-(I believe it was published in the 70's), called "The Vision". In it the author states that we all have idols in our homes. What?? No, we don't.....He was talking about the television. He said, "If it's not an idol - then why is all your furniture facing it?". It's true! It is usually the main focus in a room. It really made me think. How much time do we spend in front of the TV? I'm pretty sure I spend way too much time watching it.

For some people it is easier to give money to the Lord and that's great, but what about time? If we were asked to tithe 10% percent of our time would we cut it?......Just something I was thinking about.

How many hours a week do watch tv?

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      paul bee 

      8 years ago

      Great video, love that sort of illistration, there are so many different types of idols in todays society, yet the most damaging one is unseen, silent, woven intricately by the enemy, tracked always, bugged, always active in covert operations,it is close to our heart, it has in its mind, our best intrest and is the devils most powerful idol in this world, how many times a day have we chosen it over God, since the garden it has been the idol of choice and still it rages war, this idol has power and speakes blasphemey at will, it trys to distort the word and clothed in stealth it infiltrates the church with its views and when left to reign is an abomination that dares to stand in the sanctuary and raise its head in definance, the Bible has pointed it out, and even given him a number, such is the number of man, the idol of Self. Just as with the calf this idol must also be smashed with the Word. The journey of death is a hard one, recognise it, embrace it choose it. take up your cross and follow our Beautiful and wonderful Saviour, as from one tree the self idol was born, so on another it must also die.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Sky321, Very good insightful hub! Great video choice to further make an excellent point! Thank you for sharing, very good presentation! In His love & Blessings!

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      My God is a jealous God.

      Thou shall not have any gods or graven images.

      Thus sayeth the Lord My God. How True!

      Brother Dave.

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      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Most people copy, immulate, and try to be like somebody, or they hold some entertainer or star up above themselves. I don't watch much TV, especially reality TV, where there is no real talent most of the time, just a group of nobodies jockying for position. Some worship performer idols, while for some, fame is the idol of worship. Interesting hub.

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      8 years ago


    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you and I'm glad you like it. You always have encouraging things to say!

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      8 years ago

      So very true and I love the video, it never ceases to amaze me at the hype over sports...I often wonder what would happen if Jesus walked into a stadium...what would happen then....well written



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