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Idolatry Is Idolatry

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IF the reader was the most powerful being that ever has been, the reader would no doubt would grow agitated whenever someone would spin a tale downplaying the reader’s abilities.

Wouldn’t you?

This is what IDOLATRY basically does:  it downplays the value of God Almighty and exalts an image of wood, metal or some other created material until–in the idolater’s mind, at least–it reaches a level where this base creation of man (who is a creation of God) is worshiped like the God of the Bible SHOULD be.

IDOLATRY is one behavior which really riles up God–particularly in the last days, when God’s creation should be preparing for a FINAL accounting and judgment.

God might even be especially perturbed by man’s efforts to re-make idolatry into something completely different.

As has been happening for the last twenty years or so in the churches.

The Bible calls a spade a spade: God’s Word is VERY clear about how idolatry in the last days will work.

” And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
–Revelation 13:13-15

IDOLATRY is the fashioning of a material into an image, statue or likeness and then WORSHIPING that image AS THOUGH IT WAS GOD.

There are any number of Bible verses which confirm this.

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk“
–Revelation 9:20

“For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.”
–Isaiah 31:7

And there will be a good deal of idolatry–old-fashioned, lets-make-an-image-of-a-gold-calf-or-two idol woship happening during the last days.

God’s Word declares it to be so.

Many who do NOT know God’s Word very well have heard of 666 and the mark of the beast.  Because of mass indoctrination, very FEW associate this identifying end times mark with IDOL WORSHIP.

But it is.

666 (the mark of the beast) is a sort of receipt given to all those who worship the RIGHT way: that of bowing down to an image of the beast. This ‘receipt’ (the receiving of the mark in the forehead or right hand) allows the recipient to buy and sell.

Oh, and also to continue living for a little while longer.

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

–Revelation 13:15-17

IN FACT, practically EVER TIME “mark of the beast” is mentioned in God’s Word, the fact the mark is associated with worshiping an idol is ALSO mentioned.

“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”
–Revelation 16:1-2

“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
–Revelation 14:9-11

As stated earlier in this piece, there has been a LOT of indoctrination to turn idol worship into something else.

It’s important to establish what is and what is not idolatry. This is important as false teachers, false religions, false apostles and others deceitful workers have worked tirelessly over the years to muddy the waters about what constitutes idolatry.

The dictionary (or man’s definition) of idolatry is as follows.

“Idolatry is the worship of an idol or a physical object as a representation of a god.”

In other words, the worship of a physical object that is seen and can be touched in the place of something that cannot be seen or touched.

The Bible repeatedly records what God has declared idolatry is. THIS is the only definition which counts.

God is VERY specific what constitutes an idol. The reader should be able to pick up a few characteristics which God uses to describe what an idol is in the following selections.

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them”
–Exodus 20:4-5

“Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.”
–Leviticus 26:1

End Times IDOLATRY: What is Idolatry?

In other words:

IDOLATRY IS IDOLATRY.

IDOL WORSHIP IS THE WORSHIPING OF AN IDOL.

These are VERY important points for the reader to keep in mind during the last days. 

False teachers try to blur the very clear lines God has set up for idolatry by claiming there is something called “modern idolatry.” They confuse idolatry with the things of this world: self love, self divinity, pride. Some claim football and other past times are idols.

Some so-called “Christian” writers confuse straw men with idols. They offer the reader something different than what God declares an idol to be–and then they knock that ‘something else’ over.

One website said “An idol is any person, object or activity you give a higher priority in your life than a relationship with God.”

This appears to have been manufactured by the person writing the piece. There is nothing in the Bible to support this definition of idolatry. There is nothing in the Bible to support that a person can be an idol.

Though not referring to Ephesians and Colossians, these folks sometimes reference pursuit of material wealth and the things of this world as well.

While none of these activities are godly, and ALL can be associated with sin, they are NOT idolatry (with the exception of covetousness and stubbornness).

End Times IDOLATRY: What is Idolatry?

IDOLATRY will be presented as SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROM IDOL WORSHIP.

No doubt, modern man will copy the ancient Israelites in calling their idol something else besides an idol.

The ancient Hebrews called their idol of the golden calf “the god that brought them out of Egypt.”

“And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
–Exodus 32:4

[NOTE: There are two instances in God’s Word where idolatry IS identified with other sins.  Covetousness is one sin, stubbornness is another.

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:”
–Colossians 3:5

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”
–1SAMUEL 15:23

Otherwise, IDOLATRY consists of fashioning and worshiping an IDOL.]

Regardless what the reader may be told in the future regarding idols, showing reverence to idols and bowing down to idols: IDOL WORSHIP IS IDOL WORSHIP.

To engage in idol worship, one must have both an idol and worshipers.

And idol worship is IDOLATRY which is STRICTLY forbidden by God’s Word.

MORE: End Times IDOLATRY: What is Idolatry?

DOES the reader believe he is too smart to worship idols?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 11, 2021.]

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