idolatry

When Ministry Becomes Idolatry

When Ministry Becomes Idolatry

Idolatry hides behind phrases such as my calling, my ministry, and my gifting. What a travesty it would be at the end of our journey to find that vainglory deceived us and coveting misled us. Idolatry is putting anything before God, and coveting is desiring what others have. Both have infiltrated the rank and file of the church.

Christians Must Reject Idols

Christians Must Reject Idols

Romans 1:22-23 says that we make a foolish exchange. We replace worshipping the Creator with the impressive stuff he created: “Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles” (NLT).

Why I Disagree with John MacArthur: I Would Fight for Religious Freedom

Why I Disagree with John MacArthur: I Would Fight for Religious Freedom

Promoting religious freedom is not idolatry. “The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself” (C.H. Spurgeon).

John MacArthur Urges Christians Not to Support Religious Freedom: 'I Won't Fight for Idolatry'

John MacArthur Urges Christians Not to Support Religious Freedom: 'I Won't Fight for Idolatry'

In his recent State of the Church address, Pastor John MacArthur argued that he could not fight for religious freedom because it encourages idolatry.

Idol or Sculpture? Gold Statue of Trump at CPAC Draws Comparisons to Golden Calf

Idol or Sculpture? Gold Statue of Trump at CPAC Draws Comparisons to Golden Calf

A giant gold statue of former President Donald Trump sparked controversy this week and left many asking, is this art or idol worship?

Britney Spears Is Not a Thing (She's a Person)

Britney Spears Is Not a Thing (She's a Person)

Celebrity-ism is as much a problem in the Church as out. We can be grateful for YouTube access to the teachings, articles, and sermons of our favorite pastors and for the inspiration from our favorite Christian authors or artists through Instagram. But are we idolizing? Are we angry if they say something we don’t like, commenting as if they’re not real people or as if their job is always to agree with us? Do we assume a level of intimacy that is not appropriate with someone we actually don’t know? Do we use them to replace local churches or to provide spiritual authority in our lives, when that is not their place nor role?

'God Is Challenging Us to Not Idolize' America and Politics, Lecrae Urges

'God Is Challenging Us to Not Idolize' America and Politics, Lecrae Urges

Christian singer and rapper Lecrae recently took to Instagram to remind Christians not to make politics and politicians idols.

Wrestler Hulk Hogan Says God Is Using Pandemic to Tear Down Idols, Strengthen Relationships with Christ

Wrestler Hulk Hogan Says God Is Using Pandemic to Tear Down Idols, Strengthen Relationships with Christ

Wrestling star Hulk Hogan wrote on social media this week that God is using the coronavirus pandemic to tear down our idols and bring people back to Christ.