Idolatry. Written by Manashantii Thursday 22nd November 2018. This is an incomplete article, please check at a later date for the completed work.
Idolatry is when you put people and things before God. Do not make your relationship(s) or money or work into an idol; obsession with material things and worldly pleasures is idolatry. Prioritise God like your desire for food and seek God’s word like you prioritise water, yes hunger and thirst for God and His Word which is the Holy Bible and praise God always; doing these things will help you to have a healthy soul and spirit.
In Deuteronomy 6v5 reads the following :- And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might. Leviticus 19v18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. Jesus Christ quotes this saying in Matthew 22v37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all thy soul, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. and in Luke 10v27 He says “Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” also in Mark 12v30 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and all thy soul and with all thy strength : this is the first commandment.
We are to love God more than ourselves and we are to love our neighbour equally as we love ourselves. 2 Timothy 3v1-5 says ” 1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents and unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection, truce-breakers false accussers incontinent fierce despisers of those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ; 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. ”
Matthew 5v6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
The Holy Bible says worshipping idols or worshipping in front of idols is a sin and is idolatry. The consequence of sin is that it creates curses. God hates idolatry. There are so many Bible verses about how God detests idolatry, especially in the Old Testament and quite a few in the New Testament.
Following false religion is idolatry.