Saturday, December 07, 2019

The Subtlety of Idolatry


We need to beware of the sin of idolatry. When a sinner creates a god in his mind, it opens the door to unrestrained sin. It is fashioned so as to not stir his conscience. His god is a god who has no moral dictates or threats of judgment. A. W. Tozer wrote, "God's justice stands forever against the sinner in utter severity. The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions. It hushes their fears and allows them to practice all pleasant forms of iniquity while death draws every day nearer and the command to repent goes unregarded. As responsible moral beings, we dare not so trifle with our eternal future. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.