Sarna on Idols (The 2nd Commandment)

 This is a fantastic explanation of Exodus 20.4 by Jewish scholar Nahum Sarna. "The revolutionary Israelite concept of God entails his being wholly separate from the world of his creation and wholly other than what the human mind can conceive or the human imagination depict.  Therefore, any material representation of divinity is prohibited, a proscription elaborated… Continue reading Sarna on Idols (The 2nd Commandment)

Busy Making Gods (Or The Idol Business)

   In Tell it Slant, Eugene Peterson has a great section on how we are prone to idolatry (from pages 150-151). "We don't come to God; God comes to us.  ... But we don't want God.  The well-documented evidence is that we want to be our own gods.  The evidence piles up from every continent… Continue reading Busy Making Gods (Or The Idol Business)

You Are The Treasure That I Seek

   Here is another one of those short, to the point, and solid devotional type books that is good for any Christian to read: You Are the Treasure That I Seek: But There's A Lot of Cool Stuff Out There, Lord! by Greg Dutcher.  It is just over 100 pages (plus appendix A and B) and… Continue reading You Are The Treasure That I Seek

Idols

What is an idol? "It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give." "A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would feel… Continue reading Idols

Idols of Religion

   Update: In recent weeks (Nov-Dec 2011) Mark Driscoll has gone on record with some explicit claims of continuing revelation. We appreciate Driscoll's ability to formulate and teach a few aspects of Reformed theology quite well, but we do not in any way agree with the notion that God continues to reveal himself to us… Continue reading Idols of Religion