What is the definition of idolatry?


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The definition of idolatry, according to Webster, is "the worship of idols or excessive devotion to, or reverence for some person or thing." An idol is anything that replaces the one, true God. The...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Idolatry is worshipping anything that ought to be used or using anything that ought to be worshipped. - Augustine
Today’s idols are more in the self than on the shelf.
That for which I would give anything and accept nothing in exchange is the most important thing in my life. Whatever that is is my god. Cf. Isa. 44:6-20. - J. McMath

Denunciations Against
Ex. 20:3-6, 23 Deut. 5:7-9. Acts 15:20, 29; 1 Cor. 8:1-13. Acts 17:16; Rom. 1:25; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; 1 Cor. 10:14, 20-22.; 1 John 5:21; Rev. 21:8 
Warnings Against, and Punishments of
Jer. 17:1-6
-- Trusting people, possessions or positions to do for me what only God can do. Jer. 17:5 - B. Gothard
Even earlier than the Babylonian exile the Hebrew prophets taught that Yahweh was not only superior to all other gods but reigned alone as God, other deities being nonentities (Isa 44:9-20).

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