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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 15:29 v. 20;; 1 Cor. 8:1-13. Acts 17:16; Rom. 1:25; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; 1 Cor. 10:14, 20 vs. 21,22.; 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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