No Other Gods
By Debra Torres
I could feel the little silver cross hanging from my neck as I drove my kids up North to see some relatives last week.
I loved my little cross and I had just started wearing it regularly. To me, it represented my faith and touching it there from time to time reminded me of it and brought me comfort.
But as we drove down the road, a speaker came on the Christian radio station that challenged me to be careful of my perspective of my necklace, or any other material representation of God for that matter.
Now I know that sounds kind of weird. It’s just a cross and it means something powerful right? But what I learned from Chip Ingram of the Living on the Edge radio broadcast ministry is that ...
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7/30/2013 12:11:41 pm
This may sound a bit corny but, idol worship is in the mind of the beholder. Just having a crucifix has nothing to do with idol worship. Now if that person was going around praying to it or even to some bracelet with pictures of Jesus on it, then they are placing the "faith" in the wrong place. It's sort of like the veneration of relics. These pieces of antiquity may be nice to have but they don't deserve any kind of worship. If any body expects to gain any sort of salvation or "help" from these things then that is idol worship.
7/30/2013 03:59:10 pm
So if your cross reminds you of God, is 'that' reducing God?
7/30/2013 04:02:02 pm
I think Christians have a bigger problem with making other things their God(s) Like food, entertainment, anything that they put before God.
7/31/2013 02:43:04 am
If you ask me the majority of Americans today have made idols out of their smart phones. They have become food, drink and oxygen for too many. A friend of mine sent me an email with little sayings on how it would be if we treated our phones like our Bibles i.e. always carrying them with us and taking them out when we need to communicate. Makes a lot of sense to me!
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