Glittering Follies (superficially attractive foolishness)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

No Room for Idols

We may not have the grand altars of Pergamum outside our doors, but idolatry is prevalent in our culture today. Can we be devoted to Christ and still occasionally enjoy our idols?


...the fundamental difference in the principles embodied in the historic creeds of Christendom and those of our modern secret orders has not been clearly thought out is indicated by the fact that many pledge themselves to both. There are lodge men who, in the churches, subscribe to the doctrine that ‘We are accounted righteous before God only for the merit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by faith and not for our own works or deservings,’ and enthusiastically assent to the following declaration: ‘Although our thoughts, words and actions may be hidden from the eyes of men, yet that All-Seeing Eye whom the sun, moon and stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions) pervades the inmost recesses of the human-heart, and will reward us according to our merits.
Elijah A. Coil

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