Written on September 28th, 2004 - 2:18AM Last Updated: October 3rd, 2004 - 3:23AM
The core of idolatry is the core of sin—the rejection of truth for a lie.
Instead of serving Yahweh, who made us for this very purpose, we choose to serve an outward form of our choosing.
Whether it is something that He has made, such as the sun, moon or stars (Job 31:26-28), people (Matthew 10:37), or material possessions (Proverbs 30:9), or whether it is something we have constructed from his creation, such as fame, power, or physical idols of gold, silver, metals and wood, it is something with an outward appearance or image. In fact, all these things praise Him (Psalms 148:3), as should we.
Lord Yahweh has revealed that He has no form—no one can look upon Him (Deuteronomy 4:12-16). This is why He has told us to not make any idol for ourselves, to also worship. It is folly because it goes against the truth that only He is Creator and only He has power over His creation. The images (idols) that we serve in His place have no power over us, and we have no duty to serve them.
There you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. (Deuteronomy 4:28)
Thus, idolatry is very simply a rejection of truth and the acting out of a lie. It is, at is very core, sin.
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The Good Message
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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