More on idolatry...isn't this FUN?!???
Here is a quote from Tertullian, one of the first theologians and apologists of the Church. It is a quote referenced by our pastor in his sermons the past two weeks. The idea here has really stayed with me, and given me much food for thought.
"The principle crime of the human race, the highest guilt charged upon the world, the whole procuring cause of judgment, is idolatry. For although each individual sin retains its own proper feature, although it is destined to judgment under its own proper name also, yet they all fall under the general heading of idolatry...(All murder and adultery, for example, are idolatry, for they arise because something is loved more than God - yet, in turn, all idolatry is murder because it assaults God, and all idolatry is adultery for it is unfaithfulness to God.) Thus it comes to pass, that in idolatry all crimes are detected, and in all crimes idolatry."
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Let's just get personal. What idols are in your life? What good things are you tempted to make into ultimate things?
Talk amongst yourselves.