2014-09-14 - The Second Commandment
Idolatry creates some very strange thinking. And people have always worshiped idols, even recognizing the illogic of doing so. Aesop, whether intentionally, makes this point with his fable:
The Image of Mercury and the Carpenter
"I am the Lord; that is my name;
Introduction: We are going examine the second commandment, the call to avoid idolatry. We will consider the contemporary problem of Idolatry, and finally, we will examine how we make sure that Christ holds first place in our life.
The second commandment is a warning against idolatry. Idolatry is defined as " worship of idols. - excessive devotion to or reverence for some person or thing." An idol is defined as " an image of a god, used as an object of worship: sometimes applied to any heathen deity - any object of ardent or excessive devotion." I think you can already see how we maybe able to find a way to directly apply this commandment, but let's not jump the gun, for first we need to discuss the commandment itself.
To be continued.
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