IDOL WORSHIPPING IN MODERN TIMES? Isn’t that an archaic idea or not?- S.N.Strutt 29/09/18
Why is it wrong to worship graven
images? Wow! Now that is a very big topic. What is an Idol? It is something that people put before worshipping God Himself.
What do most people today give most of their attention to? Is it not the god Mammon?
Most of their decisions rotate around money worship and acquiring both money and things rather than to
trust God for their needs as God’s Word clearly states. Ph 4.19 ‘My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus’.
So, Mammon is
a very big IDOL today. Spiritually speaking, there are DEMONS behind the IDOLS, so that excessively doing anything that becomes an obsession or an addiction is IDOL worshipping, and is most definitely influenced by demons, to the point that people
today are worshipping Idols and the Demons behind them. Under these circumstances unless you are protected by Salvation through Jesus, then you could get demon-possessed by one of these demons if you don’t watch out!
Before the Great Flood these Demons were physically visible as the giants and demi-gods of old. After they died they became the disembodied spirits of the giants and have been plaguing mankind ever since.
thing that the nations worship is WAR and the various gods of War and Destruction. Second to War is SPORTS worship. The U.S.A spends more than half of it’s national yearly budget on weapons of war which destroy other nations in order
to make more money and to control and enslave the nations. Modern people inadvertently have become Idol worshippers and the worst thing is they don’t even realize it!
Man’s Religions are
another IDOL where people put $ billions into useless buildings which could have been used to feed the poor of the nations or to send missionaries out to poorer
countries to tell them about Jesus.
God never asked people to build expensive religious buildings. What God said was to take care of others, not waste $ billions that could be used to help millions of less fortunate
peoples around the world.
ISA.66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build
unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
ISA.66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
God’s commandments are few, as Jesus clearly stated in Matthew
22.3-40 & in fact are just two-fold:
1) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all of thy heart, all of they mind and all of thy spirit & all your strength.
2) Thou shalt love they neighbour as thyself
THE IDOL-WORSHIPPING of organized religions.
Why is it wrong to worship buildings
as in the case of false organized religions such as Christian churches, Jewish synagogues and Moslem Mosques etc? Again, as with the Idol of Mammon worship, it is stated in the Bible ‘You cannot worship God and Mammon’. Religious buildings are
generally halls of Mammon worship and are generally, spiritually dead places. Why? Because God certainly doesn’t live there
as He never asked for religious buildings, icons in the form of famous paintings, statues and other very expensive idols and talismans right inside the churches (Especially the Catholic churches).
ACT.7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet (Isaiah).
Jesus said, ‘Give
all that thou hast and give it to the poor and come thou and follow Me.
MAT.19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
MAT.19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The truth be known the religions of man are used by the ‘Powers that
be’ to control the masses to keep them subservient to Mammon and not God.
Today in modern times unbeknownst to most people there are more IDOLS than ever before. Look how much time young people spend
on X-Boxes, Play-stations and I-Phones. Not to mention the serious misuse of both DRUGS and ALCOHOL. I have mentioned but a few of the IDOLS that people truly worship today!
In general I would say that whatever people put BEFORE God has become their IDOL!
TRUTH ABOUT MANY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TODAY? THEY HAVE ALMOST TOTALLY LOST THE PLOT!
MAR.16:15 And he said unto them, ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
From what I have seen in visiting churches in the UK, many of them no longer represent the teachings of Jesus Christ, but
unfortunately many of the churches have just become claptraps that use Christianity and its appeal to rake in the money; by first of all softening the people up with some lullaby music that has no conviction, followed
by a sermon with a couple of Bible verses each week. Hardly more than enough spiritual food to feed a spiritual mouse, if such a thing existed!. Then promising them that they ‘the faithful’
of that particular church, will see future eternal bliss as long as they faithfully tithe to the church; & faithfully go to their particular church every Sunday without fail, or they might go to Hell if they aren’t faithful & incur God’s
Wrath. Well at least that is their attitude! Some of the churches even instil fear into their parishioners, if they don’t do exactly what he church teaches; again, it is all about control!
Jesus himself ever say it was necessary to go to a church building? He never did! The original word ‘church’ comes from the Greek word Ecclesia meaning the ‘called out’
ones. The real meaning of ‘church’ is not a building at all but the ‘true believers’. We as collective believers from all denominations who truly love Jesus and His Word are not limited
to any buildings.
Personally, I feel more contact with God and Jesus by going out in the nature and praying to God by myself than going to a confusing church service.
I wish all the religions would sell all of their buildings and properties
and do exactly what Jesus commanded in the first place: ‘Go, and forsake all that thou hast, give to the poor and come and follow me’.
LUK.14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
was spoken to a rich young man who unfortunately went away sorrowing as he had too many riches to forsake.
So many churches now teach the easier doctrine of ABUNDANCE that if Christians are ‘blessed
by God’, then they should be rich, wealthy and have everything.
This erroneous teaching is directly contrary to original Christian teachings. So, in effect the churches are teaching
their people to follow hard after Mammon, instead of to totally trust God for their needs according to Jesus’s teachings.
They spend most of their money on buildings, instead of teaching others about Jesus
and teaching God’s Word and ‘making disciples’ of all nations.
Making disciples means teaching people how to live like Christ did i.e sacrificing and living for both the Love of God and
to truly love others. I have been shocked by the practices of churches where they don’t even read the Bible anymore and certainly don’t promote God’s Word, but mostly their particular specific religious doctrines, which when you
analysis them thoroughly, you come to realize that the churches are NOT interested in their parishioners getting stronger in the spirit by reading more of God’s Word.
Each church hierarchy is like a dictatorship with no room to interject any new ideas.
They don’t want each and every parishioner to develop a strong relationship with both
Jesus, God and His Holy Spirit.
Why? Because that would mean that each Christian would be able to stand on his own feet spiritually and probably won’t have any further need for archaic, dry and boring
religious churches, who are obviously going nowhere spiritually speaking, but are mostly interested in promoting Mammon worship.
I myself recently literally got thrown out of a church, when I was trying to read
to them about Bible prophecy right out of their own Bibles. I realize now that they don’t believe that Bible prophecy has any real meaning or interpretation but is supposed to be looked upon as mere poems with no meaning.
How blind the churches in general have become! Why? Because they have refused to face the facts and continue to play the game of going to church, when that is not where God Himself is going, and it was not what He commanded Christians
I predict that most of the current churches will all fall apart within a few years as they no longer have the ballast of God’s living Words to keep them both alive and united in the Lord’s
The false religions of man, of which ‘Churchianity’ as I call it, or False Christianity are the worst examples, as they should know better, but generally deliberately blind
themselves to the truth of the real Gospel of Jesus Christ which involves humility and real dedication to Christ, and instead as they would prefer to be rich and popular and accepted, instead of poor and persecuted and not received by most people; these churces
are perfectly described in the Book of Revelations in chapter 17 &18 which shows false religions as a Great Whore, and Mother of Harlots. Notice that according to Revelations 17-18 all the false religions will be eliminated
by the Anti-Christ when he comes to power. Even the Devil in the form of the Anti-Christ will be used by God Himself to perform some of His Word: God Himself will finally take vengeance on the FALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS and utterly
‘burn them with fire’
REV.17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
ARE TOO RIGHT IN STATING THAT RELIGION IS THE OPIATE OF THE PEOPLE! EXACTLY THAT, A HORRIBLE DRUG WHICH PUTS MOST OF THE CHURCHES IN THE WEST TO SLEEP AND TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS TO THE CONDITIONS IN THE WHOLE WORLD AROUND THEM AND TOTALLY UNCONCERNED ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF OTHERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES LESS FORTUNATE