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No More Idols

I've never worshiped an idol. I've never bowed down to a statue or offered sacrifices to a foreign god. I've never set up a shrine to anyone or anything. I've never carved or chiseled an image to represent a deity. But I'm an idolater. And so are you, probably.

Reflections on "Jesus Manifesto," pt. 2

Chapter 1: The Occupation of All Things Read over this passage slowly. 15   He is the image of the invisible God,     the firstborn over ALL creation;      16  because by Him EVERYTHING  was created,     in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible,     whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—     ALL THINGS have been created through Him and for Him.      17  He is before ALL THINGS , and by Him ALL THINGS  hold together.      18  He is also the head of the body, the church;     He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,     so that He might come to have first place in EVERYTHING .      19  For God was pleased [to have] ALL  His fullness dwell in Him,      20  and through Him to reconcile EVERYTHING to Himself     by making peace through the blood of His cross —     whether things on earth or things in heaven. Colossians 1:15-20, HCSB (emphasis added) Notice a theme? These are some BOLD  claims Paul is making. Everything we see, taste, touch, he