“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21).
“Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you
today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods
of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such
bitter poison” (Deuteronomy 29:18).
John and Moses, fourteen hundred years apart, warned against
turning to idols. The warning is needed today among evangelicals.
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other
name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
This verse should be memorized by all Christians everywhere.
Present-day turning to idols starts with relativism, then
adjusting to the world to reach the world, then syncretism, then idolatry.
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