GOD, THE BIBLE AND IDOLATRY
was is and will forever be a sin. But there is much more to idolatry than
simply worshipping idols.
Genesis 35:2--And Jacob said to his household
and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are
among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.
Exodus 20:3-6--“You shall have no other gods
before Me. 4
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything
that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the
water under the earth; 5 you
shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
For I, the LORD your God,
am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6 but showing mercy to thousands,
to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Exodus 20:23--You shall not make anything
to be with Me—gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not make for
Exodus 23:24--You shall not bow down to
their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; but you shall
utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred
Exodus 34:17--“You shall make no molded gods
Leviticus 19:4--‘Do not turn to idols, nor make
for yourselves molded gods: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 26:1--Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing
image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down
unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 12:1--“These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to
observe in the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you to
possess, all the days that you live on the earth.
2 You shall utterly destroy all
the places where the nations which you shall dispossess served their gods,
on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
3 And you shall destroy their
altars, break their sacred pillars, and burn their wooden images with
fire; you shall cut down the carved images of their gods and destroy their
names from that place. 4 You
shall not worship the LORD your God with such things.
Deuteronomy 17:2-5--“If there is found among you,
within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, a man or a woman
who has been wicked in the sight of the LORD your God, in transgressing His
covenant, 3 who has gone and
served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the
host of heaven, which I have not commanded,
4 and it is told you, and you
hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is
indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed
in Israel, 5 then you shall bring
out to your gates that man or woman who has committed that wicked thing, and
shall stone to death that man or woman with stones.
Deuteronomy 7:5-6--But thus you shall deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break
down their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images,
and burn their carved images with fire.
Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to
destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for
it is an accursed thing.
Deuteronomy 7:25--You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not
covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for
yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the
LORD your God.
Numbers 33:52--then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you,
destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their molded images, and
demolish all their high places;
Psalm 97:7--Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of
idols: worship him, all ye gods.
Isaiah 2:20--In that day a man will cast
away his idols of silver
And his idols of gold,
Which they made, each for himself to worship,
To the moles and bats,
Isaiah 17:7--In that day a man will look to
And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
8 He will
not look to the altars,
The work of his hands;
He will not respect what his fingers have made,
Nor the wooden images nor the incense
2 Chronicles 24:18--And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves
and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.
Acts 17:16--Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him,
when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14--Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
Galatians 5:20--Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20
witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,
therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness,
inordinate affection, evil concupiscence,
and covetousness, which is idolatry:
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