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Idolatry

Outline

 

1. Forbidden by the First Commandment

2. Punishable by Death

3. The Foolishness of Idol Worship

4. Disobeying a King's Decree

5. An Apostolic Injunction

 

1. Forbidden by the First Commandment

 

Exodus 20:3-5 “You must not have any other god but me.  4 “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. 5 You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.

 

2. Punishable by Death

 

Deuteronomy 13:10 Stone the guilty ones to death because they have tried to draw you away from the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of slavery.

 

3. The Foolishness of Idol Worship

 

1 Kings 18:27 About noontime Elijah began mocking them. “You’ll have to shout louder,” he scoffed, “for surely he is a god! Perhaps he is daydreaming, or is relieving himself. Or maybe he is away on a trip, or is asleep and needs to be wakened!”

 

4. Disobeying a King's Decree

 

Daniel 3:17-18 f we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

 

5. An Apostolic Injunction

 

1 Corinthians 10:14 So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.

 

1 Corinthians 10:20 No, not at all. I am saying that these sacrifices are offered to demons, not to God. And I don’t want you to participate with demons.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/04/2010