The Attraction of Idolatry
We know as Christians, on an intellectual level, that we have idols—be it family, food, football or whatever. But to see the allure of idolatry can be hard for those of us in the Western world.That’s why I appreciate the points laid out by Doug Stuart in his Exodus commentary (450-54). Stuart suggests nine reasons idolatry was attractive to the Israelites and in the cultures of the Ancient Near East.
1. It was guaranteed. If you do the right incantation, you get the right results. Just say the right words and the gods show up. Who wouldn’t want that?
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7/25/2019 11:34:58 pm
I rarely get attracted to people, that is just the way that I am. Whenever I get attracted to someone, I feel like my entire life will just end. There were times when I got too attracted to others, and it was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Maybe it is just part of being attracted, but I do not want to get hurt ever again. If there comes a time when I get attracted again, I hope that it makes me happy.
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