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Published by Judson Press in Valley Forge [Pa.] .
Written in English


  • Church.,
  • Institutionalism (Religion)

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Includes bibliographical references.

LC ClassificationsBV600.2 .C338
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p.
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5295591M
ISBN 100817005641
LC Control Number72075356

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out of 5 stars "As we risk idolatry, we also risk non-idolatry" Reviewed in the United States on J More than half century ago I turned to the history of ideas as a way of probing the presuppositions of the ideas that are most near and dear to us. After reading this volume, I realize that when we fail to plummet the depths of Cited by: 1.   Enjoying anything but Christ (like his good gifts) runs the inevitable risk of magnifying the gift over the Giver. One evidence that idolatry is not happening is the earnest desire that this not happen. Enjoyment is becoming idolatrous when it is not working a deeper capacity for . Addiction & Idolatry. In his excellent book on the subject of power (Playing God), author Andy Crouch describes the connection between idolatry and addiction:In modern, secular societies perhaps the clearest example of idolatry is the pattern we call addiction. Christianity is NOT a Book-religion. making the Bible into a physical idol. The reverence that many Christians attach to the book is dangerously close to idolatry of the Bible. there has been the counteractive risk whereby the natural propensity of man tends to develop absolutism and textualism and legalism, and thus to allow.

This book was incredible. Beale can be a little difficult to read, but only on account of his thoroughness. He argues his case very well. Beware, however, for this isn't truly "A Biblical Theology of Idolatry" as the subtitle would lead you to believe, rather, it's a "A Biblical Theology of Idolatry's Effect."/5.   Spiritual adultery includes any form of idolatry. In the Old Testament, the children of Israel tried to mix the worship of other gods such as Baal with that of .   In his book, The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life, Yet, as with anything, the risk of idolatry exists. The helicopter parent is at risk of “making” an idol by pouring all effort into shaping the perfect child. A further danger is the temptation to believe that the success of a parent is somehow wrapped up in the success of the child.   The 2 biggest risk for Christians when the Lord comes back for His Bride is for them: Being lukewarm (Revelations ) or; Having the Lord say “ I never knew you ” (Matthew ).; This is a subject that many don’t hear preached often from the pulpit, but it is something that all should be cognizant of because of the major risks & implications involved.

The story begins with a famine “in the days when the judges ruled” (Ruth ). This was a time when the people of Israel had abandoned God’s ways and fallen into idolatry, horrific social conditions, and a disastrous civil war, as told in the chapters of Judges immediately .   Book/Film Reviews () A Course in Miracles (4) Book/Music Excerpts () JESUS CALLING (69) THE SHACK (61) CHILDREN AT RISK! () Abortion (56) Child Abuse (80) Children and Homosexuality (27) Children and Meditation (90) Education (51) Homeschooling at Risk (28) Kids and the Occult (19) Transgenderism (79) Christian Organizations ().   The definition offered above is adapted from his book on idolatry, titled We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry. Within the book, an idol is variously defined as “whatever your heart clings to for ultimate security” and “[w]hatever is substituted for God as an object of desire” (pages 17 and , respectively). Perseverance and the Science of Resilience in Trials. by Rick Avent. On the other hand, unrealistic optimists tend to overestimate their ability, underestimate their risk and inadequately prepare. Pride controls their life, and they don’t view change as necessary.