26 Quotes About Idolatry

  • "If we exalt money, status, or sex above the Word of God, we are living in idolatry. Every time we inwardly submit to the strongholds of fear, bitterness, and pride, we are bowing to the rulers of darkness. Each of these idols must be smashed, splintered, and obliterated from the landscape of our hearts."

    - Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Idolatry


  • "Self-righteousness is the largest idol of the human heart - the idol which man loves most and God hates most. Dearly beloved, you will always be going back to this idol. You are always trying to be something in yourself, to gain God's favor by thinking little of your sin, or by looking to your repentance, tears, prayers; or by looking to your religious exercises, your frames, etc; or by looking to your graces, the Spirit's work in your heart. Beware of false Christ


  • "When anything in life is an absolute requirement for your happiness and self-worth, it is essentially an 'idol,' something you are actually worshiping. When such a thing is threatened, your anger is absolute. Your anger is actually the way the idol keeps you in its service, in its chains. Therefore if you find that, despite all the efforts to forgive, your anger and bitterness cannot subside, you may need to look deeper and ask, 'What am I defending? What is so important that I cannot live without?' It may be that, until some inordinate desire is identified and confronted, you will not be able to master your anger."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: anger, bitterness, forgiveness, happiness, idolatry, security


  • "If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: idolatry, vocation, work


  • "Turn to God from idols. For the sword of His wrath that had been aimed at you has been sheathed into the heart of His Son. And the arrows of His anger that had been put against your breast were loosed into the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He has died for you, you were forgiven."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Atonement, Idolatry


  • "Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain."

    - John Calvin
    Topics: Reasoning, Idolatry


  • "What each one honors before all else, what before all things he admires and loves, this for him is God."

    - Origen
    Topics: Idolatry


  • "When your thoughts and opinions become intellectual gods in rebellion against the Word of God, you are in idolatry."

    - John Hagee
    Topics: Reasoning, Idolatry


  • "I would neither have you be idle in duties - nor make an idol of duties."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Idleness, Idolatry


  • "When people say, 'I know God forgives me, but I can't forgive myself,' they mean that they have failed an idol, whose approval is more important than God's."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: idolatry


  • "If religion might be judged of according to men's intentions, there would scarcely be any idolatry in the world."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Religion, Idolatry


  • "As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol."

    - A. B. Simpson
    Topics: Greed, Idolatry


  • "An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Habits, Idolatry


  • "To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in anything, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God."

    - William Tyndale
    Topics: Faith, Trust, Idolatry


  • "False gods patiently endure the existence of other false gods. Dagon can stand with Bel, and Bel with Ashtaroth; how should stone, and wood, and silver, be moved to indignation; but because God is the only living and true God, Dagon must fall before His ark; Bel must be broken, and Ashtaroth must be consumed with fire."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Idolatry



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