Hosea 4:17-19 (TLB); “Stay away from her, for she is wedded to idolatry. The men of Israel finish up their drinking bouts, and off they go to find some whores. Their love for shame is greater than for honor. Therefore, a mighty wind shall sweep them away; they shall die in shame because they sacrifice to idols.”
It is very dangerous to fraternize with idolatry. God hates and judges it. There is proliferation of all manner of vices anywhere idolatry exists. The curses that follow idolatry are usually generational. One of the evil characteristics of idolatry is extreme wickedness. Corruption, stealing and terrorism go hand in hand with idolatry. In some African countries, some leaders are wealthier than their countries and their wealth cannot be traced to any genuine business than the political office they occupy. Here is what the bible says: “The leaders of Judah have become the lowest sort of thieves. Therefore, I will pour my anger down upon them like a waterfall.” (Hosea 5:10 TLB).
Above is the idolatry in the world which is understandable. Never you expect much from an unregenerate mind. What is inexcusable is idolatry in the church. What promotes this usually is erroneous doctrines. An idolater irrespective of his/her ecclesiastical position is likely to abuse any opportunity that presents itself (including stealing of church funds). The church should return to the business of raising true disciples of Christ. The church must return to the cross of Christ. Jesus said in Luke 9:23 “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
You can never raise true disciples of Jesus Christ without the cross. A disciple of Christ is a disciplined follower of Christ. Sadly, many messages today cannot produce true disciples. The message of the cross has been relegated to only Easter season. The less emphasis on the cross, the more earth bound church goers become.
- Heavenly God, your name be hallowed. Glory and praise be unto you. Heaven and earth declare your works. I worship you. Halleluyah!
- Father revive your church. Let every erroneous doctrine dissolve and disappear. Let your church return to the original message delivered by your son Jesus Christ and to the mandate of raising heaven bound disciples of our Lord and saviour in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Father I ask you to make me a disciplined follower of your son Jesus Christ and may I make heaven at last in Jesus name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED…………