Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
During the writing of the New Testament, idolatry was a major concern for many new believers and was a cause for much stumbling among them. Paul and John had much to say regarding the idols and our relationship towards them. The basic summary was to avoid idolatry and any practices associated with them.
While Paul explains clearly that an idol is nothing, he pointed out that behind the idols were demons who received the sacrifices and worship of those serving them. Paul went on to explain that we cannot serve God and the demons at the same time.
While our culture today does not explicity promote the worship of idols, would there not be many things that could be considered part of idolatry?
What are some things you think can lead us into idolatry today? How would you define idolatry? What is the basic premise for avoiding idolatry?
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Let me ask you a few questions to start with:
1. What are the most important topics in world events currently?
2. What is your favourite version of the Bible, and why?
3. Do you think there are any versions that should be considered heretical or blatantly inaccurate?
4. What does the word fellowship mean to you? How would you describe and define it Biblically?