When we look at the Bible we normally get an image of a carved, wooden figure when we think of idol worship. Society has filled our minds with endless images of a person or group of people bowing down in front of a wooden, silver, or gold image of some fictitious god. After our mind reviews those images we are convinced, we are too advanced to fall for that sort of idol worship. Then we go about or lives worshiping new images, more modern gods we seldom see.
What are today’s idols? Where did today’s idols come from? Who invented today’s idols? They come in a variety of forms, designed to deceive the most dedicated Christian. The list is so long, we couldn’t hope to compile a complete list of today’s idols.
Money seems to be the obvious starting point. Most Christians agree, money is the root of all evil. In Biblical times money was gold and silver. Today money is paper, or some numbers on a computer somewhere. Today this world has gone as far as creating virtual money. Cyber money no one knows where it came from or what it really is. Cyber money is nothing more than figures on a computer screen people look at and worship. Sad to say, some people have more faith in cyber money than they do in God. But that is the faith today.
I am relatively sure God understands money. There is no money in Heaven. The devil introduced money to this world as a form of control. And it is working. God knows how the devil’s money system works and how he plans on using it to deceive and control masses of people. Money is the most important thing in some churches and on the top of the list in just about every church. Most churches have their own doctrines on money. Bits and pieces of the Bible cut out and arranged to give the church maximum control over the money their members have. Then we have businesses and of course the government.
Today we have trillionaires. Just a few years ago we only had billionaires. A few years before that millionaires were rare. Somehow someone created all that extra money. Which today is only figures on a computer. Sure there are some people who use their funds for good. But for the most part, they use their money to advance their own personal, distorted ideals. Which are not any different than many church doctrines.
I remember the first time I walked into a voting booth in 1976. I looked at the ballot and tried to decide who was prone to steal the least amount of tax dollars. Nothing has changed. As a matter of fact things have gotten much worse. In the first few months of 2021 the government has spent more money than any time in history. Come on man. Look at Bernie Sander’s website. He had plans of spending 11 trillion dollars a year. Which is about equal to the income of the entire country put together. An idea Sanders copied from Hitler. Sander’s plan promised free healthcare, free daycare, tons of housing assistance, and a host of other free benefits. So far the Biden administration has spend 10 trillion dollars and all we got was $2000 in checks. Which may pay for 2 months of healthcare in today’s market. With that spending came out of control inflation and we are holding our breath on tax increases. Sander’s plan was gauged on a 70% federal tax. Add to that 15% social security taxes, 8% state tax, 5% sales tax, plus property taxes, gasoline taxes, and all the other taxes and we are in a totally state controlled society where the government taxes at or above 100%. Common sense calls that slavery. We are told by the media this is the new democratic-socialist society we need to save the planet. From what? Oh just follow the science and they will supply all the answers. After we give them enough money.
Science is another modern idol. Look at the flu these days. What used to be referred to as a seasonal flu is now a year round experience. Some people decided to turn the flu into a deadly virus threatening the lives of everyone on this planet. So we need to spend trillions of dollars to protect us against the common cold. We are forced to wear masks. We are forced to stay home. Some people were forced to stop working. The government stepped in and offered a helping hand, with a dagger in the other hand. We are told a thousand times a day to, “follow the science, follow the science.” Of course science has all the answers. Look at the flu. Science tells us to wash our hands, wear a mask, and social distance. Which is an oxymoron. Social distancing is the first step in brainwashing to cast fear, doubts, and mistrust. The next step is using people to report people who are non-compliant, or perceived as threats. When science is in bed with government, we can expect the worst. The last time we saw science in bed with the government, we saw atomic energy go from offering an energy alternative to building bombs to destroy this world. Today that same science and today’s government are trying to convince us, we need them to save this planet.
Science is one of today’s idols designed to replace God. It is as simple as that and most people see right through the masquerade. Even the masks they wear do not hide their true intent. Total control of the masses.
Of course science, the government, and money are all tied together. The average person clearly sees the relationship and for the most part where they plan on leading us. If we allow them to take us down that road. But we have to look deeper into that unholy concoction. What is behind all of this? For some reason we’ve seen two groups come out of the closet, communists and satanists. Sometimes people are both, and more. And Sometimes we have communists claiming to be religious Christians, and some satanists who claim to be Christians. Then in 2021 we suddenly saw another mask come off. Israel came under attack by radical Muslim factions in May of 2021. The left media, all of the satanists, and communists jumped on the bandwagon to support the radical Muslim factions. The government went as far as funding the radical factions and cutting aid to Israel. They laid their devilish plans at our feet for all to see.
We are seeing a pattern developing. The same pattern Hitler used to take over sections of Europe. Hitler convinced Germany, the Jews are the enemy. Then he staged aggression from Poland. Hitler told his people one story and the world another story. Then Hitler worked out a deal with Russia to split Poland. Of course everything Hitler said and promised were lies. Which was an idol then and is an idol today. Yes people worship their lies and the lies of the leaders they support. Lies are one of today’s most dangerous idols. We can add to lies the idol of hatred. We are seeing the two walk hand in hand throughout Washington DC.
The devil is the father of lies. Satanist and communists are another idol today. Both are atheists. Communists deny all religion. Satanists admit there is a God, but insist Satan has a better plan. Communists endorse Satanists. Of course communists banned together with other communists and socialists until the took over. After that the strongest communist party annihilated the other groups they used to cease power.
It is difficult to explain what an idol is in the life of an ordinary, everyday person. An idol is like air. Air is all around us. We can’t see it, but we know it exists. We can place a scientific definition on air, but the wisdom of science does not explain the effects of air. We can look at pollution to explain the negative aspects air has on life. Just like the negative effects idols have on life. Both always seem to point fingers in all directions and seldom accomplish anything. Both always want another party to clean up air as well as clean up idols. Seldom does one take personal responsibility for the drastic effects pollution and idols have in daily life.
The most dangerous idol is the denial of idols. A plan the devil loves because it keeps him in the back ground. Add deceptions and distractions to that list of unseen, hidden idols. Denial, deceptions, and distractions unite as one idol to introduce what idol worshipers consider an unbeatable force. The mind of the idol worshiper puts together a plan. The plan usually includes casting blame and accusing someone of the crime they are about to initiate. That is what we refer to as denial. Denial is mixed together with the idol of lies. The idol worshiper mixes in a few planned distractions which pull in a few factions to cooperate with the crime at hand. Promises, payoffs, and power are some of the idols promised to those recruited to cooperate with the deceptions and distractions. Lies are spread. Others accused of crimes on false and misleading charges. Idol worshipers always make one mistake. They assume no one is able to see through their plans or put all the pieces together. Idol worshipers always underestimate the general public. Like Pharaohs in Egypt, those behind idol worship think the idols they create will rule without question. As history has shown, only a small minority actually believe the lies or trust the idols. Like the Pharaohs in Egypt, modern day idol creators have to relay on a fear factor to seize and maintain control. Fear is one major tool idol creators have relied on for generations.
As we can see, idols are alive and well in today’s modern world. They have taken on different images, but the idea behind idol worship is still the same. The basic creed followed by socialists, communists, marxists, and satanists is basically the same no matter which cult is followed. They all believe they are gods, and anyone who disagrees with their ideas must be eliminated. Which is exactly what we have seen exhibited by a small minority in 2021. The detail we need to pay attention to is, combined, those groups make up a tiny minority of the US and the world. History has shown, every dictator begins with a small minority. Just enough people to make promises to, recruit, use to spread fear, and eventually seize control. Most people avoid those major idols. Most people despise those major idols. But for some reason the people we have come to know as dictators have been able to gain power in many parts of this world. It doesn’t seem to matter how much evidence history introduces, there always seems to be that small minority who are easily convinced, their new leader has a new plan that will work. The fatal mistake is giving them a chance to introduce their plan. That is when the mask comes off and the devil appears in all his fury.