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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Our Idols - Counterfeit Gods.

Just finished reading the book entitled "Counterfeit Gods" by Timothy Keller.  I find that the book speaks profoundly to me about the "idols" we may harbour unconsciously in our hearts.   Success, money, true love, the life you have always wanted may turn out to be "counterfeit gods"  The recent financial crisis of 2008/2009  put to rest the argument that these pursuits are important.  Many are disillusioned and disenchanted!  There is only one God in the Bible who can only truly satisfy our cravings.  Now is the time for believers to find Him again and for non-believers to find Him for the first time.  The writer, Timothy Keller is also a pastor.  His exposition of the characters in the Bible like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Esau, Leah, Rachel, Jonah and others and their own confrontation with their own idols makes interesting reading and deeper understanding of our God Almighty.  Ever wonder why the first "two" commandments in the ten commandments as enumerated in Deuteronomy 5 stated categorically that " you shall have no other gods before me and you shall not make for yourself an idol."

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