False GodsDestroy These False Gods
What are they? Where are they? And why is this important?
False gods are whatever deny what we know to be true or good. False gods destroy, they do not build up. They compound problems and give only the impression of a solution. They deceive, not clarify. They offer easy options to situations that can only be addressed with the willingness to accept painful reality. They give the illusion of strength, when in reality they rob us of real strength. Like drugs, false gods distort our lives and fill us with false hope.
Woe to him who says to the wooden image, Awake!
Old Satan, in misleading but appealing tones, enticed our Lord: “Responsibility is an onus hassle. Let it go. Fall in line. I’m the one who understands, who is on your side, who can deliver more. Dump this messiah mess and I’ll set you up for life.” But Jesus made the...