A new house, new wheels, or a new relationship remain what the survey says are our top three excuses and false idols
Jesuit Dean Brackley sums tip the work of Lent: plying ourselves free from the false idols
around us--or perhaps prying the false idols
out of our hands
I thought God and his kingdom of love and reconciliation came before country and the false idols
She has been betrayed not only by the evil of white people and the world they rule, but also by the pride of her own people, who turn their backs and worship false idols
To leave Egypt is to cast off physical restraints and materialistic shackles for the sole purpose of achieving spiritual freedom and true growth; it is to escape the clutches of false idols
in order to grow toward heaven; it is to move beyond past disappointments and failures, and to start planting again.
Even the tribes of Israel, warned by the prophets not to worship false idols
, were allowed the Ark of the Covenant, on which God sat invisibly enthroned between two carved cherubim.
This emotion is well recognised in the Bible, often being attributed to God as his response to the worship of false idols
by the Hebrews.
We live in an age of false idols
, an age dominated by the self-seeking.
We easily become enchanted with worshipping false idols
, we think there might be a better option out there, we're just "gonna look around a bit.
The process of liberation is not an easy one, especially for those of us accustomed to false idols
for our comfort and security.
While biblical tub-thumpers attacked "another abuse of religious objects", football fundamentalists warned of false idols
We're daring to ask whether Paul had psychosexual problems; whether the Bible's overwhelming emphasis on procreation was a historically necessary mandate, not a sacred priority; whether the story of Aaron making false idols
while Moses received the tablets was actually inserted later and backdated, as a way of scolding Jeroboam for setting up rival temples to weaken the priests' power.
A generation that worshipped many false idols
- from drugs and cults to power and wealth - now seeks an authentic tradition for its own children'' and is being drawn to a ``massive religious revival.