Tag: Idolatry

The Iconoclast

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In English, we have the word “iconoclast.” An iconoclast is someone who goes against the flow and breaks the rules or traditions. The word goes back centuries. It comes from a great controversy which took place in the middle ages in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church was covered with so-called “holy images” called “icons”.There arose a movement that said, “The hallowing of icons is idolatry,” and they began smashing the icons. They were called the breakers of icons or, in Greek, the “iconoclasts”. But all believers are called to be iconoclasts. That is, we are not to serve, revere, honor, or acknowledge any idol of man, whether of secular man or of the church. But it should not stop there. A true believer is an iconoclast, in that he or she is continually smashing the idols in his or her life and heart. Are there any idols in your life? Is there anything you’re putting your trust, love, hope, and attention into when it should be in God? If so, then it’s your job to smash that idol and become an iconoclast.

Today’s Mission – Today, ask the Lord to show you if there is anything in your life that you have put your trust in over Him. Smash whatever idol that comes up.

by Jonathan Cahn

Keep your hearts from idols

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their heart!” Ezekiel 14:3

“Their hearts were devoted to their idols!” Ezekiel 20:16

Whatever a man depends upon, whatever rules his mind, whatever governs his affections, whatever is the chief object of his delight–is his god.

Man is such an idolater that, if he cannot idolize anything else–he will idolize himself, and bow down and worship himself!

If you love anything better than God–you are idolaters. If there is anything you would not give up for God–it is your idol. If there is anything that you seek with greater fervor than God–that is your idol.

True conversion is a turning from every idol!

“They tell how you turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God!” 1 Thessalonians 1:9

“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols!” 1 John 5:21

by Charles Spurgeon