Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Rejecting God is the root of All Idolatry

"Can an unsaved person be good?" is a common question asked in Christian apologetics. The root of all idolatry which is the spirit any unsaved spiritually dead person is under is the cause of all evils. All evils are literally the result of rejecting God.

No one seeks God, no not one (Romans 3:11). Therefore, because of this, all have fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 1:18-25 says:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse; Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.
To not worship God, is to seek after the creation and worship it, whatever it may be. Romans 1:24 tells us that because of the lusts of  heart, they worshiped the creation, instead of God. Therefore, anyone who is unsaved is lust-filled in the heart. Lust is a desire for that which is not of God, as demonstrated by the worshiping anything other than God.
Therefore, lust is the root of idolatry. Whoever is an idolater is a person who lusts as lust is the root of all idolatry.