As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. (1 Corinthians 8:4)
A maker of idols is never an idolater.
Some heathens whose Idol was greatly weatherworn threw it into a river, and erecting a new one, engaged in public worship at its base. “What is this all about?” inquired the New Idol. “Father of Joy and Gore,” said the High Priest, “be patient and I will instruct you in the doctrines and rites of […]
When men have gone so far as to talk as though their idols have come to life, it is time that someone broke them.
Give us the man,” shout the multitude,” who will step forward and take the responsibility.” He is instantly the idol, the lord, and the king among men. He, then, who would command among his fellows, must excel them more in energy or will than in power of intellect.
Whatever a man seeks, honors, or exalts more than God, this is the god of his idolatry.
Every one of us is, even from his mother’s womb, a master craftsman of idols.
God made man of the dust of the earth and man makes a god of the dust of the earth.
Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.