8770 idolatry, in NT
The NT world included many religions which promoted the worship of idols. Idolatry was thus of continuing importance to NT writers, especially Paul.
Idolatry in the Gentile world
Criticism of idolatry
Idolatry leads to other sinful behaviour Ro 1:24 Verses 22 and 24-25 show the link between idolatry and immoral conduct.
Idolatrous worship of human beings Ac 12:22 See also Lk 20:24-25 Jesus Christ opposes the hypocrisy which objected to Roman coinage as idolatrous on the grounds that the emperor’s head infringed the Ten Commandments; Ac 28:6
1Jn 5:21 “idols” here may well refer to a wide range of God-substitutes.
The temptations of Jesus Christ present three main kinds of spiritual idolatry
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