The problem with idolatry

God warns us throughout Scripture about idolatry. Idols are repulsive to God and since he never does anything without a reason, we must be clear why they’re a danger.

With the Lord, everything is about authority and truth and he must always be the source of them. He says, “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3; cf. Hebrews 11:6). Continue reading “The problem with idolatry”

What is Our Authority in Worship?

What kind of worship does God desire? We must know what Scripture says so we can be pleasing to God (John 14:15).
We must have Scriptural authority for all that we do in worship (Colossians 3:17). Jesus said that we “must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24, NKJV). Therefore, our worship must seek to make a spiritual connection with God and be as he has authorized.

Scripture is explicit in its warnings not to tamper with the purity of the word of God. Paul wrote that we must not “think beyond what is written” (1 Corinthians 4:6). Likewise, we are warned not to take away from or add to the word of God (Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18-19). Continue reading “What is Our Authority in Worship?”