Sunday, August 27, 2017

Don't Bow Down to Idols

Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar made a huge golden image and ordered everyone to bow down and worship it. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who were believers in the true God, refused to bow down, even under the threat of being executed (Daniel 3).

Today in our society, people order us to bow down to the idols of political correctness, fake news, the lie of evolution, and sexual immorality. Unfortunately, many people who claim to be Christians are bowing their knees to these idols. Are you bowing down? Three things are needed to stand up for the truth and to not bow down:

#1 We must be absolutely convinced the Bible is true. If you aren’t convinced the Bible is God’s Word, you will sooner or later bow down to idols. Did you know that every archeological excavation in Israel has confirmed the truth of the Bible? Did you know the Bible proves itself as true through fulfilled prophecies that have come to pass? God spoke to the Old Testament prophets about what would happen in the future. They recorded hundreds of predictions—and they all came to pass.

#2 Faith inside your heart must be greater than outward pressure. The pressure to bow to man-made idols is becoming greater every day. If you squeeze a cracker in your hand it will crumble because the outward pressure is greater than the inward strength. But you if squeeze a baseball, nothing will happen because the inside is greater than the outside.

#3 We must love the Lord more than this world. When we love the Lord we commit our lives to Him. Your life on earth will soon be over but you will exist forever either in heaven or hell. “Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…and the world is passing away, and also its desires, but the one who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15,17).

One day every person who has ever lived will bow down to Jesus and confess that He is Lord (Phil. 2:10-11). This doesn’t mean that everyone will eventually be saved. Those who did not worship Him while on earth will not spend eternity with Him in heaven.  
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