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Idolatry


1. Forbidden. Ex 20:2,3; De 5:7.

2. Consists in

a. Bowing down to images. Ex 20:5; De 5:9.

b. Worshipping images. Isa 44:17; Da 3:5,10,15.

c. Sacrificing to images. Ps 106:38; Ac 7:41.

d. Worshipping other gods. De 30:17; Ps 81:9.

e. Swearing by other gods. Ex 23:13; Jos 23:7.

f. Walking after other gods. De 8:19.

g. Speaking in the name of other gods. De 18:20.

h. Looking to other gods. Ho 3:1.

i. Serving other gods. De 7:4; Jer 5:19.

j. Fearing other gods. 2Ki 17:35.

k. Sacrificing to other gods. Ex 22:20.

l. Worshipping the true God by an image, &c. Ex 32:4-6; Ps 106:19,20.

m. Worshipping angels. Col 2:18.

n. Worshipping the host of heaven. De 4:19; 17:3.

o. Worshipping demons. Mt 4:9-10; Re 9:20.

p. Worshipping dead men. Ps 106:28.

q. Setting up idols in the heart. Eze 14:3,4.

r. Covetousness. Eph 5:5; Col 3:5.

s. Sensuality. Php 3:19.

3. Is changing the glory of God into an image. Ro 1:23; Ac 17:29.

4. Is changing the truth of God into a lie. Ro 1:25; Isa 44:20.

5. Is a work of the flesh. Ga 5:19,20.

6. Incompatible with the service of God. Ge 35:2,3; Jos 24:23; 1Sa 7:3; 1Ki 18:21; 2Co 6:15,16.

7. Described as

a. An abomination to God. De 7:25.

b. Hateful to God. De 16:22; Jer 44:4.

c. Vain and foolish. Ps 115:4-8; Isa 44:19; Jer 10:3.

d. Bloody. Eze 23:39.

e. Abominable. 1Pe 4:3.

f. Unprofitable. Jdj 10:14; Isa 46:7.

g. Irrational. Ac 17:29; Ro 1:21-23.

h. Defiling. Eze 20:7; 36:18.

8. They who practise

a. Forget God. De 8:19; Jer 18:15.

b. Go astray from God. Eze 44:10.

c. Pollute the name of God. Eze 20:39.

d. Defile the sanctuary of God. Eze 5:11.

e. Are estranged from God. Eze 14:5.

f. Forsake God. 2Ki 22:17; Jer 16:11.

g. Hate God. 2Ch 19:2,3.

h. Provoke God. De 31:20; Isa 65:3; Jer 25:6.

i. Are vain in their imaginations. Ro 1:21.

j. Are ignorant and foolish. Ro 1:21,22.

k. Inflame themselves. Isa 57:5.

l. Hold fast their deceit. Jer 8:5.

m. Carried away by it. 1Co 12:2.

n. Go after it in heart. Eze 20:16.

o. Are mad upon it. Jer 50:38.

p. Boast of it. Ps 97:7.

q. Have fellowship with devils. Ho 4:12.

r. Ask counsel of their idols. Ho 4:12.

s. Look to idols for deliverance. Isa 44:17; 45:20.

t. Swear by their idols. Am 8:14.

9. Objects of, numerous. 1Co 8:5.

10. Objects of described as

a. Strange gods. Ge 35:2,4; Jos 24:20.

b. Other gods. Jdj 2:12,17; 1Ki 14:9.

c. New gods. De 32:17; Jdj 5:8.

d. Gods that cannot save. Isa 45:20.

e. Gods that have not made the heavens. Jer 10:11.

f. No gods. Jer 5:7; Ga 4:8.

g. Molten gods. Ex 34:17; Le 19:4.

h. Molten images. De 27:15; Hab 2:18.

i. Graven images. Isa 45:20; Ho 11:2.

j. Senseless idols. De 4:28; Ps 115:5,7.

k. Dumb idols. Hab 2:18.

l. Dumb Stones. Hab 2:19.

m. Stocks. Jer 3:9; Ho 4:12.

n. Abominations. Isa 44:19; Jer 32:34.

o. Images of abomination. Eze 7:20.

p. Idols of abomination. Eze 16:36.

q. Stumbling blocks. Eze 14:3.

r. Teachers of lies. Hab 2:18.

s. Wind and confusion. Isa 41:29.

t. Nothing. Isa 41:24; 1Co 8:4.

u. Helpless. Jer 10:5.

v. Vanity. Jer 18:15.

w. Vanities of the Gentiles. Jer 14:22.

11. Making idols for the purpose of, described and ridiculed. Isa 44:10-20.

12. Obstinate sinners judicially given up to. De 4:28; 28:64; Ho 4:17.

13. Warnings against. De 4:15-19.

14. Exhortations to turn from. Eze 14:6; 20:7; Ac 14:15.

15. Renounced on conversion. 1Th 1:9.

16. Led to abominable sins. Ro 1:26-32; Ac 15:20.

17. Saints should

a. Keep from. Jos 23:7; 1Jo 5:21.

b. Flee from. 1Co 10:14.

c. Not have anything connected with in their houses. De 7:26.

d. Not partake of any thing connected with. 1Co 10:19,20.

e. Not have religious intercourse with those who practise. Jos 23:7; 1Co 5:11.

f. Not covenant with those who practise. Ex 34:12,15; De 7:2.

g. Not intermarry with those who practise. Ex 34:16; De 7:3.

h. Testify against. Ac 14:15; 19:26.

i. Refuse to engage in, though threatened with death. Da 3:18.

18. Saints preserved by God from. 1Ki 19:18; Ro 11:4.

19. Saints refuse to receive the worship of. Ac 10:25,26; 14:11-15.

20. Angels refuse to receive the worship of. Re 22:8,9.

21. Destruction of, promised. Eze 36:25; Zec 13:2.

22. Everything connected with, should be destroyed. Ex 34:13; De 7:5; 2Sa 5:21; 2Ki 23:14.

23. Woe denounced against. Hab 2:19.

24. Curse denounced against. De 27:15.

25. Punishment of

a. Judicial death. De 17:2-5.

b. Dreadful judgments which end in death. Jer 8:2; 16:1-11.

c. Banishment. Jer 8:3; Ho 8:5-8; Am 5:26,27.

d. Exclusion from heaven. 1Co 6:9,10; Eph 5:5; Re 22:15.

e. Eternal torments. Re 14:9-11; 21:8.

26. Exemplified

a. Israel. Ex 32:1; 2Ki 17:12.

b. Philistines. Jdj 16:23.

c. Micah. Jdj 17:4,5.

d. Jeroboam. 1Ki 12:28.

e. Maachah. 1Ki 15:13.

f. Ahab. 1Ki 16:31.

g. Jezebel. 1Ki 18:19.

h. Sennacherib. 2Ki 19:37.

i. Manasseh. 2Ki 21:4-7.

j. Amon. 2Ki 21:21.

k. Ahaz. 2Ch 28:3.

l. Judah. Jer 11:13.

m. Nebuchadnezzar. Da 3:1.

n. Belshazzar. Da 5:23.

o. People of Lystra. Ac 14:11,12.

p. Athenians. Ac 17:16.

q. Ephesians. Ac 19:28.

27. Zeal against-Exemplified

a. Asa. 1Ki 15:12.

b. Josiah. 2Ki 23:5.

c. Jehoshaphat. 2Ch 17:6.

d. Israel. 2Ch 31:1.

e. Manasseh. 2Ch 33:15.

28. All forms of, forbidden by the law of Moses. Ex 20:4,5.

29. All heathen nations given up to. Ps 96:5; Ro 1:23,25; 1Co 12:2.

30. Led the heathen to think that their gods visited the earth in bodily shapes. Ac 14:11.

31. Led the heathen to consider their gods to have but a local influence. 1Ki 20:23; 2Ki 17:26.

32. Objects of

a. The heavenly bodies. 2Ki 23:5; Ac 7:42.

b. Angels. Col 2:18.

c. Departed spirits. 1Sa 28:14,15.

d. Earthly creatures. Ro 1:23.

e. Images. De 29:17; Ps 115:4; Isa 44:17.

33. Temples built for. Ho 8:14.

34. Altars raised for. 1Ki 18:26; Ho 8:11.

35. Accompanied by feasts. 2Ki 10:20; 1Co 10:27,28.

36. Objects of, worshipped

a. With sacrifices. Nu 22:40; 2Ki 10:24.

b. With libations. Isa 57:6; Jer 19:13.

c. With incense. Jer 48:35.

d. With prayer. 1Ki 18:26; Isa 44:17.

e. With singing and dancing. Ex 32:18,19; 1Ki 18:26; 1Co 10:7.

f. By bowing to them. 1Ki 19:18; 2Ki 5:18.

g. By kissing them. 1Ki 19:18; Ho 13:2.

h. By kissing the hand to them. Job 31:26,27.

i. By cutting the flesh. 1Ki 18:28.

j. By burning children. De 12:31; 2Ch 33:6; Jer 19:4,5; Eze 16:21.

k. In temples. 2Ki 5:18.

l. On high places. Nu 22:41; Jer 2:20.

m. In groves. Ex 34:13.

n. Under trees. Isa 57:5; Jer 2:20.

o. In private houses. Jdj 17:4,5.

p. On the tops of houses. 2Ki 23:12; Zep 1:5.

q. In secret places. Isa 57:8.

37. Rites of, obscene and impure. Ex 32:25; Nu 25:1-3; 2Ki 17:9; Isa 57:6,8,9; 1Pe 4:3.

38. Divination connected with. 2Ch 33:6.

39. Victims sacrificed in, often adorned with garlands. Ac 14:13.

40. Idols, mentioned in Scripture

a. Adrammelech. 2Ki 17:31.

b. Anammelech. 2Ki 17:31.

c. Ashima. 2Ki 17:30.

d. Ashtoreth. Jdj 2:13; 1Ki 11:33.

e. Baal. Jdj 2:11-13; 6:25.

f. Baal-berith. Jdj 8:33; 9:4,46.

g. Baal-peor. Nu 25:1-3.

h. Baalzebub. 2Ki 1:2,16.

i. Baal-zephon. Ex 14:2.

j. Bel. Jer 50:2; 51:44.

k. Chemosh. Nu 21:29; 1Ki 11:33.

l. Chiun. Am 5:26.

m. Dagon. Jdj 16:23; 1Sa 5:1-3.

n. Diana. Ac 19:24,27.

o. Huzzab. Na 2:7.

p. Jupiter. Ac 14:12.

q. Mercury. Ac 14:12.

r. Molech or Milcom. Le 18:21; 1Ki 11:5,33.

s. Merodach. Jer 50:2.

t. Nergal. 2Ki 17:30.

u. Nebo. Isa 46:1.

v. Nibhaz and Tartak. 2Ki 17:31.

w. Nisroch. 2Ki 19:37.

x. Queen of heaven. Jer 44:17,25.

y. Remphan. Ac 7:43.

z. Rimmon. 2Ki 5:18.

A. Succothbenoth. 2Ki 17:30.

B. Tammuz. Eze 8:14.

41. Objects of, carried in procession. Isa 46:7; Am 5:26; Ac 7:43.

42. Early notice of, amongst God’s professing people. Ge 31:19,30; 35:1-4; Jos 24:2.

43. The Jews

a. Practised, in Egypt. Jos 24:14; Eze 23:3,19.

b. Brought, out of Egypt with them. Eze 23:8; Ac 7:39-41.

c. Forbidden to practise. Ex 20:1-5; 23:24.

d. Often mixed up, with God’s worship. Ex 32:1-5; 1Ki 12:27,28.

e. Followed the Canaanites in. Jdj 2:11-13; 1Ch 5:25.

f. Followed the Moabites in. Nu 25:1-3.

g. Followed the Assyrians in. Eze 16:28-30; 23:5-7.

h. Followed the Syrians in. Jdj 10:6.

44. Adopted by Solomon. 1Ki 11:5-8.

45. Adopted by the wicked kings. 1Ki 21:26; 2Ki 21:21; 2Ch 28:2-4; 33:3,7.

46. Example of the kings encouraged Israel in. 1Ki 12:30; 2Ki 21:11; 2Ch 33:9.

47. Great prevalence of, in Israel. Isa 2:8; Jer 2:28; Eze 8:10.

48. A virtual forsaking of God. Jer 2:9-13.

49. The good kings of Judah endeavoured to destroy. 2Ch 15:16; 34:7.

50. Captivity of Israel on account of. 2Ki 17:6-18.

51. Captivity of Judah on account of. 2Ki 17:19-23.