What Is Idolatry? Part 5


WhatIsIdolatry

 

Do we have a clear understanding of what is a regular sin and what is the sin of idolatry? For the believer, sin is not something we look forward to; but when that thing has become an idol, we can’t wait to do it. The true believer will be miserable sinning; the idolater will enjoy temporary happiness until his/her idolatry destroys him.

 

      Then what are giants? What is the difference between a giant and idols?

      Giants we fear; idols we worship! A giant get’s a hold of your flesh; the idol gets a hold of your spirit. Both, the giant and the idol are designed to keep us from conquering the promise land of our destiny, but they use different mechanism.

      The giant comes to challenge our faith and to question the power of God to deliver. The idol comes to swallow our spirit and to offer a replacement for God, altogether.

      The idol is what takes away any hope of victory over the giant. When you are dealing with a giant, you know it is wrong; when you are dealing with an idol, you are so blinded that you can’t see that it is wrong. God will fight against the giants of your life for you, but you must destroy your own idols.

      Both, the idol and the giant work together in perfect partnership to offer a one-two blow designed to send you straight to hell.

To be continued…

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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