Oregon Trail Baptist Church
Episode 285

2018_03_25 The Ten Commandments - 2 No Idols (Part 1)

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In this lesson, Pastor Miller takes a look at the Old Testament’s perspective of the command for no idols. Today this may not seem like much of a problem in modern western culture and that may be true to some degree. However, it is important to understand the significant role that idolatry played in the ancient near east. God’s people lived uniquely with all their neighbors and the superpowers around them worshiping idols. As moderns we must not look back on the ancient people and assume they were so stupid or desperate that they thought these idols were necessary. The reason for the prohibition against idols was not because they were a waste of resources, but rather because they worked to connect humans with demonic beings.

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