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 What are abominations to the Lord?

Great post from a friend on Proverbs 16:5 - "Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord...":

"This Proverbs 16:5 made me think - that sometimes we focus so much on what could be an "abomination" to God when really, just a proud heart will do!"

 2015/12/22 22:00Profile

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 Re: What are abominations to the Lord?

Check out the Hebrew word for "abomination" used in that verse:

 2015/12/22 22:02Profile

 Re: What are abominations to the Lord?

as the Holy Spirit leads me, and the Word of God revealed , the abomination that above all others, drives the LORD to white hot fury and anger is idolatry...idols.

Not to lessen or shunt off your testimony as human pride, ego, anger, etc...are all abominations to the God of Hosts, and a stench to His Nostrils, but if one takes a slow walk thru all 15 prophets, major and minor, its becomes so readily apparent, idolatry is chief among what Yahweh regards as abomination.

God love you today, and forever, neil

 2015/12/23 6:25

 Re: Idols


An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
Author: A.W. Tozer

As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.
Author: A.B. Simpson

Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
Author: John Selden

Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.
Author: John Calvin

The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much with the constitution. Never break our by-laws. He's a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much like one of us...we ask Him to help us when we're in trouble and look to Him to watch over us when we're asleep. The God of the modern evangelical isn't a God I could have much respect for.
Author: A.W. Tower

Self-righteousness is the largest idol of the human heart - the idol which man loves most and God hates most. Dearly beloved, you will always be going back to this idol. You are always trying to be something in yourself, to gain God's favour by thinking little of your sin, or by looking to your repentance, tears, prayers ; or by looking to your religious exercises, your frames, etc; or by looking to your graces, the Spirit's work in your heart. Beware of false Christs. Study sanctification to the utmost, but make not a Christ of it.
Author: Robert Murray McCheyne

You don't have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them. Whatever you love more than God is your idol.
Author: D.L. Moody

What each one honors before all else, what before all things he admires and loves, this for him is God.
Author: Origen

Whatsoever we have over-loved, idolized, and leaned upon, God has from time to time broken it, and made us to see the vanity of it; so that we find the readiest course to be rid our comforts is to set our hearts inordinately or immoderately upon them.
Author: John Flavel

Loving a holy God is beyond our moral power. The only kind of God we can love by our sinful nature is an unholy god, an idol made by our own hands. Unless we are born of the Spirit of God, unless God sheds His holy love in our hearts, unless He stoops in His grace to change our hearts, we will not love Him... To love a holy God requires grace, grace strong enough to pierce our hardened hearts and awaken our moribound souls.
Author: R.C. Sproul

False gods patiently endure the existence of other false gods. Dagon can stand with Bel, and Bel with Ashtaroth; how should stone, and wood, and silver, be moved to indignation; but because God is the only living and true God, Dagon must fall before His ark; Bel must be broken, and Ashtaroth must be consumed with fire.
Author: Charles Spurgeon
Source: A Jealous God, Sermon 502, March 29, 1863.

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
Author: John Calvin

If religion might be judged of according to men's intentions, there would scarcely be any idolatry in the world.
Author: Joseph Hall

Turn to God from idols. For the sword of His wrath that had been aimed at you has been sheathed into the heart of His Son. And the arrows of His anger that had been put against your breast were loosed into the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He has died for you, you were forgiven.
- Paris Reidhead

Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will.
Author: Samuel Rutherford

To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in any thing, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.
Author: William Tyndale

The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.
Author: A.W. Tozer

 2015/12/23 15:24


Carmine, that was a blessed compilation you assembled, Lord love you....I want to write so much more, but its 830PM, which is late for me.....but I had to let you know the blessing that was. Lord love all His saints, neil

 2015/12/23 21:34

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 Re: Carmine

Nice post brother


 2015/12/23 22:31Profile

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 Re: idolatry


Thanks for that compilation on idolatry!

 2015/12/24 6:28Profile


Thanks brethren for the thanks.

Think the first temptation to commit idolatry is found in Genesis 3
And to me all idolatry is just a variant of this same old theme. Make your self God
or create one in your own image, Be God yourselves by supplanting true God from their lives. Nothing has changed to this day.

Genesis 3
3 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath God said, ‘Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden,
3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ‘Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,lest ye die.’”
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die;
5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof and ate, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves things to gird about.

 2015/12/24 10:11

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