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Is Money Todays Idol

Who would agree that the real idols of today are money and materialism?

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 ---Ed on 2/23/07
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Ed:: I did post this on the forum & there are others & I agree if these things are more important than GoD & His word Then Yes They are idols.
---Emcee on 3/15/08

Many Christians are deceived by money when it comes to their faith because they feel that if they are able to meet their needs they can serve God but if they are not able to meet their material needs then they can't serve God. They are deceived be they are really serving mammon not God.
---Marcia on 7/9/07

The quetion I constantly ask myself and other is that if you were a bum on the streets, who had to beg for a living would you love God. One of the Greatest testimonies I have ever heard was from a homeless man who said, " It is better to be poor and have Christ, then to be rich and not know him. Becuase although I am poor in this world I know I will be rich in the next". His testimony taught me that its really not about being rich or poor it about being content with Christ.
---Marcia on 7/9/07

Dont know about money being an idol, but today, in America, the only crime is NOT having money.
---sue on 7/8/07

If you watch how people are you would find out that most people are only happy is when they have money. If they get their paycheck, you know it because they are the happiest. But when things are getting tight and their running out of money, they are the grouchest people on this earth. We all need money to live, but it should not consume a person to where they depend more on money rather than depending on God.
---Rebecca_D on 7/7/07

There are many,many idols in all of our lives. Money for sure. Everyone has some type idol in their lives. It is very sad when we try to keep up with the Joneses. Usually these type people are very ungodly, carnal and very unhappy. My tv has been an idol in my life before. Even though I don't usually watch a lot of tv. I was following a certain program and missed church to see the program. I was putting this tv/program before God. It was an idol. We can make an idol out of anything.
---Robyn on 7/7/07

Idolizing our kids, husbands, wives,jobs,money,tv,boyfriends,clothes(all type material things)preachers/pastors(instead of God) cars,homes,clothes,sex. The list goes on and on. No end to the things we idolize. We should stay on our knees asking God's forgiveness for this sin. It is great,indeed.
---Robyn on 7/7/07

mark, I remember when you were Lisas, but lisa first.
---Tim on 7/7/07

Today, we tend to worship the Self and even abuse scripture to accomplish this. Self gratification - how many are sexually active before marriage and still expect to be saved? How many make poor choices in marriage and then switch partners because God forgives everything? It has gotten to the point that many churches are allowing praticing gay clergy and blessing gay marriages while condemning churches that place restrictions on our moral behavior and ask their clergy to be celibate.
---lorra8574 on 7/7/07

I think it is to alot of people. I have a friend that lives her life that way. she will copy anyone that might have something new. She is very materialistic. I find it with people that feel that they have to keep up with other people. What they don't realize that they make that their life not Jesus christ himself. Then they wonder why their lives are a mess when Jesus isn't the center but stuff and things are over Jesus.
---debbie24574 on 7/7/07

3. Idol worship to us was very real when I attended. I would get on my knees and pray to Mary, Guadalupe, lit candles to them. Ask for prayers from them. And in all, Christ was not even present in my mind. That is how much I was hooked on that. I really in my heart thought as they do, that somehow Mary was going to speak on my behalf to the Father. Little by little in my life Christ became less, without realizing it. It is strange because now, I know who is my Mediator. I had left Him behind.
---Lisas on 2/28/07

4. I asked Christ to forgive me. I had left Him in back of my life. I believe everyone in the Catholic church knows who He is, and what He did for us, but what is scary is how He is never really Lord of our life's. That is the point. When someone makes anything or anyone above Christ in their heart, then that one thing is their god, and not Him. Again thank you for listening.
---Lisas on 2/28/07

Thank you Ed, for been on line and posting with us all. As I have said before you do have a great understanding how to approach another even if its from your background, your faith. You are right, idol worship in not only confined to Catholism but to all religions now in the form of any thing that can be their God. Work, wife's, husbands, children, lust, and so on. The reason most answer this questions is because the only thing they see in what is the biggest view to them. The Catholic worship of idols.
---Lisas on 2/28/07

2. In other religions, outside Catholism, people also worship idols. They seem so small to them they do not see themselves doing the same thing. It doesn't just happen in the Catholic church, it happens everywhere. The reason they bring up Catholics is because it is the biggest thing they see, they don't see what they do. I knew when I answered questions on this subject what an idol was, and the reason I answered is because of how I was brought up.
---Lisas on 2/28/07

Ed :: My contention is this we as Catholics are accused by denominational devotees.That we worship Idols .The idols of Yesterday ARE NOT the idols of today as I Quoted, look around & see the new Idols & I mentioned a few.Who worships the new Idols those who do not follow ALL of Gods word But some for their own Convenience.why is the world so full of Abortion, debauchery,chasing the almighty Dollar sodomy are we returning to the era of Sodom & Gomorrah?
---Emcee on 2/27/07

With respect. Don't know now where we are going with this one.
---Ed on 2/27/07

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ED::Materialism & idiolism are both isms.Call a spade a spade & do not cover the Corpse.Call it by its right Name so that people can see what they are up against Pride Lust& Fornication Anger Wealth Coveteousness.envy. Gluttony sloth All deadly & idiolistic.
---Emcee on 2/26/07

I think the empty/hollow feeling of vanity is the root-cause of idol worship. The effect takes many forms when we try to fill that void. Our worship should only be for God through Jesus...everything else is in vain.
---NV_Steve on 2/26/07


My point is that materliasm is the overiding idolism today - period - both with Catholics and Protestants. Catholics and Protestants can go on about how the other have got things wrong, distracting themselves from the real danger to themselves: materialism.
---Ed on 2/26/07

ED::Are you disagreeing with me or agreeing after all introduction as an antidote to old idols as the idols of today being different.I have stated many times earlier.Is not only wealth & power its controlling False belief fornication& its associating derivitives,just to name a few.
---Emcee on 2/25/07

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ed, I believe our lifestyles have become idols we truly today love thy neighbor?do we even know our neighbors name?is our life so busy just surviving that we take notice of no one around us?or even across the street?have we all become isolationists?
---tom2 on 2/25/07

I believe that all kind of Godlessness is especially rampant today because we're living in the last days. Read 2 Timothy 3:1-9.
---Tbabe on 2/25/07

**People , and get this, will even worship the word of God.**
Am I getting this right...Are you saying that you think it's wrong to worship the Word of God?!?
Because worshipping the Word of God = worshipping Jesus. (John chap. 1:1-18)
---Tbabe on 2/25/07

Yes. Whatever absorbs ones mind and consumes ones thoughts, is for that one, their God. Whether it is money, food, drink, clothing, material possessions, children, spouses or lovers. Idols are formed mentally by their domination of our thinking, that dominance both indicates & implies worship.
---joseph on 2/24/07

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You're right, Ed. People have NEVER wanted money at all until the 21st century.
---Jack on 2/24/07

An idol is anything that gets between you and Jesus and keeps you from seeing Him.

Jesus Himself said that the Bible itself can become an idol.
---Jack on 2/24/07

My point being that many people here attack the Catholic Church for idolism when the Church has attacked it since the anti-idol doctrine was officially formed centuries ago.
At the end of the day the power of money and, worldly power, is an enormous temptation to all Christians. Many Christians,both Catholic and Protestant, are falling prey to it.
This is the real enemy in today's world.
---Ed on 2/24/07

The Idols of yesterday are long Gone as the people of yesterday.People of today know better & that is why Jesus came to show us the way Those who squark about statues have missed the Boat as the Idols of today have changed. No more bits of some material, but the worship & cravings are stil there above God.& is evident but some still think with the antediluvian thoughts.Wis15:15-17
1Cor.6:9,10.Gal.5:19,20Lk.1247-48 Jn.9:41
---Emcee on 2/24/07

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I knew a guy who thought that he could take it with him. I wouldn't be surprised that when he died, they had to pry is fingers apart to get that penny.
---John on 2/24/07

woory not for what you will eat or wear,for your father in heaven knows you have need of them.jesus said God feeds the birds,and the lillies of the field are arade greater than solomon.WE WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT,homes,cars,blah,nlah,blah,blah,blah,blah, blah, you just name it.
---tom2 on 2/24/07

I've never seen a Brink's truck in a funeral procession, some think they can take it all when they go...NOT!
Anything we put before God can become an idol. I don't need to keep up with the Jones' or Trumps to be happy!
---NVBarbara on 2/23/07

Everything is people's idols except the true God.
---catherine on 2/23/07

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People , and get this, will even worship the word of God.
---catherine on 2/23/07

That depends. If you make it an idol, it is. Some people can be trusted with a lot of money, and some can't. The Bible says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil, not the money itself. Anything can be an Idol if we let it be. There are idols in some churches like statutes and ungodly practices. Some people love their church more than they love God. That's an idol.
A woman or a man can be an idol in someone's heart. a car can be an idol. It can go on and on.
---walt on 2/23/07

I would agree that many people today are very much materialistic and that things are more important the people. However, that is not the case at our house. The Lord Jesus Christ is the King of our House. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
---Susie on 2/23/07

PRIDE more than money.
---donna6598 on 2/23/07

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