Idolatrous Worship

Here is a six minute video shot that captures the highlights of the worship last year on July 4, 2011 at a Baptist Church in Florida…

I get the patriotism, I really do.  I understand why Americans are proud to be so.  I am an American too and there are many great things about living in America.  But…

The MC of the worship service said this:

May we all join these men and women in standing in honor of the symbol that unites us, our banner of courage and our emblem of freedom.  Ladies and Gentleman, the flag of the United States of America.

Have we ever read Ephesians 2:14-18?  Because it says that what unites us is the cross on which Jesus shed his blood unto death to bring reconciliation (unity).  Seems as though the prophet’s words are still true.  “Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made” (Isa 2:8).

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3 responses to “Idolatrous Worship

  1. Watching this I got the same thought when I stood in the middle of The Vatican City with its pompous art and statues. Wondering WWJD? How is it we have missed the message so badly? Do we really know our God? Honestly, I don’t get it. One thing that dawned on me as to the reason we are not to fashion idols. It dates Him. What will this video say in a hundred years? Will it still have the same message? Probably not. All the statues and art and parades and shows are pretty but they cannot contain Him. He simply will not be molded into our ideals.

    Thanks for the post!

  2. blech, the still foto was enough, i couldn’t watch it

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