1pe 04v03 Abominable Idolatires
I Peter 4.3
I am quite certain that when
Aaron and the children of
Moses did not treat this costly ritualism with
respect, but with ridicule, indignation, and scorn. The golden calf was burned,
ground to powder, scattered upon the water, and the children of
If ever there was any material object that deserved
reverence, it would have been the brazen serpent which Moses made. It was made
by the express command of God. Multitudes had been healed by looking to it.
When properly used it was a source of
great blessing. But in the days of Hezekiah, the children of
I admire the boldness with which God's servants of old, in the tradition of Moses and Hezekiah, ridiculed and contemptuously treated the idolatry of Romanism. The Reformers and Puritans smashed the idols of papacy to pieces. But they have gradually crept back into acceptance. Where is the house of worship without an idolatrous cross, crucifix, picture of Jesus, or symbol of a dove? Where is the man or woman who does not carry or wear a cross? It is all idolatry and superstition. I hold such things in utter contempt, as God does. I will not be silent while idolatry is fashionable!