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I used to read the Prophets & the Old Testament narratives slightly confused about how faithful people could so quickly and deeply turn to idols.

Watching the American church in 2020... Now I get it.
People that have seen God’s power first-hand, witnessed and experienced His faithful love, can still turn to idols on a dime. Why? I think it’s because idols are easier.
All people are on a trajectory toward pride that must be resisted constantly, lest they fall victim to the original sin. Comfort is the enemy of Christ-likeness.

So... deeply good, kind and devoted people create gods in their own image to worship.
I was ignorant. And I looked down upon the ancients, totally blind to the modern equivalent for the (Big C) Church in America. Idolatry will always be around. We may not carve wooden figures or worship around poles, but our idols are just as absurd.
I wasn’t sure exactly what this idol is for us, but I know that the god we’ve created is weak and cannot stand on it’s own without intervention.
This small, impotent god is why people are either leaving the Church or militarizing it.

So many men become this weird defender of Christianity, creating a culture of toxic masculinity. “We protect our freedom. We protect our family. We protect our god.”
Everyone else has no reason to stay. Any god that needs to be defended is no God at all.
And why would anyone stay? This god can’t speak to your suffering. This jesus doesn’t have the strength or fortitude to navigate the storm. This “spirit” doesn’t bring any fruit, only weeds.
But this isn’t Jesus. He’s not some “alpha male” obsessed with projecting dominance, craving political power.
He’s not a nice, ineffectual boy with no impact.
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