Friday, August 21, 2009

The Nature of Idolatry

“It is the normal state of the human heart to try to build its identity around something besides God.” Soren Kierkegaard

“Spiritual pride is the illusion that you are competant to run your own life, achieve your own sense of self worth, and find a purpose big enough to give you meaning in life without God.” Tim Keller

“Idolatry is worshipping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that is meant to be worshipped.” St. Augustine

“An idol is anything we trust in for deliverance in the place of Jesus and his grace.” Scotty Smith

Quotes collected by Tullian Tchividjian at On Earth as it is in Heaven » Blog Archive » Four Great Quotes On Idolatry - With a warning that Christians can be just as guilty of idolatry as any body else!