Idolatry

India has 200 million “sacred cows” (illustration)

India really does not have a hunger problem because of a lack of food. The Hindu religion teaches reincarnation in the form of animals. And so it is against religious laws to kill rats, mice, cows, and other animals. Every cow eats enough food to feed seven people, and there are …

Statue of Buddha For a Shrine in Kyoto Japan (illustration)

Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine crashi …

Hideyoshi Shoots Arrow at Buddha (illustration)

Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine …

What do you worship? (illustration)

The idols my heart adores are all those things which I demand for joy and significance. A well known pastor in New York tells a wonderful story about a time when he discovered this application in his own life. He came home one Wednesday evening (after a board meeting) whistling w …

Hideyoshi - Built a statue of Buddha that crashed (illustration)

Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine crashi …

Buddha Statue Took 50,000 Men to Build (illustration)

Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the s …

Indian Tribe in Mexico Worshipping God Pots (illustration)

A few years ago my wife and I visited the Lacadone Indian tribe in southern Mexico who made god-pots with ugly faces and worshiped them. They would make an intoxicating drink from certain tree leaves. They would drink this and dance around these pots and fall in a drunken s …

This is My God (illustration)

Quotes: Trusting people, possessions or positions to do for me what only God can do. Jer. 17:5 - B. Gothard. That for which I would give anything and accept nothing in exchange is the most important thing in my life. Whatever that is is my god. cf. Isa. 44:6-20. - J. McMath …

Statue Which Couldn’t Look After It’s Own Temple (illustration)

Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine …

Statue of Buddha Comes Crashing Down (illustration)

Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a huge statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine cras …