Idolatry Isn’t Just An Ancient Superstition

The evolutionary tendency in modern thought has inclined the church to think of idolatry as a superstitious habit of primitive peoples which has no place in the scientifically sophisticated modern mind. A lack of technological development is often mistakenly equated with a lack of intellectual and spiritual subtlety. Thus it is believed that ancient peoples worshiped only the physical object which the Bible refers to as an “idol” or an “image.”

—Gregory Edward Reynolds, The WORD is Worth a Thousand Pictures (Eugene, OR: 2001), 1–2.


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