“They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: but were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.” Psalm 106:34-38 (KJV)

Some human intellect of years ago made the statement:  “Man creates god in his own image.”  Basically turning the Biblical teaching of “God created man in His image”.  That human intellect may have upset some Christian folks, but think about that for a moment.

Is it not possible that men and women do create god in their own image?  Some believe in a god who is all loving, but there is no wrath about him/her; he/she hates nothing, but loves everything, and everybody.  Then there are some people who believe god believes everything they believe, and they base their belief system around that.  There are some who may believe that god is a god of pleasure; and he/she is all about them being happy and fulfilled; and they have the right to go about achieving their pleasure any way they choose.

Congratulations!  If you fit into any one of those molds you have made a god in your own image. Oh, there could be many more; as many more as there are people on the earth.

The Ten Commandments and the Bible tells us of only one God, His name is YaHWeH [Jehovah], and He has a Son whose name is Jesus.  To worship any other is to worship idols.

The children of Israel were to purge the Promised Land of all the heathen nations, and their gods, lest they fall into the worship practices of those people, and worship demons in the process.  Even the apostle Paul recognizes this in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 10:20-21).

The Psalms later points out to us that people become like what we worship (115:4-8;  135:15-18). For instance in this Psalm even it is said,

“They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.” (vv. 19-20)

You can go on believing in false gods if you choose and you will become like what you worship.  You can also choose to believe the God of the Bible.  He made you in His image and likeness, and He desires to make you like Himself.  He is holy, righteous, and  undefiled.  We become like Him through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

You can continue worshipping demons, or you can worship the One who created all things.

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