We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

1 John 5:19-21

An idol is a thing of human making which takes worship and reverence away from the one true God. Simply put, when we worship an idol, we set something of this world, an insignificant piece of creation, and set it above the Creator who made us. We not only disrespect him by doing this, but place ourselves into willing submission under something lower than ourselves, a thing we can make or destroy with our own hands.

An idol is a thing of fiction, whereas God is the Truth.

Ethan Kirl