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Greg discusses the distinction between false gods and other spiritual beings mentioned in the Bible.
Posted by Gregory Koukl on February 03, 2014 at 03:00 AM in :Greg Koukl, Apologetics, Christianity & Culture, Miscellaneous, Theology, Video | Permalink
That's an interesting question. I think there are various verses that point to the fact that when human beings worship an idol, that there truly is something demonic behind it (though of course the idol itself is not really anything). Thus, there are actually spiritual beings with powers that stand behind said idols. There are a number of verses that have led me to come to this conclusion throughout scripture. So when you worship an idol, you are in fact worshiping the spiritual forces that represent it. But Molech doesn't really exist, it is a creation from the mind of humans. There still, however, it a spiritual force (demonic) that stands behind the concept of Molech, a created spiritual being. We might also be able to say the same regarding the "modern" idols of materialism, sex, and power.
February 03, 2014 at 05:53 AM
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