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					Gn.31:30, 19
 “Idolatry is worshipping anything
  that ought to be used, or using
  anything that ought to be
  worshipped”
 2 Co. 4:1-4
   Fault of the audience (3)
     1 Co.1:18
   Influence of satan (4)
         I False Gods

 Molech (national god of
  Ammonites) Lv.18:21
 Baal (chief male deity of
  Phoenicians and Canaanites)
  Nu.22:41
 Asherah (wife of baal in
  Canaanite mythology) Jg.3:7
 Dagon (chief god of Philistines)
  1 Sm.5:2-7
 Ashtoreth (Syrian and
  Phoenician goddess of moon,
  sexual love, fertility) 2 K.23:13
 Bel (Marduk, chief Babylonian
  god) Is.46:1-2
 Chemosh (national god of
  Moabites and Ammonites)
  Jer. 48:7, 13
 Zeus (supreme god of Greeks)
  Ac.14:12-13 (KJV: Jupiter)
 Diana (goddess of moon,
  hunting, wild animals)
  Ac.19:24, 27-28
 II The god Behind The gods
 Satan (god of this age) 2 Co.4:4
 Why call satan “god”?
   Not because of divine attributes
   He enjoys service, honor, wor-
    ship, and reverence of worldly
    men; he accepts their affections
    in the same way as idols
  Satan’s Devices (2 Co.4:4)

 Minds, 2 Co.3:14
  1 Jn. 5:19. Rv. 20:2-3
 Blinded. 3:14. (1 K.22)
 Do not believe. Jn.9:39-41
  Light of gospel. Ac.26:18…(13)
  Glory of Christ
        Idols are nothing;
      demons are something
 1 Co.10:14-22
   Pagan deities are imaginary, but
    demons used them to turn people
    away from the true God
             Compare:
 Satan  demons  idols  Israel
 Satan  demons  idols  Corinth
Parallel Passages
 Wisdom of this world, 1 Co.1:20
   “In truth the world has derived
    very little, if any, moral good,
    either from the Jewish rabbins
    or the Gentile philosophers”
   1 Co.1:26
 Form of this world, 1 Co.7:31
 Course of this world, Ep.2:2
 III Satan Is Still On The Job
 God never speaks (audibly) to
  people today
 Even if He did, He would never
  contradict His Word
  Jer. 23:16-18, 21, 31
         Which god?
 Decisions, 2 Co.11:13-15
 Focus, Gn.3:1-6
 Right, Pro.14:12
 Heart of God, Jer.7:31
 Self, Ezk.28:2, 9
 Minds, 2 Tim.3:8
     Ruler of this world
 Jn.12:31 (14:30; 16:11)
 Jesus rules believers, satan
  unbelievers (1 Jn.5:19)
 Jesus’ death (32) destroys
  satan, drives him out of office
   Hb.2:14-15

				
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