Wausau Alliance Church

Two Kingdoms: Fear God
January 1, 2017

Two Kingdoms: Fear God

Passage: Acts 2:20-25

"What is the result of this people-idolatry?  As in all idolatry, the idol we choose to worship soon owns us.  The object we fear overcomes us.  Although insignificant in itself, the idol becomes huge and rules us.  It tells us how to think, what to feel, and how to act.  It tells us what to wear; it tells us to laugh at the dirty joke, and it tells us to be frightened to death that we might have to say something.  The whole strategy backfires.  We never expect that using people to meet our desires leaves us enslaved to them."  (Ed Welch)