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Counterfeit Gods

Counterfeit Gods

Watch this Video: Tim Keller illustrates where and how we might have idols we’re not aware of.

“An idol will always break your heart.  Because no created thing can bear the freight of your deepest hopes, or the weight of your soul’s longings. Idols will always break your heart.” – Tim Keller

“In the day to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshiping – everybody worships. The only choice we get, is what to worship. And the only reason for choosing a spiritual God … The compelling reason for choosing that kind of God, is that pretty much anything else you worship, will eat you alive.

If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough and you’ll never feel you have enough.

If you worship your body, and beauty, and sexual allure, then you will always feel ugly – and when time and age start showing you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you.

If you worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid. You will need ever more and more power just to numb you to your own fear.

If you worship your intellect, if that’s what you live for, for being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.

But the insidious thing about all these forms of worship, is that they are unconscious. They are default settings.” – David Foster Wallace, at a commencement address