What is idolatry? Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security. (New City Catechism) Unclear the moment when the tree ceases to be an ornament, a source of food, a sign of flourishing, Continue reading “Catechism 17”
But whose victory? And how the victory won? A camel approaches the needle’s eye; Money glints in place of God… All these I have done since I was a child – Still one thing is needed, and here lies pain. The victory walks ahead to death. Enemies watch and wait.
What does God require in the first, second and third commandments? First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works. (New CityContinue reading “Catechism 9”