Personal from Herbert W Armstrong - A UNITED STATES Senator preached a sermon in a Methodist pulpit in Los Angeles the first Sunday in December. Of all things, imagine a well-known Senator saying that patriotism is a false god to many people! And he is right. "Love of country can transcend the love of God," he said, "and we must, in time of stress, avoid making patriotism a religion." He said a number of other things I could have said, myself. Among the idols professing Christians worship, he cited prosperity, science, patriotism, peace - and some people actually make an idol of the Bible, strange as that may sound. Some, he said, worship the Bible for itself, NOT as containing TRUTHS necessary for salvation; and, I add, as a GUIDE to a WAY Of LIFE. What is - your idol? What are YOU really dedicated to? Is it earning a living - making money? What absorbs your mind, your thoughts, your time - what are you really devoted to? Is it GOD - above all else?
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