“Who was Beelzebub?”……Answer: "Beelzebub" is the Greek form of the name "Baal-zebub," a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. It is a term signifying "the lord of flies" (2 Kings 1:2) One day Israel's new king, Ahaziah, fell through the latticework of an upper room […]

“Why is idol worship such a powerful temptation?”……Ultimately, the answer to this question is "sin." It is the sin nature of man which causes us to worship modern idols, all of which are, in reality, forms of self-worship (see Idols today). The temptation to worship ourselves in various ways is a powerful temptation indeed. In […]

“What is iconoclasm?”……Iconoclasm literally means "icon-breaking" which includes the religious as well as political destruction of images or monuments, usually-though not always-those of another religious group. Iconoclasm is frequently a component of major domestic political or religious changes. Iconoclasm is the belief that there should not be religious pictures or sacred images or religious monuments […]

“Who was Molech?”……As with much of ancient history, the exact origin of Molech is unclear. The term is believed to have originated with the Phoenician mlk, which meant a type of sacrifice made to confirm or acquit a vow. Melekh is the Hebrew word for king. It was common for the Israelites to combine the […]

“What is a pagan? What is paganism?”……From a Christian viewpoint, pagans are generally characterized as those who are caught up in any religious ceremony, act, or practice that is not distinctly Christian. Correspondingly, Jews and Muslims also use the term "pagans" to describe those outside their religion. Others define the term "paganism" as any religion […]

“What are some modern forms of idolatry?”……All the various forms of modern idolatry have one thing at their core: self. We no longer bow down to idols and images. Instead we worship at the altar of the god of self. This brand of modern idolatry takes various forms. ……First, we worship at the altar of […]

“What are some modern forms of idolatry?”……All the various forms of modern idolatry have one thing at their core: self. We no longer bow down to idols and images. Instead we worship at the altar of the god of self. This brand of modern idolatry takes various forms. ……First, we worship at the altar of […]