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Torrey's Topical Textbook

Idolatry

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  • Forbidden
    Exodus 20:2,3 ; Deuteronomy 5:7

  • CONSISTS IN
    • Bowing down to images
      Exodus 20:5 ; Deuteronomy 5:9
    • Worshipping images
      Isaiah 44:17 ; Daniel 3:5,10,15
    • Sacrificing to images
      Psalm 106:38 ; Acts 7:41
    • Worshipping other gods
      Deuteronomy 30:17 ; Psalm 81:9
    • Swearing by other gods
      Exodus 23:13 ; Joshua 23:7
    • Walking after other gods
      Deuteronomy 8:19
    • Speaking in the name of other gods
      Deuteronomy 18:20
    • Looking to other gods
      Hosea 3:1
    • Serving other gods
      Deuteronomy 7:4 ; Jeremiah 5:19
    • Fearing other gods
      2 Kings 17:35
    • Sacrificing to other gods
      Exodus 22:20
    • Worshipping the true God by an image, &c
      Exodus 32:4-6 ; Psalm 106:19,20
    • Worshipping angels
      Colossians 2:18
    • Worshipping the host of heaven
      Deuteronomy 4:19 ; 17:3
    • Worshipping demons
      Matthew 4:9-10 ; Revelation 9:20
    • Worshipping dead men
      Psalm 106:28
    • Setting up idols in the heart
      Ezekiel 14:3,4
    • Covetousness
      Ephesians 5:5 ; Colossians 3:5
    • Sensuality
      Philippians 3:19

  • Is changing the glory of God into an image
    Romans 1:23 ; Acts 17:29

  • Is changing the truth of God into a lie
    Romans 1:25 ; Isaiah 44:20

  • Is a work of the flesh
    Galatians 5:19,20

  • Incompatible with the service of God
    Genesis 35:2,3 ; Joshua 24:23 ; 1 Samuel 7:3 ; 1 Kings 18:21 ; 2 Corinthians 6:15,16

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • An abomination to God
      Deuteronomy 7:25
    • Hateful to God
      Deuteronomy 16:22 ; Jeremiah 44:4
    • Vain and foolish
      Psalm 115:4-8 ; Isaiah 44:19 ; Jeremiah 10:3
    • Bloody
      Ezekiel 23:39
    • Abominable
      1 Peter 4:3
    • Unprofitable
      Judges 10:14 ; Isaiah 46:7
    • Irrational
      Acts 17:29 ; Romans 1:21-23
    • Defiling
      Ezekiel 20:7 ; 36:18

  • THEY WHO PRACTISE
    • Forget God
      Deuteronomy 8:19 ; Jeremiah 18:15
    • Go astray from God
      Ezekiel 44:10
    • Pollute the name of God
      Ezekiel 20:39
    • Defile the sanctuary of God
      Ezekiel 5:11
    • Are estranged from God
      Ezekiel 14:5
    • Forsake God
      2 Kings 22:17 ; Jeremiah 16:11
    • Hate God
      2 Chronicles 19:2,3
    • Provoke God
      Deuteronomy 31:20 ; Isaiah 65:3 ; Jeremiah 25:6
    • Are vain in their imaginations
      Romans 1:21
    • Are ignorant and foolish
      Romans 1:21,22
    • Inflame themselves
      Isaiah 57:5
    • Hold fast their deceit
      Jeremiah 8:5
    • Carried away by it
      1 Corinthians 12:2
    • Go after it in heart
      Ezekiel 20:16
    • Are mad upon it
      Jeremiah 50:38
    • Boast of it
      Psalm 97:7
    • Have fellowship with devils
      Hosea 4:12
    • Ask counsel of their idols
      Hosea 4:12
    • Look to idols for deliverance
      Isaiah 44:17 ; 45:20
    • Swear by their idols
      Amos 8:14

  • Objects of, numerous
    1 Corinthians 8:5

  • OBJECTS OF DESCRIBED AS
    • Strange gods
      Genesis 35:2,4 ; Joshua 24:20
    • Other gods
      Judges 2:12,17 ; 1 Kings 14:9
    • New gods
      Deuteronomy 32:17 ; Judges 5:8
    • Gods that cannot save
      Isaiah 45:20
    • Gods that have not made the heavens
      Jeremiah 10:11
    • No gods
      Jeremiah 5:7 ; Galatians 4:8
    • Molten gods
      Exodus 34:17 ; Leviticus 19:4
    • Molten images
      Deuteronomy 27:15 ; Habakkuk 2:18
    • Graven images
      Isaiah 45:20 ; Hosea 11:2
    • Senseless idols
      Deuteronomy 4:28 ; Psalm 115:5,7
    • Dumb idols
      Habakkuk 2:18
    • Dumb Stones
      Habakkuk 2:19
    • Stocks
      Jeremiah 3:9 ; Hosea 4:12
    • Abominations
      Isaiah 44:19 ; Jeremiah 32:34
    • Images of abomination
      Ezekiel 7:20
    • Idols of abomination
      Ezekiel 16:36
    • Stumbling blocks
      Ezekiel 14:3
    • Teachers of lies
      Habakkuk 2:18
    • Wind and confusion
      Isaiah 41:29
    • Nothing
      Isaiah 41:24 ; 1 Corinthians 8:4
    • Helpless
      Jeremiah 10:5
    • Vanity
      Jeremiah 18:15
    • Vanities of the Gentiles
      Jeremiah 14:22

  • Making idols for the purpose of, described and ridiculed
    Isaiah 44:10-20

  • Obstinate sinners judicially given up to
    Deuteronomy 4:28 ; 28:64 ; Hosea 4:17

  • Warnings against
    Deuteronomy 4:15-19

  • Exhortations to turn from
    Ezekiel 14:6 ; 20:7 ; Acts 14:15

  • Renounced on conversion
    1 Thessalonians 1:9

  • Led to abominable sins
    Romans 1:26-32 ; Acts 15:20

  • SAINTS SHOULD
    • Keep from
      Joshua 23:7 ; 1 John 5:21
    • Flee from
      1 Corinthians 10:14
    • Not have anything connected with in their houses
      Deuteronomy 7:26
    • Not partake of any thing connected with
      1 Corinthians 10:19,20
    • Not have religious intercourse with those who practise
      Joshua 23:7 ; 1 Corinthians 5:11
    • Not covenant with those who practise
      Exodus 34:12,15 ; Deuteronomy 7:2
    • Not intermarry with those who practise
      Exodus 34:16 ; Deuteronomy 7:3
    • Testify against
      Acts 14:15 ; 19:26
    • Refuse to engage in, though threatened with death
      Daniel 3:18

  • Saints preserved by God from
    1 Kings 19:18 ; Romans 11:4

  • Saints refuse to receive the worship of
    Acts 10:25,26 ; 14:11-15

  • Angels refuse to receive the worship of
    Revelation 22:8,9

  • Destruction of, promised
    Ezekiel 36:25 ; Zechariah 13:2

  • Everything connected with, should be destroyed
    Exodus 34:13 ; Deuteronomy 7:5 ; 2 Samuel 5:21 ; 2 Kings 23:14

  • Woe denounced against
    Habakkuk 2:19

  • Curse denounced against
    Deuteronomy 27:15

  • PUNISHMENT OF
    • Judicial death
      Deuteronomy 17:2-5
    • Dreadful judgments which end in death
      Jeremiah 8:2 ; 16:1-11
    • Banishment
      Jeremiah 8:3 ; Hosea 8:5-8 ; Amos 5:26,27
    • Exclusion from heaven
      1 Corinthians 6:9,10 ; Ephesians 5:5 ; Revelation 22:15
    • Eternal torments
      Revelation 14:9-11 ; 21:8

  • Exemplified
    • Israel
      Exodus 32:1 ; 2 Kings 17:12
    • Philistines
      Judges 16:23
    • Micah
      Judges 17:4,5
    • Jeroboam
      1 Kings 12:28
    • Maachah
      1 Kings 15:13
    • Ahab
      1 Kings 16:31
    • Jezebel
      1 Kings 18:19
    • Sennacherib
      2 Kings 19:37
    • Manasseh
      2 Kings 21:4-7
    • Amon
      2 Kings 21:21
    • Ahaz
      2 Chronicles 28:3
    • Judah
      Jeremiah 11:13
    • Nebuchadnezzar
      Daniel 3:1
    • Belshazzar
      Daniel 5:23
    • People of Lystra
      Acts 14:11,12
    • Athenians
      Acts 17:16
    • Ephesians
      Acts 19:28

  • Zeal against-Exemplified
    • Asa
      1 Kings 15:12
    • Josiah
      2 Kings 23:5
    • Jehoshaphat
      2 Chronicles 17:6
    • Israel
      2 Chronicles 31:1
    • Manasseh
      2 Chronicles 33:15

  • All forms of, forbidden by the law of Moses
    Exodus 20:4,5

  • All heathen nations given up to
    Psalm 96:5 ; Romans 1:23,25 ; 1 Corinthians 12:2

  • Led the heathen to think that their gods visited the earth in Bodily shapes
    Acts 14:11

  • Led the heathen to consider their gods to have but a local Influence
    1 Kings 20:23 ; 2 Kings 17:26

  • OBJECTS OF
    • The heavenly bodies
      2 Kings 23:5 ; Acts 7:42
    • Angels
      Colossians 2:18
    • Departed spirits
      1 Samuel 28:14,15
    • Earthly creatures
      Romans 1:23
    • Images
      Deuteronomy 29:17 ; Psalm 115:4 ; Isaiah 44:17

  • Temples built for
    Hosea 8:14

  • Altars raised for
    1 Kings 18:26 ; Hosea 8:11

  • Accompanied by feasts
    2 Kings 10:20 ; 1 Corinthians 10:27,28

  • OBJECTS OF, WORSHIPPED
    • With sacrifices
      Numbers 22:40 ; 2 Kings 10:24
    • With libations
      Isaiah 57:6 ; Jeremiah 19:13
    • With incense
      Jeremiah 48:35
    • With prayer
      1 Kings 18:26 ; Isaiah 44:17
    • With singing and dancing
      Exodus 32:18,19 ; 1 Kings 18:26 ; 1 Corinthians 10:7
    • By bowing to them
      1 Kings 19:18 ; 2 Kings 5:18
    • By kissing them
      1 Kings 19:18 ; Hosea 13:2
    • By kissing the hand to them
      Job 31:26,27
    • By cutting the flesh
      1 Kings 18:28
    • By burning children
      Deuteronomy 12:31 ; 2 Chronicles 33:6 ; Jeremiah 19:4,5 ; Ezekiel 16:21
    • In temples
      2 Kings 5:18
    • On high places
      Numbers 22:41 ; Jeremiah 2:20
    • In groves
      Exodus 34:13
    • Under trees
      Isaiah 57:5 ; Jeremiah 2:20
    • In private houses
      Judges 17:4,5
    • On the tops of houses
      2 Kings 23:12 ; Zephaniah 1:5
    • In secret places
      Isaiah 57:8

  • Rites of, obscene and impure
    Exodus 32:25 ; Numbers 25:1-3 ; 2 Kings 17:9 ; Isaiah 57:6,8,9 ; 1 Peter 4:3

  • Divination connected with
    2 Chronicles 33:6

  • Victims sacrificed in, often adorned with garlands
    Acts 14:13

  • IDOLS, &c MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE
    • Adrammelech
      2 Kings 17:31
    • Anammelech
      2 Kings 17:31
    • Ashima
      2 Kings 17:30
    • Ashtoreth
      Judges 2:13 ; 1 Kings 11:33
    • Baal
      Judges 2:11-13 ; 6:25
    • Baal-berith
      Judges 8:33 ; 9:4,46
    • Baal-peor
      Numbers 25:1-3
    • Baalzebub
      2 Kings 1:2,16
    • Baal-zephon
      Exodus 14:2
    • Bel
      Jeremiah 50:2 ; 51:44
    • Chemosh
      Numbers 21:29 ; 1 Kings 11:33
    • Chiun
      Amos 5:26
    • Dagon
      Judges 16:23 ; 1 Samuel 5:1-3
    • Diana
      Acts 19:24,27
    • Huzzab
      Nahum 2:7
    • Jupiter
      Acts 14:12
    • Mercury
      Acts 14:12
    • Molech or Milcom
      Leviticus 18:21 ; 1 Kings 11:5,33
    • Merodach
      Jeremiah 50:2
    • Nergal
      2 Kings 17:30
    • Nebo
      Isaiah 46:1
    • Nibhaz and Tartak
      2 Kings 17:31
    • Nisroch
      2 Kings 19:37
    • Queen of heaven
      Jeremiah 44:17,25
    • Remphan
      Acts 7:43
    • Rimmon
      2 Kings 5:18
    • Succothbenoth
      2 Kings 17:30
    • Tammuz
      Ezekiel 8:14

  • Objects of, carried in procession
    Isaiah 46:7 ; Amos 5:26 ; Acts 7:43

  • Early notice of, amongst God's professing people
    Genesis 31:19,30 ; 35:1-4 ; Joshua 24:2

  • THE JEWS
    • Practised, in Egypt
      Joshua 24:14 ; Ezekiel 23:3,19
    • Brought, out of Egypt with them
      Ezekiel 23:8 ; Acts 7:39-41
    • Forbidden to practise
      Exodus 20:1-5 ; 23:24
    • Often mixed up, with God's worship
      Exodus 32:1-5 ; 1 Kings 12:27,28
    • Followed the Canaanites in
      Judges 2:11-13 ; 1 Chronicles 5:25
    • Followed the Moabites in
      Numbers 25:1-3
    • Followed the Assyrians in
      Ezekiel 16:28-30 ; 23:5-7
    • Followed the Syrians in
      Judges 10:6

  • Adopted by Solomon
    1 Kings 11:5-8

  • Adopted by the wicked kings
    1 Kings 21:26 ; 2 Kings 21:21 ; 2 Chronicles 28:2-4 ; 33:3,7

  • Example of the kings encouraged Israel in
    1 Kings 12:30 ; 2 Kings 21:11 ; 2 Chronicles 33:9

  • Great prevalence of, in Israel
    Isaiah 2:8 ; Jeremiah 2:28 ; Ezekiel 8:10

  • A virtual forsaking of God
    Jeremiah 2:9-13

  • The good kings of Judah endeavoured to destroy
    2 Chronicles 15:16 ; 34:7

  • Captivity of Israel on account of
    2 Kings 17:6-18

  • Captivity of Judah on account of
    2 Kings 17:19-23

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Idolatry'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/ttt/i/idolatry.html. 1897.

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