Good question. Although we Christians may be in the world, we cannot not be of the world and must keep ourselves pure from idolatry and satanic worship. It is no longer obvious, but very subtle. Satan wants to enter and destroy our households by every deceptive and subtle means possible. So beware and heed these words!
We will explain how in the 21st century, idolatry is widespread…
Joshua tells his people the following in Joshua Chapter 23:7:
That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them
Also in Zechariah 13:2, the Lord God warns:
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered.
…abstain from pollutions of idols.
1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
1 John 5:21
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
It is interesting to note that the Bible has quite a bit to say about idolatry. But you are probably asking yourself, ‘what idolatry? I don’t bow down to false gods.’ But is that true? Recall the first verse quote from Joshua. Idolatry can consist of merely uttering the name of a false god or using hand gestures that are part of the worship of the god of this world, Satan. Check out the video The Genesis of the Conspiracy of Darkness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot1s9GDvt3A) for more information. This video explores the names of the days of the week, all of which are dedicated to false gods:
- Sunday is dedicated to the goddess Sunna/Sol
- Monday is the god of the moon, Mani
- Tuesday is the god Tiw
- Wednesday is the god, Wodin/Odin, and also Mercury
- Thursday is the god Thor, and also Jupiter
- Friday is the god, Frige, and also Venus
- Saturday is the god Saturn, associated with the Titan Cronus, father of Zeus and many Olympians (which is why the Olympics is also idolatry)
As you can see from the names of some of the week days, the names of planets are also false gods:
Some of the cars we drive are dedicated to idols:
Some of our cities are named after false gods:
- Phoenix, AZ
- Pomona, CA
- Poseidon (also used as the names of sea vessels)
- Apollo (also a name used for spacecraft and theaters)
- Bacchus (also associated with Mardi Gras celebrations)
When we speak of time or clocks, we use words based on the root Cronos, which is a false god. The name of the god Eros is used in words surrounding sexuality (such as erotic). The god name Hermes is used in retail and for anything having to do with messaging. The god name Muse is used as the root for music and musician.
Satanic Hand Gestures
Those who worship Satan use hand gestures that have secretly crept into pop culture. Here are some examples where Satan’s horns are deliberately displayed out of homage to Satan and to entice the audience to receive Satan:
Paying Homage to the False God of Silence, Harpocrates (the Shhhh sign and verbal instruction)
The 666 Hand Sign
The Delta sign (Portal to the underworld) – Opening yourself up to entry by demons
All Seeing Eye of the False God Horus (also a few examples above)
The False Satanic Sign of Peace
Tongue of Demon God Kali