Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Laodicean Idol (Laodicea - Canon 35)

Christians must not forsake the Church of God, and go away and invoke angels and gather assemblies, which things are forbidden.  If, therefore, any one shall be found engaged in this covert idolatry, let him be anathema; for he has forsaken our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and has gone over to idolatry.

Angel worship (Col 2:18) as well as other known pagan gods were prominent in the apostolic era.  Any attempt to follow after beings whether in heaven or earth besides the Lord God was expressly forbidden (Exod 20:4; Deut 5:8).  How much more so the person who has the testimony of the word of God incarnate and those whom he taught.

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