Ideolatry Blog

Do you believe in God, but don’t like Religion? In this weekly IDEOLATRY Blog, the author, Dr. Rich Masek discusses what we believe about God and why we believe it. Ideolatry dives deep to discover the Real Truth of God's Character and Nature.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
How do we know whether or not God is the punisher or the forgiver? A superficial understanding of the account of Abraham, his nephew Lot, and the citi...
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The Power of Words

The Power of Words
Job was not a sinless man.   Job was not privy to the conversation between God and Satan. There was no rule of law that was established since God’s La...
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God and Religion

God and Religion
The definition of religion is man-centered. Everyone serves a god directly or indirectly. However, there is no absolute consensus among religions abou...
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When Did God Change His Mind?

When Did God Change His Mind?
A discussion about God in the New & Old Testament After discussing the premise and content of my book and reading an early draft copy, a friend po...
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Reason, Remembrance, Restoration

Reason, Remembrance, Restoration
  He has a purpose and a plan for everything.   The God of the Bible has a Reason for what He does. He Remembers what He said, and His goal is the Res...
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The American Idol

The American Idol
Objects of worship have become less obvious and more insidious. The path to destruction in the generational curse occurred with the rejection of God a...
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The Will to Choose Rightly

The Will to Choose Rightly
If everyone was doing it, it must be okay! God has been very careful and precise in explaining choices, providing numerous examples in His Word for ou...
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The Responsibility of Judgment

The Responsibility of Judgment
Man judges the physical realm according to appearance, not truth. Jesus authorized Peter and the disciples to exercise judgment and sentence over sin ...
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The Destruction of Sin

The Destruction of Sin
  God finds ways to save the righteous. Sin is the destroyer, not God. God sought out a way to legally save and deliver the righteous from destru...
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A Voice From The Sky

A Voice From The Sky
Abram acted in faith in response to the voice of God. The events that shaped Abram’s life both during his youth and as an adult in the city of Haran p...
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True Colors

True Colors
Jesus’ life was being offered to save , not to condemn. God showed His true character and nature in John 3:16 when Jesus explained His role. Jesus sai...
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Deception & Self-Deception

Deception & Self-Deception
Personal experience may deceive us into believing that God is responsible for injustice. Deception takes many forms in the human experience and self-d...
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The Law Of Intended Consequence

The Law Of Intended Consequence
  God’s Word Cannot Be Changed  The physical example of King Darius, being bound by his decree in the Book of Daniel, gives us a way to understand how...
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The Renewed Mind

The Renewed Mind
A renewed mind is essential for understanding the real truth of God. A renewing of the mind is essential to fully understand the answer to the questio...
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A “Knowledge” Problem

A “Knowledge” Problem
David Blames God For His Error  The record of Uzzah provides us with another account of something evil that is attributed to the anger and the hand of...
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Response To A Reader's Question

Response To A Reader's Question
The Choices We Make Recently, a reader posed the following important question: "Dr. Masek: I am seeking a better understanding of your remark: "We all...
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Reading and Thinking

Catherine, Thanks for staying connected and continuing to read. I enjoy hearing from you!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:55
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Faith In The Midst Of The Fire

Faith In The Midst Of The Fire
God honored Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego’s commitment to Him Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego reveal the great power that faith in God expresses o...
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Who Is Judging You?

Who Is Judging You?
God is precise with His words. Therefore, it is essential for man to understand their meanings. Descriptions of praise, acknowledgments of pleasing ac...
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When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong
Whose fault is it? Rules or laws of social interaction and behavior did not develop in a vacuum or simply at a whim. The most basic standards and rule...
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Amen

Johnny, It is sad to say but true. Although there are things that happen that are out of our control, if we take a deep look, ma... Read More
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:33
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Indeed

Johnny, I hear you. We have all been wrong from the start. It is part of the human condition that began in the Garden of Eden wit... Read More
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:44
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Understanding

Understanding Jeannette, Thank you for your important question. This is a very challenging topic and I wanted to treat with the d... Read More
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:32
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The Faith Proving Ground

The Faith Proving Ground
Abraham accepted God’s word as truth. The relationship that Abraham enjoyed with God is one of the deepest and most precious of all in the Bible, next...
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