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.

Faith vs. Fear

What Is The Motivation? It is important to understand why the numbering or census of Israel in 1 Chronicles and 2 Samuel was a trespass or sin before ...
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Reflections on Christmas

Reflections on Christmas This is a wonderful season.  It’s Christmas morning, 2018 in San Diego. In my world, it’s usually in the 60°s F, with the occ...
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Faith To The Extreme

Just imagine the scene. Isaac had carried the wood and knew that his father had a knife to slay a sacrificial animal. They probably built the altar to...
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Battling “Idol” Influences

Abraham began life as Abram, one of three sons of Terah  Abram’s brother Haran had a son named Lot, the nephew of Abram. Abram was 20 generations and ...
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The Power of God’s Covenant

  The Blood Covenant The power of covenant only rests in the commitment of the parties involved. That is why a blood covenant is struck. Sharing or co...
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God’s Commitment

  The responsibilities of the parties of God’s solemn, blood covenant agreement go on endlessly or in perpetuity ,even though Mankind has been either ...
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The Purpose Of Covenant

  There are many applications of covenants in our society. They can fulfill a variety of purposes. Some are for businesses to provide product sales or...
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Dear njk, Thanks for reading and thanks for the catch! I have corrected it. Dr Rich
Saturday, 30 March 2019 06:14
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The Universe of Science

Man’s desire for knowledge does not lead him to discover the truth of God. Stephen Hawking spoke about the development of the universe in his book, “A...
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Why Me ?

Seeing God as blesser and curser left Job at a loss   Job certainly lived his life in a respectful fear and worship of God, but we have no knowledge o...
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Choose Life!

  God offers to solve man’s sin problem through love, not rules.  The world has a sin problem. Everyone knows it. Even those that deny that ...
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You Encourage Me!

Steve, Thank you, I appreciate your comment! Feel free to look over the previous 100 or earlier posts. Dr Rich... Read More
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It’s Your Choice

It may be difficult to accept that your circumstances might be a result of your decisions. There is a great distinction between personal faith and the...
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The “Undo” Button

  In real life you cannot  un-break  something or get a  do-over  whenever you want   When God speaks, it becomes truth, and there is no way to dismis...
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Honored By God

  The fire was not to consume the three Hebrews. Daniel and his companions enjoyed honor among the king and his court, but they were also the object o...
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But, It’s Not My Fault!

It is ultimately up to us to choose how to deal with circumstances. It is ultimately up to us to choose how to deal with the circumstances with which ...
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The First Murder

Cain deflected responsibility and denied his action. By itself, a match seems fairly innocuous. Unless you have experience with it, you don’t know wha...
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The Tree In The Garden

Why did God create the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?   Genesis 2:8-9 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and there he put the...
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Fresh Insight

Trina, Thanks for taking the time to post your comment. As an author who writes in the void of cyberspace it is always good to h... Read More
Friday, 14 September 2018 12:48
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Beautifully Written

Autumn, Thank you for reading and commenting. I am glad that the message ministered to you! Dr Rich... Read More
Friday, 01 February 2019 08:43
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Overcoming The Guilt Of Sin

Overcome with Guilt from Sin I recently received several comments to my posts, It's Time For Truth   and God Loves You!  All of them expressed pain an...
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God Loves You !

Recently, I received a comment from a website blog reader.  She called herself Liar , and wrote:  "I have ruined my relationship with the Lord of life...
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Hope, Forgiveness and Grace

Dear Guest, I hear the hopelessness in your comment about being a sinner in the hands of an angry God. You are right, there is a ... Read More
Monday, 03 September 2018 08:36
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The Pain of Hoplessness

The Lord did build your house (your earth suit). His labors are never in vain. There is still time to change. Your ability to si... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2018 09:17
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Daily Challenges

Tom, Thanks for your comments. It is so nice to know that the words that God gives me to write are having a good effect. His tim... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2018 09:06
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It's Time for Truth -

What Is God Like? What does your mind’s eye picture when you consider God and heaven, and where do those images come from? We all have a tendency to t...
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God Really Loves You!

Dear Reader, Thank you for sharing your heart. I feel the pain of your post. I know that you are not alone in your pain. There ... Read More
Saturday, 25 August 2018 13:37
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The Pain of Hoplessness

The Lord did build your house (your earth suit). His labors are never in vain. There is still time to change. Your ability to si... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2018 09:21
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Light Overcomes the Darkness

Think about this, "Darkness is the absence of light, Light is not the absence of darkness." Any amount of light chases away darkne... Read More
Monday, 03 September 2018 08:01
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Did I Cause My Children to Not Believe In God?

Do you have a wayward child or other family member? Do you feel responsible?  Are you looking for peace?      Jerilyn sent me the following note: “My ...
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