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.

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

  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

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

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

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 07:55
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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?

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

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 13:33
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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 13:44
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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 13:32
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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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Reader Question: Didn't God do the damage in the book of Job?

A reader recently raised some interesting points regarding the destruction that occurred with Job and his family. One of the points was that there was...
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What Comes Around Goes Around

  The Destruction Planned by The Wicked Came Back Upon Them The book of Esther is extremely important to the New Testament believer, and anyone who se...
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Response To A Reader's Question

I've  had a strong belief and expectation for punishment... I received this very though provoking comment on one of my recent posts, Curses of Disobed...
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God, Satan and Job

Serenity, Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I gave your points a lot of consideration and rather than reply to everything h... Read More
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:54
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Curses of Disobedience

Does God Punish The Defiant? The last 52 verses of Deuteronomy 28 describe the implementation of the curses that will come as a result of really bad c...
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Thoughts on Clarification

Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to both read and comment on my Blog post. I have given this considerable consideration an... Read More
Friday, 24 November 2017 10:42
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The Confidence of Faith

  Esther Found Her Faith Through An Extreme Need, Coupled With A Sense Of Destiny. This example of the faith of Esther plainly describes what true fai...
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Tuned In Discernment

If We Tune Into God’s Word We May More Easily See Truth. We have all heard the expression, “stuff happens” in one form or another. This expression ten...
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Jesus and Judgment

Jesus Gives Life To Whomever He Chooses. We have seen that there is a lot of discussion about judgment in the Old Testament, but how is Jesus involved...
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Is God Double-Minded?

Does God Bless And Curse?   There is a paradox that is very difficult to reconcile if we believe that God does both the blessing and cursing. James 3:...
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Faith Discussions Between a Believer & Unbeliever

Is Your Perception Of God Based On The Bible Or What Others Have Said?  One day I had a discussion with a young man regarding faith and belief in the ...
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Personal Bias Keeps Us From Seeing Biblical Truth

  Gad’s Situational Truth Led Him To Conclude That God Was Against David. In the 2 Samuel narrative, Gad’s frame of reference for evaluating the situa...
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Are There Contradictions In The Bible?

Every Word In The Bible Is Truly Spoken, But Those Words May Not Accurately Reflect The Truth Of The Situation. Conflicts of description or narrative ...
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