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.

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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Overcoming Through The Word

The Authority That Satan Stole From Adam Continues In The Earth Realm We see in 2 Timothy 2:26 the truth and mechanics of what Jesus accomplished in f...
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When Things Go Wrong

  Freedom Comes with Responsibility Rules or laws of social interaction and behavior did not develop in a vacuum or simply at a whim. The most basic s...
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Gad’s Demand

King David Chose Punishment For All Rather Than Taking Personal Responsibility. In response to David’s request for forgiveness of his sin, Gad instruc...
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The Will to Choose Rightly

If Everyone Is Doing It, Does That Make It Okay? God created mankind to enjoy, not to destroy. Self-deception leads to challenging the authority and p...
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Anon, thanks for your comments. The devastation of sin can be overwhelming. Sin's intent is to get our eyes off of God and what ... Read More
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Our Universe: Relative or Absolute?

Man’s Search For Meaning In Science Much of what we know about our surroundings and our universe has been derived from man’s experience through centur...
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Changing A Name – Creating A Vision

Faltering Faith Abram was willing to be obedient and to follow God’s direction, as demonstrated by his actions, even though he did not have any eviden...
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Declarations of Job

The Bible Is Truly Stated , But Every Word Spoken Is Not Actual Truth . Job stated that “the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away.” This statement ...
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Rose, You have rightly noted the insight that God provides to us in the Book of Job. Understanding the spiritual struggle that ha... Read More
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Avoiding Interference

Are You Tuned Into The Right Channel To Receive From God? Interference is the term that is used in the electronics realm to describe the interruption ...
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Things Don’t Just Happen Without A Cause

God Is Never One Of The Causes Everything that happens in this world has a cause and an effect. Landing on the street is an effect that jumping off of...
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Be Careful About What You Wish For

Innocence Lost Be careful about what you wish for because you just might get more than you bargained for! The choice Adam and Eve made led them down a...
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A Jealous God?

  Do God’s Attributes Have Negative Connotations? Many Biblical names that describe God’s attributes have no negative connotations. However, there are...
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Who Is God To You?

Is Your View Governed By Your Denomination?   God is known by the names that exemplify His character. They are descriptions of a caring, loving, nurtu...
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The Cry of Sin

Abraham’s Bargain & God’s Promise   Abraham played many key roles over the span of his life. God established a covenant agreement with him. As a r...
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God’s Word Never Changes

Unwavering Integrity - The Unchangeable Law   Everything in the Bible points in one direction, toward a successful life that establishes a relationshi...
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The God of Reason

God Wants Us To Talk To Him   It is easy to accept that God has a reason (the noun form) for what He does, even though we might not understand it. How...
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LC, You are absolutely right. God did not create us to be servants, but friends that seek after His company and who desire to hav... Read More
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