quotes tagged with 'idolatry'

It [government by kings] was the most prosperous invention the Devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Common SenseSaved by rpage in government freedom king idolatry monarchy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We control the disposition of our means and resources, but we account to God for this stewardship over earthly things. It is gratifying to witness your generosity as you contribute to fast offerings and humanitarian projects. Over the years, the suffering of millions has been alleviated, and countless others have been enabled to help themselves through the generosity of the Saints. Nevertheless, as we pursue the cause of Zion, each of us should prayerfully consider whether we are doing what we should and all that we should in the Lord's eyes with respect to the poor and the needy.


We might ask ourselves, living as many of us do in societies that worship possessions and pleasures, whether we are remaining aloof from covetousness and the lust to acquire more and more of this world's goods. Materialism is just one more manifestation of the idolatry and pride that characterize Babylon. Perhaps we can learn to be content with what is sufficient for our needs.

Author: Elder D. Todd Christofferson , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-947-13,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in pride poor materialism prayer zion needs possessions stewardship resources idolatry contribute needy wants means account pleasures covet 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
Author: Saint Augustine, Source: As cited in Gerald C. May's Addiction & Grace, p. 17Saved by elb1179 in blessings idolatry preoccupation 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is not the things of this world that either occupy the soul or cause it harm, since they enter it not, but rather the will and desire for them.
Author: John of the Cross, Source: The Ascent of Mount Carmel, trans. E. Peers (Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1958), p. 110Saved by elb1179 in desire worldliness idolatry 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Spiritually, addiction is a deep-seated form of idolatry. The objects of our addictions become our false gods.
Author: Gerald G. May, M.D., Source: Addiction & Grace, 1988, p. 13Saved by elb1179 in addiction idolatry 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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