|Reverend LC Muzembi|
Temptations are wrong desires that come into our lives, not new though to mankind for many others have faced exactly the same problems before us, but God is faithful, he will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, and will make a way for you to escape.
Many others have faced exactly the same problems before us, and "now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come" 1 Corinthians 10:11.
From them we have learned that "we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted, 1 Corinthians 10:6. We must not desire evil things as they did.
We are warned also, that we must not;
- worship idols as they did, 1 Corinthians 10:7.
- commit fornication, as some of them did, 1 Corinthians 10:8
- tempt Christ, or try his patience as some of them did, 1 Corinthians 10:9
- murmur against God and his work with you as some of them did, 1 Corinthians 10:10
Idolatry or Idol worship"Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry" 1 Corinthians 10:14.
Is there any other God?Idolatry is a work of man, rather a work of the flesh, and Paul says, "they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God" Galatians 5:21.
Now hear this, there is no other God except Yahweh, "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him" 1 Corinthians 8:5-6.
What’s an idol?An idol is any of these man-made gods, that are worshipped, venerated and revered instead of worshiping the one and only true God. Several of them are concepts developed by various philosophers. But this they do that "ye should have fellowship [partner] with devils," vs 20.
Apostle Paul says, "we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one" 1 Corinthians 8:4. Idolatry is an excuse of wicked men to drag you into devil worship. But, some Christians don't realize this.
Muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation
|1 Corinthians||1||Called to be Saints|
|1 Corinthians||2||The wisdom of God|
|1 Corinthians||3||The Spirit of God dwells in you|
|1 Corinthians||4||Stewards of the mysteries of God|
|1 Corinthians||5||The Christian Life|
|1 Corinthians||6||Settle your own differences|
|1 Corinthians||7||Let them marry|
|1 Corinthians||8||Is there any other God?|
|1 Corinthians||9||The seal of my Apostleship|
|1 Corinthians||10||These things became our examples|
|1 Corinthians||11||Keep ordinances|
|1 Corinthians||12||Growing up in the Holy Ghost ||
|1 Corinthians||13||If I don't love, I'm nothing! ||
Pursue love and desire spiritual-gifts
|1 Corinthians||14||Spiritual gifts|
|1 Corinthians||15||What the Gospel really is!|
|1 Corinthians||16||Stand fast in the faith|