A Bible study on idolatry, concentrating on the subject of the second commandment: the way we worship.
Most people consider the second commandment to deal with making or falling down before a pagan idol, but it covers all aspects of the way we worship.
Idolatry derives from worshiping the work of our hands or thoughts rather than the true God. Whatever consumes our thoughts and behavior has become our idol.
Many fail to perceive the difference between the first and second commandments. The second commandment defines the way we are to worship the true God.
An idol is anything in our lives that occupies the space which should be occupied by God alone, anything having a controlling force in our lives.
President Grover Cleveland called the Statue of Liberty the United States' "peaceful deity—greater than all gods." Wiccans pray to her as a nature goddess.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from Freemasonry luminaries. It is the image of a pagan goddess in the mold of Ishtar, Isis, Athena, Minerva, and Semiramis.