Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Great Goddess

So long as they remain in their natural state, the world is, in some form or other, the great goddess Diana, the grand idol of all its inhabitants! They bow down to it. They worship it. They spend and are spent for it. They educate their children in its service. Their hearts, their minds, their memories, their imaginations, are full of the world. Their tongues speak of it. Their hands grasp it. Their feet pursue it. In a word, it is all in all to them! And all the while, they give scarcely a word, a look, or a thought to Him who made and preserves them and who really is all in all.

[Edward Payson]

Acts 19:34 ... But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

Ephesians 5:5 ... For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 John 5:21 ... Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.❤