Keller on Political Idolatry

One of the signs that an object is functioning as an idol is that fear becomes one of the chief characteristics of life. When we center our lives on the idol, we become dependent on it. If our counterfeit god is threatened in any way, our response is complete panic. We do not say, ‘What a shame, how difficult,’ but rather ‘This is the end! There’s no hope!’

Check out some of Tim Keller’s thoughts on Political Idolatry.

(Thanks to Jeffrey Overstreet for the head’s up.)

jmt,

Sean

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