Dead Gods and Dead People


4  Their idols are silver and gold, the work of

men’s hands.

5  They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes

have they, but they see not:

6  They have ears, but they hear not: noses have

they, but they smell not:

7  They have hands, but they handle not: feet have

they, but they walk not: neither speak they

through their throat.

8  They that make them are like unto them; so is

every one that trusteth in them.  –Psalm 115:4-8


Dead people worship dead gods with dead faith, all

the while doing dead works.  They are promoted by

dead prophets, who are as dead as they people they

preach to, aiding and abetting the deadness all around.


Dead gods have very lively religious rites.  The prophets

of the dead danced around the golden calves and the

altars to Baal.  People image that if the music is loud,

the latte is good, and they weep at the images of dead gods,

all will be well and no will notice that the gods are dead. 

But loud music and energetic rites will not make dead gods



The energy is supplied by the dead people.  Dead gods are

given artificial life by the people who make and worship

them, for idolaters worship themselves most of all and

use the idols as a projection of themselves, because they

do not want to be thought of as self-worshippers.  When

Israel danced around the golden calf they pretended to be

worshipping the God who had brought them out of Egypt.


The worshippers of dead gods tell themselves that success

is all in the mind; that they can think positively; that

they can be anything they imagine themselves to be.  But

sooner or later reality will catch up, and the party will be



Promises, promises, promises:  men who follow the

empty promises of dead gods sooner or later turn with

fury upon them.


19  And they shall go into the holes of the rocks,

and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the

LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he

ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

20  In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver,

and his idols of gold, which they made each one for

himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

21  To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the

tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and

for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to

shake terribly the earth.

22  Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils:

for wherein is he to be accounted of?  --Isaiah 2:19-22
















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Pastor C. W. Powell

Trinity Covenant Church

6050 Del Paz Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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