Communist China and the state as idol
What happens when the state tries to take the place of God? Where do we find the temptation of state idolatry in our own hearts? Kelsey and Jonathan tackle this listener-suggested topic.
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- Read “An idolatrous state tries to smother the church” by Eric Patterson for WORLD Opinions.
- Where do you sense a temptation to idolatry? Use these 20 questions from Tim Keller to diagnose the idols of your heart.
- For thoughts on state idolatry in Western culture, read “State power, State idolatry” from Dr. Jeff Mirus.
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