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Idolatry, Social Injustice and Religious Ritualism By Jerome Schroder BIBL 105-B01 Ever since the days of Noah and even in today’s society, idolatry, social injustice and religious ritualism has become a way of life in most cultures. The prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel speaks explicitly on the issues of idolatry which ultimately leads to social injustice and religious ritualism. Other prophets such as Daniel, Jonah, Jeremiah and Micah also speak on these issues as well. In light of recent events I will be discussing what the prophets had to say on all three of these issues and how they apply today. Isaiah tells his people that it is ridiculous to make an idol out of wood or metal and then worship it. “All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame”. Isaiah 44:9. Isaiah is not talking about physical blindness but rather spiritual blindness. Israel’s pride in themselves made them spiritually blind to Gods power. God is the creator of all things on earth so when we make an idol out of something that He has created, then we are making a mockery out of Gods sovereign power over everything that He has created. In other words before it was manmade, it was God made first. When it comes to social injustice, God compares the actions of the people of Judah to that of a prostitute. They have turned their worship of the one true God to
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