The Irony of Idolatry

Posted On November 15, 2016


Dr. Greg Beale spoke at the first chapel after the Fall break. Dr. Beale is the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament and professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and he spoke from Isaiah 6:1–13 on “The Irony of Idolatry.” He explained that we are reflectors; either consciously or unconsciously, we imitate what is around us. Daily, we need to ask ourselves what we reflect and what should we reflect. We must be careful because, as Beale put it, “What you revere you resemble either for ruin or restoration.” If we don’t watch ourselves, worldliness can become normal and righteousness strange. In conclusion, Beale asked what we will commit to, the world or the Lord, stating, “Whatever we commit ourselves to we become like.”