- Pub. Date: May 2009
- Publisher:Xulon Press
Idol worshippers today may be of the primitive kind or a little more sophisticated. Some are church members, but their true allegiance is not to the God of the Bible. We can be very creative in deifying what we value the most. We make idols out of anything. Our idols can be ideas, achievements, past times, entertainment, possessions, personalities, and even our own selves. These are worshipped when they become the supreme objects of our devotion, attention, spending, conversation, and relationships. A saving and abiding intimacy with Jesus Christ is the antidote to this poison.
"...It is the natural desire for our hearts to be mirrors into which we look and worship ourselves. Pastor Jonas shows how these mirrors of self must be broken by the truth..."
-Don Whitney, Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality,
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
"...Dr. Jonas' piercing call for reformation and the removal of idols comes not a moment too soon...Dancing with Idolatry will make you "Amen!"...then soberly reflect on your own heart and devotion to God."
-Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Cayman Islands
"John Calvin refers to the human heart as an idol factory...Hensworth Jonas encourages us to take a close look at this dangerous reality...pull down the idols that already exist there and guard against the manufacture of any more."
-Tom Ascol, Executive Director, Founder's Ministries
Hensworth W.C. Jonas, D.Min., has ministered in Antigua & Barbuda as pastor of Central Baptist Church since 1985. He is Executive Director of the East Caribbean Baptist Mission, an agency focused on church planting, educational, radio and television ministries. Dr. Jonas also serves as Presiding Elder of the Baptist Circuit of Churches in Antigua and principal of the Baptist Academy of Antigua (K-12). He and his wife, Vandah, have two children: Joshua and Stephanie.