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¶630.1.1 AS REGARDS GOD: False Worship

¶630.1.1     False Worship

Jesus Christ affirmed the Old Testament commandment, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Mark 12:29-30). The worship of any other person, spirit, or thing is idolatry (Exodus 20:3-6).

We abstain from all practices that lead to idolatry.  Occult practices, such as spiritism, witchcraft, and astrology must be avoided.  Moreover, Christians are to be on guard against the idolatries of the heart – the worship of things, pleasures, and self (I John 2:1516).