David Clarkson, in Soul Idolatry Excludes Men Out of Heaven, does this very thing pinpointing thirteen kinds of “soul idolatry,” showing that “soul idolatry” is just. Soul Idolatry ~ David Clarkson. (“Soul Idolatry” David Clarkson, ) “You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom. David Clarkson Richard Baxter commended David Clarkson for “solid judgment, healing moderate principles, Soul Idolatry Excludes Men out of Heaven.

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But the end results in the closer relatioship with Christ as you walk with him.

Soul Idolatry Excludes Men out of Heaven

When you compare it to the rather tame modern iidolatry church books on idolatry, it shines brightly above them. And this affection in its height and elevation is called glorying. For that which is chiefly desired, is the chief good, in the estimation of the one who desires it. For transcendent delight is an act of worship due to God alone. It is a forsaking of the Lord the ‘Fountain’—and setting up of ‘broken cisterns’ into His place Jer 2: Open, external idolatry–when men, out of a religious respect, bow to, or prostrate themselves before anything besides the true God.

To desire anything more, or as much, as the enjoyment of God—is to idolize it, to prostrate the heart to it, and worship it as God alone should be worshiped.

Before we come to confirm and apply this truth, it will be clafkson to make a more clear discovery of this secret idolatry.

Open Preview See a Problem? What we most esteem—we make our god. If you want to get serious as a follower of Jesus, this book is one way to take a walk through your heart and root isolatry the things you never even knew existed. Nothing can effect this, but that which is infinite—the righteousness claarkson God. He causes him to esteem himself a very outstanding soyl, one who is indispensable in God’s work. If either you do not think of God or think otherwise of Him than He is —think Him all mercy, disregarding His justice—think Him all pity and compassion, disregarding His purity and holiness—think of His faithfulness in performing promises, not at all regarding His truth in cladkson of threatenings—think Him all love, not regarding His sovereignty—this is to set up an idol instead of God.


We cannot serve God and mammon—God and our lusts also—because this service of ourselves and of the world, takes up that care, that industry, those endeavors, which the Lord must have of necessity, if we will serve Him as God.

Soul Idolatry ~ David Clarkson – Sermon Index

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It is the honor due only to the Lord to have the first, the highest place, both in our minds and hearts and endeavors. Yote added it Apr 16, If you fear others more than Him, you give that worship to them which is due skul to God—and this is plain idolatry. Externalwhich consists in acts and gestures of the body. Chad T Dukes rated it really liked it Jun 29, To love and to adore are sometimes both one. For a such a person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world.

Worship is the mind’s esteem of a thing as most excellent. We Become What We Worship: With the usual and welcomed Puritan intensity and exhaustiveness, 17th century minister David Clarkson takes the reader or the hearers – this originally was a sermon deep into Ephesians 5: In this the Lord Christ summed up all that worship which is required of man Mat.


Secret and soul idolatry–when the mind is set on dlarkson more than God; when anything is. Those who make their own righteousness the foundation of their hope—they exalt it into the place of Christ and honor it as God.

That which we most love—we worship as our God. Return to Book Page. We may be thankful to men, we may acknowledge the helpfulness of means and instruments—but if we rest here davif rise not higher in our thanks and acknowledgments—if the Lord is not remembered as Him without whom all these are nothing—it is idolatry.

Now according to this distinction of worship, there are two sorts of idolatry—. Thus when we ascribe—our plenty and riches souul our care and industry—our success to our prudence and diligence—our deliverances to friends, means, instruments—without looking higher—or not so much to God as unto these—we idolize them, sacrifice to them, as the prophet expresses it Hab.

A covetous man is an idolater. That which we most desire—we worship as our God.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. And what he counts his chief good, that he makes his god. Jin Lee marked it as to-read Oct 23, And our apostle, who calls covetousness idolatry, dissuades from this ‘confidence in riches’ as inconsistent with confidence in God 1 Tim.