Podcast 41: Counterfeit Gods (Tim Keller)

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by Tim Keller

What drives you?  What is that one person or thing or dream that you couldn’t live without?  What thing if you lost it, could mean that almost all significance and value would be drained out of your life?  Whatever that thing is, the bible calls it an idol, a counterfeit god.  Tim Keller expertly explains how any idol, no matter how good or wonderful, will ultimately break your heart.  Taking his cue from Augustine of Hippo, Keller argues that idolatry results from disordered love.  Thus, when we put our family or career or cause or goals first, we end up suffering rather than getting what we want.  God must be first and when he is, everything else falls into place.

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