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Quotes About Idolatry

Quotes about idolatry from throughout Christian History.

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Tatian, c. A.D. 165

Our God did not begin to be in time. He alone is without beginning, and he himself is the beginning of all things. God is a Spirit, not pervading matter, but the Maker of material spirits, and of the forms that are in matter. He is invisible, impalpable, being the Father of both sensible and invisible things. Him we know from his creation, and apprehend his invisible power by his works. I refuse to adore that workmanship which he has made for our sakes. The sun and moon were made for us. How, then, can I adore my own servants? How can I speak of stocks and stones as gods?

   For the Spirit that pervades matter is inferior to the more divine Spirit; and this, even when assimilated to the soul, is not to be honored equally with the perfect God. Nor even ought the ineffable [unnameable] God to be presented with gifts, for he who lacks nothing is not to be misrepresented by us as though he were needy.(Address to the Greeks 4)

Clement of Alexandria, c. A.D. 190

The swallows and most birds fly to these statues, and void their excrement on them, paying no respect either to Olympian Zeus, Epidaurian Asclepius, or even to Athene Polias or the Egyptian Serapis; but not even from them have you learned the senselessness of images. (Exhortation to the Heathen 5)

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