Walsh and Middleton, “The Transforming Vision,” (IVP, 1984), 62.

There are only two basic categories: the Creator and the created. If we do not worship God, we will focus on something in creation and elevate it to the status of divinity. We will worship a false god. Our intrinsically religious nature will never allow us not to worship. Either we pledge ultimate allegiance to Yahweh, the only true God, or we commit ourselves to some created thing and make a god out of it. We must choose one or the other, for we cannot live without a god, and we cannot have two—at least not for long.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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