Sexual predators have a cheapened view of sex. They do not know the cost of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a ravaging monster. It renders her victims desolate. And when we keep quiet about the predators or ask their victims to keep quiet, we pay obeisance to the idol of sex. Only Christ can redeem us. Only Christ can make the victims new.
Lagosians know a thing or two about physical idols but in the 21st century we think of them more as harmless cultural artefacts kept in museums. The Bible however, teaches us that they’re more than that – our hearts are idol-making factories that exert power on us through three main surface idols: Money, Sex and Power. In the “Idols and the City” sermon series, from September 2nd to November 25th, we will see that only the Gospel of Christ can truly give us the fulfillment we seek from these idols and deliver us from their bondage.