They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence (2 Kings 17:33 KJV) When the king of Assyria conquered Israel, he took the Israelites out of their land to Babylon and brought inhabitants of other nations to dwell in Israel’s land, notably Samaria.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain….;And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. (Matt. 4:8-9 KJV) An idol in elementary terms is anything that takes the place of God in our lives. One of the ways in which idolatry