(CBN NEWS) -- In the book of Exodus, the Israelites — impatiently waiting for Moses as he spoke with God — began to worship a golden calf. While today’s idols aren’t as easily recognizable, they are just as dangerous and destructive as the carved images that distracted the God-followers of the Old Testament.
At the top of the list of the idols believers struggle with today is “comfort” (67%), according to new data released by LifeWay Research, which surveyed 1,000 Protestant pastors in September of last year.
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More than half of U.S. Protestant pastors believe comfort (67%), control or security (56%), money (55%) and approval (51%) are idols that have significant influence on their congregations. https://t.co/3dJuQ51zaz pic.twitter.com/NC3yPDimLM
— Lifeway Research (@LifewayResearch) August 13, 2022
In total, the pastors surveyed for the study identified eight idols that distract Christians from the Lord.