“The ripples of our idolatry crashed into each other, as from two large rocks dropped into opposite ends of a quiet pond. But neither of us knew how to calm the waters again. By God’s mercy we eventually found a biblical counselor, and things began to change radically. Not that he introduced us to the gospel—we had both been Christians from a young age. I was the pastor of a local church; we still read our Bibles and prayed; neither of us had knowingly abandoned the faith—but we had replaced our Savior with idols, and these became the driving force in our hearts. We had fallen into the trap that God warned his people about so many years ago when he said, “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water” (Jer. 2: 13). We had spent a lifetime digging other cisterns, from which we hoped to catch life-giving water to sustain us, fulfill us, and bring us peace and joy. And the digging didn’t start on our wedding day—it had been going on for years. We simply imported the project into our marriage.” from “Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols” by Brad Bigney


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