Vile idols are not the ones to worry about (everyone, except for those of the most infantile character, knows what a vile idol is). It’s the idols that are good and right—the idols we our intellectual and enlightened selves call good and right—that are cause to worry. Because they are not good and right. They are idols. Made by man. Hence, they will fail. And even though we know this, we follow these man-made things anyway, claiming we are “following God.” The great lie: We are pretending priests, joyously singing to our beautiful god who sprang up in the garden this morning, even though we put him there last night.
But God doesn't spring up in the garden. Man does.
God can not be created by man. Man is created by God.
Only God is good and right.
Only God never fails.