Dr. Bruce Northam - Senior Pastor
In our sermon series, “Costly Counterfeits” we’ve learned that idolatry is a problem even in our modern, sophisticated lives, because an idol is anything that takes the rightful place of God in our lives. This morning we will examine The Temple of Pleasure and one of its costly counterfeits, the god of food! Americans spend $7.5 billion on potato chips while 68 percent of us are overweight, and one-third of all Americans are obese. The average American consumes 2 to 3 pounds of sugar per week, whereas 100 years ago, when heart disease and cancer were not nearly so common, the average person consumed 5 pounds of sugar per year. It is hard to argue that the god of food is less than a central power in our country.