Martin Luther explains the First Commandment by saying, “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” In the following excerpt from the new CPH title The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, author Michael Lockwood dives into a discussion on how misplaced trust and misplaced love are two of the main ways we become our own idols, elevating ourselves above everything else, including the Creator of the universe. “But to think we can provide for ourselves,” Lockwood says, “is an idolatrous deception.”
In the newest release from Concordia Publishing House, The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, Rev. Dr. Michael Lockwood draws upon Martin Luther’s key insights on the theology of idolatry in order to unmask contemporary idol worship and its futility.
Read the following Q&A with Dr. Lockwood to find out more about him and his new book.