Exemplifications of Idolatry: Aaliyah

ImageAaliyah Dana Haughton popularly known as Aaliyah was a singer, actress and model. Moreover, she died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001. The sultry singer touched the hearts of the young and old through her records and physical attractiveness. Indeed, this lady was blessed with gifts. However, some people would disagree, because for them Aaliyah failed to walk with Christ during the time of her death. Furthermore, it was stated in the Bible Romans 11:29, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance (irrevocable).” God doesn’t uncall anyone!…so, Aaliyah became an adroit singer even though she parted ways with the creator.

Ron Hall, the Operations Director had particular apprehensions as to why he pulled out from Aaliyahonline.com. Hall stated that money was one of the reasons, but a deeper reason was because of conflict of interest. For him people tend to imitate Aaliyah’s life to a destructive level. Furthermore, he said that the site tolerated idolatry. Hall cited that “This is no reflection on Aaliyah, her legacy, or her music”. Although Aaliyah had a special location in Hall’s heart, he felt that site contributed to the moral destruction of the fans which are the following: existence of internet cravings, overwhelming desire for power, undesirable living conditions and hanky-panky relationships outside of marriage. Furthermore, Hall wanted to imprint a thought on Aaliyah’s avid fans and readers that investing anything above God is considered idolatry. Additionally, the Bible also disregards idolism in Exodus 20:4-5 stating that    

You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;  you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.


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