In our Bible class last Sunday, in which we are studying the hymns of Martin Franzmann, this Scriptural text came up:
“For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.” (Ephesians 5:5).
The question arose, in what sense is someone who is covetous also an idolater? Think about that. After the jump, I’ll tell you the quite illuminating explanation given by my son-in-law, Rev. Ned Moerbe.