they have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
"Thousands deify nature while they deny the God of nature.
Though in a different form, idolatry exists in the Christian world today as verily as it existed among ancient Israel in the days of Elijah.
The god of many professedly wise men, of philosophers, poets, politicians, journalists—the god of polished fashionable circles, of many colleges and universities, even of some theological institutions—is little better than Baal, the sun-god of Phoenicia."
Great Controversy, p. 583 E.G.W.