Colossians 3: 5 defines what idolatry is.
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry” (Colossians 3: 5)
From this scripture, we can see that covetousness is idolatry. The scripture does not say that it is like idolatry but it is idolatry.
So what is covetousness?
The English dictionary says that it is “A strong desire to have something especially something that belongs to someone else.
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