Dan 3:4-6 Then the herald loudly proclaimed: “To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language, (5) that at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. (6) “But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.”
RASNs (revilers, abusers, sociopaths, narcissists) operate in the same self-worship as King Nebuchadnezzar. Everything they do, every thought they think, every word they speak, all of it is designed to promote one goal – the image of the RASN. They do not love, they use. They use their spouse, their children, their career, their religion, the clothes they wear, the “friends” they choose….all for one single purpose. Build the image. Promote the image. Sensing they are nobody with no worth, out of an astonishing fear of being seen as such, they are driven to construct this false image and they demand that all bow down to it.
The purpose of their family is to promote the image. The task of their spouse and children is to promote the image. The duty of everyone is to bow down to the image…or else. A fiery furnace awaits those who refuse.
Of course the “worship” given to the image is worthless in reality. Why? Because it is given at gunpoint. The whole thing is a sham, and yet the RASN revels in the sham.
People who are experts in personality disorders will tell you that, in respect to the pedophile for instance, everything the pedophile does is energized by one motive – to gain access to children for purposes of molesting them. Think about his. The kind of car they buy, the job they select, the clothes they wear, the various hobbies and recreations they pursue, the very thoughts that they think…ALL are driven by one motive – to gain access to children in order to molest them. The thing is astounding – that a person could be so consumed. And yet this is precisely what drives the pedophile.
And so it is with the RASN. The narcissist is driven by a constant pursuit of self-worship. The “love” he expresses (which is fake), the marriage he enters into, the children he has, the career, the car, the money, the religion, the “friends,” all of it is propelled by this one thing – image. Build the image. Perfect the outer shell, and then demand that everyone bow down to it.
The fiery furnace awaits all who refuse.