"When vanity motivates a person to undergo [plastic] surgery, he/she has become his/her own idol. The Bible warns us not to be vain or conceited (Philippians 2:3-4) and not to draw attention to ourselves by the way we look (1 Timothy 2:9)."
See: What are some modern forms of idolatry? http://www.gotquestions.org/idolatry-modern.html
There have been many people through out history who have been considered by the world "greatly to be praised", but the God of the Bible alone is worthy to be praised! "For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods." (Psalm 96:4). The praise that these mortal men have received is a form of idolatry. God says, "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols." (Isaiah 42:8). These "idols" have come and gone. These "false gods" have lived and died. But Jesus is alive!
Elvis is dead. Picasso is dead. Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are dead. Marilyn Monroe is dead. However, Jesus is alive. Brando is dead. James Brown is dead. Princess Di and John Lennon are dead. Biggie and Pac are dead. However, Jesus is alive.
Plato is dead. Socrates is dead. Aristotle and Immanuel Kant are dead. Neitzsche and Darwin are dead. However, Jesus is alive. Buddha is dead. Mohammed is dead. Ghandi and Haile Selassie are dead. Elijah Mohammed is dead. However, Jesus is alive.
Throughout history there’s been mad religious leaders, prophets, preachers, scholars, teachers. But when it came to the grave, no one could climb out that’s where Jesus stands alone like taking a timeout. And don’t be mislead – I got a level head. No resurrection, Christianity would have never spread. The disciples weren’t stupid guys who would ruin their lives and then choose to die for what they knew was a lie that would be beyond ridiculous! Nah, the issue is the risen Christ seen by 500 eye-witnesses. Imagine 500 people in a court of law each of them taking the stand reporting what they saw. If their stories lined up and made sense, the evidence would have to leave you convinced. But still it’s by faith that we trust and praise the Son who was raised for our justification.
Nero is dead. Constantine is dead. Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun are dead. Alexander the Great is dead. However, Jesus is alive. Napoleon is dead. Lao Tzu is dead. Che Guevara and Henry VIII are dead. Saddam Hussein is dead. However, Jesus is alive.
Through faith in Christ, we’ve been saved from hell. Because He’s risen, it means we’ll be raised as well in glorified bodies fit for the new earth. For now, we participate in the new birth – the universal reality of the true church with resurrection power – watch the Spirit do work! United with Christ, we reside in His light, abide in His might, keep in stride as we fight the pride in our life, the lies and the spite, we strive to be wise as He guides through the night. He’ll chide and He’ll slice – recognize that He’s right. His brightness inside lights our eyes and it’s tight. He decided to die to wash white all our strife. His life was the price to delight in His wife. He told death “sike” just to rise like a kite. All eyes on the Christ – let’s prize Him tonight!
Pharaoh is dead. Cyrus is dead. Darius and Sennacharib are dead. Nebuchadnezzar the Great is dead. However, Jesus is alive. Caesar is dead. Herod is dead. Annas, Caiaphas and Judas are dead. Pontius Pilate is dead. However, Jesus is alive.