Idol can be defined as
a. An image used as an object of worship.
b. A false god.
2. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
3. Something visible but without substance.
Idoletry, in a nutshell, is anything that comes before God. The bible tells us that we are to destroy those things that dare challenge or replace God in our lives.
2 Corinthians 10:5 "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ..."
A doctor can save your life. A lawyer can defend your life. A friend can give you a meaningful life. But only GOD can give you an everlasting life (John 17:3). ~Ate Lenlen