Ignorant indeed is deadly. Our fore fathers lived in ignorance and brought curses on their future generation…they made and worship idols, giving appreciation, honor, glory to the work of their hands; for fruitfulness, success, security, healing etc. using objects and images they made in place of Almighty God.
These and many others they have done in order to appreciate and worship God but were done in a wrong way. This is what they taught of God, but never taught of the kind of life that was given to them, the power, glory, Excellency in creativity and other wonderful values that were packaged in them at the time of creation. They completely lived in ignorance, fulfilling what the scripture said in (Matt 13:14-15). And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says “hearing you will hear and shall not understand. And seeing you will see and not perceive; for the heart of this people have grown dull; their ears are hard of hearing. And their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.
They never knew of their real life that brings fulfillment.
But how could they believe on whom they have not heard of, they hold onto traditions and customs that was strictly passed unto them, thereby incurring curses and anger of God,because of their fetish act of installing and initiation of idols, many were chained and enslaved under the oath and covenants made to a particular idol, endangering the progress and success of their future generations. Many have died and others are still suffering of the mistakes made by the ancestors. The worship of any form of image as god is an abomination to God the almighty.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image__ and likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
You shall not bow down to them nor serve them for I the lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate him. Ex. 20:4-5
Presently, some families are still holding unto such traditions with believe of acquiring protections from the deity according to the teachings they received from their fathers. Even those who have refused to worship such deities, their fathers also went on their behalf to make sacrifices and promises, which after wards the person suffers the consequences ignorantly in one way or the other.
By any form of connection to the worship of these idols, you can not realize nor discover the kind of life God wants you to live, which is your real life. Therefore, you must separate from such idol worship, there is no way the spirit of God will dwell in those images made as gods. The scripture says
However the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: heaven is my throne. And earth is my foot stool, what house will you build for me? Says the LORD or what is the place of my rest? Has my hand not made all these things?Acts 7:48-5
Presently lots of people are repeating the wrongs of our forefathers.