Once we have died for this world, we have been crucified for ALL idols and all things of this world, and have been born again a NEW creature, pure and free. “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” (Galations 5:24) YET there is still a warning for those that have been born again to KEEP yourselves from idols. “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21) It is a question about distractions! If ANYTHING other than God consumes you or distracts you, that is an idol!
I always found it interesting, why the Bible is split into two, why there is an Old Testament and a New Testament. Behind these testaments, stand a covenant. I like to think of these covenants as being a model for our relationship to God. In what position are we in relationship to God. It is important to understand these models and how they are different.