Abraham became a believer in the existence of one God, he tried to
convince those around him who worshiped idols. Abraham’s father, Terach
owned an Idol shop and one day when Abraham was put in charge he did his
best to discourage the customers, making them doubt the importance of
idols. Then when it come to closing time Abraham took a hammer and smashed
all the idols except one. Naturally when Terach found out he was livid, he
demanded to know what had happened. Abraham explained by saying that the
Idols decided to hold a competition to see who was the strongest, “And
there is the winner,” He said while pointing to the remaining idol.
“That’s nonsense, idols cannot move or speak, they couldn’t have
done this,” His father retort. “Exactly my point,” said Abraham,
“These idols may have eyes, ears, hands and legs but they can’t use
them, they have no real power. There is only one God, the Father of all
living things.” Thus Abraham was able to turn his people away from
worshiping their false gods.