The inspired Scriptures do not tell us that Abraham was a polytheist- Kiko made that up. The Scriptures only tell us that Abraham’s father, Terah, served many gods:
"And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Your fathers lived of old beyond the Euphra′tes, Terah, the father of Abraham and of Nahor; and they served other gods. [Joshua 24:2]"Chuck White's Blog
BEFORE God revealed Himself to Abraham, Abraham was worshipping another god, which is the same god his father worshipped. Abraham was born into a family of pagans who worshipped many gods especially the moon god, Nanna. According to Stephen Ray in his interview with Catholic World Report and Defenders of the Catholic Faith:
We visited Ur of the Chaldees, which is where Abram lived for 75 years before he was called by the God of Glory. He worshiped the god of Ur whose name was Nanna, god of the moon. Very few people realize this or know anything about his early life.Catholic World Report
The Rays were in Iraq January 7-11. They landed in Basra, traveled to Nasiriyah and filmed in Ur, the homeland of Chaldeans. The Rays are following the same exact path and filming the very places Abraham visited.
“Abraham was a pagan idol worshiper,” Ray said. “In Joshua Chapter 24, Abraham was told his father and ancestors lived beyond the (Euphrates) river and served other gods. Then, God’s glory called Abraham to leave his heritage, graves of his ancestors in Mesopotamia and go to Haran (present-day Turkey) then to Canaan (modern-day Israel).”Defenders of the Catholic Faith
Furthermore, in his book entitled Journey of Faith: A Study of the Life of Abraham, by Rev. Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo (who is not in the NCW), Abraham was a pagan before God revealed Himself to him. According to the weblink below (the bold is mine):
Institute of Catholic CultureThousands of years ago, God called Abram to leave the ancient city of Ur in Babylon, promising to bless him and make his descendants into a great nation. In faith, Abram then began an epic journey which would lead him from paganism into a covenant with the one true God. Journey in faith with our Father in Faith, and discover how God calls each of us, though trials and tribulations, into a relationship with him.
Apparently, Chuck White had no idea about Abraham's early life. By the way, Stephen Ray is also not in the NCW, but he knew (just as Kiko did) that Abraham was born and raised in a pagan family. Abraham stopped being a pagan AFTER the one true God revealed Himself to him. It only takes common sense to know that a child born and raised in a pagan family is a pagan. But to Chuck White, Abraham already believed in the one true God the moment he was born and raised in a pagan family. There is no common sense in that. Therefore, the "Abraham" taught by the jungle and Chuck White is NOT the same Abraham taught by the Catholic Church.
Abraham was a failure because he was a very old man without any land and heirs. Having an heir was important. The fact that Abraham was a failure (having no land and heirs) was the reason God chose him. God does not choose those who are successful, rich, strong, wise, and the best speaker. He always chooses the failures, the weak, the poor, the handicap, and even the worst sinner to carry out His plan of salvation.
Abraham was chosen because he was the one without any land and heirs and unable to have any children due to his old age and barren wife. God manifested His glory through Abraham's failure by giving him land and a son through Sarah. If God had chosen a man with land and a wife capable of bearing many children......then people would think that it was the man, not God who achieved those things. See my blog on Catholicism below for a better explanation: