Idolatry – Kneeling Before Statues

I believe, having statues is a form of idolatry. and even tells us this in the bible

Exodus 20:4 says, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.” The reason is found in the truth that the worship of God was and is to be spiritual, not material

Deuteronomy 5:9.. “You shall not bow down to them.” Yet in many churches, I see many many people kneel down and pray to statues or even light a candle to them.

Do we really need pictures of Jesus in our homes?

I ask where in the bible did Jesus say, put a picture of me in your house and I will bless it?

We don’t need a picture to display the nature of our Lord and Saviour. We have only to look at His creation, as we are reminded in Psalm 19:1–2: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” In addition, our very existence as the redeemed of the Lord, sanctified and made righteous by His blood shed on the cross, should have Him always before us.

The Bible, is also filled with non-physical descriptions of Christ that capture our imaginations and thrill our souls. He is the light of the world (John 1:5); the bread of life (John 6:32–33); the living water that quenches the thirst of our souls (John 4:14); the high priest who intercedes for us with the Father (Hebrews 2:17); the good shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep (John 10:11, 14); the spotless Lamb of God (Revelation 13:8); the author and perfected of our faith (Hebrews 12:2); the way, the truth, the life (John 14:6); and the very image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15).

Such a Saviour is more beautiful to us than any piece of paper hanging on the wall.

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