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Exodus 20:4 Second Commandment
Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:08 PM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:11 AM
Does this refer to statues of Jesus and drawings of angels? What exactly does this mean? Does it mean art in general, or does it simply mean not to worship or idolize an image?
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:3-6
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 26:1
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Deuteronomy 5:6-10
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18
Does the ark of the covenant count as a graven image?
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. Revelation 11:19
Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. Isaiah 2:8-10
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, Matthew 24:38
Be Blessed Beloved
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:11 AM
1. Do you know the whole story ? If not, that is where the problem lies. This is talking about the Jews who were held captive under the Pharaohs control, they were slaves to the Egyptians. God saved them, led them (trying to summarize, you should read yourself, but want to give you an idea) out of Egypt. They turned from God, worshiping idols, images and so forth (as indicated above, also Exodus 32...you must read all of 32.) So this is talking about any graven image that you worship, praise, sacrifice to etc.
2. Worship the Lord only (Mathew 4:8-10) No one can serve two masters ! (Mathew 6:24)
3. God gave everything to us ! We are to be grateful and praise him. In this I do not see where drawing and such is bad, as long as your not worshiping them. As long as your not putting these things above God you should be fine. Praise the Lord and do his will, as He has commanded us !
Malachi 3:17-18 "They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him."
John 12:26 "If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."
Hebrews 6:10 "For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do."
Deuteronomy 13:14 "It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him."
Joshua 22:5 "But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."
Samuel 12:24 " But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you."
With this I have one question.....do you think God has to deal with adultery ?
God bless you
Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:17 AM
It is the worshipping of the image that is forbidden.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:45 PM
Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. Change anything about him and you turn the truth of God into a lie and therefore worship a false image of God and not the true.
1Jo 5:20-21 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
The OT is that which spoke of Jesus to bring them unto Christ.
In Jesus Name,