It is that image that I am speaking of that men change into an idol and worship in their hearts.
So praying to a picture of Jesus, or just kneeling down in front of a picture of Jesus to always pray, may fall into Idolatry since the picture in ones mind may make them feel closer to God in a way, though it be in their mind. Is that what I am reading?
Like holding to the cross around your neck when praying.
My Grandma would have us put on hand on the bible for comfort. A book with pages. That might be a form of Idolatry.
Jesus Is Lord.
I was never given a picture of Jesus. I have no idea what he looks like. My image of God through Jesus is a compilation of written testimonies of his character not his bodily form. I cannot bear witness to what he looked like in bodily form outside of what Isaiah proclaimed. A cross is simply a cross. Does the person holding it think the cross is God? The cross is not God. It is part of the testimony of what Jesus went through for us. The bible is the written word of God. It holds the keys to the understanding when properly illuminated by his Spirit of the express image of his person. Why would you think putting your hand upon it would be idolatry? Are you sincerely confused or seeking to be contrary?