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Graven Images - What Does It Mean?
The 2nd commandment (no graven images)
do you think this applies to toys shaped as animals etc?
Or strictly statues etc which are worshipped?
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,
or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exodus 20:5 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;
Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me,
and keep my commandments.
The three verses together make up a single sentence.
Therefore the entire context has to be considered.
According to the context we should make nothing whatsoever, to worship it.
If we do this we commit idolatry, and we sin grievously.
When we sin it can affect down to the third and fourth generation.
When we are blessed, this can affect thousands of generations.
It should be noted that in the temple there were images of two cherubs,
on the ark, but they were only seen by the High Priest,
once a year on the day of Atonement.
1 Kings 6:27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house:
and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims,
so that the wing of the one touched the one wall,
and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall;
and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
Additionally we see other carvings adorning the inside and the outside
of the temple.
1 Kings 6:28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.
1 Kings 6:29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about
with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers,
within and without.
1 Kings 6:30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold,
within and without.
1 Kings 6:31 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors
of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.
1 Kings 6:32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved
upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers,
and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims,
and upon the palm trees.
Not even the temple was to be worshipped, much less the ornate figures
We must only worship the Eternal God.
Today in a materialistic society, we worship, money, and things like cars.
They in fact become our idols.
The Roman Catholic Church claims that they do not worship the images
in their churches and in their homes, but they do.
They bow down to them.
We should not have images of fallen angels which purport to be Christ,
Mary etc in our homes.
It is quite acceptable to have tasteful images of people, animals or things,
however, the moment that any of these things get elevated
to positions of worship, that is sin.
Be Humble Repent Listen To The Eternal God Obey Him.
This is very easy to say, but I assure you that it is physically impossible,
without the empowerment of the Eternal God.
Attending some Church, going up to an altar call, or isolating yourself,
in the hope that somehow it will all be alright, will not do it.
What are you going to do about it before it is too late?
See The Video: Obedience Is The Only Way Of Escape
. The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.
. He is the only way of escape.
. We have to be under His Care and Protection.
. Salvation by any other name or means,
. Simply does not exist.
. Complete Obedience is required
Praise the Lord.
. Come soon Lord Jesus.
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