Everything that we sow on earth, we will reap someday. We will be judged according to what we have done, be it right or wrong. We must be careful in everything we do, say or think for the Lord God knows everything and nothing we can hide from Him.
Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
There are many deceitful things in this world that people continuously do without knowing that these are all abominations in the eyes of God. They missed to know the truth because Satan have deceived the world.
2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The god of this world mentioned in the above verse pertains to Satan. He had blinded the hearts of many so that the light of the gospel of Christ will not shine upon many people. No wonder, many people, even if they listen or read something from the Bible still do not repent from their wrong ways.
As for many, what they believe are right because they follow what were been handed to them by their ancestors. They forgot to seek and study about the meaning of the scriptures because they are too busy by many things in this life.If you ask them, they actually believe in God but their hearts are too far away from what is just according to the will of God, the Father. This is what Christ mentioned in Mathew,
Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
People kept on doing things not according to the commandments of God. They follow the commandments made by men and not of God. In this topic, we try to discuss one of the many abominations in the eyes of God. We hope that this will lighten up our ways and we pray that this will set us free from the commandments of men.
Since the beginning of time, there is only one TRUE GOD mentioned in the Bible. He is the Creator of heaven and the earth. He owns us and He created us in His own image.
Psa 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
The commandment of God given to the people of Israel stated that they should only have ONE GOD; God commanded them also not to make any other gods beside Him.
Exo 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
Exo 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
God strongly emphasized the prohibition of creating idols of any images, be it of anything that can be seen.
Exo 20:4 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:
Exo 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;
Many people are telling that they use holy images as a representation of God in their worship, they say they don’t worship the images but their actions tell that they are actually bowing down and serving the images; and these are all prohibited by God in the above verses. How do we know that such use of art is sin?
DEUTERONOMY 4:15-16 ” Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form when the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure….”
What was one important point that God told Moses to record about their conversation on Mt. Sinai (Horeb)? Moses spoke with God and God spoke with Moses but Moses did not see God directly. Therefore we can have no detailed idea of the exact form and shape of God other than Gen 1:26. It would be presumptuous of us to think that we could design or even think up anything representational of God.
The act of disobeying the commandment is already a sin. Justifying it as a representation is another form of sin; making the commandment a lesser value than their reasons.
Does God allow this kind of misrepresentation? How would you react if someone misrepresented you? What consequences occur when someone is misrepresented incorrectly? The Bible has an explanation for all of this.
Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
It is very clear in this verse that God doesn’t allow that His glory be given to another, especially to graven images.
There are so many verses in the Bible that testify about this commandment. We should contemplate regarding this commandment because God wanted us to be perfect, especially when it comes to worshipping Him. But how do we worship God without images?
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
A TRUE WORSHIPPER knows how to worship the TRUE GOD. This was told by Christ during His time of manifestation, that God must be worshiped through SPIRIT and TRUTH and not through IMAGES.
Psa 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Psa 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
Psa 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
Psa 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
Psa 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
Psa 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.