Did not God forbid us to make images?
But if you read the next verse you will see that what God forbids is the adoring of images: “Thou shalt not adore them and thou shalt not serve them.” (Deuteronomy 5:8)
In fact another part of the Bible directs the making of images. “Thou shalt make also two cherubim of beaten gold on the two sides of the oracle…” (Exodus. 25:18-20). God cannot contradict himself. What he forbids is not the making of images but the adoring of them. Return to Faith Matters