Did not God forbid us to make images?
The text you seem to refer to is: “Thou shalt not make thyself a graven thing nor the likeness of any things that are in heaven above or in earth beneath or that abide in the waters under the earth”. (Deuteronomy 5:8).

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

 

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