Re: RACE AND GOD (BLACK NOR WHITE) Part 2: God The Spirit: Non-Racial.
I am still wondering
about the commandment in Exodus pertaining to images. Are all images forbidden,
or just ones depicting holy subjects? The passage would seem to pertain to anything
in the world, so that a picture of a dog would be forbidden. I can understand
why a picture of a dog would be forbidden--because dogs are part of God's
creation, therefore holy, and therefore it is blasphemous to try to depict
them. However, language is also a form of depiction, and so would the blasphemy
stop and pictorial images, or would language be included? Please comment.
Note an explanation of the scripture that you have noted. In Exodus 20 God reveals that the people who had been brought out of the land of Egypt was to have no other gods before Him. Note the word gods. There is only one God. We will thus note verses 3-6.
Exodus 20:3. “Thou shalt have not other gods before me.” (Also see Deuteronomy 5:7 and 6:14).
This is commandment number one; it is a general statement regarding idolatry. The record shows that there were three forms of idolatry among the people:
1. Artificial- man-made such as those of gold or silver or wood.
2. Invisible or imaginary- such as Baal, or Ashtoreth or Tammuz.
3. Natural- animals or trees or rivers or planets "host or heaven".
These forms of idolatry are noted in Ezekiel Chapter 8. The first commandment of the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) refers to all three.
These forms of idolatry refer to worship which is forbidden by God. However those that claim that pictures, movies are acceptable to God and Jesus say they do not worship these pictures. Meanwhile when we view the multitude of pictures and images of Crosses around the necks of so-called believers the making of the sign of the Cross and the various images in some Churches we fall prey to idol worship. Read further.
Exodus 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: (Also see Leviticus 26:1).
This verse refers specifically to one of the forms of idolatry noted in the previous verse. Man during this time wished to worship many forms of nature. He also sought to make images of these things. He made these images out of wood, gold stone etc. Here he is commanded not to do so.
Therefore let it be written that that those that make movies about God, Jesus, the Prophets and Apostles violate this commandment. Also those that create pictures of things of the Church, person’s places and things that are held up in worship are in violation of this scripture. Crosses are a good example of these images and so are pictures of Christ.
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;”
Look at this verse carefully. However we note that those that don’t accept the teachings of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Church by the Apostles will have problems realizing the essence of the scripture at this place.
However the record reveals that the pictures noted by the Pagan artists old and new are not of Jesus or of the Prophets and Apostles. Also the wood that Jesus was placed upon looks nothing like the various Crosses you see throughout Christendom. Therefore to depict these images is a form of idol worship. We worship God and the son however not as a picture but as a Spirit.
A further note regarding all other things noted (dogs etc.) noted in your question. If dogs are worshipped then this is forbidden. Megan just be realistic the point is quite simple.
NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT OR AUTHORITY TO CREATE PICTURES OF JESUS CHRIST THE PROPHETS AND THE APOSTLES. AS YOU KNOW THE BIBLE REVEALS THAT WHEN Y0U SEE JESUS YOU SEE THE FATHER. THEREFORE WHY WOULD ONE WANT TO PLACE RACE UPON GOD? GOD IS NON RACIAL HE IS A SPIRIT. THOSE THAT TAMPER WITH THAT WALLOW WITH SATAN.
Carl Patton, FreedomJournal, March 4, 2004.