We need to be wise with these commands, idols come in many guises in the 21st Century. God bless you.
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True, we should be wise in our walk in faith alone in the Triune GOD, as these rivals to worshiping, focusing on, and relying to GOD alone has many forms, tangible and otherwise.
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Ang Diyos ay espiritu at walang imahen na kayang lumarawan sa Kanya
Tama ka, Ed! Kaya, walang bagay o anyo sa mundo o sa buong universe ang maaaring kumakatawan sa Panginoong Diyos. Ang isang posibleng dahilan ay kung may isang bagay na maaaring kumakatawan sa Panginoong Diyos maaari nating iwanan iyon sa isang lugar at pwede na natin maisantabi iyon kasi po, parang naging isa lang bagay Siya at yon parang nabawasan ang kanyang kaluwalhatian po.
Oo, ang Diyos ay walang hanggan samantala ang mga imahen ay may hangganan. ‘di ba sabi ni Jesus na dapat sambahin ang Diyos sa espiritu dahil Siya at espiritu
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Opo, tama po kayo, Ed! Sambahin natin and Panginoong Diyos sa espiritu at katotohanan (John 4:24). Ang Panginoong Diyos ay sumasalahat ng dako at Siya’y nasa lahat ng lugar kung nasaan ang kanyang mga nilikha.
Thanks, Kent. I agree with the first two comments that idols in our culture today come in many forms. Yet there are also pseudo-Christian groups that do venerate/worship statues and paintings made with hands.
Thank you for the encouragement, Tom. If I proceeded with the original picture backround, you would be smiling now. Yes, true and it is unfortunate especially you will see the devotion to such. Like in the Tagalog/Filipino explanation I gave earlier, it is something that can be placed in a certain location and if you need intercession, one can go to that place in house or open the cabinet filled with those; putting GOD in a box in the process. We have a joke here in the Philippines that when some politicians make anomalous deals, they knew the “venerated” statue is not watching them cause it is placed in a shelf. If you have time, Tom, kindly go over my responses using google translate. GOD bless you and your family!
Yes, I enjoyed the translations! One of the ironies is that people who use statues, figurines, and paintings in their homes and churches to worship will vehemently deny that they are worshiping the figures. Well, of course, the ancient pagans did not believe their created figures were the literal gods and goddesses but believed they were conduits to deity much the same way as Catholics believe their figures are conduits to the divine and semi-divine (Mary, saints).
Same explanation that I’ve heard that it is just a conduit, Tom. Yet here in the country, they have annual festivities and those figures were paraded. Some even would risk just to wipe their handkerchiefs to a figure such as the black nazarene, hoping that it will heal them. And of course there are traces of paganism or animism that became annual tourist attactions in certain places. Watching this on news every January reminds me of the song, “Were it Not for Grace.” GOD’s grace alone, in faith alone, in JESUS CHRIST alone.
I see a new series on God’s law?
Yes, Jim! It started on June 1.
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