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Thou Shall Not Make A Graven Image

ianspigler
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8/1/2011 11:20:10 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
"Thou shall not make a graven image" these words have caused many protests to be closed-minded to the worship style of Catholics and Greek Orthodox. But take a look at how it's worded. It says " No Graven Image" ,"Graven" is the key word. You can have images, jut as long as they don't interfere with your relationship with God. For Example, why in the next few chapters over does God command Moses to build the Tabernacle wit"an image of a cherub" ? Also, In Jeremiah chapter 8, 1-4 does God command us to 'keep relics of the saints..., so that they may be remembered" ?
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8/1/2011 11:30:12 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
The amount of mental gymnastics required to make that Jeremiah passage fit your case is astounding.

Seriously, just read the book of Jeremiah. Even when that passage is taken out of context(like what you did there), it doesn't support your case.

You do realize that the chapters and verse system of the bible were added much much later, and are there for the sole purpose of making it easier to navigate the texts, right? Jeremiah is a book that is meant to be read in its entirety.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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8/1/2011 11:31:06 AM
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For the record, get a dictionary, and look up what the word "graven" means.
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8/2/2011 4:47:29 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/1/2011 11:20:10 AM, ianspigler wrote:
"Thou shall not make a graven image" these words have caused many protests to be closed-minded to the worship style of Catholics and Greek Orthodox. But take a look at how it's worded. It says " No Graven Image" ,"Graven" is the key word. You can have images, jut as long as they don't interfere with your relationship with God. For Example, why in the next few chapters over does God command Moses to build the Tabernacle wit"an image of a cherub" ? Also, In Jeremiah chapter 8, 1-4 does God command us to 'keep relics of the saints..., so that they may be remembered" ?

Remember that these commands are for Jews and Jews alone:

Acts 15:10
Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?
The Cross.. the Cross.
Cerebral_Narcissist
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8/2/2011 1:27:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/2/2011 4:47:29 AM, DATCMOTO wrote:
At 8/1/2011 11:20:10 AM, ianspigler wrote:
"Thou shall not make a graven image" these words have caused many protests to be closed-minded to the worship style of Catholics and Greek Orthodox. But take a look at how it's worded. It says " No Graven Image" ,"Graven" is the key word. You can have images, jut as long as they don't interfere with your relationship with God. For Example, why in the next few chapters over does God command Moses to build the Tabernacle wit"an image of a cherub" ? Also, In Jeremiah chapter 8, 1-4 does God command us to 'keep relics of the saints..., so that they may be remembered" ?

Remember that these commands are for Jews and Jews alone:


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8/2/2011 1:37:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Its the intent behind the image.

God had Moses make a graven image to be hoisted up and when looked upon the person would be healed.

Before Jesus there was no "image" of God.

In Acts the "Jewish" Christians abolished adherence to the OT laws.
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