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Is art depicting god sinful and idolatrous?

Mobutu
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9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?
desmac
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9/2/2015 4:29:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM, Mobutu wrote:
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?

Only if god tells you personally that she forbids it.
Mobutu
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9/2/2015 4:54:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/2/2015 4:29:47 PM, desmac wrote:
At 9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM, Mobutu wrote:
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?

Only if god tells you personally that she forbids it.

Blasphemy! God has either transcended gender or is a male.
desmac
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9/2/2015 5:11:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/2/2015 4:54:26 PM, Mobutu wrote:
At 9/2/2015 4:29:47 PM, desmac wrote:
At 9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM, Mobutu wrote:
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?

Only if god tells you personally that she forbids it.

Blasphemy! God has either transcended gender or is a male.

Did She tell you that?
jodybirdy
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9/2/2015 5:13:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM, Mobutu wrote:
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?

I think it's comparable to Pok"mon fan art.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
dhardage
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9/2/2015 5:17:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/2/2015 4:54:26 PM, Mobutu wrote:
At 9/2/2015 4:29:47 PM, desmac wrote:
At 9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM, Mobutu wrote:
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?

Only if god tells you personally that she forbids it.

Blasphemy! God has either transcended gender or is a male.

Not really. There was a goddess in the Hebrew pantheon but a particularly ambitious priest of Yahweh decided that only he should be worshipped. Politics ruins everything, you know.
12_13
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9/2/2015 5:37:35 PM
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At 9/2/2015 4:20:39 PM, Mobutu wrote:
Many works of art in Europe have depictions of God however I have once question. Are such depictions idolatrous and thus transgressions against the word of god?

Bible God says:

"You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Exodus 20:4-6