Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Is It OK to Wear a Cross with Jesus on It?
Idols in the form of images such as the crucifix is a very appreciated item in Roman Catholicism as well as in numerous Protestant denominations. What does the Bible say about the matter of images such as the crucifix and other forms of idols? According to Exodus 20:4; and Duet. 4:15,16, images such as the crucifix are strictly forbidden. Why? Primarily, they are always a flawed mis-representation and/or a deception of the true and living God. They have no spiritual benefit. Images are often born from the imagination of the human heart (that's dangerous).
Images and idols such as, the crucifix are not exact about the historical and theological role of the cross of Christ and God's will with our lifes. Christians are not to live by sight... we live by faith... not in the visible, but the invisible God, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Idols are more than just an image within the mentality of religious circles. it is an instrument used by Satan to breed prejudice against the exclusiveness of the Bible. Quite frankly, God commands separation from images that act as an influence in place of His Word. As Christians, we don't need an image or idol to remind us of what Christ did for us on the cross... we have the Bible and the Holy Spirit for that.