1. Pictures of “Christ” are idols, not by popular definition, but by dictionary and Bible definitions.
The issue at stake in the making of idols is clearly presented in Deuteronomy 4:12-13, 15, “And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded of you to perform, even ten commandments;... Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure....”
1 Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary, p. 368.
2 Unger’s Bible Dictionary, p. 512.
3 Peloubet’s Bible Dictionary, F. N. Peloubet & Alice D Adams, Eds. (Philadelphia, PA: The John C. Winston Co., 1925) p. 271.
4 Baker’s Dictionary of Theology, “Gods” (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1960) p. 248.
6 Psalm 36:9.
7 Romans 10:17.
8 Hebrews 4:12.
9 Hebrews 1:3.
10 Ephesians 2:1.
11 Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1994). #2132.
12 Vatican Council II Documents, No. 9, Eucharisticum Mysterium, Vol. I, Sec. 3, p. 104.
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