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Exodus 20:4: Thou Shall Not Make Unto Thee Any Graven Images

Exodus 20 : 1 - 5.

The word of God is obvious on instituting any graven image, or likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. God forbade children of Israel to make any image of any kind in their worship to Him. The same God said we should not institute any images for our worship, but today, many religious groups have fallen victims of making graven image in their worshipping centres, not minding God's instruction as far as graven images are concerned.

Some of the images they made for their worship include that of Jesus Christ, Angels, Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, the twelve Apostles, etc. Mind you, we don't need to institute any image before our worship or service can be acceptable to God, because, God never gave any option as far as graven image was concerned. God's word is finally and stand forever and ever, ours is to comply God's instruction.

God specifically told His children not to make any image or Idol because He didn't want their attention to be diverted from Him, the only true God, therefore, anyone that makes graven image under disguise of worshiping God, seem to be acting against the commandments of God which has been stated in the book of Exodus above.

Jesus Christ said, " But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." ( John 4 : 23). We don't need graven image before we can worship our God. He is spirit and they that will worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4 : 24). Therefore, we should all jettison graven images in our worshipping centres, let us focus on the living God.

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