Topic: Laws of God
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any 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: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:4-6 KJV)
Many world religions have created themselves images of their gods. Hinduism, for example, has many gods that are made from the humans’ hands. Since God commanded us not to make any grave images, there has been ignorance and turn ourselves away from God. Even though many Americans believe that we don’t have any wooden idols, we display many historical person and event statues in our communities as monuments. For example, our national capitol has many statues that symbolize where we came from. But these statues also represent something else that are related to who we associate with.
We have become too friendly with other religions; we turned this nation to religious society. The Ten Commandments are no longer appeared in our Supreme Court or any other court system. Every state capitol has some statues that represent historical persons, events, and places, but not about God and Judeo-Christianity. People have destroyed the second commandments that we could make movies about Jesus that come from their imagination. They can make someone to play as Jesus from their own culture, not from His own culture. Jesus, who has color of black skin, white, brown, or anything that represent their culture or nationality.
Even though Jesus came to the earth for everybody in the world, He died and resurrected for those who believe in Him and accept His free gift of salvation. But we just cannot make the second commandment as exception for us to create the person of Jesus. If the person who likes to create movie about Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection, he’d need to dig into the Scriptures and places.
God is a jealous God. We cannot duplicate Him. Israelites tried to make duplicate of Him when they were waiting from Moses at Mount Sinai, but they created themselves god and worshipped their own creation (Exodus 32). It is too bad enough for us to limit our quality times with God. But when we’d love other things than God, we are creating images of idols in our minds. I John 2:15-17 says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”