(Apologies: Audio sound quality changes during podcast. I did not realize my external mic turned off during recording and only the computer mic picked up the sound. Not that my productions have great sound anyway. We are a low budget production.)
On this episode I discuss my thought on the second commandment and how it relates to images of Jesus. Is it ok for Christians to watch movies, tv shows, and productions with actors playing the role of Jesus? Are nativity scenes a good thing? I do my best to explain what the Bible teaches with some help from the Westminster Larger Catechism.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:4
Westminster Larger Catechism
Q 109: What are the sins forbidden in the second commandment?
Answer: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising,1 counseling,2 commanding,3 using,4 and anywise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God himself;5 tolerating a false religion;6 the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind of image or likeness of any creature whatsoever;7 all worshiping of it,8 or God in it or by it;9 the making of any representation of feigned deities,10 and all worship of them, or service belonging to them;11 all superstitious devices,12 corrupting the worship of God,13 adding to it, or taking from it,14 whether invented and taken up of ourselves,15 or received by tradition from others,16 though under the title of antiquity,17 custom,18 devotion,19 good intent, or any other pretense whatsoever;20 simony;21 sacrilege;22 all neglect,23 contempt,24 hindering,25 and opposing the worship and ordinances which God hath appointed.26
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