Common sense tells us that if our fathers in faith the JEWS were instructed to hold to the ten commandments and to not make images to use in the worship of God, we should do the same,as JESUS fulfilled the Law.<quoted text>
Could you provide Book, Chapter and Verse where Christ commands a Bible be written for His Ministry?
Could you provide Book, Chapter and Verse where the Apostles teach the 'Bible Alone' as the sole authority on Christianity?
If you can't, then why do you teach it?
The Catholic Church somehow thinks they are above the law when it comes to kneeling before images of mis-represented saints and Christ Himself who is God.Do we know what those people looked like,or that a statue of them is mediate or a medium to pray through to the Person it supposedly represents?
You said that a Jewish synagogue was unearthed and that a sculpture of a man worshiping God was found in it.Did the Jews present when the synagogue was built kneel before that man and ask him to bring petitions to the Living God?
The Scriptures reveal the Purpose and Will of the Father both in His ancient people the Hebrews and to the early beleivers called Christians at Antioch.You must think Clay we are so dumb that what we see as clear proof of what has come down the pike as it were,to be confirmed as truth along with the Scriptures.WELL if that which has come down resembles what God purposed through the Hebrews and their testimony of truth,fine than their traditions align with the Bible.But the RC use of statues and the pomp of pedestals bearing a statue to be venerated,is not Hebrew tradition,but pagan.
So if the venerated statue was not part of the tradition of the Jews and early believers,our wanting to adhere to the Scriptures to protect sound doctrine is solo.It does not have to be written in the Scriptures to protect the only confirmation of truth,as we by virtue of following that truth in the Scritpures will by the Spirit WANT to protect and safeguard truth,abhorring the traditions of men,that are used to falsify the truth of God's purpose from His beginning,not man's!
You want the Scriptures to confirm to you that they are in fact the confirmation of the Will of God solely,they are,and do not need to satisfy your question.They stand alone without any debate to truly bluprint the design of the Father for His kingdom.The Scriptures are spiritually discerned and they are NOT subservient to the will of men.
Your statues are venerated,and many kneel before them as mediums of the person they supposedly represent,and that is condemned by the LORD in the First two commandments of the original 10.This has been a dividing wall of contention for centuries,and even before the Protestant Reformation there were movements to stamp out the Iconoclast and the use of statues.Many men of God throughout the centuries have voiced their concern against statues in the Houses of Worship.They apparently lost the battle,but the victors gained a future of division and contempt as well.
Did you know that in the Inquisitions the tortured was often told if they would just kiss a statue and venerate an image,they would be set free.Many died refusing to pay homage to a created image of JESUS,or the Blessed Mother.God's Laws supercede outs,your church formerly mine broke the First comandment,and still do to this day.I really wonder as an institution what will be the final outcome for Roman Catholicism? I do not condemn many who love JESUS,and walk with Him in spite of the main institution that has failed to keep the very first commandments of God.
Clay enjoy what you want in your church,I do not condemn you,but you are wasting time if you pray that I should become a revert to that when I know that your church formerly mine,still adorns their houses of worship with mediums known as statuary,when God has forbidden it from day one with MOSES.