How is it that you know intimately what "God" can or cannot do?<quoted text>Actually nothing of itself is evil.A statue made of clay,and all the pictures,sculptured creations and whatnot.Nothing in its form of being made from the elements of the earth are evil in and of itself.
But God told us not to do so of His Faith and His Way,and His life for us.We are not to be like the pagans,or the false religions of the eart.NOT that those people are e v i l,and that we should hate them,or look down on anyone. But God decreed that we should have nothing in similar fashion to them,nor do th things they do,because Robert and Dan if you are reading this, He wants apeople who are completely different unto Him.AS His kingdom is not of this world.
There is no doubt that the Lord overlooks much that we all do,or else there probably would be nothing left of us perhaps.BUT in His Grae and Sovereign Love,He looks at the heart and sees the true intents of what comes to Him by faith.
Dan questioned why I claim it is disobedience? It is disobedience,because God did not want His peple to have images of any kind,and the reasons: One He is God,and two,we are part of His kingdom,and it is not of this world,which excludes the practices of the pagans,and false religions.It is that simple! You can come up with every human reasoning as to why we should have this or that,and Full circle you Robert,and Dan have to face the Lord God Himself,as to what He commanded,not what man does.
What men and women do to honor and show their devotion to God does not always meet the realm of what God would receive,not that He is not full of compassion,but that of what He wnts,as opposed to what we think He wants from us. You know this in your life with yourwife(spouse). Even though you have been married to her for some time,how often have you bought something for her that at times she will reveal to you that she hated it or disliked it?
Religion is the human approach to God. We are believers, sanctified by Christ's precious Blood,we were sought out by Him,and God chose how He should be honored through that wondrous sacrifice of His dear Son.Our roots are Judaism,because the Hebrews were God's ELECT! Not the Buddhists,or Hindus and so on.And NOT that God hates them,but HE chose to work His true faith through the Jews than to us believers of the WAY,which is Christ!
It all boils down to who God is and His Will.How often did our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ tell us that we must do the "WILL of MY Father in Heaven"?
You should write a gospel with all of this information.
Do you think it will be classified as inspired or uninspired?