In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve was told to worship Him in Spirit and truth. They were not told to make statues and images of God. Simply because they could not see Him. They could hear his voice….
Let us start with the beginning, and lets take God of the Bible´s perspective.
The people who wrote down His Words, could not see Him. But they heard his voice. Jesus did not permit his students to make statues and images. It was basically a sin against God`s commandments. In fact, the 2nd Commandment.
When Jesus told us to pray, He told us to go into our room, and pray to our Father who is unseen.
If He had told us to go inside our room and bow down to a statue, and than start to pray, Jesus was no longer in agreement with His Father, but a sinful man.
The Jews did no recognize Him as the Messiah, by looking at a statue of him, or a picture. They had never seen him. They recognized him, by reading the scriptures. The Old Testament, which the Jewish people calls the Tanakh and the Torah. Thats why the Muslims calls us «The people of the book».
The Messiah was supposed to have been born by a virgin: He was also suppose to have been born in Bethlehem, and to enter Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. Marvelous signs and wonders was supposed to happen in his footsteps.
Read Isaiah 53, and see if you can recognize his perfect atonement for sins as He died on the cross, and His resurrection.
Many people did. The first Church was a Church of Jews who believed that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of being the promised Davidic King, King Messiah.
«Son of David, have mercy on me.».
How could a blind Jew cry out this message? Because He had been told about a Jewish savior, that would arise from the bloodline of King David, a Jewish King, King Messiah. Now this divine Son of God was passing by.
Before Jesus returns as the Lion of Judah to judge the World, there will be a false Messiah sitting in God`s temple.
Like during His first coming, The Jewish Messiah will return in accordance with the scripture. The False Messiah (antichrist) will not.
The False Messiah might look like the Catholic picture of Jesus, white, pale and blue eyed.
But could a Jew who walked in the blasting sun of the Middle East look like this ?
Where did the Roman Catholic Church go wrong?
The wrong path, started when Rome entered into the Church around 325 A.D. The Roman Empire was full of idols, in form of statues. The were no statues or images in the Temple in Jerusalem.
The Holy Spirit will never enter into a building, with statues, idols made by sinful men. Not even statues sinful men claims to be of «Jesus». But powerful and deceptive religious Spirits would love to live in such sinful buildings and statues.
The Catholic Messiah-idol, still hangs on a cross. Not able to get down. You have to ask your self :Why?
Who would be more than happy, if Jesus was only a prophet, not even able to save Him self?
This dead idol can not be my Lord. It might make Lucifer and his dark angles happy, but not a Bible believing Christian. My Lord is alive. The empty cross, and the empty grave , is a sign of His victory over death.
We are not called to a funeral. We are called to walk in the Power of His Resurrection. My Lord is not the Lord of the dead, but Lord of the living.
The Holy Spirit does not any longer live in buildings made by men. After the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70.A.D, the Holy Spirit lives in the heart of all who obey the Word of God, and give honor and glory to King Y´shua, the Jewish Messiah.
If you want to obey the Word of God, and receive the Holy Spirit. Get out from Rome.