Isnt worshipping jesus image blasphemy?

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  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    i watched a video where devotees where having some rituals in place which they believe is holy spot where jesus was born...rituals where similar to pagan...i wonder whether worshipping jesus images is blasphemy?

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, absolutely. When the NT argument falls through, it's back to the OT. "Thou shalt not worship craven images before me". If you ask me, Jesus on the cross is very much a craven image. If it comes before God, it's idolatry.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        then why we see so many indulging in image worship?

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          EWhen one's God/god has a face, it has more power.

      2. Disappearinghead profile image73
        Disappearingheadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Craven images?

        I've never heard of anyone worshiping John Craven.

        http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_lkguI42LsrVxokQstayKtHUw1hHk4_PyfaaCrrqLOvgG-DvjQw

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I would worship Wes Craven

    2. Greek One profile image72
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No it's not...

      but worshiping Pisean, as I often do, is indeed taboo

      1. Apostle Jack profile image60
        Apostle Jackposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        We worship God through Jesus Christ.It is a sin to put anyone or anything before God. Christ taught us to pray to God,and not Himself. Even the cross is idolatry, it is a pagan symbol and should not be a part of the Christian faith.

      2. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        @greek one lol

    3. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know what the video showed, but I can tell you this---
      Christians don't (or at least shouldn't) worship images, even an image of Christ.  We worship Him, the risen Savior (Jesus the Christ), not a dead man, for He rose and ascended to Heaven.   We don't worship crosses nor even an image of the Cross upon which He died; we worship Him only.  Christians generally don't even have crosses with Him depicted upon it (crucifixes) although some denominations do.  But I and the Christians that I know sometimes wear empty crosses because even though we recognize His sacrifice, and even though He was totally worthy of worship while He was on the Cross, we view His resurrection as the ultimate event that proclaimed His power over death.  So we remember His sacrifice and are eternally grateful for it; and we see Him now for what He is---the risen Savior.

    4. Chris Neal profile image75
      Chris Nealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, worshipping an image of Jesus would indeed be blashpemy. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not abolish it and the law specifically forbid the worship of images.

  2. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 7 years ago

    I think there's a difference between using an image as a mental focal point for meditation and actually worshiping that image as if it were God or as if it had power in and of itself. Catholics, for instance, often get accused of doing the latter when they're actually doing the former.

    1. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      God is Spirit.
      How can an image portray Spirit?
      If anything, it limits Him to that image.
      If you get my drift?

  3. Leon Elijah profile image70
    Leon Elijahposted 7 years ago

    NO! its idolatory.

  4. Emmanuel Marosi profile image42
    Emmanuel Marosiposted 6 years ago

    it is indeed blashphemy and idolatory. it violates god's first commandment. "i am jehovah your god, you shall have no other god's before me".

    1. Disappearinghead profile image73
      Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      But if Jesus is God incarnate, there is no blasphemy. QED.

      1. Chris Neal profile image75
        Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        But if people are worshipping images of Jesus then they are doing something specifically forbidden in the Bible. QED.

        1. Disappearinghead profile image73
          Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure they are worshipping images; they are using the images to help them to focus on the one the images represent.

          1. Chris Neal profile image75
            Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I know that some people do that, I'm just dealing with the specific question.

        2. A Troubled Man profile image58
          A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Is there a Christian household on the planet that doesn't have an image of Jesus?

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            Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            In America, the only Christian households I've been in that have an image of Jesus are Catholic homes.

            1. A Troubled Man profile image58
              A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Then, you've only been in Catholic homes.

              1. profile image0
                Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                All the others lied to me? Are you serious?

                I feel so abused.

                1. A Troubled Man profile image58
                  A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  No idea, but most certainly many, if not all Christians have some sort of image of Jesus. Even putting a Jesus fish on the trunks of their cars is considered an image.

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                    Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    How many people park their cars in their house?


                    Anyway, you obviously aren't American, or don't know a great variety of Christians. Most of the protestants I know consider pictures and symbols to be a form of idolatry and steer clear of them.

                  2. Disappearinghead profile image73
                    Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I do like the Darwin Fish with legs though. Wish I had one of them when I used to go to Church.

          2. Chris Neal profile image75
            Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Mine.

            1. A Troubled Man profile image58
              A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks Chris, that's exactly the answer I was waiting for. smile

              1. Chris Neal profile image75
                Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Ooo, mysterious!

                1. A Troubled Man profile image58
                  A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Not mysterious at all, we have discovered one Christian on the planet that doesn't have an image of Jesus.

                  1. Chris Neal profile image75
                    Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Even as I was typing that initial response, I was wracking my brain trying to remember if I had anything in the house that has a representation of Jesus on it or in it. I can't think of anything, but then again I might. That doesn't change my response to the initial question. It's not the representation of Jesus that I worship. I do believe that Jesus walked the Earth and I'm fully aware that He wouldn't have looked like the white, European depictions of Him that are so common in America. But if someone were actually worshipping the image of Jesus, that would be blasphemy.

 
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