I came across this Bible verse on my mobile phone so I decided to ask this question that may sound alien.
I Read exodus chapter 20 v 4-5 and it keep me wondering why we use crucifix and the claim Jesus image since the scripture said You shall not make yourself any graven image [to worship it] or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
So my question is why do use crucifix in our alter and image of Jesus in the Celestial Church, since the scripture is against using image according to Exodus 20. the Celestial elder had refused to respond to my question. I will appreciate if Celestial weekly help me find an answer to my question.
Carrying the crucifix is not equating it to God. You should understand Exodus – which is basically saying that as God He has no image, God is Spirit. This why He said thou shall not make any graven image to worship it. If God doesn’t have an image you can’t replicate what doesn’t exist. It was for people not to make something that doesn’t represents what He is.