Thursday, March 6, 2014
Catholic Apologetics: Statues
Statues: Isn't having statues of Jesus, Mary and the saints in violation of Exodus 20:4-5? This passage is in reference to pagan idols and graven images which the Israelites would have been prone to worship at the time. For if it were in reference to all graven images, God would not have commanded angelic cherubim of gold be put on the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25:18-19). Nor would Moses have made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole (Numbers 21:8-9). In addition, the temple had several graven images decorating it (1 Kings 6:23-29; 7:25-45).