Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Word War Rages On

A ton of activity at Keeping the Home and Visits to Candyland. Busy me (mom/worker bee) can't keep up.

Candy's post about pictures being worth a thousand words was a good clean hit. My only complaint is the guy who published the pictures insisted on using Philippians 2:10 (KJV) over and over. He's a little out of context, though in a broad sense I suppose it could mean "bow only to Jesus." Here's Philippians 2:9-11 in modern English:

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I'd rather see this scripture included with the photos:
Isaiah 44:6-11
This is what the LORD says— Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come— yes, let him foretell what will come.
Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.
All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame.
Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit him nothing?
He and his kind will be put to shame; craftsmen are nothing but men. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and infamy.

Over at Visits to Candyland someone countered with a bunch of pictures of national monuments. Since when to people bow & pray to national monuments? Lame retort.


Kelly said...

But we don't pray to the statues. It is like a picture, to remind you of a loved one. Like a historical statue, to stand and contemplate who it represents.

I can understand how the pictures would make someone uncomfortable, because you have no idea what the person is thinking. When I kneel before a statue, it is not because I am worshiping the statue, it is because I am about to pray to God at a location that happens to be in front of a statue.

Perhaps you might kneel in prayer, with an illustrated Bible, and open to a page with a picture of the Holy Land to better contemplate Jesus. Are you worshiping the picture because you are kneeling?

It is merely an aid to prayer. The prayer is not directed to the object.

Elena said...

Candy's post about pictures being worth a thousand words was a good clean hit.

Oh hardly. It just showed what an inane bigot Candy is and how uninformed her sources are. Catholics looked at those pictures and thought nothing of them and Candy-followers thought they saw crowds of heretics and idolizers. It was just stupid.

The national monuments were to make a point and you had to read the commentary I wrote to get purpose.

Sue Bee said...

Candy's post/link to the pictures of people bowing before statues drew a big response from both sides. Which is why I consider it a good one.