Why did God forbid the making of images?

The second commandment states, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a … Read more
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Should candles be used in worshiping God?

While the Bible says, “trust in the Light so that [we] may become sons of Light” (John 12:36), there is no command that worshipers should actually light candles to connect with God. The New Testament records no worship service that incorporated candle lights. While candles can give a nice atmosphere to a room, in and … Read more
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Why does the Bible warn against idolatry?

The Lord Himself warned us against idolatry saying: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord … Read more
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Did Jesus teach that the “gates of hell” will not to prevail against Peter?

Figuratively speaking, the devil held the “gates of hell” when Adam and Eve sinned. But praise the Lord! Christ, by His death, entered Satan’s stronghold and bound him (Matt. 12:29). On this eternal truth rests the Christian’s hope of freedom from the slavery of Satan in this life, from his power over the grave, and … Read more
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What is the song of Mary?

The song of Mary (Luke 1: 46–55) expresses her personal emotion and experience as she meditated upon the message of the angel Gabriel to her “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name … Read more
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