[Linux4christians] Idolatry vs Worship [Was: Ex-Muslim's college speech disrupted by arson.]
pastordavid at bibleseven.com
Thu Dec 17 20:50:59 EST 2009
"Lifted up" has a narrow Biblical meaning - you are adding
meaning beyond the intent or the context.
Jesus is GOD therefore is worthy of being "lifted up" as a
symbol of GOD *but* because HE is also GOD HE is worthy of
A *symbol* of worship is never itself worshiped or else it
becomes an idol - a false representation of GOD.
One may "lift up" hands in worship, a symbol of my
submission to or love for GOD, my hands do not become worthy
of worship nor does my "lifting them up" make them idols.
In some cults one may see false leaders present themselves,
or objects they have touched, be promoted as worthy of
worship - this is not a Biblical.
Does any of this help to better describe the difference?
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:03 AM,
> <htgage3 at chartermi.net> wrote:
>> We must at all costs worship Jesus only. To worship
>> anyone, anything, else, is idolatry.
> Then, that come the problem of Serpent Brass:
> "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
> even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever
> believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal
> The serpent brass was also worship by people of Israel,
> that is why Jesus took the example of how to treat Jesus,
> the same as Israel treat the serpent brass. Am I right
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