second commandment

  1. Daniel Silva Mendanha

    Did Jesus' disciples have a remembrance of his image? Does this violate the second commandment?

    When I became Reformed, I embraced the Westminster Confession of Faith and it says that we cannot have images of Jesus even in our minds. However, I remembered that Jesus became man. In its 33 years here, it has been seen by many people. And his own disciples had a memory of his appearance. So...
  2. PointyHaired Calvinist

    Images in Worship: Nicea II says YES, Ephesus said NO?

    I was listening to a podcast with Scott Clark and Michael Horton about Eastern Orthodoxy. Horton mentioned that images (a were made necessary to salvation at Nicea II in 787) had been forbidden at the Council of Ephesus (431). Does anyone have the information about the discussion of images at...
  3. Taylor

    The Second Commandment, Lambs and Doves

    This morning as I was reading the Larger Catechism's exposition of the second commandment, I came across this: "The sins forbidden in the second commandment are...the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind...
  4. Taylor

    Second Commandment and a Children's Book

    At the school at which I became principal this past year, I have recently had to have a conversation about the second commandment with my teachers. They are just "regular old Baptists" who have ever even heard that images of Christ—or any Person of the Godhead—is forbidden by the second...
  5. RTaron

    Picturing Jesus in our minds

    Please help. I have a friend that has taken exception to the Larger Catechism 109. How would you help him understand his error in thinking? WLC 109 – “The sins forbidden in the second commandment are…the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly...
  6. R

    More Second Commandment questions

    My youngest child will be two years old in November. She was born premature and had other complications which resulted in about 8 months of hospital stay and two nights when my wife and I didn't think she would live. By the grace of God, she is healthy and happy. I also have an apple tv...
  7. John Carpenter

    Icons in the Early Church: Debunking Claim of Eastern Orthodoxy to Continuity

    The Eastern Orthodox claim that their church has an "unbroken" history back to the Apostles. While, first, a Biblical Christian would want to note that ancient history is never made a criteria for the truthfulness of a faith, in this case, we can take on this claim with history. Let's take the...
  8. NaphtaliPress

    Intent of Westminster Larger Catechism 109 Regarding Pictures of Christ’s Humanity

    I have posted this 2009 article very slightly modified at Naphtali Press. From Chris Coldwell, “In Brief: The Intent of Westminster Larger Catechism 109 Regarding Pictures of Christ’s Humanity,” The Confessional Presbyterian journal 5 (2009) 227–228; 323. The Intent of Westminster Larger...
  9. L

    Should we point out error in churches we visit?

    I work for a Christian organisation in the UK. I recently helped with a deputation meeting for my organisation at a Baptist Church and at the front of the building was a quilt with a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ on it. This is clearly a violation of the second commandment and I wasn't happy...
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