Catholics, God and Statues

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It is NOT TRUE that God is against statues . The following are two passages from the bible – one gives God’s instructions for building the Ark of the Covenant in Exodus and the other is from the First book of Kings. “You are to make TWO CHERUBIM of gold; you are to make them of hammered work at the two ends of the Mercy Seat.

Place one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end.

You are to make the cherubim at the two ends of the Mercy Seat, and of one piece with it.

The cherubim are to spread their wings upward, covering the Mercy Seat with their wings and facing each other.

The faces of the cherubim is to be turned toward the Mercy Seat.

You are to put the Mercy Seat on top of the ark, and put the Testimony that I’ll give you into the ark.

I’ll meet with you there, and I’ll tell you all my commandments for the Israelis from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the Ark of the Testimony.” ( Exodus 25:18-22)

AND :

Inside the inner sanctuary Solomon placed two cherubim crafted from olive wood, each ten cubits (about 15 feet) high.

Each wing of one cherub was five cubits ( about 7 feet) long, and each wing of the other cherub was five cubits (about 7 feet) long, so that the distance from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing was ten cubits. ( about 10 feet) Each cherub was ten cubits ( about 15 feet ) high, and both were of the same size and shape, the height of one cherub being ten cubits, ( about 15 feet) as was the height of the other.
Solomon placed the cherubim in the middle of the inner sanctuary, with their wings spread in such a way that the wing of one was touching the one wall and the opposite wing of the other cherub was touching the opposite wall.

Furthermore, their wings in the center of the wall were touching each other wing-to-wing.

Each cherub was overlaid with gold. ( 1 Kings 6 : 23-28)

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