jesus is an idol?

Malaysia
June 19, 2008 7:12am CST
Christian are prohibited to worship the idol. There is a question here. God has sent someone over to save the WORLD, so called Jesus Christ . And Jesus Christ are now became the teacher and "GOD" for every christian. Well the question here is , Does the GOD created JESUS as an IDOL to Christian? It would just like other Buddhist etc which they critics alot about worshiping idol.
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@kittenmc (465)
• United States
20 Jun 08
ovation4u or anybody else with all these questions, let me give you a challenge since you always have a come back when a Christian answer your questions. For 6mths I challenge you to read your bible everyday and ask God if he is real to show you these answers. If at the end of 6mths or less you don't have your questions answered, then I don't know what to say. Because to me if you really want to know something you wont believe till you see and find out for yourself. Nothing anybody says will convince you. So, I challenge you to find out for yourself. Have a very nice day!
• Malaysia
20 Jun 08
Kittenmc , i've been a christian for 7 years .Within this seven years i studied the bible , buddhist script and quaran , just to find out the answer myself. Actually , no such true religion are worshiping idol but they use idol to remind them GOD still take the place. Just dont understand why most of the christian critics other religion about this matter.
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
..^_^ you said you study the Bible.. then you should know why Christians are referring that they worship idols.. it is said.. that the only way the truth and the life is Jesus Christ no one comes to the Father but trough Him (John 14:6).. then what are they doing is wrong.. they follow the wrong path.. their mediator is not Christ.. etc.. you know that.. ..^_^
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Jesus Christ is God itself...^_^ just read the Gospel so that you will know who Jesus Christ is.. ^_^
• Malaysia
20 Jun 08
If Jesus is the Only GOD , then why still he praying to the GOD ?
• United States
20 Jun 08
Jesus prayed to God to give us an example of how to pray. What kind of a savior would he be if he didn't set a good example?
• United States
21 Jun 08
There is no better way for a creator to show his creation his love, than to live and die among his people, is there Vonkristoffer?
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I look at Jesus this way. He was brought to this land to cleanse the sin of man. I do not go to church but was raised in a very religious family, and I have not been to a church that has a statue of Jesus and actually worships it. My family is mainly Catholics and I do not agree with praying to Saints and whatnot because I believe that God is creator of all and it even says in the Bible that He is everywhere therefore I do not need to pray to a Saint for him to hear me. I do not judge other religions and have a hard time with people that do, I do not have much knowledge of the Buddist religion and can't say it is bad or not. I personally believe that people that criticize should really look at themselves and make sure they are doing everything correctly before saying a word. Just for the record the Bible says that Christians should not worship false prophets and idols.
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
Good statement! Christian should not worship false prohets and idols. But how to justify whether is false or true. Doesnt it all made by men?
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I think that you could determine a false prophet or idol but your beliefs and what you are taught. I think that a false idol is a little easier to define in the Christian religion because the Bible states that they are objects with a claim of a higher power. With a false prophet it isn't so easily defined. The Bible tells us (Christians) to look for people that are going against the Christian teachings, Jesus's teachings, and the word of God. I believe that most make their own interupertation of the Bible and that is why there is so many forms of Christianity.
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
Do you mean that any statement which reversed or unmatched with the holy bible consider false prophet and idol?
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
Yes, worshiping an idol is really prohibited to Christ's followers because it is a sin. Worshiping an idol is a violation of the first of the Ten Commandments. The only allowed idol to be worshiped is God himself. An idol is someone or anything that we really devote ourselves and worship. God is a jealous God and wants himself the only one to be worshiped which He deserves as our God. Without Him we won't be here on earth.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
Who compose the TEN Commandments? Why the God has to be jealous ? Doesn't he who made the deaf , the blind , the human?
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
God Himself spoke that He is a jealous God. It is God who only deserves our worship. Imagine if you were God and you created the human beings. Now the human beings create things they call as God. Wouldn't you be insulted then. God created human and human created idols. And human call the idols their God. That's ridiculous.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
20 Jun 08
Remember Jesus is fully human and fully God. Gospel according St. John clealy wrote this in the begining of his Gospel. "The word was with God and the Word was the God". And the Word became human and with full of grace and the truthness Lived among us.
• Malaysia
20 Jun 08
Sometimes words in the bible are so sensitive against non-christian or islamic , such as SON of the GOD , the ONLY SON , I AM THE ROAD , I M THE LIGHT ......this is the reason why islamic and christian are having forever wars. Why we wanna be so sensitive for it? Why must have religion to? Why not pray the god as ONE?WHy must keep claiming that your god is so true while the other are false?
@psalm1_3 (562)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
hmmm.. nice post huh! anywyz, If Jesus Isn't a God, then He should had rebuke when Thomas called him "My Lord and my GOD!" in John 20:28...
@eoeoeo (125)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Jesus isn't necessarily an idol for Christianity. Jesus is just Jesus, he is someone who saved him, and of course we should thank him, but no, he is not our idol.
20 Jun 08
but most of the christian critic about worshiping idol....would be a confusion?
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@psalm1_3 (562)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
If Jesus is not a God, then you must have missed John 1:1.. it says, "In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was GOD..." and verse 12 says, "...and the WORD became FLESH (refers to Jesus), and dwelt amongst us." Jesus is the Word. The Word is God. Jesus is God! Simple Logic... God Bless You guys!
@psalm1_3 (562)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
If Jesus isn't a God, then Hebrews 1:8 is wrong.. It says, "but to the Son(referring to Jesus), Your throne, oh GOD, endures forever. You rule with scepter and justice." You Can read your Bible guys! God Bless you!
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Jesus is not an idol as budha. And i think the GOD you are referring who created Jesus is the God the Father. God the father did not created Jesus because Jesus Himself is a God. There is only One God but 3 persons in it. God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the Father of all creation including human being and angels. if you can remember, God the Father prohibit us to worship idols. that was in the 10 commandments.
@jban0811 (98)
• Australia
25 Jun 08
I think rather than Jesus being an idol to human, he's more like a symbolic figure and a God in human form. People in centuries, have wanted messiah and God decided to make a human form of himself, therefore being his son, Jesus started preaching. Even Jesus himself never said he was God. He said he was son of God. Which means although he's divine in a way, like an angel, he's not fully God. All Christian's view differs on this. Jesus was merely God in visible form. To perform miracles and to strengthen our belief as well as saving as all. Christianity itself has been changed and evolved over the last millenium and some people do seem to think Jesus as an idol. Someone to worship. I'd just like to think that Jesus is confirmation of God's existence. Nothing more
@rebeka (364)
• Romania
24 Jun 08
yeah i think for some people he is an idol....and i think he is a teacher for every people among with buddah, krishna, zamolxe....and if we really want to understand him we should keep an open mind to other religions as well
• United States
23 Jun 08
I have often wondered the same thing myself. Between the Bible and Jesus I hear very little about the actual God behind them. I have met a lot of good Christians and I have met a lot of hypocrites who could use some strong guidance from the good ones. I walked away from it many years ago and don't miss it, so many rules and punishments, too much for me.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
23 Jun 08
There is a misconception amongst many that idol worship is false. Nothing can be farther from the truth.Yes blind worship of an idol without understanding its real meaning is false.God, actually has no form but man is unable to comprehend or understand a formless God, so he creates a particular form maybe as a painting or a sculpture and placing it in his temple starts worshipping it.By concentrating on that particular form his devotion increases and ultimately he transcends the form and sees God in the entire creation. Jesus came on this earth to show people the path of devotion and how to worship God. If you go to any church you will find the idol of Christ on a cross or an idol of Mother Mary with infant Jesus in her arms.Don`t Christians worship these idols by lighting candles?Even Buddhists worship the image of buddha with flowers, incense sticks and oil lamps.
20 Jun 08
Well , Very good discussion topics! It will be a new relevation if jesus is an idol ~
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Jesus Christ is not a God, He is the Son of God and sits at God's right hand. Christians are prohibited from worshiping false idols, creating something, for instance a statue of a ram, and deciding to worship it. Jesus was sent to us as a man, not a God, however it is through Him that Christians gain entrance into heaven.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
Hi ovation4u, I had never thought of Jesus in this way. I believe most Christians think of an idol as a statue that one would worship. Very interesting. Blessings.