To all Christians, could you expain something to me......?

United States
September 29, 2008 8:12pm CST
I was wondering if that when you pray in front of a statue, are you praying to the statue? I am just asking, I have seen many Christians pray in front of a cross and such and in the bible g-d prohibits this. I was confused.
6 responses
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
We pray in front of the image of God. It doesn't exactly mean that we're praying to that statue. Also, God prohibits "worshiping" false idols. We do not worship these statues. They're just there to remind us of the image of The Lord.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 08
Do you mean the image of God?.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 08
xtedaxcvg, Do you mean the image of God?.
• United States
30 Sep 08
Okay they remind you of g-d but why can't you remember g-d without it??
@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
i was borned christian and when i was young, i read books about the bible , i saw my parents pray to statues and it confuses me at first. I tried to search real meaning of idolatry and it says" the worship of a physical object as a God". Look at the part when Moses was up in the mountain and upon coming down, he find his people created a calf figure and worshipping it as a God and thats Idolatry. The cross represent jesus to us, we believed that he is the son of God. we pray in front of a cross but deep in our heart it is to jesus that we pray and not to the statue itself. Other religion sees it as a way to debase us christians, but since we feel God within us when we pray is enough to ignore criticism made by others. My answer is only my personal view and i dont carry any church statement.
• United States
30 Sep 08
I wasn't trying to throw criticism at anyone, I was just curious. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
@thejj924 (78)
• United States
4 Oct 08
yes you are praying to the person in the statue but since they are prophets of god they will be the one telling them
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
It is a wrong thing to worship or pray in front of a statue. God says we shouldn't pray to a statue because he's THE LIVING GOD and ONLY UNBELIEVERS does that. As Christians there must be differences between darkness and light. If we does what the unbelievers do, then where's the differences? There's nothing to be confused of, in Psalms 135:15 - 17 it says "The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of man's hand. They have mouth but they speak not, eyes have they but they see not. They have ears, but they hear not neither is there any breath in them. They that make them are like them." These verses arm believers against idolatry and all false worship, let us pity and pray for them. So according to the BIBLE praying in front of a cross won't bring any good to them, prayer should be made to GOD from the heart and he'll hear you. God Bless You.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
30 Sep 08
First off not all Christians pray in front of a cross or a statue. You seem to think that Catholics still hold sway over every Christian and their worship. Neither will I say its wrong for them but it is wrong for me from what God has shown me. We don't have a cross or statue where I worship. As far as what Catholics do to their own master they will stand or fall.
@g3n3j0rd (721)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
That's true, the Bible prohibits praying or bowing down or worshiping to any graven image be it a person, animal, nature or objects. God calls this idolatry. True Christians don't worship idols.