Nativity Scenes Violate The Second Commandment

Pastor Nicholas Kennicott of Ephesus Church (which adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith) in Christmas and Christianity, Part 1 | The Decablog on images of Christ:

“I’m not sure if every pastor out there gets the same questions I do, but one that seems to come up pretty regularly this time of year is all about Christmas…

While Christians often debate this issue, I am convinced that the 2nd commandment forbids the making of images of Christ in every respect. I oppose the ikons of Eastern Orthodoxy depicting the members of the Trinity, and just as strongly oppose the myriad of attempts at depicting Jesus in art of various forms (film, paintings, sculptures, crucifixes, etc.). God has said quite categorically, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4). So the nativity scenes of Christmas depicting Jesus as a baby are a violation of the 2nd commandment, and while well intentioned, should not be displayed by Christians.”

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/81581-Reformed-Baptists-Against-Making-Images-of-the-Lord, Comment #11

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