Jesus on a Pot

So the sup­posed face of Jesus appears on a pot on the island of Cozumel, and the natives pray to it. I’m curi­ous if it would be just as sound to ask polit­i­cal advice from a pota­to shaped like J. Edgar Hoover… 

Turn­ing to the Bible and away from idol­a­trous zeal, we find that the Lord God Almighty abhors the wor­ship of images and asks us to pray to Him, not to images of Him. Fur­ther, we find that we do not know what Jesus looks like, sav­ing that He had no phys­i­cal beau­ty, wore a beard for at least a while, like­ly had short hair as did the vast major­i­ty of men at the time, and like­ly would have been of a dark complexion.

That’s a far cry from the long-haired, hand­some, some­times effem­i­nate, cau­ca­sion Jesus you see in all the art work and images of (espe­cial­ly) the Roman Catholic Church…

To wor­ship God, we must do so in spir­it and in truth; idols don’t cut it. Images won’t help us. And even if a voice from Heav­en tells us dif­fer­ent­ly, we are to obey the Bible, trust­ing its words above all others.

Let this news sto­ry be evi­dence for those who feel that they may be called to be an evan­ge­list but aren’t quite sure that they are need­ed… You are need­ed! Idol-wor­ship­pers in and out of Chris­ten­dom die and go to Hell dai­ly. Snatch them away from the fire, hat­ing even the gar­ment spot­ted therein.


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Rick Beckman