John and Doves,
We are told in the 2nd Commandment that we are not to make any graven images.
Exodus 20:4-5"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven 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.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them. For I the LORD thy God am a jealous God."
What is meant by a graven image ? Anything in a 3 dimensional shape, like a statue.
For centuries that was the basic definition of a graven image.In other words, idols were mostly statues.
Pictures are flat and not considered to be a graven image, or idol.
As was mentioned earlier,a forbidden image is one that is graven, cut, engraved, etched, scratched etc.
Years ago, in a teaching on demons( I can no longer recount the Christian tv source.)the program spoke of the fact that devils crave to be worshipped, and will occupy any shape that will give attention to their trespass.They are competing withGod for attention. They seek the worship due to God alone. God tells us that He is a jealous God and forbids it.
Modern man rarely bows down to statues, as do pagans. But modern man has many other images that are forbidden...that are created by cutting or etching, or scratching.Such as holograms.
Making a Hologram from Scratch
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In Revelation 13 :14, 15,it tells us that the False Prophet will have us all make an image of the antichrist Beast, and he (FP) will demand all of us to worship that image...all those whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life.I believe that the Rapture will have occurred by this time, but who knows ?
It is my belief that those persons who are left behind will have tv kits available for them to make a hologram in their living quarters, where they will bow down and worship the holographic image of the Beast, when the tv signal is given.(Using Fiber Optic 2 or 3- way coaxialtransmission,in order for T P T B to record each one's response ?)
The projected holographic image, I believe, will be inhabited by Satan, and both Satan and the antichrist-Beast will be simultaneously worshipped, when the signal is given.
Rev. 13:4..."And they worshipped the Dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshipped the Beast."
At the U N, whenever someone speaks into the microphone, it is automatically translated into the foreign languages of the many guests from the many different nations represented.So too will this demonicnews-hour apply the same technology, when the Antichrist speaks globally.Satan here is trying to imitatethe miracle at Pentecostin this regard, but instead he will be using technology for global translations, insteadof the Holy Spirit's miraculous power
In like participation, the whole world will be mandated to listen one hour with the Beast for daily worship and updates. Rev. 17: 12.
Will they be slavish puppets to a damning snare ?"they loved their darkness, more than the Light"John 3:19
You can't say we didn't try to warn them.
A good chapter to read concerning the worship of an image is found in Daniel Chapter 3.
And Isaiah also reveals the ludicracy of worshipping an image.Isaiah 44: 9-19.
May we be on guard for the wiles of technology.May we all"Fear God and ...worship Him" Rev. 14: 7