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Is it ok to have a statue in your house?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by MrPolo, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Migdala

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    I've always wondered about that verse....I mean-I can't imagine that God means for us not to paint pictures or sculptures. Wouldn't it mean in reference to worshiping the created objects, rather than just having them?

    I mean, if I painted a picture of a man, and then got on my knees and worshiped it, I can see how that is a sin, but think about the beautiful cherubs that were created by man to put on the Ark of the Covenant.......
     
  2. christianmomof3

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    As I pointed out in my post above - if you look at all of the verses that refer to graven images in the Bible- and you might want to look them up - it is very interesting if you do so, they always refer to something that was prayed to. They do not refer merely to statues, but specifically to statues that were prayed to.
     
  3. christianmomof3

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    Nor, according to the Bible, should they bow down to them, but they do.
     
  4. christianmomof3

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    Here are some of the verses regarding graven images:
    1.Exodus 20:4
    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
    Exodus 20:3-5 (in Context) Exodus 20 (Whole Chapter)
    2.Leviticus 26:1
    Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
    Leviticus 26:1-3 (in Context) Leviticus 26 (Whole Chapter)
    3.Deuteronomy 4:16
    Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
    Deuteronomy 4:15-17 (in Context) Deuteronomy 4 (Whole Chapter)
    4.Deuteronomy 4:23
    Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
    Deuteronomy 4:22-24 (in Context) Deuteronomy 4 (Whole Chapter)
    5.Deuteronomy 4:25
    When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
    Deuteronomy 4:24-26 (in Context) Deuteronomy 4 (Whole Chapter)
    6.Deuteronomy 5:8
    Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
    Deuteronomy 5:7-9 (in Context) Deuteronomy 5 (Whole Chapter)
    7.Deuteronomy 7:5
    But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
    Deuteronomy 7:4-6 (in Context) Deuteronomy 7 (Whole Chapter)
    8.Deuteronomy 7:25
    The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
    Deuteronomy 7:24-26 (in Context) Deuteronomy 7 (Whole Chapter)
    9.Deuteronomy 12:3
    And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
    Deuteronomy 12:2-4 (in Context) Deuteronomy 12 (Whole Chapter)
    10.Deuteronomy 27:15
    Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
    Deuteronomy 27:14-16 (in Context) Deuteronomy 27 (Whole Chapter)
    11.Judges 17:3
    And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee.
    Judges 17:2-4 (in Context) Judges 17 (Whole Chapter)
    12.Judges 17:4
    Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.
    Judges 17:3-5 (in Context) Judges 17 (Whole Chapter)
    13.Judges 18:14
    Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.
    Judges 18:13-15 (in Context) Judges 18 (Whole Chapter)
    14.Judges 18:17
    And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.
    Judges 18:16-18 (in Context) Judges 18 (Whole Chapter)
    15.Judges 18:20
    And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
    Judges 18:19-21 (in Context) Judges 18 (Whole Chapter)
    16.Judges 18:30
    And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.
    Judges 18:29-31 (in Context) Judges 18 (Whole Chapter)
    17.Judges 18:31
    And they set them up Micah's graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.
    Judges 18:30-31 (in Context) Judges 18 (Whole Chapter)
    18.2 Kings 17:41
    So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.
    2 Kings 17:40-41 (in Context) 2 Kings 17 (Whole Chapter)
    19.2 Kings 21:7
    And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
    2 Kings 21:6-8 (in Context) 2 Kings 21 (Whole Chapter)
    20.2 Chronicles 33:19
    His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.
    2 Chronicles 33:18-20 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 33 (Whole Chapter)
    21.2 Chronicles 34:7
    And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 34:6-8 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 34 (Whole Chapter)
    22.Psalm 78:58
    For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
    Psalm 78:57-59 (in Context) Psalm 78 (Whole Chapter)
    23.Psalm 97:7
    Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
    Psalm 97:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 97 (Whole Chapter)
    24.Isaiah 10:10
    As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
    Isaiah 10:9-11 (in Context) Isaiah 10 (Whole Chapter)
    25.Isaiah 21:9
    And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
    Isaiah 21:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 21 (Whole Chapter)
     
  5. christianmomof3

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    And here are more verses regarding graven images.
    If you read the context that they are all in - all of them refer to a something that was prayed to.

    26.Isaiah 30:22
    Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
    Isaiah 30:21-23 (in Context) Isaiah 30 (Whole Chapter)
    27.Isaiah 40:19
    The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
    Isaiah 40:18-20 (in Context) Isaiah 40 (Whole Chapter)
    28.Isaiah 40:20
    He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
    Isaiah 40:19-21 (in Context) Isaiah 40 (Whole Chapter)
    29.Isaiah 42:8
    I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
    Isaiah 42:7-9 (in Context) Isaiah 42 (Whole Chapter)
    30.Isaiah 42:17
    They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
    Isaiah 42:16-18 (in Context) Isaiah 42 (Whole Chapter)
    31.Isaiah 44:9
    They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
    Isaiah 44:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter)
    32.Isaiah 44:10
    Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
    Isaiah 44:9-11 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter)
    33.Isaiah 44:15
    Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
    Isaiah 44:14-16 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter)
    34.Isaiah 44:17
    And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
    Isaiah 44:16-18 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter)
    35.Isaiah 45:20
    Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
    Isaiah 45:19-21 (in Context) Isaiah 45 (Whole Chapter)
    36.Isaiah 48:5
    I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.
    Isaiah 48:4-6 (in Context) Isaiah 48 (Whole Chapter)
    37.Jeremiah 8:19
    Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
    Jeremiah 8:18-20 (in Context) Jeremiah 8 (Whole Chapter)
    38.Jeremiah 10:14
    Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
    Jeremiah 10:13-15 (in Context) Jeremiah 10 (Whole Chapter)
    39.Jeremiah 50:38
    A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
    Jeremiah 50:37-39 (in Context) Jeremiah 50 (Whole Chapter)
    40.Jeremiah 51:17
    Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
    Jeremiah 51:16-18 (in Context) Jeremiah 51 (Whole Chapter)
    41.Jeremiah 51:47
    Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
    Jeremiah 51:46-48 (in Context) Jeremiah 51 (Whole Chapter)
    42.Jeremiah 51:52
    Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
    Jeremiah 51:51-53 (in Context) Jeremiah 51 (Whole Chapter)
    43.Hosea 11:2
    As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
    Hosea 11:1-3 (in Context) Hosea 11 (Whole Chapter)
    44.Micah 1:7
    And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
    Micah 1:6-8 (in Context) Micah 1 (Whole Chapter)
    45.Micah 5:13
    Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
    Micah 5:12-14 (in Context) Micah 5 (Whole Chapter)
    46.Nahum 1:14
    And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
    Nahum 1:13-15 (in Context) Nahum 1 (Whole Chapter)
    47.Habakkuk 2:18
    What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
    Habakkuk 2:17-19 (in Context) Habakkuk 2 (Whole Chapter)
     
  6. Fireinfolding

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    Coruupting oneself is often shown in relation to a graven image same with the calf, he said "they corrupted themselves" as well as abomination you can see a patern of wording in respects them

    Duet 4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

    Duet 4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:

    Isaiah 44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

    Isaiah 44;19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

    Duet 29:17 And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them)

    Ezek 14:6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

    1Thes 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

    John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
     
  7. blessedmomof5

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    Agreed:thumbsup: but so many do imho, or from what i have seen....................Or kissing it , i have a Friend whos husband which is of a popular religion that when he wakes in he morn he makes the sign of he cross 3 t, kisses times , kisses the statues, and prays in front of them all before he even goes to the bathroom, part of his ritual EVERY morning...




     
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    Borrowed this from you CM3, hope you do not mind....



    22.Psalm 78:58
    For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
    Psalm 78:57-59 (in Context) Psalm 78 (Whole Chapter)


    See now this is a Good one, because it does not speak of worshipping or praying to them....
    Just speaks of having them....
     
  9. Lulav

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    And? because G-d did something that enables man to sin?

    The Keruv were there to represent what is in heaven. Only one person in all of the millions of Israel ever saw them, and that was only the High Priest on one day of the year. He did not bow down to them, nor worship them, nor pray to them, in fact he probably didn't even see him because he was to bring in the incense to make a cloud around the ark, so he probably never saw them, so this point is moot.

    They were put there for him and no one else. Your skating on thin ice with your third statement, you are accusing G-d of sin and also tempting one to sin, I'd be really careful about doing that if I were you.
     
  10. Lulav

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    I agree, but then why is that taught? I've seen it myself right on EWTN.
     
  11. Lulav

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    Simply put, G-d hates Idolatry in any form, always has, always will.
     
  12. Rick Otto

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    Might be a good idea to make sure none are in front of you, if you intend to bow, pray, kiss, etc., too.
     
  13. 1611AV

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    It comes down to this. There is no need to go to God thru anything other than direct prayer to God. In the name of Jesus Christ.

    Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come BOLDLY unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Galatians 3:20 Now a MEDIATOR is not a MEDIATOR of one, but God is one.

    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one MEDIATOR between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

    But thats just Bible.
     
  14. Amen.
     
  15. christianmomof3

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    If you look up bowing down in the Bible, it was only done before God, or before people in some cases such as to the king, and to idols.
    Again, it is best to read the whole chapters to see the context.

    Isaiah 44:19
    No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding to say, "Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
    Isaiah 44:18-20 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter)
    Isaiah 46:6
    Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it.
    Isaiah 46:5-7 (in Context) Isaiah 46 (Whole Chapter)
    Micah 5:13
    I will destroy your carved images and your sacred stones from among you; you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands.
    Micah 5:12-14 (in Context) Micah 5 (Whole Chapter)
     
  16. christianmomof3

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    That is true. If you look up the words pray and prayer in the Bible (other than in the KJV where the word pray is thrown in in many places where there is no Hebrew or Greek word to back it up and it is used to indicate to ask),but if you look up prayer, prayer in the Bible is only to God or in a few cases to a false god or idol.

    There are no examples in the Bible of anyone ever praying to anything other than to God or to a false god or idol.
    Here are some of the verses from a search of the word "pray" from Bible Gateway in the NIV. I chose that translation because it only translates the words from the original languages that mean pray as pray rather than using words for "ask" as pray.

    2.Genesis 20:17
    Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again,
    Genesis 20:16-18 (in Context) Genesis 20 (Whole Chapter)
    3.Genesis 24:12
    Then he prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
    Exodus 8:8
    Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."
    Numbers 11:2
    When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire died down.
    Judges 13:8
    Then Manoah prayed to the LORD : "O LORD, I beg you, let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born."
    1 Samuel 1:10
    In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD.
    BibleGateway.com - Keyword[wash my mouth]Search: pray

    If you look up the word that is translated as "pray" in the KJV as in I pray thee, it does not refer to prayer at all - in the Hebrew it is נָא A primitive particle of incitement and entreaty, which may usually be rendered: "I pray," "now," or "then"http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Gen&c=12&t=KJV#conc/13
    and it is not the same word that is used for prayer, and there are several different Hebrew words used for prayer. Actually, in KJV, some of the words that mean pray are translated as inquire of the Lord and other things.
    Genesis 12 (Blue Letter Bible: KJV - King James Version)
     
  17. Amen. I just love it when the truth of the Word of God is shared and expounded. :amen:
     
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    The translation issue surfaces on the English end; we entreat, but the worship is to God alone. When entreaty (in the Gospels) was made to Christ, that was prayer, because Christ is God. When entreaty in the Gospels is made to humans, then it is not to God, but it is still a request or entreaty, etc.
     
  19. christianmomof3

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    I looked for the word "statue" rather than "graven image" and only found references to the statue in Daniel
    1.Daniel 2:31
    [ The King's Dream ] "You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome.
    Daniel 2:30-32 (in Context) Daniel 2 (Whole Chapter)
    2.Daniel 2:32
    "The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
    Daniel 2:31-33 (in Context) Daniel 2 (Whole Chapter)
    3.Daniel 2:34
    "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
    Daniel 2:33-35 (in Context) Daniel 2 (Whole Chapter)
    4.Daniel 2:35
    "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
    Daniel 2:34-36 (in Context) Daniel 2 (Whole Chapter)

    and also to the verse already mentioned in Micah and to the statue in Revelation
    1.Micah 5:13
    Your carved images also I will cut off and your statues or pillars out of your midst, and you shall no more worship the work of your hands.
    Micah 5:12-14 (in Context) Micah 5 (Whole Chapter)
    2.Revelation 13:14
    And because of the signs (miracles) which he is allowed to perform in the presence of the [first] beast, he deceives those who inhabit the earth, commanding them to erect a statue (an image) in the likeness of the beast who was wounded by the [small] sword and still lived.
    Revelation 13:13-15 (in Context) Revelation 13 (Whole Chapter)
    3.Revelation 13:15
    And he is permitted [also] to impart the breath of life into the beast's image, so that the statue of the beast could actually talk and cause to be put to death those who would not bow down and worship the image of the beast.
    Revelation 13:14-16 (in Context) Revelation 13 (Whole Chapter)
    4.Revelation 14:9
    Then another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a mighty voice, Whoever pays homage to the beast and his statue and permits the [beast's] stamp (mark, inscription) to be put on his forehead or on his hand,
    Revelation 14:8-10 (in Context) Revelation 14 (Whole Chapter)
    5.Revelation 15:2
    Then I saw what seemed to be a glassy sea blended with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from his statue and from the number corresponding to his name were standing beside the glassy sea, with harps of God in their hands.
    Revelation 15:1-3 (in Context) Revelation 15 (Whole Chapter)
    6.Revelation 19:20
    And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone.
    Revelation 19:19-21 (in Context) Revelation 19 (Whole Chapter)
    7.Revelation 20:4
    Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes [beheaded] for their witnessing to Jesus and [for preaching and testifying] for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years.
    Revelation 20:3-5 (in Context) Revelation 20 (Whole Chapter)
     
  20. christianmomof3

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    Prayer in the Bible is to God alone or to false gods or idols.
    Entreating or asking in the Bible is only done to living human beings.
    Even in the NT, there are no examples of anyone praying to or entreating or asking of anyone who is not alive.
     
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