The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Calvin Versus Idolatry

It should very carefully be noted that the above passage also clearly presupposes that even the one true Triune God must be honoured and worshipped precisely in terms of the Second Commandment (in Exodus 20:4-5a).   That states: “You shall not make for yourself any engraved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or in the earth beneath or in the waters beneath the earth….

“‘You shall not bow down to them [viz. to such images].   Nor serve them [viz. reverence any man-made depictions of anything in heaven such as God the Father or Jesus or the Holy Spirit or even of blessed God-fearing creatures like the unfallen angels or Mary or Joseph or whomsoever or whatsoever]!”

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