By J. Virgil Dunbar and Richard Bennett It seems as if most denominations use Warner Sallman’s “Head of Christ” painting, or images like it. These pictures obviously are acceptable images of “Christ” for modern Christians. But in the light of Scripture, can they really be excluded from falling under the Second Commandment? Pictures of “Christ” Are Idols, Read More
By Richard Bennett and Randall Paquette Praise for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” resounded from pulpit to pew. It is evident that there are many Christians who, without reservation, are prepared to accept movies about “Christ,” even one in the Catholic tradition. The question, therefore, that must be asked is this: In the Read More
By Richard Bennett and J. Virgil Dunbar There seldom had been a movie that had created such favorable publicity and anticipation in the Evangelical community than The Passion of Christ. A tidal wave of excitement swept the church and the movie world. On Catholic Ash Wednesday, 2004, the film appeared in theaters across America. Evangelical Read More
By Richard Bennett and Abner Araujo Nowadays, on a popular level, the word “idol” means only an image of a false god, or a heathen deity. However, in Bible and theology dictionaries, the word “idol” means “the worship of Jehovah by means of images,”1 or “the worship of Jehovah under image or symbol.”2 “Idolatry, strictly Read More
to be the most dangerous of the Catholic mindsets to pervade Christian circles.
Thus, it is most important that we answer the question, Is John Paul II blessed in the sight of God? What is at stake is the salvation of souls, because worship and prayer to a dead human negates essential biblical truths foundational to the Gospel. We carefully document from his official position in the Vatican Read More