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Exodus 20:4-6

Beyond Imaginings

OUTLINE:
Who is like You, O Lord …
I. Invisible
A. Unseen
B. Unimaginable
C. To Be Worshiped
II. Jealous
A. For His Glory
B. For the Son Who was Sent
C. For Wholehearted Devotion
III. Righteous
A. Just in Judgment
B. Steadfast in Love
… among the gods.

Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 35

96. Q. What does God require in the second commandment?
A. We are not to make an image of God in any way, nor to
worship Him in any other manner than He has commanded in
His Word.
97. Q. May we then not make any image at all?
A. God cannot and may not be visibly portrayed in any way.
Creatures may be portrayed, but God forbids us to make or
have any images of them in order to worship them or to serve
God through them.
98. Q. But may images not be tolerated in the churches as
“books for the laity”?

A. No, for we should not be wiser than God. He wants His
people to be taught not by means of dumb images but by the
living preaching of His Word.