What’s Wrong with Pictures of Jesus?

What’s wrong with a .jpeg Jesus or a .gif God?

There was a time when men believed that God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)

Is not the very act of icon-izing God a lie that portends to portray God in flesh, however so abstractly?

These images of God are just that-the imaginations of man.

We need less of the artists’ rendition and more of God’s revelation.

Our God is not measured in pixels and palette, but in power and promise.

Romans 11:33 (“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! “) doesn’t speak of color depth.

Faith does not come by seeing. (Romans 10:17)

If burning the curious arts books at Ephesus was an act of faith that God blessed with spiritual growth (Acts 19:18-20), then maybe we need to rethink the role of religious art today.