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From a Protestant perspective, an idol is anything that is worshiped and served in place of (or in addition to) God. This could potentially include a statue of Buddha, an icon of a Saint, a girlfriend, a hobby, wealth, an iPhone, etc. None of these things are inherently sinful, but when worshiped and served they become an idol. I think the accusation from ...


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There are many reason why many protestants would look upon your question as 'Why is idolatry wrong?' Although to me your question sounds sincere. The first thing to keep in mind is an idol is nothing in and of itself. (1 Cor 8:4) Having even a golden calf in a church would not be wrong in and of itself. Though in the Old Testament certainly any object not ...


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If God created angels, He must have had a good reason so how can we object to them existing? ;-) Angels appear in the Torah, but it seems that the Sadducees objected to the idea of angels: Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with ...


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They are not making an idol or a graven image (an idol) of God by putting a cherubim (These are not the heart arrow cherubs) on the Ark of the Covenant. They are not worshiping the cherubims, they are worshiping God. I have not found a denomination that doesn't believe in angels (see this comparison of denominations), so for what I know of there isn't (This ...



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