The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, August 27, 2004
Doug Wilson on the Second Commandment

Fifth: "But Jesus became a man. Why may we not have an image of Him? To deny images is to deny the Incarnation."

Answer: Jesus said that one who had seen Him had seen the Father (John 14:9). The same cannot be said of His images. We cannot even picture Christ accurately on the physical level; how much less are we able to represent Him as the God/man. The Incarnation means that had cameras been invented in the first century, it would not have been unlawful to take a photo of Christ. The mercy of God delayed the invention of the camera by 1900 years.

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