Shulem wrote: ↑Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:52 pmYou worship Christ through the statue. You see and view the statue as a representation of Christ, even though the actual Christ is not physically in the room. Your faith through imagination of an invisible Christ is heightened and stimulated by looking at the statue. It is the statue that is credited for the generation of those extra emotions you wouldn't experience if it wasn't in the room for you to adore.
The statue is responsible for helping your faith increase and your devotion to Christ is amplified and increased because of the presence of the statue. Hence, your spiritual beliefs in Christ are benefited by the statue and the spiritual feelings you get when you look at it. Thus, you worship Christ through the statue.
It began with an innocent poem inscribed within the heart towards an idol of worship. The innocent poem eventually becomes a prayer uttered with faith leading to devotion and a spirit of awe -- spiritually bow the head, close the eyes, and kneel in reverence. That is the makings of idolatry which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may find enthralling generations from now. This is the same kind of worship that was practiced anciently by many religions.
Here is an example taken from the New Era, December 2002, p. 51 (second from the last page). The following poem is inserted mid-page above the hand of the adored beautiful glowing statue of "Christus" -- PHOTO OF THE MONTH.
By Deborah L. Williams wrote:
To see Him look on us,
His arms outstretched,
Waiting for us to
Come unto Him;
To be encircled in His love,
To feel His wounds,
To be redeemed.
Worship Christ through the statue