What did the early church believe about images made to represent God?


What did the early church believe about images made to represent God? In this video Dr. J. Virgil Dunbar explains the opposition of the early church to images made to represent God. This video is part of a series of presentations by Dunbar, entitled On God’s Covenant to Save His People From Idolatry. From The Recognitions of Clement (a quote attributed to the Apostle Peter): “Through the mouths of others also that serpent is wont to speak in this wise: We adore visible images in honour of the invisible God.” Dunbar is the author of the book Christ Can’t Be Pictured: God is Not Like Art. The book is made available for free here (with permission from the author): bit.ly From the book’s cover: Dr. Dunbar’s ministry includes two years of missionary evangelism in Japan and Okinawa and various church service appointments in Washington, Oregon, Texas and California over the last 40 years. Dunbar’s book calls for a return to the Biblical Paradigm for our concept of Christ. It is time to turn from the monistic idols to the biblical revelation of Christ. Video by Matthew Lankford.