REGARDING STATUES IN PROCESSIONS (IN DEFENSE OF THE BLACK NAZARENE PROCESSION)

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Psalm 118:27New International Version (NIV)27 The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the FESTAL PROCESSION up[a] to the horns of the altar
 
Cherubims are holy. Holy is synonymous with Saint. Is there a problem if we make statues of Saints? NO!!! IS JESUS HOLY? YES!
 
Exodus 25:17-18King James Version (KJV). 17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 18 And thou shalt make TWO CHERUBIMS OF GOLD, OF BEATEN WORK shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
 
IMAGES OF SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS AND USE OF CARTS:
 
2 Samuel 6:1-4 King James Version (KJV) Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims. 3 And they set the ark of God upon a NEW CART, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart. 4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark.
 
1 Samuel 6:5-7King James Version (KJV) 5 Wherefore ye shall make IMAGES OF YOUR EMERODS, and IMAGES OF YOUR MICE that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land. 6 Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed? 7 Now therefore make a NEW CART, and take two milch kine, on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them:
 
IDOLS HAVE NO REAL EXISTENCE BUT JESUS AND THE SAINTS HAVE REAL EXISTENCE. IDOLS ARE INVENTED. IS JESUS INVENTED? JESUS IS NOT INVENTED.
 
Corinthians 8:4English Standard Version (ESV) 4 Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “AN IDOL HAS NO REAL EXISTENCE,” and that “there is no God but one.”
 
JOB PRAYED TO SAINTS AND KEEP IN MIND THAT JOB IS REGARDED BY GOD TO BE A PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN.
 
Job 5:1King James Version (KJV) 5 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the SAINTS wilt thou turn?
 
Job 1:1King James Version (KJV) 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was PERFECT AND UPRIGHT, and one that FEARD GOD, and ESCHEWED EVIL.
 
SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT BECAUSE THE BLACK NAZARENE IS BLACK, THE STATUE IS OF THE DEVIL. IS THAT REALLY THE CASE? HAVING A DARK COLOR IS ACTUALLY ATTRACTIVE ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.
 
Song of Solomon 1:5-6King James Version (KJV) 5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon
 
STATUES CAN BE INSTRUMENTS OF GOD FOR HEALING. THE STATUE OF THE BLACK NAZARENE IS CLAIMED BY MANY TO BE AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD.
 
Numbers 21:8-9King James Version (KJV)
8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

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