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Psalm 97:7 Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in false gods! Bow down before him, all you gods.
There is a clear, concise third opinion: God, if we stop and listen, offers a different perspective. We might realize we are fighting about carved images—idols—that have no power to love or help or save us. Regardless of how impressively carved or cast those images are, regardless of the history they reflect, false gods are not the true and living God and never will be. We will always feel confounded and make poor choices when we forget the God we are to worship.
MOVING FORWARD: What confounds you most about the statue debate? How will you work through those feelings?