1. Should icons be used in worship as a means by which God ministers to us?
Yes, we should find God’s presence and blessing mediated to us through true icons.
2. So then should icons be brought into public worship?
Not only should they, but they must be brought into worship on the Lord’s day. Those who do not bring their icons to worship need to repent of their behavior.
3. What are true icons?
True icons are images of God through whom he ordinarily acts and speaks and works. They are to be revered for the sake of the One whose image is stamped upon them.
4. Is it proper to bow to true icons?
Upon appropriate occasion it is fitting and right to bow to icons.
5. Is it proper to confess one’s sin to a true icon?
Upon appropriate occasion it is fitting and right to confess one’s sin to an icon.
6. How does one lawfully produce a true icon?
A husband and wife must have sex to produce a true icon, and God must bless them with conception.
7. Where in the Bible are icons first made?
8. How are Christians taught to use icons in the Church?
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”
“Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
“Greet one another with a holy kiss.”