Lutheran art quote of the day

“[The prohibitions] about the worship of images are clear from the law of God. There are however, those who contend that this law simply prohibits not only the worship and adoration, but also images themselves… Scripture itself shows that the making and use of images, if they are not set up for adoration and worship, is not simply forbidden… Therefore to make, have, and use images for ornament, for a memorial, for a reminder, and for a representation of histories does not militate against the law of God if there does not come to it worship and adoration of the images.”

-Martin Chemnitz, Examination of the Council of Trent

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