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Is it OK to make images?


Yes, at least when they are designed and commissioned by God.

God commanded Moses to make images of angels.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, ... Thou shalt make two cherubims of gold ... And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look to one another. Exodus 25:1, 18-20

Thou shalt make ... with cherubims of cunning work. Exodus 26:1

And when the Israelites were dying from the snakes that God sent to bite them, God told Moses to make some brass serpents as a magical cure for snakebite.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole. Numbers 21:8

No, graven images are abominations to God.

God forbids anyone from making any kind of image.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath. Exodus 20:4, Deuteronomy 5:8

Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the simultude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth. Deuteronomy 4:16-18

Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget ... and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. Deuteronomy 4:23

Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman. Deuteronomy 27:15

God changed his mind about the brass serpents that he told Moses to make in Numbers 21. He was pleased when Hezekiah destroyed them.
He [Hezekiah] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD....
He ... brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made. 2 Kings 18:3-4


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