When God instructed his people not to make carved images of things in heaven above and the earth below and worship them what exactly did he mean?
Do Catholics and other churches who have carved images of Christ, Mary, and the saints violate this commandment?
My intuition says that since they do not worship the statues but rather use the images to lead them to worship the triune God that perhaps this is the key distinction?
Can someone explain the RC position on this?
Thank you for your time.