I have numerous protestants tell me that my crucifix is a graven image. Christ has risen and is no longer on the cross so the cross must be empty they claim.
Now, if Christ has risen why do so many protestants put a baby Jesus in the manger? If He is risen then He is no longer a baby? He is no longer in a manger? Is it OK to make paintings of a Christ who looks like a Hollywood actor if He is risen and not in the painting?
Is this just another double standard? Is it not the same at all?