This is really an extension to a post of mine in an earlier thread and is an example of how verse 5:47 in the Qur’an explains the disobedience of Christians caused by them not judging based on what has been revealed to them as recorded in their own scriptures on whether or not something is good or evil
Let us examine what the Second Commandment says in the Book of Leviticus:
“Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.” … Leviticus 26:1
Does anyone see the word “worship” in this verse of the Bible?
The Second Commandment is warning against ‘making’ any graven images, ‘erecting’ them and ‘bowing down’ to these statues and pictures.
It does NOT explicitly warn against worshiping statues… but it does indeed warn against either making and/or erecting and/or bowing down to them.
In the immortal words of Benjamin Netanyahu – “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then what is it?”
And so, if something looks like a graven image, then making that object, erecting that object and bowing down to that object is very likely to be a most serious and major sin as stated in the Second Commandment… and committing a sin does NOT in any way, shape or form bring anyone closer to God.