Dear 100 Hour Bored,
Mosiah 13:12 says, in part, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of things which are in heaven above."
My question is one that has perhaps been asked before: In light of this commandment, why does the Church have such things as The Christus statue in Temple Square (for example). Now, I am not in any way criticizing the Church, I'm just wondering how this isn't contradictory.
Because the message of Mosiah is not to make graven images or likenesses to worship. No idolatry. How often do you see Latter-day Saints bowing down and/or praying to the Christus?