Deity versus Idol
Our process is against worshiping idols. But there is a difference between idols and arca vigraha. Bible is called holy; what makes it holy? Because is it given by God! It is made up of trees, cotton and some minerals and glue. What makes it worshipable? Why Webster dictionary not holy? What’s holy about the ingredients? It’s the word of God! That makes it holy. When you look at the deities, you can see stone or metal. When you see at Bible, you see trees, cotton, mineral and glue. The material does not make the Holy Bible holy, it’s the word of God that makes it holy. Similarly what makes deity worship different then idol worship is that within the scriptures, it tells all this whole procedure of how the deity is to be made, how the deity is to be installed and how the deity is to be worshiped, that makes the difference.