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Why Did John Calvin and the Reformers Forbid All Images of the Divine Persons?

One question I am frequently asked as a Reformed pastor is why I believe all images of the divine persons of the Trinity are sinful. This is my reply. Historically, Reformed churches have taught that all images, statues, and paintings of Jesus Christ (and of the Father and the Holy Spirit) are violations of the Second Commandment: “You shall not …

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Portraits: Rev. Joe Vusich

I was born and raised in the Kansas City area, the second of six children in a devout Roman Catholic family. I am grateful that my parents taught me God is Triune and that Christ died for our sins, but Catholic doctrine prevented me from understanding the good news that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ …

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