Idolatry

[A5] The Prohibition of Idolatry (The Small Catechism)

“I am the Lord thy God… Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.” — Exodus 20:2-5. Universally men have felt the need of a God. Man is a created being, he is dependent, he cannot live by himself.