Is the FISH symbol usually attached to back of cars in violation of God's commandment in Exodus 20 v4?
quick reference: Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto
thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the
water under the earth. == == == == === === NO, it is not a
violation, because the fish is not a graven image aside from the
Lord. It is about the Lord. It is amazing what lengths one will go
to find something wrong with what a well meaning Christian (that
has a fish on his car) does.
It is not a violation because Jesus Christ, Son of Man, Savior
is the acronym in English for the Greek word Ichthus which means
fish. Also fish were spoken of frequently in the Bible. Some of
Jesus followers were fishermen and he told them that he would make
them fishers of men, speaking of when they would become Apostles
and preach his word. Jesus did miracles with loaves and fishes by
multiplying a few to feed thousands. There are other areas of the
Bible that fish are significant. The fact that Jesus would consider
a simple unworldly thing such as fishing says a lot about what a
wonderful, humble man and God that he was to get on the every man's
Exodus 20 v4 only relates to bowing down and worshiping an
object, so you'd have to say that unless someone was doing that to
the fish sticker, it wouldn't be wrong. Can't say I've seen too
many people doing that...
The fish symbol is generally used to signify that you are a
follower of Jesus.