We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, July 1, 2022

Odd Symbology

The photo below is a scan from the front of an order of worship bulletin for a “Blue Mass” in Davenport, IA on 18 May 2022. If I remember correctly, they used the same photo on the front in previous years when I’ve played with the band outside the church before and after the service.

Okay, so why did it take me so long to address this thing? I guess I never previously thought about it, but since May this year I’ve been trying to get a chance to sit down and do a blog post and now is the time.

So here is the question:

The man on the cross is obviously Jesus, and the dove above Him obviously represents the Holy Spirit, but is the other man, with all the white hair and beard wearing white raiment, supposed to be God the Father? If so, would this be an heretical representation since God is spirit? (It reminds me of the Mormon god-man).


Anonymous said...

This is an odd image indeed. Maybe God is giving a blessing on his son, "in whom He is well pleased"? That's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


God isn't a man as depicted in the scene. THAT is the major problem here.