I wish I could handily find the thread where this got hashed out. You'd be surprised at the number of people on this forum who aren't capable of differentiating...
Still waiting on someone who can explain how we can produce a Bible for the Chinese to read that isn't full of pictures.
This is no small issue with me. Think logically ~ let's say that to receive salvation we need to participate in the sacraments ~ and with respect to one of them every time. Communion is ordered by Jesus Himself.
So, we go further and someone says "Yes, we must always serve bread and wine" ~ not just a cracker and grape juice. I show up for Communion as directed but let's say I have that East Asian gene that makes it impossible to consume alcohol, and let's add to that Celiac disease which makes it impossible to consume wheat, barley or rye products.
That right there writes East Asian Celiacs out of Christianity!
So, I go back to the Sccriptures and they tell the Disciples to preach to the whole world ~ there's no exception for Celiacs or East Asians.
Logically, then, Communion can be satisfied with something besides wine and wheat flour bread. Protestants have earlier overcome their resistance to alcohol by relying on grapejuice, or water under duress.
Same here ~ we may need to use pictures or even statues to convey the elemental religious truths. But, we don't worship them.
That doesn't mean there aren't people who don't worship the statuary and pictures, but that's a choice ~ a bad choice. Kind of like making the Koran "holy". Moslems have buildings specially constructed for he storage of old Korans ~ a clear piece of evidence that they worship a book.