As a Christian, you may have heard the term “icon” before. But what exactly is an icon? An icon is an image that represents a person, place or thing. The word comes from the Greek eikon and means “image.”
Icons are found in many different religions and cultures around the world. In Eastern Orthodox churches, for example, there are icons on the walls that depict biblical scenes and saints. In some Catholic churches there are statues of Jesus and Mary as well as other religious figures like St. Francis of Assisi or St. Anthony of Padua.
Bible verses about icons
Icons are not just decorations or art, but they are a way to represent the presence of God. The icons themselves are representations of a person, place, or thing. They can be three-dimensional, two-dimensional, or even one-dimensional (like text).
Here are some Bible verses about icons:
“And he said unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the branch to their nose.” (Ezekiel 8:10)
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth.” (Revelation 14:6)
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things…” (1 Corinthians 7:23)
The Bible has more than a few verses that relate to icons. Here are a few:
This passage from Genesis includes the story of how God first created Adam and Eve. In it, God gives them the command to not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but they disobey him by eating from it and gaining knowledge of good and evil. This is how sin entered into the world, according to this passage.
In this passage from John, Jesus is described as being the Word who came into existence alongside God. It says that in him was life, and that he was life itself. It also mentions that he existed before creation—that he was with God in the beginning when everything else was being created by God.
This passage from John talks about how Jesus is not just a servant to his Father; rather, he is also his Father’s Son. It says that no one can come to know him unless they have been given permission by his Father first—and that if you have seen me (Jesus), then you have seen my Father as well—they are one in spirit and purpose!
The Bible has a lot to say about icons. Here are some verses to help you get started:
“I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.” (Psalm 117:1)
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4)
“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers…” (1 Corinthians 12:28)
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie… Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God… Let us not be desirous of vainglory…
1 Corinthians 1:1-9:
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus. For in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise who is given as a pledge of our inheritance until redemption
Bible verses about symbols
Bible verses about icons,
Hebrews 1:3 (NIV)
Jesus is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV)
Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about what is excellent and worthy of praise. If anything deserves praise, think about those things.
1 Corinthians 2:6-10 (NIV)
Now we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; yet a wisdom not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; but just as it is written: “Things which an
Bible Verses About Symbols
Symbols, like people, can be used for good or for evil. They can be used to express truth or to deceive.
The Bible uses many symbols in its stories, parables and prophecies. These symbols are used to help us see a deeper meaning in God’s Word.
Here are some Bible verses that use symbols:
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)
The Bible is filled with symbols, and they are often used to describe people and events. The following Bible verses will help you gain a new perspective on these important symbols.
Jesus Is the Light of the World (John 8:12)
A Lamp Does Not Shine in Darkness (John 1:5)
The Wheat and the Chaff Are Separated (Matthew 3:12-13)
Christ Is the Door (John 10:9)
Christ Is Our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7)
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price (Matthew 13:45-46)
The Bible is filled with many different types of symbols. These include:
Here are some of the most common Bible symbols, along with some interesting facts about each one.
The cross is one of the most well-known symbols in history. It has been used by many different religions, including Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The earliest known use of a cross as a religious symbol was during the first century A.D., when it was used by early Christians to identify themselves as followers of Jesus Christ (John 19:19). The cross has since come to symbolize many different things throughout history, including suffering, death and sacrifice (Matthew 10:38).
The dove is another very popular religious symbol that has been used since ancient times. It’s often associated with peace, but it can also represent love, purity or innocence depending on how it’s used. In both Judaism and Christianity, doves were often sacrificed on altars to God as an offering or sacrifice for sin (Leviticus 1:14; Leviticus 14:4). The dove is also mentioned in several other places in Scripture where it plays a role in God’s plan for mankind (Genesis 8:9-12; Genesis 19:1-2; Exodus 3:2-4
KJV Bible verses about Icons
1 Corinthians 10:14 – Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 12:13 – For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Ephesians 5:5 – For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Colossians 3:5 – Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness which is idolatry;
Colossians 3:1 – If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.