Talking Jesus toys have sold out at Wal-Mart, and there aren't many left at Target.com, either
There's been much written about the scarcity of Nintendo's Wii this holiday season, but last week Wal-Mart sold out of another popular toy: the Talking Jesus Messenger of Faith doll. The 12-inch doll is made by one2believe of Valencia, Calif., which also sells Nativity scenes and other Bible action figures such as Samson and Goliath Spirit Warriors.
The toys were sold at about 600 Wal-Mart stores and online at Target.com, and almost 20 percent of the Wal-Mart stores that sell Talking Jesus are in Texas.
"We sold out at Wal-Mart, and the toys are still available in a very limited supply at Target.com," said spokesman Joshua Livingston. The company won't restock again before Christmas.
The toy company's press release says there "were doubters who wondered if a 12-inch tall talking Jesus doll that speaks Bible stories and scripture would sell well."...
Mary Ann Collins wrote: Is it idolatry to venerate "images"? Canon Law says that Catholic churches should have "holy images" (statues, pictures, etc.) and that Catholics should venerate these images....
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Deuteronomy 5 8 Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, [nor] any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 9 thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah, thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me;
wow so instead of teaching our children via our dynamic and active relationship with God that focuses on repentance & obedience, we deny His power and leave the spiritual training of our children to a piece of plastic.
Ummm... I dont think this is what God had in mind when He said to "train a child in the way they should go".
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children (...JD- good verse, don't you think?)
I will also forget thy children, wow, believe that? If you bought one of these toys from hell, there is a bright side.
You will be able to return it when you go to hell.
I know the Bible says something like you came into the world with nothing, and you can take nothing with you when you die But then the Bible says Deuteronomy 7:25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
My point If you bought one (for whatever reason) your not right with God.
THE GOSPEL) That Through HEARING, Has FAITH, Through GRACE, REPENTS and BELIVES, (THATS IT) Merry Christmas
Heh, you got this much right, that it is not the will of God to promote these novelties to no end, let alone cast off his fear in the works of their hands. These swelling vainities are the determination of another level altogether.
Somebody gave my non-Christian sister-in-law an action figure of Sigmund Freud as a gag gift, since she's a big fan of modern freudian psychology.
As a believer I'm no fan of Freud by any means, but even I was insulted by the demeaning portrayal of such a great (if reprobate) man of history.
How much more offensive then is a similar portrayal of the one who created freud as well as the rest of the physical universe?
As a fan of military history I was somewhat interested to find out that Hazbro/G.I. Joe recently produced a series of their dolls that portray famous historical military men, but one look at their George S. Patton doll (though a very faithful representation) seemed to me to be more of a characature than a collectable.