First and Second Commandments



Question: Lorraine asked what difference is there between the first and second commandments because there doesn't seem to be a difference.                

Answer: The first commandment is “You shall have no other gods before me.” 

And the second is “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything... You shall not bow down to them or worship them.”             

The first command we could view as saying “don’t worship any existing gods” and the second command as saying “don’t make any new ones either.”

Paul