I have had some discussion with blog readers who vehemently disagree that images of Christ are sinful. Here is an article that I urge everyone to read as it shows that the Reformed view is not novel but has been the longstanding position of the believing church:
Mint, Anise, and the Cumin:
What is the historical testimony of the Patristic regarding images of Christ? How does the Reformed view compare to the Patristic? Is the Reformed view a novelty?
The answer is that the Reformed view is faithful to the Patristic testimony and is not a novelty or something made up in the 16th century. At the end of all the quotes are two additional quotes by early church fathers regarding when and why images came into the Christian faith..
What Lactantius said in the 3rd century is still equally true today, “Wherefore there is no doubt, but that no religion is in that place wheresoever any image is”…