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Many times people of other faith criticize us Hare Krishnas for worshiping

idols. We explain to them that we don't worship idols but we worship Deity.
Idol is concocted form whereas Deity is made according to the description of
the Supreme Lord provided in the scripture.

God Fully Manifests in the Authorized Deity Which is Worshipped with

He agrees to accept loving service and fully manifest His divine presence in
the authorized deity form which is worshipped with love. The Bible
condemns idol worship, just the Vedas condemn idol worship. The compilers
of the Bible were not aware of the legitimacy of authorized deity worship,
otherwise they would have recommended it in the Bible.

I came across following passage from Holy Bible (Old Testament):

Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it?

Or an image that teaches lies?
For he who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!'
Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!'
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it