Some time ago I visited a Roman Catholic friend of mine from my pre-salvation days. We talked about a lot of different things, but when it came to Bible-related topics, he showed me his old RCC Bible which apparently was some sort of study bible put out by some RCC organization. Its notes on Exodus 25 mentioned that since the LORD commanded Moses to make the cherubim as part of the external coverings of the Ark of the Covenant, we [i.e., the RCC] therefore do not violate the First Commandment found in Exodus 20:4. Being a relatively "new babe in Christ" at the time, I was pretty much at a loss of words as to how to respond to my RCC friend. Now, I do know that scripture does not contradict itself, but I'm still confused as to how to reconcile these two passages. Thoughts?