[quote:1vsn6o8h][color=darkblue:1vsn6o8h]”Why do you worship statues …that’s idolatry”
As if we’re too stupid to know the difference between a statue,picture,or other icon and the almight creator of the universe.(DUH!) Ignoring the FACT that the whole iconclastic argument is Moslem based from the 800’s. Ask anyone who lived in Afganistan under the taliban…
“Didn’t the Catholic Church fall away back into paganism?”
Ignoring the pagan inspired wedding ring on his finger and the whole early history of Christianity.. :rolleyes:
“Why did the Catholic Church add 7 books to the Bibe when it says not to?”
Knowing nothing of where the Bible came from and that the 66 book Bible in his hands had those 7 books REMOVED by Luther and his Prot “reformers” even though every council all the back to the early church had all of them.
THEN…I wanna know why his KJV ADDS the doxology “For thine is the Kingdom…” to the Our Father when it’s not in the original and is in fact from the Didache, a non-canonical early church writing.
Why do you worship statues …that’s idolatry”
“Catholics worship statues!” People still make this ridiculous claim. Because Catholics have statues in their churches, goes the accusation, they are violating God’s commandment: “You shall not make for yourself a graven image or 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: you shall not bow down to them or serve them” (Ex. 20:4‚Äì5); “Alas, this people have sinned a great sin; they have made for themselves gods of gold” (Ex. 32:31).
It is right to warn people against the sin of idolatry when they are committing it. But calling Catholics idolaters because they have images of Christ and the saints is based on misunderstanding or ignorance of what the Bible says about the purpose and uses (both good and bad) of statues.
Anti-Catholic writer Loraine Boettner, in his book Roman Catholicism, makes the blanket statement, “God has forbidden the use of images in worship” (281). Yet if people were to “search the scriptures” (cf. John 5:39), they would find the opposite is true. God forbade the worship of statues, but he did not forbid the religious use of statues. Instead, he actually commanded their use in religious contexts!