Catholics NEVER AND WILL NOT worship Idols
These verses were written in the old days when most people are LOOKING for anything to worship such as the Sun, Animals, Stones, and create any weird images for them to worship.
Graven image is in the context of the Old Testament. To make a graven image is to create an image out of some medium, such as clay or wood, and worship it as a God. Idols have no real existence (1 Corinthians 8)
When a person becomes a Christian he knows that Jesus is God and he is the only one to be worship and no other. It is just common sense that when you become a Christian he knows that worshiping a statue or picture idolatry. These statues or pictures are just tools to reference they were once here in this world alive. That is why accusing us of idolatry is so ridiculous.
In the context of Exodus 20:2-6 “And Idol is strictly defined as ANOTHER GOD before the Lord” You shall have no other gods before me.
Idols have no real existence (1 Corinthians 8)
Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.”
Mary and other Saints exists, and we DO NOT even worship them.
So whoever accusing us of worshiping IDOLS you must PROVE that:
1) the Catholic Church teaches that statues and images are gods or
2) they must at least proven that Catholics believe that statues and images are gods despite what the church teaches, otherwise, the statues in question FAILS to meet the requirements spoken of order to deemed idols.
Unfortunately when trying to argue claim 1: That the Catholic Church teaches that statues and images are gods, Objectors must admit DEFEAT in this area, because the Catholic Church does NOT acknowledge another god other than Jesus Christ, who alone is deserving of all worship.
You want PROOF? Let’s look at the Catholic creed which we recite in Mass every Sunday. The first line proves Objectors WRONG with the declaration “WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD” and NOT GODS okay?
Also if you look at the Cathechism of the Catholic church, you can find all kinds of passages that reference to the fact that we believe in ONLY ONE GOD and NOT GODS!
In fact the Cathechism has a whole section dedicated to the condemnation of idols.
Written by pinoyteaparty
October 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Posted in Apologetics
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