Roman Catholics (questions asked by them)



2. Why donít you have holy images and statues in your places of worship as we have?




Because in Godís sight those things you call holy images and holy statues are idols which are an abomination to Him. Idols? Yes, idols, thatís their real name, for you serve those images and statues, by cleaning them, adorning them, walking after them during your processions, bowing down before them, kissing them, worshipping them, which are all things that are expressly forbidden by God in His Word. For the second commandment, which is one of the ten Commandments God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai, says this: ďThou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandmentsĒ (Exodus 20:4-6). The order is clear, as it is clear also the punishment of God against all those who violate this order.

Unfortunately this order of God and the threat of punishment against the transgressors, even though they were not taken away from your Bible, were taken away from your Catechism, thus this commandment is not taught to you and consequently you donít know it. Therefore, go to search the Ten Commandments as they are written in the Bible and you will find also that commandment against statues and images.

Oh Roman Catholics, turn to the Living God from your idols, from all those vain things you worship; and begin to worship God in spirit and truth, for ďhis worshipers must worship in spirit and in truthĒ (John 4:24 - NIV). Take them away from your places of worship, but first of all take them away from your heart where you have set them up. Repent of your sin of idolatry, and of all the other sins you have committed, pleading with God to forgive you (donít confess your sins to the priest, for the priest cannot remit your sins, but confess them directly and personally to God), and believe in His Son Jesus Christ; and you will receive the remission of sins and eternal life.