Roman Catholics (questions asked by them)



12. Why don’t you worship Mary, the saints who are in heaven and the angels of God?




Because they are not worthy to receive any kind of worship because they are just creatures of God.

When Satan tempted Jesus to bow down before him and to worship him, Jesus told the tempter that it is written: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10). The words ‘him only,’ therefore, exclude the possibility of worshiping someone else. To worship a creature of God, it does not matter if that creature is alive or dead, nor does it matter if it is a human being or an angel, is idolatry in God’s sight, so it is sin. And idolaters shall not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9), but they will be cast into the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 21:8).

Those who worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever, are an abomination to God.

The Roman Catholic Church theologians use ‘worship with respect to God, or Jesus Christ, and ‘venerate’ with respect to Mary and the dead saints and the angels of God, as if ‘venerate’ had a completely different meaning than ‘worship.’ But actually, Mary, the dead saints who are in heaven, and the angels of God, are truly worshiped. So do not be deceived by these empty words of theirs. What the Roman Catholic Church calls ‘veneration’ is undoubtedly a form of worship bestowed on some creatures of God, and so in the light of the Word of God is IDOLATRY. Flee it.