Full of Grace?
"Thou 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..."
We are forbidden from praying or even bowing to any type of image or statue. The Catholic religion centers around breaking God's commands, especially the 2nd commandment not to bow to an image (Mother Mary). It is a sin to bow to an image of Mary, whether you pray to her or not.
Notice that the Bible forbids us to even "bow" to a graven image. All of the Catholic people who keep defending themselves by saying that they don't really pray to Mary need to read the Bible better. It's an abomination unto God for anyone to even BOW before a statue or painting and pray. We are not to bow to ANY image. If you bow down in front of a statue of Mary, you are committing wickedness. It is as simple as that!
Mary Worship, a Study
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