Catholics Admit Sinfully Worshipping Statues!
By David J. Stewart
"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..." —Exodus 20:4,5
The following article is quoted from the Pacific Daily News, originally published on January 16, 2008:
Tumon honors San Vitores
The Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon was filled with the presence of dozens of devotees as they celebrated the annual village fiesta Saturday.
A Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Apuron, signaled the opening of this celebration with a veneration of the statue of Blessed Diego. Filled with silence, the people commemorated their saint through prayer...
Jessie Carbullido, also a confirmation student, was enlightened by the spirituality of the celebration. [emphasis added]
Did you read that? ... "VENERATION OF THE STATUE"!!! In the photo above, Archbishop Anthony Apuron venerates the statue of Blessed Diego during the Tumon fiesta Mass. Oh, how blinded are the eyes of Catholics! They openly admit to venerating (i.e., worshipping statues) which is a violation of the 2nd Commandment (see Exodus 20:4,5). Idolatry! I'm tired of meeting Catholics who defend their false religion, by claiming that they "don't" worship statues. Well, here it is in plain incontrovertible view. The Bible, including the Catholic Douay Bible, condemns idol worship.
I scanned the newspaper clipping below from the January 14th, 2008, Pacific Daily News:
I love Catholic people, which is why I expose the manmade religion of Catholicism that keeps them in spiritual bondage. In the article I quoted to you earlier, we read that "Jessie Carbullido, also a confirmation student, was enlightened by the spirituality of the celebration." Jessie may have been enlightened by the "spirituality of the celebration"; but was it Biblical enlightenment? The term "spirituality" can be a dangerous term if it's not rooted in the Word of God. We hear much about "spirituality" from the heathen world today, including from unsaved New Agers like Oprah Winfrey, demonic psychics like James Van Praagh and John Edward, and from apostate, feminist, lesbian, abortionist women preachers like Carter Heyward. Spirituality is demonic Jessie if it's not based upon the Bible.
Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion. Jesus said in Mark 7:9,13... "Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition ... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." How much clearer could the Word of God be? We read in Romans 10:3,4 concerning the Catholic Church... "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Salvation is not found in ANY religion; but rather, in a Person—The precious Lord Jesus Christ!
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." —Romans 4:5
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