Originally posted by 1nelove
I have a question. Why worship physical encapsulations of Mary, the cross and Jesus (I don't know the type of Christain you are so correct me if I'm
wrong)? Have you no understanding of the implications and reprocussions of this? Or do you believe that your faith is so strong that you are not
susceptable to recieving negative inputs?
Let me begin by stating, there are some denominations that seem to worship or offer reverence to Mary, Crosses, Saints, etc. such as the Catholic
faith. I oppose that completely!
I would fall under the Protestant umbrella of the non-denominational churches. Why? Because I believe that only Salvation is available through Jesus
Christ, not the brand name of a particular religon or church. I detest the robotics of man made teachings and traditions, and turn to the Bible for
what is expected of me. There are good sound teachers out there that I like such as Charles Stanley, Gene Scott, and Adrian Rogers.
Sadly there are many so called "preachers" that manipulate/taint the true Gospel and decieve many like Prosperity Gospel, Guilt Preachers, etc.
That being said, l'll move on...
I'm not Christian but I love the Bible. I read it and I see what goes on and it seems like the entire point is missed with these
That's Awesome, keep reading it!!!
*I'm here to discuss, I understand the depth of this type of questioning but I want to understand this better because I've talked about this
before and many Christians were blind and couldn't give any logical reason for it..it's like they just accept it which is a sign of inflicted
thought, not their own.
I am glad you are here to discuss it, so I'll post this again:
Idolatry: the worship of a physical object as a God.
Let's use the Bible for an example: God instructed Moses to build the Ark of the Covenant. On the lid of the Ark, there were two Angles on top. The
Jews DID NOT
worship the Ark, the Angels on it, or the contents inside. Because they possessed the Ark, is that grounds for Idolatry?
The cross for me, is a reminder of what Jesus Christ did for the World. I do not pray to it, I do not worship it, it does not save me, I do not make
offerings to it. Only the risen Christ can provide Salvation and to Him directly do I serve.
A similar question could be raised to a soldier serving overseas "Why carry that wedding band, when you know your wife loves you?" Because looking
upon it while out in the field, he thinks of her....
As for the "Illuminati" using the Cross as a means of control is quite laughable. If anything they would want to abolish it IMO
I believe the "Illuminati" (if they even exist) uses the Public School System to brainwash young minds into the THEORY
of evilution, and
myriad of many other twisted ideas...