To those who are saying Catholics don’t worship images or…
To those who are saying Catholics don’t worship images or are not taught to worship images, here’s the official Cathechism of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). This is clearly twisting biblical interpretations to justify idolatry & pagan tradition.
RCC’s main defense is that God “permitted” the “making” of images when Christ became a man & when He commanded the Israelites to make the images of the serpent, the cherubim, & ark of the covenant. That God basically abolished commandment no. 2. RCC deleted/changed it.
To the contrary, nothing in the scriptures state that God ever changed His commandments re prohibition of idolatry. RCC forgot the word “serving” of images, not just “making”. The prohibition is not the mere making of the images but what you do with the images. Do you kneel, pray or bow down before it, carry it in processions, offer flowers or food on it, adore or venerate it? That’s serving images, in essence WORSHIPING it.
It doesn’t matter if that image represent God, coz even the Israelites who served the golden calf thought it represents God. To them, God is symbolized by the statue of the calf/bull, Catholics say God is symbolized by the statue of a man (Christ). Both have good intentions, but still a sin. And lastly, the images of the serpent staff, cherubim & ark of the covenant were of decorative purposes only. But when the people started to “serve” the image of the serpent staff, it was destroyed.
Nice try RCC. But your attempts in justifying your idolatry is a failure. “Get out of her my people”.