From Merriam – Webster dictionary “Idolatry definition is – the worship of a physical object as a god.”
Throughout the world, people worship visible, physical things. Idol worship is the image of anything that represents God to you.
You see pictures of Jesus everywhere. But did not God say don’t make images and do not worship them? Yet you see many people bowing to images of the Virgin and Child. The Pope himself bows before a man-made plaster image of a Mary and child. He is worshiping Idols. Statues that have now power, no life, no nothing, but he bends to his knees and prays to an image of Mary & Child. Idolatry is the worship of a physical object as a god. Why does the pope bow to a plaster image of Mary & child? Is this his god?
In Romans 1:22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
How many pagan images of gods have you seen? Images of Jesus, Beetles, Frogs, and all manner of beasts, such a bear. Man will worship anything but God. Man will make images of their god and pretend it has power and is alive and can help them.
Why does the pope bow before a plaster image of the virgin and child? These plaster molds from the hands of men as no power. Why does the pope bow before it and pray?
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
In Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”
Do you need to see your god, so that you may believe in God?
You cannot see God and you will not pray to him because you do not believe he exists because you cannot see him. You need to be able to see you god, so that you may bow before the images of idols and believe they have power. Prays are not answered by images and statues for believers.
Does the statue of Mother and Child answer the popes’ prayers? He holds the truth in unrighteousness, professing himself wise, he has become a fool. He will glorify the paster images of mother and child and he does not glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, God. Because he cannot see him, his vain imaginations make him think he is God’s representative on earth, but his foolish heart is darkened and professing himself wise, he became a fool. And all those religious leaders of the world who profess themselves to be wise and follow this Pied Piper of deception have become fools. Leading their flock to worship idols made by the hands of men. Lifeless, impotent gods, whose power is in the imagination of human beings and their vain imaginations.
Ephesians 6:24 “Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.”