Monday, August 22, 2016

The Problem with the Second Commandment and the Catholic Church


The image above is of the Ten Commandments from catholic-recourses.org. Here is a different image:



Do you notice any difference between the two images? Look at the Second Commandment: In the first one, the Second has been removed, and the Tenth has been divided to keep the right number. Which is correct? You can see them for yourself in Exodus 20:1-17. That text clearly includes, in verse 4, "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." Yet, it has been excised from the Catholic version. Why would they do that? The answer is simple: the Second Commandment very plainly condemns the Catholic use of images of Jesus and so-called saints in worship. And, since the Catholic Church claims to be infallible, she cannot admit that her practice has been sinful idolatry, So, she has altered the Scriptures instead, a far worse crime, in my mind. As God Himself says (Deuteronomy 4:2): "You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you."

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