One of the churches that John Armstrong’s dialogue partner, Cardinal George, oversees (see yesterday's blog) is the Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, which features an image of Mary on the very Ark of God. She is sitting above the Ark in the place that was occupied by God’s presence in the Tabernacle and is surrounded by adoring cherubim. This blasphemous image occupies the central altar where mass is performed. The church’s official literature says that the image depicts the Catholic doctrines that Mary was immaculately conceived, that she participated in Christ’s suffering for mankind, and that she was bodily assumed into glory and crowned Queen of Heaven. This is pure blasphemy. The Ark of the Covenant was located in the Holy of Holies in the Old Testament Tabernacle and was the place where God’s presence dwelt (Exodus 25:22). Angels do not worship creatures (Acts 14:11-15; Rev. 19:10). Roman Catholic churches are filled with idols. I have visited Catholic churches in 20 countries and throughout Rome, and Mary is reverenced with greater fervency than Jesus. Every “evangelical” or “Baptist” or “Protestant” who has said positive things about Rome and who has participated in ecumenical relations with Rome or who has failed even to lift his voice against Rome’s gross heresies will answer to God for the refusal to “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3) and for keeping silent in the face of evil.
(Friday Church News Notes, February 10, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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