I was born and brought up from a Catholic family. Despite the various supreme doctrines like service-mindedness, public welfare, patriotism,love, justice & peace and social concern of Catholic Christianity, some abominable cults still persist here. One of them is idolatry. Most Catholic cults are meant to satisfy people and not for God. A religion must change the people for God and cannot try to change God for human beings. One thing my Catholic Church needs to explain. Are you following the Bible or do you listen to the blind beliefs of the people and allow them to worship as they please? . "No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24). As far as I know from the first book “Genesis” in the Old Testament till the last book “Revelation” in the New Testament of the Bible, there is no recognition of idolatry in any of the scriptures rather than severe contempt are found until book of "Revelation". The Ten Commandments are a command given forever. Its very first commandment recognizes idolatry as the first sin. Adam's first sin was idolatry (apple) by seeing and tasting with disobedience. That is what caused Adam to stray from God. Idolatry is strongly condemned in various Old Testament texts such as Isaiah and Psalms. Moreover, Paul, the foremost pioneer of the Catholic Church and a key figure in the New Testament, calls idolatry a fornication or adultery. If the people and their rituals are important to the Catholic Church, please remove the Old Testament from their Bible. Because of the interpretations that many Catholics give to their idolatry
1) After Jesus Christ, all the laws of the Old Testament have been abolished. Other Christianchurches also say the same dialogues to convince their own interpretations on Bible.
My answer: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5: 17-19)
2) God encouraged Idolatry during Moses' period. "and the LORD said to Moses, "Make a saraph and mount it on a pole, and if anyone who has been bitten looks at it, he will recover." Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole, and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent looked at the bronze serpent, he recovered (Numbers 21: 8-9)
My Answer: The serpent here is nothing but a warning of the consequences of sin, which God did not say to worship. Many Catholics associate the description of the serpent with the image of Christ in Cross. What an awkward explanation.
3) Arc of Covenant. - is an body that bears the laws and Bible does not say to worship it. Given the importance of the Statues and scriptures, it was emphasized that scriptures would not perish over time.
4) At home do we not hang a photo of our deceased mother or father?
My Answer: Are God and Man equal? Has anybody in the World ever seen God? Will anybody worship something in the form of a monkey, a dog or a donkey, saying that he remembers his father?
Therefore, my dear Catholic people, the majesty of our Creator is neither trivial to be visible to our eyes or our intellect, nor human beings are superior to see HIM.
Even though different and different beautiful and attractive words can be given to idols and statues, it is Idolatry only and the sin against First Commandment of Ten Commandments.
I can give more than a hundred verses from the Bible against idolatry, including the New Testament. In support for idolatry, can you show me a single verse? Either to follow your usual rituals leaving the Bible aside Or to follow the Bible leaving your regular rituals -Man? God? Choose for yourself who is important in your life.But, As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. (Josuah 24:15)