Cardinal Newman wrote in his book that every single catholic belief and practice is based upon pagan beliefs and practices. And Jesus himself identifies the catholic assembly as the synagogue of Satan. As God, surely he knows.
God has always prohibited using icons in worship practices. It was included in the first commandment
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
The catholic assembly is Satans assembly upon the earth in competition with Christ and his church for the souls of mankind. Run from them!
They removed that commandment and divided another into two to maintain ten of them
The Roman Catholic "Church" takes away
one of God's Ten Commandments
They shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
Rev 18:4 ¶ And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
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