Filipinos Seek Miracles From Statue

[Filipinos Seek Miracles From Statue | Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries] "An estimated 1.5 million Filipinos sought to press up against a centuries-old statue of Christ that was marched through the streets of Manila during a Roman Catholic celebration called the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Over 200 Catholics were injured seeking to touch the wood carving of Jesus on the belief that it possesses healing powers or can bring good fortune. The carving, known as the Black Nazarene for the figure's dark complexion, is believed to have been brought from Mexico to Manila in the 1600's. For the past 200 years, millions have flooded the streets during the annual feast day.

This year was no exception, as some walked barefoot to show penance. Over 80 percent of Filipinos are Catholic. Read more.

[Mike Gendron Comment] ...There are so many precious souls who are indoctrinated by a false religion that promotes the worship of statues, idols, and false christs. Only the truth of God's Word can set them free from this religious bondage." Pro-Gospel.org

Crucible View Post
Whenever I hear a person make a dichotomy between 'religion' vs 'God's Word', I automatically presume that there is simply something arbitrary or screwed up in your theology...

There's nothing wrong with Gendron's theology. Eph 4:14

jsanford108 View Post
How is this idolatry?

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: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them (Ex 20:4–5).

Crucible View Post
[Screen shot 2 Feb 16 at 1031] That verse is pointed to you all- the historical churches aren't splintered into thousands of sects, YOU ALL are...

Are you a member of the Roman Catholic brothel (Jud 11).

See:

No Idolatry & False Teaching

jsanford108 View Post
...[H]ow is a statue of Christ idolatrous? Is a cross idolatry? People kneel in front of those.

Ask the Holy Spirit. I would not bow down to a carved image of Jesus Christ. You will note--he is no longer on the cross. Catholics honor Satan and his love for death not the living Lord. They are big on: stealing, killing and destroying (Eccl 10:2, Jn 10:10); but, not so big on being led by the spirit (Ro 8:14).

jsanford108 View Post
An excellent point. Christ is not on the cross. So why kneel to an empty cross?
I don’t. Do you?
That seems more empty logically than an Image of Christ.
What about ‘don’t make or bow to images’ don’t you get? Ex. 20:1–5
How do Catholics honor Satan?
In their wicked mass.

See:

No Sacrifice
Please provide examples of Catholics being "big on stealing, killing, and destroying."
See:

Reformation Time Line
Crucible View Post
Bowing to statue is not idolatry.

Acts 14:15
Crucible View Post
[Testify against idolatry Acts 14:15] The repeated blasphemous abuse of scripture is far worse than bowing to anything...
You're on the record (Eph 4:14).

Don't be surprised if this comes up again at the Great White Throne.
Crucible View Post
TULIP, and has remained that way for the past five centuries. One is not being tossed to and fro with that...

Good luck with that Greek pagan.

See:

Predestination and Will: How are predestination and election connected with foreknowledge?

Does God Elect Everyone?

Can God make us repent?
jsanford108 View Post
Please describe how the mass is wicked?

They bow down to a false christ (Matt. 24:4-5, 24).

What makes your point interesting is that Satanists have a ball mass, which is a "perversion of the catholic mass." So why would a Satanist blaspheme something that is already blasphemous?

Satan loves Catholicism (Jud 11) and Satanism (Lk 4:6–8; 2 Thess 2:3, 4). He doesn’t care which lie you believe.

That doesn't make logical or rational sense. Would they not promote the catholic mass if it is already wicked, rather than oppose it?

They probably think that Catholics are Christians.
jsanford108 View Post
No Catholic has said they are Christ...

Do they bow to a wafer god? Acts 17:29

Oh ye of little faith...

You're projecting again (Eph 4:14, Mk 12:27).

See:

One World Government/Religion
Crucible View Post
...I just don't trust anyone who says they were a devout non-Catholic turned Catholic...

2 Co 6:17
jsanford108 View Post
How is that projection?

The sun, the moon and the stars do not save. Jesus saves.

See:

Roman Catholic Sun Worship
jsanford108 View Post
[The sun, the moon and the stars do not save. Acts 17:29] You really do have some strange, unbased [sic] theories.

You're projecting again (Eph 4:14).

Drink up fornicate on. 2 Cor. 6:15–18

And now you encourage fornication?

Knock yourself out (Eph 4:14, Re 22:11).

Filipinos Seek Miracles From Statue