What Is Truth? - What Hath The LORD Answered Thee, What Hath The LORD Spoken Unto Thee?
"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My Voice. [!] Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?" John 18:37,38
[What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list.]
. Don't Be Conned by Icons, 'holy' Relics, & other assorted Trappings, which are contrary to God's Holy Word and true religion
Orthodox authorities have stated that 'Christ is in the Icons depicting Christ, and that the honor & worship directed at these relics is transmitted to the personage depicted therein.'
And while it may be a strong temptation to heed the persuasive words of experts, God's Word is the ultimate authority, and as such must always take ultimate precedent over all other thoughts, words, opinions....
From the Ten Commandments, the First and Second Commandments:
Commandment # 1 - "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Commandment # 2 - "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: 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; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."
"Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images."
The truth is that Icons are images created specifically to be honored, bowed down to, revered, prayed to, and worshipped, inexcusably diametrically & damnably contrary to God's Commandments and prohibitions.
Response - Obey God rather than men! (Acts 4:19,20)
The Orthodox Catholic churches share many of the errors of the Roman Catholic church, addressed in the treatises listed below.
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What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list
Roman Catholic error & wrongs
. Another Gospel!
. Martin Luther & the Reformation
. Marianism: Are you a Christian or a Marian; can you truly be both, or are they mutually exclusive?
. Mary, 'Mother of GOD'!!!, 'Co-Redeemer'!!!
. Peter, Peter....
. Worshipping with Pagans, Heathens, Infidels: The Blind Leading, Following, and Flattering the Blind
. Dunkin' Babies
. Eternally Single 'Fathers'
. Rape of children, especially "Man-boy love"!
. Indulging Caesar, er Rome, er Papa
. When in Rome, Do as the Monkeys Do?, Bow down to Darwin and the Anti-GOD squad
. Papa Says, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery With Thy Wife! (according to John Paul II)
. Holy Annulment, Vat-Man!
. Holy Monopoly
. Catholic Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of "holy Rome," and the "holy See"
. Current Holy Idolatry & the Soon-coming Anti-Christ!
. "Catholics Can Always Come Home"
. "The Sanctity of Life," "Pro-Life," "All Life is Sacred" Doctrine, & the anti-Biblical Flaw which fatally undermines it!
. Canonization, Sainthood, & the 'Miracles' required to be ascribed to the 'Sainted' ones, including 'miracles' occurring many hundreds of years or more after the death of the 'Saints'!
Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) error & wrongs
. Don't be conned by Icons, 'holy' relics, & other assorted trappings, contrary to God's Word and true religion
Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) & Protestant Christian error & wrongs
. "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD"
. How Many Apostles Can Fit on the Head of a Pin?
Jewry, Jewish wrongs
. Don't Blame Us, We Didn't Crucify Jesus, The Romans Did!
. Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of the Jewish hierarchy
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