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Roman Catholics Celebrate Appearance of Idol on Church Window

A local CBS News channel in Marietta, GA has reported that the local congregants of Transfiguration Catholic Church have witnessed what appears to be an image of Mary, mother of Jesus, appear on a foggy window of the church.

CBS46 News
Now, I’m not expert, but being that this is a Catholic Church, whose members are known to idolize their patron saints and Mary, it’s probable that at some point in the past an actual image of Mary was hanging there in the windows, and the residue from the adhesive could cause the image to appear when the glass fogs up under certain conditions.

That being said, again, I’m no expert on the physics of glass, but you can rest assured that the Lord has not caused an image of an idol to appear in the window of a church. There is no “miracle” at play here. God hates idolatry (Exodus 20:3-6).

The ridiculous level of veneration that Catholics hold their version of Mary to is astonishing. Mary is to be honored as the earthly mother of Jesus, of course, but to venerate her to a level of worship, as the Catholics do, is beyond sickening. To hold raise Mary to a level of coredemptrix┬áis a pure denial of Christ’s saving power and finished work on the cross. Not only is it completely unnecessary to “pray to” Mary, it’s sinful. To act as though a dead person has any power to “intercede” on our behalf before God is to deny that the Holy Spirit is sufficient for our intercession (Romans 8:26-27). And to insinuate that Mary is needed to mediate between man and God is to deny Christ’s power as sole mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5).

Yet, this is only typical of a religion that denies the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and turns to man-centered works and sacraments and a dependency on an institution for God’s grace and salvation.

…Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues. – Revelation 18:4