Archive | April, 2012

and i thought kneeling was prohibited by Protestants?

27 Apr

For the longest time, I’ve been hearing this (or some other form or version of it) from Protestant interlocutors: “Why do you bow down/worship idols? Don’t you know that it’s forbidden by God in the Bible?”

And they always quote the verses in the 10 Commandments, Exodus 20:4-5. “4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them;”

And yet, I found this picture on Facebook with a description “Bowing before the Cross”. The only problem I encounter here is that the picture came from a Protestant worship service.

So… what gives, Protestant brothers and sisters? Are you taking the Catholic explanations of dulia, hyperdulia, and latria? Are you getting closer home to Rome? 🙂