Hi, in the Awake magazine of Oct. 2014 there is a topic on images. They show a picture of a girl praying to a statute of Mary. It just makes my blood boil that the WT continues to spread the lies that Catholics venerate/pray to statues. They can’t seem to grasp the fact that we do not pray to statues. We are talking to the saint that that statute represents.
I am quoting the Awake here:
A common Claim according to the NCE the Jews had an abundance of images associated with their worship “and these representations were honored, reverenced., and venerated”. As examples, that encyclopedia cites the numerous engravings of fruits, flowers, and animals that adorned the temple in Jerusalem 1Kings 6:18; 7:36.
What You should know contrary to what the NCE asserts, faithful Jews did not venerate any of the engravings or figures associated with the temple. In fact, no-where in the bible do we read of a faithful Israelite using an image for worship.
Now somewhere in the OT there is a story about a woman Rachael or Rebeka, I don’t remember which, is sitting on an object that she didn’t want her father to find. She claimed that she had her monthly cycle in hopes that her father would not make her get up from what she was sitting on. She didn’t want him to find the image.
Now what was the image? A charm, and idol, something they worshiped or prayed to?
Can some one enlighten me?