I’ve mentioned on another thread that my mother sent me Jack Chick materials. I’ve been receiving a newspaper called Plains Baptist Challenger also that I believe came from her. This is the kind of stuff they print:
Whoopee-do They Found The Rock
By E. L. Bynum
“Rock where Virgin Mary rested reportedly is located.” So read the headlines from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for 11-10-97. Above the headline was a picture of an ugly rock that was excavated from a 5th-century Byzantine church. The article said, “the rock revered by early Christians as the place where the pregnant Virgin Mary rested on her way to Bethlehem.” The ruins are under the control of the Greek Orthodox Church, but it also holds great interest for the Roman Catholics. After the excavation has been completed, it will be opened up to the pilgrims.
This will give the idolaters in the Roman and Greek churches something else to worship. Surely anyone who touches it will gain a passport to heaven. In my estimation, it should be sent to the rock crusher. I would say that Mary probably never saw the rock, much less to sit upon it. However, even if she slept on it, what possible use would the rock be for Bible believers?
Catholics see the virgin Mary in screen doors, in tree bark, and in the sky. They see weeping statues of Mary and other assorted idols. What these dear people need, is to find The Rock of Ages, the Lord Jesus Christ. They need the salvation that He alone can give. They will never find hope, help, or salvation in religious objects.
The one I received today, I wrote refused and put it back in the mail box. How does a person handle something like this that’s continuous without losing it?