Answers to Interesting Questions about

"Saints - Images - Idols"
graven images, objects of worship, cross, Mary, Mother of God...
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"Judgment-Eternal Life" "Messenger-Prophecy"   "Saints-Images-Idols" "Worship"
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On the cross and graven images  (Exodus 20:4-5)

I FIND YOUR magazine very interesting. The theology it expresses is very thought provoking. I read an article about your view on the Trinity, and I have to say that your arguments are very compelling.   I also read that you do not hang crosses in your houses of worship. Can you explain to me why?    I know that the Moslems and some Christian sects believe that any ornamentation in a place of worship takes one's attention  away from the contemplation and worship of God—is this also your reason? Doug and Angie Whipple, Everett, Washington, USA
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IQ-76 The saints in the Bible AS A CATHOLIC, I often wonder why the Iglesia ni Cristo believes in the Bible and yet does not believe in saints like Luke, Mark, Paul, and Matthew when in fact they are the ones who wrote the New Testament.   It was not Jesus Christ who wrote the  New Testament but it was His disciples who wrote everything Jesus taught them. In spite of this fact, why is it that you don't believe in St. Peter, St. Luke, St. John, and so on?
Maui C. Zamora, Pasay City, Philippines
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IQ-111 Mother of God?

I AM 21 years old and an active member of the Catholic religion.  As a Catholic I believe that Mary is the  mother of God (Lord Jesus Christ). Do you believe on the apparition of Virgin Mary?
June Esteban-Esquivel,
Quezon City, Philippines
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IQ-113 Instruments to remember the Lord or
objects of worship?

I  ALWAYS    READ    the   God's Message    (Pasugo)    though     I am not yet a member  of the Iglesia ni  Cristo.  I've noticed that in your articles that tackle image-worship,  you  always quote Exodus 20:3-5 and assert that   Catholics    violate    God's  commandment  expressed      in these verses.   But one seminarian  explained to me that Catholics  do not in fact worship images;  rather, they make use of them  as instruments   to   remember our Lord God  and  the saints.   According to him, some of them  regard these images as religious  souvenirs   that   prevent  them from doing evil. What can you say about this explanation?
Lian R. Vasquez,
Queensland, Australia
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IQ-114 Mary everywhere?

NON-CATHOLICS   OFTEN ATTACK   the respect and veneration we dedicate to the Virgin Mary.   But you cannot  blame us for having such devotion as a reaction to Her apparition.  For what can you say about the apparitions of the Holy  Mary in Portugal and in almost every Christian country, which the world believes to  be real?  Are they not real?
Juny Chan,
Bangkok, Thailand
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IQ-115 Believing in saints

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING your television programs in Net 25.  When   your   ministers    preach, I  notice that they do  not address the apostles as "saints."  Paul, for instance,  is called "Apostle Paul"  but never as "Saint  Paul."   Why?  Do  you   not   believe  in   saints?   Do you not consider Peter, Luke, John, and the rest of the apostles and evangelists as saints?
Perry S. Abiera,
Manila City, Philippines
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