- Defining The Issues:
- The Iconoclastic Controversy:
- Roman Catholic Scholar Rachel Bundang Says The Following:
- How Paul Cited The Commandment Against Coveting:
-"The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Romans 13:9)
*Notice that the Apostle Paul, in his quoting of the commandment against coveting, does not split it in half (i.e. coveting a neighbor's wife and coveting a neighbor's goods). The Catholic rendering of the Ten Commandments here is both redundant and suspicious. Their devotion to statues so closely resembles worship.
- Other Points Of Consideration:
-Interestingly, Hebrew does not allow for a distinction in the word worship, which in that language would be avad. Thus, the terms latria and dulia in the original Old Testament would be treated as the same form of worship, which of course would rightly belong to God alone. In the Greek Septuagint, the Hebrew avad is rendered as dulia and latria. This proves Roman Catholics wrong when they attempt to defend their veneration of saints. In a religious context, our service belongs to God alone.