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To: Titanites
Deut. 5:9 - God’s command, “you shall not bow down to them” means “do not worship them.” But not all bowing is worship. Here God’s command is connected to false worship.

No it doesn't...It means what it says...Do not bow down to them...

Deu 5:8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Deu 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

The worship part is already taken care of in the do not serve them phrase...

Do not bow down to your false gods that you created is the context...No need to pervert the meaning to justify bowing to anything that you can come up with...

Of course it's ok to bow in respect or greeting to another person...BUt that's not what Peter was referring to and I believe you know it...Just as this verse in REV;

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

This is basically what Peter said...This is NOT what your pope says...

As I see it, your pope is a created little god whom you call Holy Father and numerous other God only names...You bow down to kiss his ring; kiss his feet...You pray to the little god...

Your pope doesn't tell you to stand up, he's just a servant like you, no, your pope revels in this worship he receives from you guys...

He wears the dresses with the red hat and shoes...Wears massive crowns of gold and jewels...

If one didn't know better, he'd think a pope was God's man on earth...Bud God doesn't have a 'man' on earth...

Peter didn't act like your pope...Paul didn't act like your pope...And Jesus certainly didn't act like your pope...Who or what is your pope???

34 posted on 06/29/2011 12:08:01 PM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Iscool; JohnGrace1
Please address your post to JohnGrace1. I posted that for him, so I'll let him respond.

It is noted however, that you ignored the rest of his post.

Of course it's ok to bow in respect or greeting to another person...BUt that's not what Peter was referring to and I believe you know it

Peter was objecting to the worshipping.

Do not bow down to your false gods that you created

We didn't create a god and we don't worship it.

This is basically what Peter said...This is NOT what your pope says...

Sure it is. The Pope does not agree with worship of him. If you prostrated your self in front of him, or kneeled in front of him, he would raise you up.

As I see it, your pope is a created little god

What you see is not a declaration of what "is". And we can't help what you see.

You bow down to kiss his ring

Yes, as a sign of respect of the office he holds; not as worship.

kiss his feet

I believe that's a figment of your imagination.

You pray to the little god

Unfortunatly, it appears your imagination is getting the best of you.

Wears massive crowns of gold and jewels...

So does the Queen of England. The Pope is the head of state of Vatican City.

he's just a servant like you

Yes, you are right. The Pope washes our feet; not the other way around.

36 posted on 06/29/2011 12:25:00 PM PDT by Titanites
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To: Iscool

Wait a minute, didn’t you claim to be Catholic saying that you were leaving to join a Baptist Church?


75 posted on 06/30/2011 6:19:48 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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