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Need help explaining to my wife

Discussion in 'Baptists' started by nhamel802, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. nhamel802

    nhamel802 Newbie

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    In my wife's previous relationship she dated a Catholic and with her now just begin a new Christian come to Christ about two weeks ago and this Sunday being fat baptized in our Independent Baptist Church she is asked of me why there's no pictures of Jesus or Mary like in the Catholic Church I've only come back to religion for about three weeks losing my walk with the Lord for about 12 years and I just don't know how to answer this question
     
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  2. ChrisHolland619

    ChrisHolland619 Newbie

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    Well, there's no pictures of Mary because Mary has no significance in our religion besides being the mother of Jesus. She isn't a saint, she can't be prayed to, and she isn't "holy" beyond all other men and woman. She's a sinner, who is hopefully in heaven after trusting in Christ. Nothing more.

    She was blessed and used by God in an amazing way, that doesn't make her special.

    Also, what in the world is a "fat" baptism??
     
  3. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    I ask: What would pictures accomplish if they were there?
     
  4. nhamel802

    nhamel802 Newbie

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    Oops on fat I was on my iPhone doing voice to text didn't read what I was putting through after sorry
     
  5. nhamel802

    nhamel802 Newbie

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    Oh I see that picture serve no purpose I just couldn't answer her with the actual reason was in the Baptist religion cause I been out of it for so long but I will say one thing our marriage is better than it's ever bad in these last 3 to 4 weeks
     
  6. miamited

    miamited Ted Supporter

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    hi nhamel,

    The easy answer is that there are no pictures of Jesus. What are you going to put up? Some picture of someone else or some artist's rendering and say, "That's Jesus!" Similarly with Mary. Have you got an 8x10 glossy of Mary? If you do, post it for us please. All of the drawings in Bible study curriculums regarding the men and women of the Scriptures are nothing more than how the artist might have thought that they looked like. There are some who think that we may have a reasonable likeness of Paul, but I honestly doubt it.

    So, the question then becomes, are you going to put up a picture that most probably looks nothing like the real Jesus or Mary in honor or memory of them? Some how I doubt that either of them, if we were able to ask them, would really feel honored that a picture of same strange person represents them.

    Finally, Jesus said that we must worship in spirit and in truth. We don't need false pictures to worship in spirit and they most certainly wouldn't be the truth.

    God bless you.
    In Christ, Ted
     
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