Interesting, at least from an historical perspective.
No mortal can forgive sin, this includes the Pope. You are only forgiven by Jesus as a conduit to God Himself. This is Bible 101, kids. I’m tired of people assuming God has forgiven them because Person said a Thing. Nope, you’re never quite certain until you die, and Works are not barter chips for Heaven. Realtalk.
You can tell the Mary stuff is idolatry because they speak of her as equal to the Lord, to Jesus, and they describe her in the exact terms of Gaia, literal Mother Earth, hence the ties to shrubbery. “The rose was a privileged symbol for Mary, Queen of heaven and earth.” Floral metaphors are usually symbolic of the labia, this also applies to the symbol of Christianity, Vesica Pisces, symbolizing …Mary’s vulva. They’re literally worshiping the woman who gave birth to the One, instead of the One. Never pray to someone who died and didn’t come back (an act of divine intervention), the death of Mary isn’t even mentioned by the Bible, she’s such a non-entity.
There is a story in paganism of the formation of the rose. Well, there are many.
Beauty and the Beast reads similar to Psyche. http://www.greeka.com/greece-myths/eros-psyche.htm
“From that moment on, Eros and Psyche lived happily together in their lovely palace, which was always full of roses and other flowers.”
“The Romans also saw roses as a symbol of death and rebirth, and they often planted them on graves.”
They are connected to death, contrary to popular belief.
For the lolz, same YTer.
Maybe Donald won by the occult too. Religious police are bad for the religious because the State thinks it is God.
How TF could a Protestant, taught by a Freemason, hire a Catholic group to represent Christians????
The Catholics called themselves the original Church, but they didn’t require a massive male-exclusive city rife with scandal, taking all your money and political power. The original Christians were underground, opposed to such things, Jesus never called for anything like a Papacy.