Ever wonder about all those symbolic things in Roman Catholic icon paintings? Here is a nice article that explains some of them.
Of the lilies it says “Though there are some differences in interpretation, the stem of the lily is thought to symbolize Mary’s religiously faithful mind, the petals her purity and virginity, the scent of the flower her divinity, and the leaves her humility.”
William Bouguereau’s “Virgin of the Lilies” versus “Madonna of the Roses” By Kara Lysandra Ross | January 22, 2014
A Very Clever Counterfeit
It is bad enough that we have to combat TBN as it preys on lonely widows, now we have a group preying on the young.
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Yes, you can have an ecstatic relationship with God. That is what our Song of Songs blog is trying to teach. But you cannot get there by using pagan meditations techniques, visualization, and hypnotism as your method, this is what the Bible calls sorcery.
Real ecstasy comes from long in-depth study of the Word of God. If we want the intimacy, like any relationship, we must work for it.
Apostasy comes from the neglect of a plan reading of the Bible. These predators would stand no chance of deceiving anyone if all were eel versed in the Bible. However the foolish and ignorant are easy prey.
I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psa. 119:11