Symbolism in Icon Paintings

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.”

A Comparison of Two Madonna Paintings by Bouguereau

William Bouguereau’s “Virgin of the Lilies” versus “Madonna of the Roses”  By  | January 22, 2014La Madone aux Roses

La Vierge aux Lys

Weeping Idol

It is shocking that people in this day and age still fall for this kind of fraud.

 What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For the workman trusts in his own creation when he makes dumb idols!  Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a dumb stone, Arise! Can this give revelation? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it. Hab. 2:18 -19


Hundreds flock to ‘weeping’ Mary statue in Israel

This article claims these people are Christians, however they are clearly Roman Catholics.


IHOP – the International House of Prayer

PassionOneThingA 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