Revelation 22:8,9 (KJV)
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
Lord, I pray that people of all nations will be awakened to the truth, which is found in the Bible. May these people also learn to love Your ways and not the ways of mankind. Help them to understand that beliefs and doctrines of men are dangerous and only lead to destruction. This includes worshiping idols. There is so much danger in the world we live in, not only physically but spiritually. We are fighting the battle between right and wrong each day and it makes it that much harder to know the truth when what is evil appears good. This is why, Lord, that we need to always have our eyes open to the deceitfulness of this world. And I know the only way we can do this is if we are built up in Your armor and have Your words in our hearts and in our minds. This way we will know if the teachings we learn in church come from You or not. And when we find out that teachings are not found in the Bible, help us know to question the person that is teaching and, of course, leave a false church behind. It is one thing for a person to wrongfully teach something that is contrary to God on purpose and not purposely do it. So Lord, we need people to question pastors and teachers when they have went against Your Word, and if they are not willing to see the wrong in doing so, it is also good for us to not stay with that church any longer. So may we always walk in Your light, that Your truth will always be with us. Thanks You Jesus for showing us the way. I love You. Amen.
The Bible says that we should worship and pray to God alone and not to angels, Mary, the saints or anyone or anything else.
As we’ve read in the verses in Exodus, chapter 20, we are not to worship anything but God, which excludes Mary, the saints and angels. Continue Reading