Considering Exodus 20:3-5 in light of the Israelites being instructed to make cherubim for the worship of God in the same book- chapter 25, adds to context.
"3¬†Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4¬†Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5¬†Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
"JY has been repeatedly challenged sometimes patiently and lovingly and other quite bluntly on the falseness of both the RCC and a mere verbal profession of faith void of the obedience of faith to Christ which is evident in those changed by God in the New Birth in the Spirit of those who now live for the Son of God who died for them. So far he refuses to hear."
"So before we becomes so 'meek and mild' and so non-confrontational, so non-offensive we "love" people right into hell, that we ought to be weeping and mourning over in how much they live in sin against the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our salvation."
MH-perhaps a bit hyperbolic of a retort above and my prior comment about truth with love wasn't to you exclusively...but the point was it seemed like there was a bit of piling on an easy target for this forum. Consider that it may be better to Scripturally challenge the doctrine of the RCC rather than the primarily criticize the church or it's adherents.
As a lost Catholic, relying on the false gospel of Rome, I had no light, hope, or peace with God. Now that I am saved, I can declare that the RCC is the most deceptive of ALL of Satan's counterfeits because it has a certain element of truth; Diety of Christ , virgin birth, etc. If there are true, born-again Christians within the RCC, they are no longer true Catholics. I am proud to bear over 100 "anathamas" placed on me, and all true Christians, when I recieved the Lord Jesus Christ by faith alone through grace alone on July 7, 1978. There is NO resemblence at all to Biblical Christianity within the RCC. It is simply waiting for the fulfillment of God's Word in Revelation, We that know the truth must stand against the lie and proclaim the truth of the gospel of grace and rescue as many as we can through the power of God's Word.