We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

First Communion Wedding Dresses?

Over the years I have seen dresses for little girls who are celebrating their first communion in the Catholic Church, and they always look like wedding dresses.  So here is a question for anyone in the know:

Why do they dress little girls as if they are getting married?

7 comments:

Diane Schultz said...

I asked my hubby who is an ex-Catholic and he wasn't exactly sure. He remembers having to wear a long yellow robe when he took his First Communion. The nuns wear wedding rings because they think they're married to Jesus - maybe it relates to that?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I've seen photos of communion attire for boys also, while looking over the 'net. But they are just dressed up, as I suppose would be right for any ceremony.

But the girls' attire always look like wedding dresses.
I didn't know the nuns wore wedding rings, but I did know they were considered to be married to Jesus (a totally unbiblical concept, of course). And I also wondered if the girls taking first communion were supposed to be married to Jesus until perhaps they really get married. It wouldn't surprise me.

ali said...

How sad that millions are teaching and training their children to walk in darkness - thinking they are in the light.

Our neighbor' son is in Jesuit high school - I pray he does not continue this education after highschool.

Anonymous said...

The white dress is a sign of purity and getting very dressed up is all part of the big day when the chid receives holy communion for the first time. It's one of the most fun days in a catholic girls life and a great day for all the family to celebrate. It has nothing to do with getting married. Ali the only thing thats sad is your inability to be tolerant of others beliefs, I hope something happens in your life to change your hate of a religion that has a lot of good points and a lot of good people ( no religion is perfect )

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous,

It's a "fun" day for girls who have been taught the false belief system of Romanism, but when they get old enough to start making their own decisions, and begin researching what they have learned, they will come to reject Romanist dogma.

The dress could be "white" for purity without looking like a wedding dress.

We "hate" false religious belief systems, like the Romanist church. God "hates" false religions also, and God "hates" idolatry and blasphemy in the Romanist, popish, organization.

We do indeed "tolerate" that which is wrong, so we let you believe what you want to believe. But we will also expose what you believe to be the false teaching that it is.

Lori said...

I was raised Roman Catholic. Protestants are never capable of understanding the difference between saints and idolatry. The difference between statuary and idolatry. Protestants are always the first to judge what others believe as wrong though. I moved away from the Church, but not for the reasons you give. I moved away from it because I do not believe in organized religion. Religion is man made. No one has the right to tell anyone else what to believe, what they should or shouldn't do in the context of that belief. Organized religion was created by men seeking power. Not God. You were not there when the world was created. Therefore, as someone who ascribes to a belief system that someone else created for you, to call ANYONES religion false is arrogant, presumptuous, and hypocritical. Just because its in the bible doesnt make it true. The bible passages were chosen for you. By men. Were written by men. And are therefore fallible.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Lori,

You make a lot of assertions without any facts to support them.

First, I'm not a "protestant," and was never a member of any group which protested against the Roman institution in the 16th century. I am a Biblical Christian. And I've never met a Protestant who didn't understand the truth about saints and idolatry. The way Romanist treat the saints IS idolatry.

You claim Protestants are always the first to judge what others believe is wrong -- Actually, God was the first to judge the beliefs of others, Christ did so, and so did all the Apostles. Early church Fathers judged the errors of non-Christians. Even ROME as the apostate institution it is has judged the beliefs of others. And here YOU are judging the beliefs of me and others!

No one except God was there when the world was created, and HE told us about it in His WORD.

You make so many judgments against me that it is laughable that you attack me for judging what are false belief systems.

And, lastly, your driveling tirade against the Bible shows not only your ignorance of its origin, but also your hatred of God. You have organized your own religion.