“The Word” was offended when replaced by his alleged image/picture that you see in churches, souvenir items, stores, markets, cinemas, Facebook, internet, streets, etc. He was also offended when an image, popularly known as Sto. Nino, was made to represent his name as a child.
He was offended because he did not teach about these images, being contrary to the teachings not to serve or bow to any image of anything, either in heaven, on earth or underneath the seas. In effect, including even his own image, assuming that somebody was able to take his image 2000 years ago and thereafter.
Thus, the calamities and disasters, which are exemplified by war, famine, tsunami, diseases and the Philippine earthquake lately reported and more disasters and calamities to come, until everybody learns the lesson to respect “The Word” that for centuries were abused by priests, nuns, concerned preachers and all opportunists.
This is a theory of the case.
Why is He offended?
Because of the following:
- First, the image is plain and simple-idolatry.
- Second, he knows that he is not in the image but somebody else. It looks like Italian or Roman.
- Third, more so, with regards to his alleged image when he was still a child.
- Fourth, he is not like any Facebook fan, who likes to show his own image in Facebook wall, instead of relying on his “words”.
- Fifth, there was no available technology, e.g, camera, etc, 2000 years ago in order for one to have his own photograph
- Sixth, he was not able to have his statue to be made in his honor, when he was crucified, because he was killed more than a dishonorable man.
- Seventh, he was not able to have his painted image of himself, including his family portrait, at that time.
- Eight, he is obedient to the Will of the Father in Heaven. When the Father says the Word “NO” to any image, either in Heaven, on Earth and underneath the seas, so be it.
- Ninth, he is the son of God, who has no ambition of usurping the Godship of his Father in Heaven.
- Tenth, that’s why, he said to his Apostles to remember him only through “bread“, not his image, before he departed.
“19Then He took a piece of bread, give thanks to God, broke it, and give it to them, saying “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me. 20In the same way, he gave them the cup after the supper, saying, “This Cup is God’s new covenant sealed with my blood, which is poured out for you”. (Luke 22:19-20, TEV)
Assuming however that he was offended, he can still forgive without even asking for forgiveness by concerned individual. On the other hand, the Father in Heaven can also forgive subject to the following conditions, to wit: 1) It is a must that concerned must ask for forgiveness directly to the Father in heaven, and at the same time, 2) He/she must also forgive others. But the Holy Spirit can not forgive.
Theoretical question: Before He comes, what will you do?