As I drove to the grocery store today I decided to turn on the radio in the car. It's always good to get a glimpse of what is on the average Italian mind and to perhaps hear some current events. This time my radio tuned in to the famous station called "Radio Maria"...
Phone calls were coming in while a super nice sweet-voiced woman took the calls. The calls were all to let others know of how they pray to Mary or to request that others pray to Mary for a particular need of theirs. After several calls there was a song. Soon to come at 3pm was a time to pray to Mary together in repetition...
This is the common understanding of Christianity to the average Italian still today.
What is wrong with this?
This is a result of never hearing the true gospel preached! It's tragic!
Would you recognize the error of such a behavior if this was all you ever knew?
Would you renounce it if you did recognize it as erroneous?
Would you worship God rightly? The Bible says that you could not and no one can unless he is first born again by means of the Holy Spirit through the preaching of God's Word, the truth.