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Do Catholics know 'veneration of Saints' was transferred from idol worship?

Started by Hobie, Sat Apr 20, 2024 - 01:54:16

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Hobie

Do Catholics or the Catholic Church know 'veneration of Saints' was transferred from idol worship. Well lets look and see what we find.

Official saint making, or canonization by the Vatican, did not start until the 11th century, but as early as the 2nd century, the veneration of saints began to be allowed to spread by the pagan converts and came into the church. Basically what Gentile converts were doing was the same thing they had done for centuries before as pagans, and so they picked up Greek pagan doctrines and used it to cover what was being done.
Veneration of the dead is based on the belief that the deceased, often family members, have a continued existence and/or possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living, so you see how the lie spread and grew, especially in the Catholic Church, who venerate saints as intercessors with God.

The Roman Catholic Church, venerate the dead as what they claim are saints who are in Heaven. They are honored through prayers and feast days. Such holidays to honor the dead in Christianity include All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day, and Day of the Dead. The realm of the dead is as the word says, dead, but many have picked up ancient Greek myths or even older pagan mysteries and made them beliefs such as Purgatory, Limbo and Hades. It comes from the worship of the dead or ancestor worship which involve addressing prayers or offerings to the spirits of the dead. It existed among the ancient Greeks, other ancient people. The practice of worship for the dead and praying to them, or making prayer or offerings on behalf of the dead to contribute to their afterlife purification is not scriptural and in fact is forbidden in the Bible.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

So is the Catholic Church or its members aware that its 'veneration of Saints' was transferred from idol worship?

normfromga

Good luck, Hobie!

I made a similar observation about the veneration of icons. At first I was labeled an "iconoclast" which I accepted gladly. But somehow that had become equated to "Jihadist" and not in a good way!

Again, good luck, and watch your back!

Jaime


Wycliffes_Shillelagh

Quote from: Jaime on Wed Apr 24, 2024 - 05:54:23Norm! Great to hear from you! Love to hear from you more often.
I heard this so now you have to as well:



Jaime


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