…Catholic practices are of pagan origin?
Catholic priest john F. Sullivan argues that the catholic church has adopted pagan practices and implemented them as part of “Christian “ doctrine because such practices are the “ best from paganism”:
“it is interesting to note how often our church has availed herself of practices which were in common use among pagans …thus it is true, in a certain sense, that some catholic rites and ceremonies are a reproduction of those of pagans creeds; but they are the taking of what was best from paganism, the keeping of symbolic practices which express the religious instin ct that is common F. Sullivan, D.D. the externals of the catholic church. P.226)
BUT THE TRUE Christian neither subscribes to pagan ways nor go beyond the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. The apostles instructed:
“Here then is my word to you, and I urge it on you in the Lord’s namewoor your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, ‘Do not go beyond what is written’. Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.”(I Cor: 4:6, New International Version)