Note: Don't they look "pretty in their feminine outfits -- borrowed from pagans," with their pretty doilies?
Vestments, like many other pagan -- satanic false worship within the Roman Catholic "church" has its basic roots in the satanic Catholic Mass.
The Catholic Mass did not originate with the New Testament, but instead, grew out of ancient Judaism and paganism. (Frank Senn, Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997, p. 54)
Historian Will Durant points out that the Mass was deeply steeped in pagan magical thinking as well as Greek drama. (Will Durant, The Age of Faith, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1950, pp 521-524.) "The Catholic Mass that developed out of the fourth through sixth centuries was essentially pagan. The Christians stole from the pagans the vestments of the pagan priests, the use of incense and holy water in purification rites, the burning of candles in worship, the architecture of the Roman basilica for their church buildings, the law of Rome as the basis of 'canon law,' the title Pontifex Maximus for the head bishop, and the pagan rituals for the Catholic Mass." (Frank Viola, Pagan Christianity p. 40)
When Martin Luther launched the Reformation in 1520, he railed against the Catholic Mass. "To the medieval Catholic mind, the offering of the Eucharist was the re-sacrificing of Jesus Christ. As far back as Gregory the Great (540-604) the Catholic church taught that Jesus Christ is sacrificed anew through the Mass."
Paul S. Harrell
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