Is rosary a manifestation of idolatry and paganism? Roman Catholics were taught and indoctrinated on how to pray the rosary. Also, they were traditionally made to believe that the rosary is holy. Is it so?
If you ask the priests and nuns, including the Pope and pedophile priests, they are expected to say yes, more so, when you ask devoted Roman Catholics. But when you read the scripture, what does it say?
7 “When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do, who think that their gods will hear them because their prayers are long. 8 Do not be like them. Your Father already knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6: 7-8, GNT).
Matthew 6:7-8 was personally said by Christ. It was said without any political or monetary motive as he was not a political leader or holding any public office then but plainly speaking on a plain truth that the Father in heaven is not like any pagan’s god; that the Father in heaven knows beforehand what you needed; that a short prayer can already be heard.
Christ further advised “Do not be like them (pagans)”. Thus, if you pray the holy rosary, which is very long and repetitious, then you are not heeding the advise of Christ but heeding the deception of Roman Catholicism
On the other hand, the origin of ‘holy?’ rosary is from the story of ‘alleged saint’ St. Dominic. It was merely adopted formally by Roman Catholicism in 1214. Between the conflicting allegations of Christ and Mr. Dominic, a true Christian would believe on Christ.
The ‘theholyrosary.org’ narrates:
“It was only in the year 1214, however, that the Church received the Rosary in its present form and according to the method we use today. It was given to the Church by St. Dominic, who had received it from the Blessed Virgin as a means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners.
I will tell you the story of how he received it, which is found in the very well-known book De Dignitate Psalterii, by Blessed Alan de la Roche. Saint Dominic, seeing that the gravity of people’s sins was hindering the conversion of the Albigensians, withdrew into a forest near Toulouse, where he prayed continuously for three days and three nights. During this time he did nothing but weep and do harsh penances in order to appease the anger of God. He used his discipline so much that his body was lacerated, and finally he fell into a coma.
At this point our Lady appeared to him, accompanied by three angels, and she said, “Dear Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world?” “Oh, my Lady,” answered Saint Dominic, “you know far better than I do, because next to your Son Jesus Christ you have always been the chief instrument of our salvation.”
Then our Lady replied, “I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the principal weapon has always been the Angelic Psalter, which is the foundation-stone of the New Testament. Therefore, if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Psalter.”
So he arose, comforted, and burning with zeal for the conversion of the people in that district, he made straight for the cathedral. At once unseen angels rang the bells to gather the people together, and Saint Dominic began to preach”.
But what is the prevailing military and political motive of Roman Catholicism at the time of St. Dominic concerning Albigensians? Wikipedia narrates:
“The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade (1209–1229) was a 20-year military campaign initiated by Pope Innocent III to eliminate Catharism in Languedoc, in the south of France. The Crusade was prosecuted primarily by the French crown and promptly took on a political flavour, resulting in not only a significant reduction in the number of practicing Cathars but also a realignment of the County of Toulouse, bringing it into the sphere of the French crown and diminishing the distinct regional culture and high level of influence of Counts of Barcelona”.
Roman Catholicism was threatened by Catharism, which considered the ‘materialistic’ doctrine of the former as evil. On the other hand, Roman Catholicism considered Catharism as “sins”.
The Cathars were a medieval Christian sect with a neo-manichaean philosophy, a heretical gnostic sect, holding that matter was evil and only spirit was good; this was a fundamental challenge to the notion of incarnation, central to Roman Catholic theology. It originated from a reform movement within the Bogomil churches of Dalmatia and Bulgaria calling for a return to the Christian message of perfection, poverty and preaching. They became known as the Albigensians as it gained many adherents in the city of Albi and surrounding area in the twelfth and thirteenth century.
The Council of Tours of 1163 declared that all Albigenses “should be imprisoned and their property confiscated”. Innocent III‘s diplomatic attempts to roll back Catharism met with little success. After the murder of the papal legate, Pierre de Castelnau in 1208, Innocent III declared a crusade against Languedoc. He offered the lands of the Cathar heretics to any French nobleman willing to take up arms.
Thus, at the time of St. Dominic, two opposing forces were existing, to wit: 1) Roman Catholicism and 2) Catharism. These two movements were distinctly contradictory. In religious, political and military sense, either of them may have been telling lies to capture the heart of the community.
In other words, St. Dominic’s story has to be subjected to intense correlation with the scripture in order to know the truth. Since Mr. Dominic’s doctrine on praying the rosary or psalter and subsequently adoring the alleged Mother Mary’s images, including the rosary beads and strings are not consistent to the teachings of Christ, then, considering such story merely as a lie and/or other ‘angelic’ deception is logical. Thus, praying the holy? rosary and adoring the rosary beads and strings, including the alleged images of mother Mary, are merely manifestations of paganism and idolatry. Besides, doing away with ‘holy?’ rosary is never a violation of the Ten Commandments or any God-given rule.
- The History of Rosary (theholyrosary.org)
- Albigensian Crusade (Wikipedia)
- “Murderer” cross to “holy?” cross? (wordatthenet.com)
- Prayer by hypocrites and pagans (wordatthenet.com)
- Christmas: Proof of Religious Deception (wordatthenet.com)
- God believers under attack by Christmas (wordatthenet.com)
- Nazarene Feast: bigger threat is felt (wordatthenet.com)
- Defrocking Roman Catholic Alleged Church (wordatthenet.com)