Quite often Catholics are asked if we can provide any examples from the Bible of people in heaven interceding for those on earth. An example of this thinking: “Catholics argue that praying to Mary and the saints is no different than asking someone here on earth to pray for us. Let us examine that claim. … Continue reading The Saints – Examples in Scripture
As Catholics we are certainly known for loving our saints! We have patron saints for a wide array of needs, we know their stories and allow them to inspire and form us, and we rely on their intercessory prayer to help us on our journey to heaven. We consider them as friends who are always … Continue reading The Saints — Is it Unbliblcal to Acknowledge Only Certain People as Saints?
In my last post I covered the Catholic understanding regarding Christ as our sole mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), and why we believe this is not contradicted by our understanding that we can ask the saints for their prayers. The context of that passage after all is intercessory prayer. Because we are … Continue reading The Saints and the Body of Christ
This Evangelical site posts a very common objection to the Catholic understanding that we can pray to the saints. That understanding of course is dependent on an accurate view of what we actually mean by praying to the saints, as was covered here. First Timothy 2:5 declares, "For there is one God and one mediator … Continue reading The Saints and Jesus as our One Mediator