What Is Truth?

Jack Morgan

An apologetics podcast that seeks to help others find the fullness of truth in Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

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51: Prayer to the Saints is *BIBLICAL*
Oct 18 2023
51: Prayer to the Saints is *BIBLICAL*
What are saints? Should we pray to them? Do they have a role to play with our prayers? Does praying to saints violate the 1st Commandment? Can we honor the saints? Isn't Jesus the only mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5)?In this standalone special episode of What Is Truth, Nico's breaks down some the KEY places in the Bible that support the doctrine that we can and should pray to and honor the holy saints (and that THE SAINTS can and do pray for us in HEAVEN)! Armed with Scripture, you can drop kick all the bad arguments against the saints that are floating around social media these days.WANNA HELP THE PODCAST GROW? Share this episode with friends TODAY if it helped YOU grow closer to understanding GOD'S TRUTH and your place in HIS KINGDOM. Bible Verses Discussed:Praying to the Saints / Saints Praying for us in Heaven:Revelations 8:3-4 Angels mediating our prayers with GodRevelation 5:8 Angels + Humans in Heaven mediate our prayers with JesusSirach 48:1-14 Sacred Author of Sirach prays to St. Elijah the Prophet and speaks of his mediating role before God and intercessory role to "restore"  the tribes of Jacob. Matthew 27:46-49 The crowds at Jesus' crucifixion think Christ is "calling on" the Prophet Saint Elijah to "rescue" Him. 2 Maccabees 15:12-14 High Priest Saint Onias and the Prophet Saint Jeremiah seen in a vision praying and interceding for Israel and Jerusalem from Heaven.Matthew 17:1-9Jesus speaks to (and Peter, James, and John commune with)  Prophets Saint Moses and Saint Elijah on Mt. Tabor from earth. Matthew 22:23-33 Saints Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are not "dead" but alive to God.Luke 16:19-31 Jesus teaches a parable set in the afterlife to his disciples featuring a character who prays to St. Abraham to be released to have his punishment reduced.  Jesus the Mediator between God and Man Compatible with Approaching Saints: 1 Timothy 2:5 Jesus is the one mediator between God and man who gave Himself as a ransom for all, therefore we must be intercessors with our prayers. Hebrews 12:22-24 Jesus the "mediator" is placed  alongside many the other entities (including the saints)  to whom a believer "approaches" when they come to salvation.   Honoring the Saints with Bowing/Prostrating and/or Giving Incense [It's Not Worship]:Ruth 2:10  1 Kings 1:15-16 1 Kings 1:23 1 Kings 2:19-20 2 Kings 2:15 2 Kings 4:36-37 1 Chronicles 29:20  Daniel 2:46 What is done to the Saints flows back to God:Matthew 25:40 "What you did for the least of these, you did it to me." Acts 9:3-5 "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting." 1 Corinthians 12: 26-27 "...if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. "The power of the Saints in Heaven: 2 Peter 1:1-4  The Saints are "partakers of the divine nature."1 Corinthians 2:9 "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor it entered the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 John 3:1-2 "... what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."  Get 15% Off TAN Books using code "TRUTH" at checkout: https://tanbooks.com/?rfsn=7031065.cf6efa1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkz9M06qR_vjVS8k9oEkiSQInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatistruthpod/