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There are two main Protestant arguments against asking the deceased saints to intercede for us: It is seen as contradicting the Bible's prohibition on contacting the dead. These are found most clearly in the Jewish Law, which is not binding on Christians, but is still considered to be solid wisdom in this case. Do not turn to mediums or seek out ...


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What is the Biblical argument used by Evangelical Christians against the Catholic doctrine of the invocation of the saints? We can see a principle of equality with other Christians (and even angels) in our work for the Lord that would preclude elevated status for some. Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See ...


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I'm not Orthodox myself, but in the book His Broken Body, the author says that while there is no official term in the Orthodox church for "Church penitent" or "purgatory," because there is no official dogma concerning these ideas, the concept nevertheless, practically, exists: It is certain that Eastern Orthodox theologians do not use (and do not like) ...


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The question correctly emphasizes that intercession of the saints and invocation of the saints are not the same doctrines. Both are taught in Catholicism but only the former is taught in Evangelical Christianity. The New Testament is explicit that the saints in heaven intercedes for the saints on earth: "And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of ...


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To say that an ecclesial body is in partial, or imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church is not to say that the members of these bodies are only partially "members of the body of Christ": [People] who believe in Christ and have been truly baptized are in communion with the Catholic Church even though this communion is imperfect. The differences that ...


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Yes, this is granted by God himself: 'Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.' (Rev5.8) 'Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, ...



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