Bilocation is a supernatutal gift of God that is somehow associated to people who had a pious character. Catholic Church had numerous stories to tell of pious people who later on proclaim as saints. Ven. Mary of Agreda bilocated from one place to another like the now famous St. Padre Pio and many others.

I'm just curious if Protestant Church and Christian denominations also have stories to tell on the pious people that belong to their faith that experience bilocation?

If none, would it mean that there were no pious people that had reach perfection of state like the Catholic Church had produced in their numerous saints that had experienced bilocation?

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    "If none, would it mean that there were no pious people that had reach perfection of state like the Catholic Church" Or it would mean that Protestants think bilocation is fictional. – curiousdannii May 18 '19 at 22:13
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    According to Wikipedia, bilocation has a history much beyond the Catholic Church. – 4castle May 19 '19 at 2:10
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    @curiousdanni Can you cite any Protestant pastors who said bilocation of the Catholic Saints are fictional or its just your personal opinion.It would be better if you can provide a link on Protestant stance on this to make your statement credible. – itzsophia's vlogs May 19 '19 at 9:07

I am unaware of any undisputed evidence of bilocation. It is not described in the Bible as far as I can tell. The closest we see are two examples as listed below.

  1. Philip in Acts 8:39, 40 where the Spirit "snatched him away) and he appeared suddenly in a different location.
  2. The prophet Elijah as mentioned in 1 Kings 18:12.

However, I am not sure that either of these would qualify as bilocation. Even Jesus, the most perfect and sinless man of all, is never recorded as existing in two places at once (on earth) or even disappearing from one place and suddenly appearing in another place.

For great claims, correspondingly great evidence is required. There are numerous such fantastic claims about such phenomena but all have a ring of mysticism.

  • 'Came Jesus' when the doors were shut, John 20 :19 KJV, implies moving from one location to another (on earth, bodily) by supernatural means but,as you say, does not imply a double, physical existence on earth. (+1). – Nigel J May 19 '19 at 11:32
  • Yes, Jesus had bilocated in the bible in Matthew26:26-28, but since He is God he not only capable of bilocating his body, blood, soul & divinity in two places but in all places where the Host is Consecrated by the priest. The Catholic Church teaches the Real Presence of Jesua Christ in the Holy Eucharist. – itzsophia's vlogs May 19 '19 at 11:46
  • @itzsophia'svlogs That's not Protestant teaching, so why do you bring it up? – curiousdannii May 19 '19 at 13:50
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    @itzsophia's vlogs Jesus' body is not said to bilocate during the Protestant sacrament of his death. It is not said to be physically present via the emblems representing him. The Holy Spirit is said to indwell all those who belong to Christ, by faith, as per Romans 8:9-17 but that is not bilocation as in the question. All Christians are called 'saints' in the Bible. – Anne May 20 '19 at 7:01
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    @itzsophia's vlogs Thank you, but Jesus Christ is not just a man "who had a pious character" - the scripture speaks of God incarnate being in one location physically, yet able to see Nathanial who was elsewhere. It does not say Jesus was present i.e. located, under the fig tree otherwise Nathaniel could have seen him. The Holy Spirit enables visions so Jn 1:48 does not prove bilocation of Jesus. Protestants do not support the Catholic idea of bilocation which is what you are asking about. You may believe in it but you are asking what Protestants believe and they don't believe the Catholic idea – Anne May 21 '19 at 12:33

According to Wikipedia, bilocation does not appear to be restricted to only pious people within the Catholic Church:

The concept of bilocation has appeared in early Greek philosophy, shamanism, paganism, folklore, occultism, magic, the paranormal, Hinduism (as one of the siddhis), spiritualism, Theosophy, the New Age and mysticism in general, as well as Christian mysticism and Jewish mysticism. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilocation

The claim to this phenomenon is made by many cults and occults, such as pagan witches, spiritualists, shamans, Theosophists, Buddhists, Jewish and Christian mystics, Hindus, and others. (Bible Theology Ministries, U.K., Reformed Christian Doctrine) Source: http://www.christiandoctrine.com/christian-doctrine/heresy-and-error/1295-bilocation

To answer your question, I am unable to find any source that suggests this phenomenon has been experienced by Protestants, regardless of any degree of "piety".

  • Thanks for your answer while wikipedia stated the claimed of other people obviously not belonging to Catholic Church as it mentioned paganism, witchcraft, spiritualists of bilocation they are not pious people. My example are the life of known pious people in the Church as their bilocation was attributed to God. The bilocation of witches, spiritualists etc. If its true does not come from God. Im looking for well known pious christians if there are stories of bilocation over the 500 years of its existence starting in 16th century. – itzsophia's vlogs May 19 '19 at 9:03
  • @Nigel the fuss is all about, what kind of body does the Saints possessed in order to experience bilocation. Only the Catholic Church had stories of bilocation and incorruption and key is partaking the Holy Eucharist that unfortunately protestant & chritians denominations do not have. In over 500 years Im not sure if there are credible stories of pious christian outside Catholic Church who experienced bilocation.Can you provide a good answer? – itzsophia's vlogs May 19 '19 at 10:37
  • @itzsophia'svlogs I can certainly supply an answer. Whether or not it is good, is for the community to judge. – Nigel J May 19 '19 at 11:03
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    @itzsophia'svlogs If deceptive demonic forces are able to cause a person (to seem) to bilocate, and the Bible doesn't list bilocation as a sign for true Christians, I would conclude that these pious people must also have been targeted by the demons. Since God is holy, God would not imitate a practice of the demons from long before Christianity existed. – 4castle May 19 '19 at 15:38
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    @itzsophia'svlogs The case of Jesus is not at all similar to the stories of bilocation told about saints. Jesus was never seen in two locations at once. – 4castle May 20 '19 at 0:13

That such stories emanate from the Catholic Church would lead any intelligent person to form an opinion about the Catholic Church, one way or another way.

It is true that, as far as I can find, no valid, Protestant spokesperson has claimed to be able to be in two places (on earth) at the same time.

Nor did any Old Testament prophet. Nor did any Apostle.

Nor was the Lord Jesus, in his humanity, ever recorded to be, though he did say, whilst his own human feet were on the earth :

... the Son, of man, which is in heaven ... John 3:13 KJV (plus two commas in context).

To be 'made sit in heavenly (places)' Ephesians 2:6 (KJV and Douay Rheims) is a privilege shared by all persons still on earth, who are true believers in Christ. I am uncertain whether this is classed as 'bilocational'.

If that is accepted as 'bilocational' then I suppose that all true Christians have such a privilege.

Συνεκαθισεν 'made sit together' is in the past tense - strictly speaking, the aorist tense - and so is true now, and is not a matter of the future bodily resurrection. [See Bagster's Analytical Lexicon 'συνεκαθισεν .. third person, singular, aorist 1, indicative'].

And this agrees with the words of the Lord Jesus that, whilst on earth, he was simultaneously in heaven.

For the kingdom of heaven is come among us and those who repent and believe, enter therein, as saith a multitude of scriptures. See 57 verses about Entry into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Even when we were dead in sins, [the Father of glory (1:17)] hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6,7 KJV.

  • Ephesians2:6-7 speaks of glorification of souls and do not pertain to bilocation. Catholic saints who experienced bilocation are seen in two different places at the same time here on earth and not in Heaven. I think your answer misses the meaning of bilocation in citing Ehpesians2:6. – itzsophia's vlogs May 19 '19 at 11:13
  • Ephesias2:6 do not speak of two places, it simply state that sinners are saved by God thru Christ and will be raised together with Christ, this speaks more of resurrection in the Final Judgement. Did it implied bilocation to you" I hardly can see any clue, sorry but anyway thanks for the answer . – itzsophia's vlogs May 19 '19 at 11:22
  • The end of John 3:13 as found in the KJV is not in the oldest manuscripts – 4castle May 19 '19 at 23:59
  • @4castle Agreed. Those manuscripts survived because they were little used. The reason they were little used is apparent from their content. – Nigel J May 20 '19 at 3:12
  • @4castle read my answer below on Jesus bilocation.John1:48 – itzsophia's vlogs May 20 '19 at 10:25

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