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Why praying to Saints is wrong?

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  1. If you are a Christian, you may have heard that it is wrong to pray to saints. Many Protestants believe that praying to saints is wrong and a distraction from God. Catholics, on the other hand, believe that it is fine to ask the saints for prayer.

    Why Praying to Saints is Wrong?

    A common objection to praying to saints is that it violates the First Commandment, which says:

    You shall not make for yourself an idol (Ex. 20:4).

    Moreover, the Second Commandment prohibits the making of statues of any god. The Bible also says, that only one is acceptable between God and men, and that one is Jesus Christ. This means that no one should ever pray to the saints.

    Another common argument against prayers to the saints is wrong that they are not in heaven and thus do not go directly to God. However, this is simply a misconception that cannot be proven with Scripture.

    Saints are Christians in heaven who have died and are now in a heavenly place with God. They have a sincere interest in helping people on earth, and they can be a source of support in our difficult times.

    In Revelation chapter 5, we read that the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb and each one held a harp and a golden bowl full of incense. The prayers that they sang were the prayers of the saints in heaven.

    Unlike the dead who are in a state of “sleep” or those in heaven are conscious and alive. They are aware of their surroundings and the evil that exists on this earth.

    In the Bible, there are numerous passages that discourage the practice of praying to the saints. This is because the saints in heaven are not subject to the time and space limitations that exist in this life. Therefore, they can hear your prayers but can not answer them.

    Nevertheless, the Bible does not deny that these spirits can speak to us. Rather, we must recognize that these saints are the messengers of God’s love for us. Hence, we are not to seek out these saints to communicate with them, but instead to talk to them daily.

    Our goal should be to share our weaknesses with them and ask them to walk with us through those times. These saints are a model for holiness on earth, and we can copy their example of holiness to live a more perfect life with God.

    As a matter of fact, some Christians actually do ask the saints to pray for them. For example, some Catholics ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for them or to ask a particular saint to pray for them.

  2. because the god strictly restricted from prayers to the things that has been maden by humans

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