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Because none of the saints can do anything. They're dead. Dead people can't do anything. God is the ONLY One Who can do anything. One mediator and that is Jesus. 1. Timothy 2:5 There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and human beings—a human, the Messiah Jesus. 2. Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 3. John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. Prayer is worship. The angel said, “No! Worship God not me.” Peter said, “get up.” 4. Revelation 19:10 Then I bowed down at the angel’s feet to worship him, but he said to me, “Do not worship me! I am a servant like you and your brothers and sisters who have the message of Jesus. Worship God, because the message about Jesus is the spirit that gives all prophecy. 5. Acts 10:25-26 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and worshiped him. But Peter helped him up, saying, “Stand up. I too am only a human.”
Romans 26-27 speaks of the Spirit interceding for us and then goes on to say that the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God, giving the impression that those who have accepted Christ and have been redeemed by his atoning blood are saints. We are human and definitely should not have anyone praying to us. It seems that maybe prayers to Mary would also fit in this discussion.
First and foremost, the only one who can answer prayers is Jesus. The word tells us to pray like this Our Father, Which art in Heaven. (reference to Ps. 23) so why would we question the Word of God! God said I believe and that settles it.
It is incorrect to pray to saints when we have the King of Kings to pray to. This seems too easy an answer however, John 14:6 and Matthew 6: 9-13 reveal the answer to the question: To whom shall we pray (and how)?
How true it is that Christ is the Mediator, the connector, joiner, between our heavenly father and ourselves, and that our prayers to our Heavenly Father are received through His Son iEsou Christou (Mt 1:1 Greek). The popular use of the word "saint" has been contaminated and redefined by the Catholics who get to pick and choose special people who are given the Church title “Saint.” Catholics are expected to pray through the various saints, which is nothing but pure “ancestor worship” – the belief that the spirits of the departed ones can affect our present life. Man needs to keep them happy by remembering them so that they will help us! The word saint in Greek is “hagios” which means holy. So how are disciples of Christ made “holy”? All true disciples of Christ are made holy when they receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was poured out of Heaven into Yshral (Israel), Yerushalayim (the transliteration of the Hebrew letters, translated as “Jerusalem”) and finally into the temple (body 1 Cor 3:16-17, 6:19-20) of each of Christ’s 120 or so men and women disciples (Ac 1: 15) on SHAVUOT, Pentecost, the Harvest Festival of Wheat (Ac 2:1-4; Jo 12:24). On that day men repented of theirs sins and were baptised (fully immersed) in Water in the name of iEsou Christou and then were baptised (fully immersed) in the Holy Spirit and were led out, took themselves out of the world and into Christ’s glorified Body (Ac 1:9-11; 2:38-41), the Ekklesia (Ac 2:47). On that day, 4,030 years after Adam’s creation, the glory (Grk ‘doxa’ Heb ‘Kabod’) returned to mankind. Adam lost the glory when he sinned and was cast out of the Creator ALHYM’S presence (Ge 1:1 Hebrew, 3: 24). The glory was seen as “divided tongues of fire” over each disciple (Ac 2: 3). The Holy Spirit heard as a “rushing mighty wind (Grk “pneuma,” Heb ‘Ruach’ Ge 1:2). The description of the Holy Spirit’s entry into each of temple (body) of the disciples is what is known as the “Baptism, total immersion, in the Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit’s work within each one of us is to bring us to the knowledge (personal experience) of sin, righteousness and judgment (Jo 16: 8-15), of sin because once we did not trust in iEsou Christou, of righteousness because our sins need to be confessed and washed clean by His shed blood (1 Jo 1:7-9) when we believe, apply His blood to cover us as we stand under His cross and take up our own cross daily to remind ourselves that we must continually die, annihilate, ourselves so that “He (Christ) must increase, but I must decrease” (Jo 3:30; Ga 2:20), and of judgment because Satan the adversary of ALHYM is judged at the cross, and disciples are no longer condemned to die because of Adam’s sin, and our own sins – they have been washed clean and are being washed clean each time we confess them. The Holy Spirit work of keeping us clean is called sanctification, a continuous process of making us holy like ALHYM is holy (1 Pe 1:15). Disciples are set free from sin’s grip. We are set free to follow Christ (Mt 4:19) and to be led and controlled by the Holy Spirit (Ro 8:1,14). We can walk boldly into the holy of holies, our Father’s presence (Heb 4:14-16) because we have been made and are being made whistle clean! We can therefore talk to him direct, and call Him ABBA, Daddy with clear consciences and as much loved (agaped) children (Mk 14:36; Ro 8:15; Gal 4:6; 2 Cor 6:17)! Thus all true followers are disciples of Christ and are saints, glorified and holy! (e.g.1 Cor 1: 2; Ep 1:1, Col 1:2). Lawrence NZ
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