Christmas, Nativity, CHRIST's birth in Bethlehem

What Is Truth? - What Hath The LORD Answered Thee, What Hath The LORD Spoken Unto Thee?

"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then?  JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth My Voice. [!]  Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?" John 18:37,38  

[What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list.]


Canonization, Sainthood, & the 'Miracles' required to be ascribed to the 'Sainted' ones, including 'miracles' occurring many hundreds of years or more after the death of the 'Saints'!

The word saint as it is used in the Holy Bible is used in reference to servants of God, worshippers of God, believers in Christ, christians/Christians...*; it is not ever used to exclusively describe "greats of the faith," but the Roman Catholic institutional church (as it has done with virtually everything else, e.g., the Virgin birth, the marriage of Joseph and Mary, the person of Mary, the family/children of Joseph and Mary, sanctity of marriage, baptism, prayer, eternal salvation, church leadership and priesthood, capital punishment/the death penalty, forgiveness, confession, casting out demons...) has changed (and frankly perverted) the Biblical concept of saint to it's liking.

The Roman Catholic institutional hierarchy has concocted "saint" to be a special class of christians ( in some respects akin to apostles), who perform miracles evidencing supernatural powers thus qualifying these very special christians for promotion to "sainthood" via a Roman Catholic extra-biblical process known as "canonization."  Once promoted to "sainthood" by canonization, the "saints" are deemed worthy to be prayed to, and to intercede on behalf of the praying masses ala St. Christopher...even though this diametrically contradicts the Holy Bible!  Jesus Christ is the only mediator between man and God!

The Roman Catholic institutional church insists that the "saints" are not deified, but are merely honored, and revered....  The truth is that vast multitudes of Roman Catholics do in fact deify and worship the "saints," which they would not do were it not for the heresy created, and persistently propagated by the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

The current papa Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict XVI, is personally seeing to it that his predecessor is virtually unprecedentedly** fast-tracked to "sainthood."  It is altogether fitting and proper that Karol Wojtyla, aka Pope John Paul II, should be canonized and with stunning rapidity, as he personally oversaw the promotion of more Roman Catholics to "sainthood" than any Pope before him.

While the institutional Roman Catholic hierarchy insists that "saint" candidates must be proven worthy by miraculous works, curiously enough the Roman Catholic church is readily willing to ascribe such supernatural powers to purported miracles that occurred hundreds of years after the candidates departed this earthly life.  One would likely assume that the Roman Catholic hierarchy must assuredly be following biblical precedent with regard to such a policy, but even as their is no precedent for canonization, and "sainthood," so too there is no biblical precedent for miracles being ascribed to long departed servants of God.  Search the scriptures of the Holy Bible as you might, there is only one instance of a miracle occurring in connection with a deceased servant of God, and that singular instance was not many years, much less many hundreds of years removed from the servant of God's decease.  The prophet Elisha was an extremely mighty servant of God and performed a great many miracles while he walked this earth; and during the beginning of the year following his death, when a deceased person's body was hastily cast into the sepulchre of Elisha, the dead man revived when he touched the bones of Elisha!

II Kings 13:20-21

"And Elisha died, and they buried him.  And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.  And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet."

But the "holy" Roman Catholic institutional church has never let dearth of biblical support, and/or biblical commandment not to do thus and such, prevent it from doing as it pleased to do, and to do "inerrantly," and "infallibly."  The question is never "What does God's Word say?"; "What does God's Word require?"; "What does God want and demand, according to His Holy Word?"; but, instead, is invariably "What is good for the 'Church,' i.e., for the institutional Roman Catholic church hierarchy?"  The Roman Catholic institutional church hierarchy never lets God's Holy Word, the Holy Bible, get in the way of, or prevent it from doing what it wants to do, anymore than the Jewish institutional hierarchy let God's Holy Word; the Old Testament; the Tanach; the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets, get in the way of what it wanted to do, nor God's only begotten Son get in the way of what it wanted to do!

... is this the path to sainthood?

* According to some current Messianic Jewish teachers, the word "saint" refers to Jews who actually worship God the Father without recognizing Jesus Christ as the Messiah, but who will.  However, according to Jesus the Christ, since He came, walked the earth, showed forth the truth, and laid down His sinless life as the Lamb of God, no Jew has worshipped God the Father while denying Jesus Christ is the Messiah.  So you can agree with the teachers or with Jesus!

** John Paul II oversaw the fast-track canonization of the Albanian nun "mother" Teresa of Calcutta, India hospice fame.


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What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list

Roman Catholic error & wrongs


Another Gospel!

Martin Luther & the Reformation

Marianism: Are you a Christian or a Marian; can you truly be both, or are they mutually exclusive?

Mary, 'Mother of GOD'!!!, 'Co-Redeemer'!!!

Peter, Peter....

Worshipping with Pagans, Heathens, Infidels: The Blind Leading, Following, and Flattering the Blind

Dunkin' Babies

Eternally Single 'Fathers'

Rape of children, especially "Man-boy love"!

Purga-Story

Con-fessions

Indulging Caesar, er Rome, er Papa

When in Rome, Do as the Monkeys Do?, Bow down to Darwin and the Anti-GOD squad

Papa Says, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery With Thy Wife!  (according to John Paul II)

Holy Annulment, Vat-Man!

Holy Monopoly

Catholic Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of "holy Rome," and the "holy See"

Current Holy Idolatry & the Soon-coming Anti-Christ!

"Catholics Can Always Come Home"

"The Sanctity of Life," "Pro-Life," "All Life is Sacred" Doctrine, & the anti-Biblical Flaw which fatally undermines it!

Canonization, Sainthood, & the 'Miracles' required to be ascribed to the 'Sainted' ones, including 'miracles' occurring many hundreds of years or more after the death of the 'Saints'!


Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) error & wrongs


Don't be conned by Icons, 'holy' relics, & other assorted trappings, contrary to God's Word and true religion


Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) & Protestant Christian error & wrongs


"TO THE UNKNOWN GOD"

How Many Apostles Can Fit on the Head of a Pin?


Jewry, Jewish wrongs


Don't Blame Us, We Didn't Crucify Jesus, The Romans Did!

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of the Jewish hierarchy


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