The patron saint of Paris carried his head six miles

Saint Denis walked 10 kilometer with his cut off head in his hands. The Vatican canonized this walking zombie, but questioned the length of his walk.

A statue of the walking headless “saint” Denis, in the crypt of the Roman Catholic Basilica of Denis in Paris.

Saint Denis (also called Dionysius, Dennis, or Denys) is a Christian martyr and saint.

In the third century, he was Bishop of Paris.

He was martyred in connection with the Decian persecution of Christians, shortly after A.D. 250. After his head was chopped off, Denis is said to have picked it up and walked ten kilometres (six miles), preaching a sermon the entire way, making him one of many cephalophores in hagiology.

He is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as patron saint of Paris.

Source: Wikipedia.

Some Roman Catholics do not like my use of wikipedia as source of information. So let us also quote from the Vatican approved and sponsored Catholic Encyclopedia

 Saint Denis:

 Bishop of Paris, and martyr. Born in Italy, nothing is definitely known of the time or place, or of his early life. His feast is kept on 9 October. He is usually represented with his head in his hands because, according to the legend, after his execution the corpse rose again and carried the head for some distance.

Source: Catholic Encyclopedia

Lets take a look at some paintings and drawings of this “saint”.

You can not stop thinking of occultism, when you see such religious inspired paintings.
There is nothing in the Bible about such events. This is the very limit of religious fraud.
A Roman Catholic image of the “Holy Catholic Bishop Denis” of Paris.
This is how a religious painter have imagined what “saint Denis” might have looked like during his walk.
The Bishop of Paris out for a long walk, after his claimed martyrdom.

The site where he stopped preaching and actually died was marked by a small shrine that developed into the Saint Denis Basilica, which became the burial place for the kings of France.

Saint-Denis Basilique in Paris in France.

The feast of Saint Denis was added to the Roman Calendar in the year 1568 by Pope Pius V, though it had been celebrated since at least the year 800. St Denis’ feast day is celebrated on October 9.

My comment:

To rise from the dead just got a wider meaning.

Jesus rose from the dead, but kept his head on.

It is fully understandable that some of the Roman Catholic stuff is more than a hard sell.

Especially during this weeks of the Olympic games.

We are used to see men able to run over a distance of 100 , 200 or even 1.500 meters. All with their heads on their shoulders.

But what a about a Bishop who walked with his head under his arm for about 10 kilometers?

This sculpture of “Saint Denis” is located on the wall of Notre Dame in Paris.

It is also fully understandable that the Vatican has been unable to measure this walk. In the Catholic encyclopedia is is written that the Pope’s “saint” walked “for some distance”.  But the Vatican priesthood were able to set up a church at the site where this remarkable walk ended, and brand the man as a “holy saint”.

We know for sure that when we cut the head of a hen, she might be able to walk a few meters. But no sounds will come from the cut of head during these few seconds. We sometimes use the phrase a“headless chicken”. And after seeing these images, no one can ever again be able to misunderstand.

Forget about walking 10 kilometers: But what about a man who is able to pick up his head, and even walk for 100 meters?

 Matthew 18:6
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

The tragedy of such morbid religious stuff, is that even Evangelical Christians have started to present the Roman Catholic religion as a part of the Christian family.

When claimed to be “Christians” mock God, non-believers take a stand against Jesus.  They find a lot of the religious stuff rather distasteful and some of it the very nadir of insanity. Secular people are very often right in their use of their senses.

During the French revolution, the bones of the “saints” found in the crypt in the Basilica of Denis were dumped in a sump near by.  Many of the Catholic Bishops and priests of those days were beheaded. Non of them, not even one, were able to pick up his own head.

Plenty of the Roman Catholic clergy had looted the people of France, and brought curses down on many by their occult and damnable religion.

Many of those who beheaded the Roman Catholic clergy later lost their own head.

Jesus explains that whose who use swords shall fall by the sword.

 Matthew 26:52
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

I regret the merciless violence that took place during the French revolution.  Jesus do not permit violent acts against false teachers, like Roman Catholic bishops and priests. Let God of the Bible handle them in His ways.

Jesus warned us that there would be a great falling away just before His return as the Lion of Judah. Even in the council of pastors, there are those who accept the Pope as a Christian leader.

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Written by Ivar

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57 thoughts on “The patron saint of Paris carried his head six miles

  1. Interesting how the one picture shows the sun as the circle catholics are always putting behind peoples heads…the halo is sun symbol.

  2. Satan will have a ”Hay-Day” with Saint and Sinner as he brings the “miracles” and ”signs and wonders” in the sky … it is easy to see that one must be very ‘attentive to God’s Holy Word’ less they too fall for these damnable heresies and blasphemies while people of the faith as well as non-faith, will believe and flock to each one. No wonder Our Lord warns us about His Day…The Day of The Lord is not something that we should shout and be eager for..for so many will follow Satan and his minions to the Gates of Hell…as they call it ”Of God”……God help us….God help us…

    1. Amen Andrea.

      That’s why Jesus told us in Rev. 3:11-12, “‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

      This is the final message to the Church in these last days and the struggle to “hold fast” is getting harder and harder even for true Christians, as the Lord seems to be waiting for the last and final moment before coming for His Bride.

      “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).

    2. Andrea and JM,
      Why can’t we look at things like this and realize that satan is horrendously lying, and trying to pull a fast one over on us? Why not read the ‘Word’ and ask yourself, “is this something the Lord would do”? This ‘incident’ looks and sounds ‘demonic’, God help those in the Catholic Church, and other ‘systems that will follow.

      1. As a young impressionable catholic girl, these stories are told by others in authority and you listen in awe. My entire catholic community ‘bought’ the story and so for those like me who wouldn’t even think to question authority, we soak it up as truth or inspiring stories! Not until I went out on my own for many years (unshielded by RCC, as before), and beyond the ripe old age of 40 😉 and was slowly losing faith in God…that when I accepted Jesus as my Lord & Savior, that my blindness was healed and only then I began to ‘see’ the lies in such ridiculous stories and the deception in placing any kind of faith or hope in such tales. There is only HOPE in Jesus!

      2. You said..Why can’t we look at things like this and realize that satan is horrendously lying, and trying to pull a fast one over on us? ….
        Satan is not trying to pull a fast one on us…or on anyone else…
        Satan is doing his job!….
        God told us what Satan would do and by God’s grace we see thru /the Word what Satan planned to do…and is doing…
        Only those who really want to do what The Lord tells them to do will do it…all others will “excuses” on what he (Satan) has or is doing and blame it all on everyone else…Jesus made it very clear…’they don’t come to HIM because they love their sins more than HIM….that is why the ‘laws are passed so people can particiapte in all the sins and trash they want ….and force it in God’s face and all who are called of God…that they will do what they want to do and you can’t do a blame thing about it..well …they’ll wake up in the Face of God to find out their little ways of life that is so acceptable by so many will be in Hell with them….then they will see who is God and what HE does to those who think they can do as they please! …So NO I won’t “Look at the things like they are a horrendously trick from Satan…they are the works of Satan and the joys of those who follow him

      3. Where in the Word do you get the notion that these practices are ungodly? You do not need a direct commandment in the Bible to be able to discern holy from unholy. There is no mention of SOla Scrptura in the Bible. The Holy Ghost was sent to the Church to guide Her into all truth. That Church has not erred, the Orthodox Church which shares some practives with the Catholic. The Catholic broke away and fell into error but still is closer to the truth than any Protestant group I know of.

      4. Kyle If you want to follow the Catholic Religion…Follow it….it’s that simple! It’s your choice to continue to be deceived.

        You ask where in the Word do I get a notion that these practices are ungodly? I guess you are referring to the Catholic Shenanigans…

        Start in Genesis 1:1 by the time you get to Revelation 22:21 you will get your answers ”and” it will tell you ”all the crazy stuff the Catholic Church and all the other Cults that prostitute their-selves & time to get you pulled away from The Lord Jesus Christ..Read it…if you are really interested!

  3. Dear Ivar,

    Thanks for this article.

    Sadly, this just shows once again how the Roman Catholic church is intent on perpetuating deception, lies, and error in order to mislead as many as they can away from true Bible based Christianity.

    This is pure blasphemy — occult based traditions of men that the RCC is so fond of. It’s amazing that more Catholics don’t run out in mass after hearing these ridiculous, macabre stories.

    It’s funny that there is no text of the so-called “sermon” that was preached by the headless “saint” — I would imagine that the words wouldn’t matter much when the visual was so horrifying — a blood soaked body holding a talking head — “Nightmare on Elm Street” Part II!

    Seeing this sight would serve just the opposite of bringing anyone to faith in Christ, which is what the real goal of the RCC is.

    When the cunning serpent satan succeeds in taking devotion AWAY FROM JESUS CHRIST through the worship of “mary”, “saints”, bones, skulls, ect., they have once again violated the second commandment which forbids idolatry, (which the Roman Catholic church took upon itself to delete) so they can continue spreading these horrible lies that are sadly, leading many to a fiery hell.

  4. Now here is a problem with your article being against a Saint of the Catholic Church is all these “legends” or “traditions”??? Why??? As the article you quote….”according to the legend, after his (St. Denis’) execution the corpse rose again and carried the head for some distance.

    Now why is that a problem??? Are you saying that it is impossible for a person to die and rise again??? You think its an act of the Devil and not God??? How do you know??? You don’t nor do I, but this is a legend anf tradition that has been going on now what over 18 hundred years!! Plus the fact you beleive Catholics worship saints, but they don’t! They Venerate….very different than Worship!

    You guys often argue against the Catholic practice of venerating the saints because they say the Bible refers to saints as being believers that are still alive here on Earth. Of course, such an argument does little more than to show that Catholics use the term in a different sense now. Saints, in popular usage, refer to those who have died and are in heaven with God, or more specifically, Christians who have been canonized by the Church, or who are officially recognized as “saints” by the Church. Certainly, it is correct to call all Christians “saints” (this is, after all, Biblical), but there is nothing wrong with using the word to refer to those who have died in the state of grace and are now in heaven. They are, after all, saints.

    What I like about many of the Saints is many were great sinners as us. But God turned their life around so much.

    It goes to show us how we are all called to be Saints.

    And it seems the ones who were the worst before their conversion, became the best Saints and its makes it easier for us as sinners to relate to them better.

    1. “Now why is that a problem??? Are you saying that it is impossible for a person to die and rise again??? You think its an act of the Devil and not God??? ”

      Um, yes! But more likely he was beheaded while standing and the corpse managed a few standing steps while pumping out the remaining blood in nervous spasms ( like the chicken). If he(it) were to reach down and retrieve the head he(it) could never get erect because the whole function (as God made us) of balance is the middle ear. And then preaching a sermon? What provided air movement through the vocal cords(oops they were cut with the blade)?

      Would God have done some sort of miracle? I see no evidence in the Bible of God using such morbidity to advance the gospel.

      1. I for one believe in the Resurrection of the dead and know those who have risen in this day and age. I also know many who have been healed. Remember when Jesus rose from the dead, many followed him out of the grave. They had been dead for centuries.. .sheesh. You people. If you say you cannot believe the legend of Saint Denis then you are probably not a believer. But some pompous know it all who spend there time searching out those who will agree with them and there witch hunt.

    2. Dear Tom.

      Shalom

      There is a lot of acts of the devil in the Roman Catholic church, still possible for God to do the same.

      One act of the devil is many Catholic Bishops and priests raping altar boys. It is obviously possible for God to do the same.

      One act of the devil, is Catholic popes, cardinals, bishops and priests to launch inquisitions and imprison and torture people who refused to accept the Papacy and bow down before the ‘Queen of Heaven”. It is possible for God to do the same. But still we must question and discern who was behind all this.

      If you are willing to accept this kind of activities to be noble and from “god”, the spirit within you will obviously not have a problem with the adoration of skulls, corpses and bones. Neither the claim that the Bishop of Paris picked up his own head, and walked for six miles.

      Jesus the Messiah was quite blunt. The hypocrites do not practice what they preach. The Roman Catholic priesthood is the very limit. They do not preach what they practice. Because what they do in darkness is so devilish, that if millions of Catholics knew, and were not in extreme bondage, they would have fled for their life.

      We must give thanks to blog’ers and users of social media for exposing the evil deeds of darkness in our days.

      During the Reformation, we saw a huge exodus of people from the Roman Catholic Church. It was a massive move by God of the Bible.

    3. “What I like about many of the Saints is many were great sinners as us. But God turned their life around so much.

      It goes to show us how we are all called to be Saints.

      And it seems the ones who were the worst before their conversion, became the best Saints and its makes it easier for us as sinners to relate to them better.”

      Then you should relate greatly to me, a great “sinner” before I came to Christ for redemption, now a Biblical saint, and therefore follow me, but don’t bow to me, and leave the workings of the evil one and devote yourself to the Holy One, Jesus and none other.

    4. Tom,

      Venerate, talk to, chat with, pray to…etc.
      Venerate means ‘to regard or treat with reverence’.

      If one makes a sincere vow in his heart to Worship only God, he will find it distasteful to revere anything or anyone other than God.

      If one’s heart is divided, then we talk to
      dead people, revere statues, and listen to what men for 1800 years proclaim. If a man, claims something for 1 year or 1800 years, it does not make it true.

      Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 NIV). Jesus did NOT say to go thru any-one to get to Him.

      Peace,
      Kay

      1. To Kay

        I understand that verse but also what 1 Timothy 1:4 states “First of all, then, I (St. Paul) ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity.This is good and pleasing to God our savior.”

        If you read this instruction given to us by Jesus to St. Paul to the People, in full context, He actually instructs us to intercede for one another, saying that it is, “pleasing to God”

        Then Jesus goes on to explain the difference between “mediator” (small “m”) and intercessor and the Mediator (capital “M”), Jesus. Jesus is the only judge and “Mediator”.

        The full context of the Passage

        First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper time. (1Timothy2 1-6 (NAB).

        Finally, we can and are instructed to pray for one other and ask others to pray for us, or intercede for us. That is to say; from us; to our intercessor; to Jesus, the Mediator; to God.

        Catholics also know that they can and they do pray directly to God.

        To everyone else….

        Many you so-called Christian religions today, are nice, neat, and easy….and easy in a sense to be perfect for your own taste. The problem with that is, if one reads the Bible in the literal sense, one verse at a time, as many do, they come away with many false conclusions, including the conclusion that there exists conflict in the Bible.

        This approach to ones faith has a tendency to cause many bad personal interpretations.

        At this point, the person becomes a “religion of one”. If, in addition to preaching false ‘Christian” doctrine the person says, something to the effect “I was moved by the Holy Spirit” and their interpretations are incorrect, that person is, by definition, a “False Prophet”

        In the ‘Old Days’ they would call this behavior, “Heresy”

        We as Catholics know that there is no conflict in the Bible. We know this because we learn Scripture in the context of other books and verses and we learn Bible verses in the context of human and Christian history. We (RCC) are not a church of “sound-bites”

        History and context is important because it creates perspective. What people believe today is based on what people believed in, yesterday. There is some truth to the expression “There exists nothing new under the sun”.

        A person for instance, doesn’t just wake-up one day and say, “I don’t believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary”. Although these may be his words today, they belonged to someone else, yesterday, and this action or prospective is caused by “context”. “Context” can be good or bad; it all depends on whether or not it takes you to right or correct conclusion. The better the context, the better the conclusion.

      2. Dear Tom.

        Shalom

        You wrote:

        Many you so-called Christian religions today, are nice, neat, and easy….and easy in a sense to be perfect for your own taste. The problem with that is, if one reads the Bible in the literal sense, one verse at a time, as many do, they come away with many false conclusions, including the conclusion that there exists conflict in the Bible.

        This approach to ones faith has a tendency to cause many bad personal interpretations.

        My reply:

        In millions, Roman Catholics were told not to read the Bible. They were simply not able to understand what they read, they were told by men like Tom. To gain, achieve or understand the true faith, you basically have to attend a Roman Catholic seminary, and study hard for seven years.

        And you need to submit to Papal dogmas, and not question the authority of the Pope.

        Jesus says the radical opposite. We all need to become like children, to be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Children often knows little but ABC. And that 2+2 is 4.

        The Bible is easy to understand, for all who who is willing to accept what is written. And helped by the light of the Holy Spirit, we are enabled to imply the Word of God in our daily life.

        You live in lies and falsehood, dear Tom. You need to come clear on who you are, and where you will have to spend eternity. Because if you do not repent, you will perish.

        I loved you enough to tell you the truth.

      3. Tom,

        In response to your 1 Timothy posts: We ask fellow Christians to pray. We do not pray to dead people. There is nothing in those verses about praying to dead people.

        Kay

    5. Question…..Who makes ‘a person a Saint’ ?????
      The Catholic Church…The Pope….Jesus Christ??
      If Jesus Christ makes people a ‘Saint’…they are a Saint unto God..
      If the Pope (Catholic Church) makes people a ‘Saint’…hahahahaha
      that makes them a ‘saint unto Satan’ and lifting themselves up (trying to) above God…!!! FACT

      1. Saint is another word for Godly, or a believer. Because either you are or you aren’t Christs and if you are then all are equal. But the Catholic church has a rigid heirarchy, like everyone’s still slaves to the guardians over them, not a structure as described in scripture as the freedom in Christ.

        Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

      2. “saint is another word for ‘Godly’…???? and you really want me to believe this??? ……You’re actually telling me that God don’t know the difference from ‘godly or saint’…?? Amazing how God becomes so stupid as we who have and do commit sins are so wise….wow!

  5. I can’t believe you said this “There is a lot of acts of the devil in the Roman Catholic church, still possible for God to do the same.”

    So, are you trying to say that God and Devil are in the same respect of power and dominion??? That is not a good theology or even good explanation!

    And you going off a tagent by bring up the sexual abuse cases??? What is with that?? The Church is perfect but the people because we are sinners, but strive to be perfect!

    Besides haven’t you done any research on protestant ministers. I have always heard that the rate of abuse by protestant ministers was higher than that of Catholic priests, and the rate among teachers was even higher these past decades. A quote:
    “Finally, in the authoritative work by Penn State professor Philip Jenkins, Pedophiles and Priests, it was determined that between .2 and 1.7 percent of priests are pedophiles. The figure among the Protestant clergy ranges between 2 and 3 percent.” Now explain that issue??? By pointing to those statistics, I believe one is saying that it is not just a Catholic problem, like the secular media would like all to believe it is…..it is everywhere especially in family homes are the worst.

    Back to saints…..the “Practice” of asking for the intercession of Saints is stemmed in Judaism. On Yom Kippur the Jews would ask their deceased relatives to pray for them.

    The intercession of fellow Christians, which is what the saints in heaven are also clearly does not interfere with Christ’s unique mediatorship because in the four verses immediately preceding 1 Timothy 2:5, Paul says that Christians should interceed: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and pleasing to God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:1–4). Clearly, then, intercessory prayers offered by Christians on behalf of others is something “good and pleasing to God,” not something infringing on Christ’s role as mediator.

    But asking one person to pray for you in no way violates Christ’s mediatorship, as can be seen from considering the way in which Christ is a mediator. First, Christ is a unique mediator between man and God because he is the only person who is both God and man. He is the only bridge between the two, the only God-man. But that role as mediator is not compromised in the least by the fact that others intercede for us. Furthermore, Christ is a unique mediator between God and man because he is the Mediator of the New Covenant (Heb. 9:15, 12:24), just as Moses was the mediator (Greek mesitas) of the Old Covenant (Gal. 3:19–20).

    1. Dear Tom

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      I can’t believe you said this “There is a lot of acts of the devil in the Roman Catholic church, still possible for God to do the same.”

      So, are you trying to say that God and Devil are in the same respect of power and dominion??? That is not a good theology or even good explanation!

      My comment:

      What is possible for God, do not reduce Him to the level of the Devil. God will simply not fall to such a low level, like sending a Roman Catholic priest to rape an altar boy.

      God did not stop these crimes against humanity to take place, might be for many reasons. One of them seems to be, to expose the evil of the Vatican Priesthood. My best guess: Jesus hoped that these crimes, would be enough to open the eyes of Roman Catholics.

      The Bible explains that there will be people who refuse to repent, putting their hope in their idols. They will rather curse God who have explained to them, that their shameless idolatry will take them down the road to Hell. The final judgment will be fair and just.

      1. Ivar,

        The sins of the priests raping others did start to open my eyes many years ago. Many Catholics will say that the devil used these sins to tempt me and to lure me away from Holy Mother Church, and that I am now in the hands of the devil b/c I have left Holy Mother Church.

        The fire of the Holy Spirit alive in my soul tells me otherwise.

        Kay

      2. Dear Kay.

        Shalom.

        I hope and pray that these articles on News That Matters will open the eyes of Roman Catholics. We love them enough to tell them the truth, and desire to see them safe home in the Kingdom of Heaven. Your testimony makes Jesus happy. Keep on following Him.

  6. I wonder what kind of believers would be in the Kingdom? Those who accuse faulty day and night their brothers in faith based on false assumptions who they see a sun and paganism and they do not see the fake god in their pockets.Be real brothers in love and faith and to be ONE.May God forgive you and bless you.

    1. Dear Souheil Bayoud

      Shalom.

      Two wrongs, to not make one of them right. Let us call a spade a spade. Sin is sin. It sin is called “holiness”, it is a damnable and blunt lie.

    2. Souheil said:

      “I wonder what kind of believers would be in the Kingdom?”

      My reply:

      Certainly, not idol worshipers and those who can’t discern the truth for a lie and those who bow before a statue and pray to it — making it equal with God by saying, “holy father Denis (Dionysius), pray for us” as the Roman Catholic church teaches you to do

      May the Lord rebuke you in your ignorance and blindness and lead you to repentance.

      “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments” (Exodus 20:3-6).

      “All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame. Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his companions shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen are only human. Let them all assemble, let them stand forth. They shall be terrified; they shall be put to shame together” (Isaiah 44:9-20).

    3. Paul tells us to speak up and in languages we all can understand for the edification of the church meaning fellow christians. Do Catholics still call themselves Chritians? 1 cor 14:26
      “What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.”
      God doesn’t ask us to be blind. He calls people hypocrites who can see the hand in front of their face but cannot see anythng else.
      Luke 12:56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time? “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?

  7. To Kay…your answer….

    Thats because Saints in Heaven are alive and not dead that is why we ask for their intercessions to Jesus, who in turn asks God Our Father.

    Saints are not dead and they are not in Sheol. They are in heaven and alive with God. In Mark 9:4 Jesus is seen conversing with Elijah and Moses. Jesus tells the good thief “Amen I say to you, this day you shall be with me in Paradise”. The Saints in heaven are more alive now then when they were on earth. We know that Angels and Saints place the prayers of the holy ones at God’s feet (Rev 5:8; Rev 8:3-4), supporting prayers with their intercessions. The martyrs underneath the heavenly altar cry out for earthly vindication (Rev 6:9-11).

    There is one mediator between God and man, but we share in Christ’s priesthood, and our intercessions and prayers for eachother do have power. To share in Christ’s priesthood means to share in his mediatorship, both in heaven and on earth. 1 Tim 2:5 confirms that we share in Christ’s mediation, when we read it in context. In verses 1-7, St. Paul asks Christians to participate in Christ’s unique mediation by offering prayers and intercessions for all men: “this is good and pleasing to God”. We are called to unite ourselves to the one mediator Christ, “who gave himself as a ransom for all,” by praying for all men, through Christ. All prayer whether in heaven or on earth, is in Christ and through Christ, our one mediator and high priest. Christ himself is the vine between the branches. We and the Saints form one communion, one body of Christ, being members of Him and members of one another. They can hear us and they are concerned for our Welfare. In the parable of Lazarus and the rich man (Lk 16:19-30), the departed rich man is able to pray to Abraham and interced for his brothers. This implies that there can be communication across the abyss.

    And then you may say why pray in front of relic……or why do some pray in front of Cross or in shrine or in a Church for that matter! And relic our connection to that saint just like photo of lost relative or clothing as way to remember that particular person!

    1. Dear Tom.

      Shalom.

      Do you know if a “saint” is in Heaven?

      Who told you?

      Are you able to discern all the hypocrites who die in their sins?

      You have faith in the Pope, that all the Popes have been able to find out.

      The Pope has in your opinion the ability to be the replacement of God the Father. The Pope can discern, often hundreds of years after a person has departed. The Pope have made his priesthood grave looters, who take the dead up from the grave. They examine their skulls and bones, and take the remains through a process of “beautification”.

      They even pray to the departed soul, so find out if any “miracles” will take place after such prayers.

      Than, they might be declared as “saint”.

      I have told many Catholics, that if the person who have departed, did not make it to the Kingdom of Heaven. You will simply entertain demons in your prayer life. And these demons will surely make your church a “house of Demons”.

      Revelation 18:2
      With a mighty voice he shouted: “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.

      When you look at how many altar boys who have been raped by Roman Catholic priests and Bishops, you should admit that this religious movement is hunted by all kinds of evil spirits. They love to take men like you for a ride, and bring you down to the abyss.

    2. Tom,

      The Bible nowhere instructs believers in Christ to pray to anyone other than God. The Bible nowhere encourages, or even mentions, believers asking individuals in heaven for their prayers. Why, then, do many Catholics pray to Mary and/or the saints, or request their prayers? Catholics view Mary and the saints as “intercessors” before God. They believe that a saint, who is glorified in Heaven, has more “direct access” to God than we do. Therefore, if a saint delivers a prayer to God, it is more effective than us praying to God directly. This concept is blatantly unbiblical. Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we, believers here on earth, can “approach the throne of grace with confidence.”

      First Timothy 2:5 declares, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” There is no one else that can mediate with God for us. If Jesus is the ONLY mediator, that indicates Mary and the saints cannot be mediators. They cannot mediate our prayer requests to God. Further, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ Himself is interceding for us before the Father: “Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

      With Jesus Himself interceding for us, why would we need Mary or the saints to intercede for us? Whom would God listen to more closely than His Son? Romans 8:26-27 describes the Holy Spirit interceding for us. With the 2nd and 3rd members of the Trinity already interceding for us before the Father in heaven, what possible need could there be to have Mary or the saints interceding for us?

      Catholics argue that praying to Mary and the saints is no different than asking someone here on earth to pray for us. Let us examine that claim. (1) The Apostle Paul asks other Christians to pray for him in Ephesians 6:19. Many Scriptures describe believers praying for one another (2 Corinthians 1:11; Ephesians 1:16; Philippians 1:19; 2 Timothy 1:3). The Bible nowhere mentions anyone asking for someone in heaven to pray for him. The Bible nowhere describes anyone in heaven praying for anyone on earth. (2) The Bible gives absolutely no indication that Mary or the saints can hear our prayers. Mary and the saints are not omniscient. Even glorified in heaven, they are still finite beings with limitations.

      How could they possibly hear the prayers of millions of people? Whenever the Bible mentions praying to or speaking with the dead, it is in the context of sorcery, witchcraft, necromancy, and divination—activities the Bible strongly condemns (Leviticus 20:27; Deuteronomy 18:10-13). In the one instance when a “saint” is spoken to, Samuel in 1 Samuel 28:7-19, Samuel is not exactly happy to be disturbed. It is clear that praying to Mary or the saints is completely different from asking someone here on earth to pray for us. One has a strong biblical basis; the other has no biblical basis whatsoever.

      God does not answer prayers based on who is praying. God answers prayers based on whether they are asked according to His will (1 John 5:14-15). There is absolutely no basis or need to pray to anyone other than God alone. There is no basis for asking those who are in heaven to pray for us. Only God can hear our prayers. Only God can answer our prayers. No one in heaven has any greater access to God’s throne than we do through prayer (Hebrews 4:16).

      (From Got Questions)

    3. Tom said:

      “The departed rich man is able to pray to Abraham and intercede for his brothers. This implies that there can be communication across the abyss.”

      My reply:

      You are so wrong. First of all, this is a parable. I would suggest you read the commentaries by NON-CATHOLICS to find truth.

      Let’s look at what Abraham’s answer was (in the parable) in response to the rich man:

      “But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.’”

      The rich man’s prayer was IN VAIN (as are the prayers to “mary” saints, etc.)

      The parable tells us that EVEN if the rich man WAS able communicate with Abraham, all Abraham could do is repeat what is already written about in Scripture. Abraham has no power to coerce and change anything by “being closer to Jesus or the Father” and attempt to twist the hand of the Almighty to get the rich man off the hook. What is done is done. God decided his lot, his his eternal destiny.

      Jesus is the ONLY bridge between Hell and Heaven — through faith in Him ALONE do we close the gap — and that gap is forever closed now that Jesus has resurrected. There is no communication between heaven and hell. NONE.

      I would suggest you pray for discernment and ask to receive the Holy Spirit so you will have wisdom to interpret the Word of God — and not just follow along with the lies and erroneous commentaries that the RCC puts out.

      1. To JM:
        You are wrong to say there is no communication between Heaven and Hell; didn’t Satan speak with God in Job? And in the parable didn’t Abraham just speak to the rich man? Also Pope Leo XIII is said to have overheard Satan arguing with God. There is no prayer between the two. Abraham cannot help him because he has chosen his fate through his sins. He can help those on Earth though because their fate has not been decided and is still being fought out, even though God does know the outcome.
        Also, you told us to read commentaries from other noncatholics “and not just follow along with the lies and erroneous commentaries that the [Roman Catholic Church] puts out”. Catholic commentaries are written the same way as the others: through prayer, study, and reason. The only difference is that they are reflective of The Church, and take from the rich sources within The Church.

      2. Monica,

        I have a huge problem with a man like the pope, and the popes that have come before him, who are sinners like you and me, whom parade around calling themselves “holy father.” For there is ONE ONLY who deserves that name.

        Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

    4. Hi Tom,

      I have prayed in front of hundreds of bone relics of catholic saints. I, too, believed that praying to an image or statue was like remembering a beloved friend alive in heaven. I have a rich catholic history. I have processed with JPII on the streets of Rome, participated in a Mass he celebrated in His private chapel, studied at Steubenville…and the list goes on…but I assure you that when I made a sincere heart vow to God to worship no gods before Him and to place no man before Him, my heart was seared with the Holy
      Spirit like never before!!!!!!!

      Now, there is no joy in talking to a dead man or woman…now there is no joy in carrying bones of dead people in my pocket…now there is no desire to look upon an image of dead people whom I have never met…now I have no desire to give my heart to a pope (whom I do not know)…my heart is for Jesus alone and He alone doni talk to, converse with, chat to. My heart is His alone. Such great joy!

      “Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:13, 32 NIV). Now all I want is the Word of God (just like Jesus shared with these men)…NOT a man who claims infailabilty & cannot save, NOT 2000 years of tradition that men who cannot save have controlled. His Spirit burns from within me and I won’t trade Him for any part of the world.

      Lord Jesus, may we all give our heart and souls only to YOU today and forever. You assured us that all who come to You shall
      Never thirst again and that we are to learn from you who are ‘gentle and humble’ of heart. I ask You, Lord Jesus, that Tom will seek You alone for You alone redeem, You alone bring searing burning life to our souls. I beg you, Lord, to bring us all to you. In
      your name I pray!

      Blessings to you, Tom. I won’t be able to post again as I begin a new job in the morn.

      1. Dear Kay.

        Shalom.

        Be blessed in your new job. May Jesus use you with power as His daughter. Please come back and minister to us on News That Matters. Here you might be able to minister to many lost souls.

  8. You quote “In millions, Roman Catholics were told not to read the Bible. They were simply not able to understand what they read, they were told by men like Tom. To gain, achieve or understand the true faith, you basically have to attend a Roman Catholic seminary, and study hard for seven years.”

    I have never heard of that???? please where is your source for that assumption???

    And I was once in a Catholic Seminary studying to be a priest and you say that a person has to submit to Papal dogmas, and not question his authority. Buddy there are only dozen Dogmas which we all aspect, but there are hundreds of “DOCTRINE” which is not a “DOGMA.” Of three Catholic Seminaries I ve been to we question doctrines all the time and it happens everyday…..you have never been to a Catholic Seminary I guess??? The Church does not require you to know and understand everyone of its teachings.

    It is satified, if you can sincerely recite the folllowing prayer the The Nicene Creed at Sunday Service.

    1. Dear Tom.

      Shalom.

      I want to give your credit for admitting that you are a Roman Catholic priest, or at least had ambitions to become one.

      I have been a non believing but practicing Roman Catholic for many years. Half of my family are Roman Catholics. So I do have some experience in this regard. My local parish priest, even told me that a man can never become sure of his salvation in this life. I was surprised the day I understood that he was not saved. He was a very religious man, but had no faith in Jesus. He just did his job, and told us all he had learned in the seminary.

      To people who had Bibles, he had a stern warning. – Be sure the Bible has the imprimatur of the local Bishop. – Anyhow, let some learned priests tell you what the scriptures really mean.

      I feel so sorry for you Tom. You know the truth, but the truth is too painful. You have given an oat to defend the Pope, and you do your best. But my best guess, is that deep down in your heart, you start to get the sense that the followers of Jesus obey the truth. And you do not.

  9. Modern-day evangelical Protestants do not teach anything about the saints. Growing up, the only “saint” I ever heard of was St. Francis, because so many people have statues of him in their gardens. I had two Catholic readers ((Streets and Roads), and I read of several saints in these books–I loved those stories!

    I think the main reason for why evangelical Protestants don’t teach about saints is that they disagree so very very extremely strongly with the Catholic practice of “praying to the saints” or “petitioning the saint to pray for them.”

    Evangelical Protestants do not believe that those in heaven are able to see/hear us, as they are now with Jesus and are no longer interested in things of this earth. So they consider praying to the saints akin to the sin of attempting to communicate with the dead, or even with the sin of idolatry. Therefore, they stay away from teaching about the saints lest anyone be tempted to imitate the Catholics and pray to the saints.

    I think another reason why evangelical Protestants don’t teach anything about the saints is that all the saints are Catholic!! After all, we Catholics don’t teach about Protestant heroes of the faith, do we?

    Finally, I think that a lot of evangelical Protestants believe that much of the information about the saints is spurious, based on legend rather than fact. Evangelical Protestants tend to stick with “just the facts.”

    But they do teach a lot about the great missionaries; e.g., Hudson Taylor, Adoniram Judson, Cameron Townsend, William and Catherine Booth, etc.

    They also teach a lot about great preachers, teachers, revivalists, and evangelists; e.g., Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finley, Billy Sunday, A.W. Tozer, Billy Graham, etc.

    They also tend to get caught up in adulating current modern-day Christians “celebrities.” In my youth and younger years, these included Dr. James Dobson, Chuck Swindoll, J.I. Packer, Gary Smalley, Chuck Colson, Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, Evelyn Christenson, Anne Graham Lotz, Ann Kiemel, Joni Earickson, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. Some of these are still around and are very much respected and admired, and I personally admire several of them even though I am now Catholic.

    The only current modern-day celebrity that I am following is John Ortberg, because I grew up with him in my church. Many times, I played the piano for him when he sang (wonderful singing voice). We all knew that someday he would grow up to be a “Billy Graham,” and we were right! Great guy and I wish him well and I pray that he will seriously consider Catholicism!

    And of course there are the Christian entertainers. In my younger years, these were Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Michael W. Smith, the Wynans, Petra, 2nd Chapter of Acts, etc. I’m really dating myself here! I have not paid any attention to contemporary Christian entertainers in many years. But evangelical Protestants still get very caught up in buying their albums and promotional products, going to their concerts, etc.

    Sometimes things backfire for evangelical Protestants when they lift up a modern-day celebrity, because the modern-day celebrity is caught in a serious sin and/or crime. The one that comes to mind is Ted Haggard, who was the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals.

  10. These things about the saints, such as St. Denis picking up his head or angels taking Saint Catherine of Alexandria’s to Mount Sinai, they are according to legend! The Church itself does not say it is true, but it also does not say it is false because The Church understands that anything, anything at all, is possible with God. A whale swollowed up Jonah, I believe it. He saved the three hebrew boys from the fire, I also believe it. THROUGH Elijah, he raised the widow’s son. I also believe this legend can be true because with God nothing is impossible. I also believe the saints are alive in Heaven, and I hope to one day join them, and that they can ask Him for anything. That is why I ask for their prayers because they see the Beatific Vision and know the Will of The Father.

    1. Monica,

      The catholic church has a huge problem with distorting the Word of God, to suit their own need.

      2 Corinthians 11:4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

  11. Ivarsfjeld. Am Alfred an African am nobody in your fight and is based in 2 parties Good and Evil , I have been reading your post and looking at them keenly. Am directing u to be on yourself. He will come like a thief. Go and read something about St. Mary of Egypt and St. Joseph of Cupertino. again here am not a Catholic…. take this just a time…
    No one has seen God but only his Son Jesus..
    Human being can say anything good or bad .
    Stop insults calling other people zombies and the like s coz many leaders are seeing ur being out of mind having too much problems. What u need to just b ur self and pray daily and repent sins

  12. I have a problem with the notion that God will only cause something to happen or not happen if enough people ask him to do it. If God wants something done or not done, surely the pleadings of men won’t change his mind. Why not pray away all the world’s evils rather than pray for the victims after the fact? Please don’t quote the old saw that “God moves in mysterious ways”; I believe that the God who set the universe in motion also ascribed laws governing it and does not step in to cause or prevent what happens to us.

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