by Shaun Willcock
Bible Saints and Romish “Saints”
John Henry Newman was canonised (“made a saint”) by Francis I, pope of Rome, on 13 October 2019.
The Bible says that all true living Christians are the Lord’s saints (e.g. Acts 9:32,41; Rom. 1:7; 15:25; 1 Cor. 1:2; 14:33; etc.). But according to Rome, the only “saints” are certain dead Papists whom Rome officially pronounces to be so. Papists are permitted to pray to them, seeking their aid and intercession with God, which is heretical as the Lord Jesus Christ alone is the only Mediator between God and men (Jn. 14:6; 1 Tim. 2:5). This is the evil and ancient practice of praying to the dead, forbidden in Scripture, for only God can hear and answer prayer (Deut. 18:10-12)! It is nothing but the ancient heathen belief in demigods, but under a “Christian” name. It is rank heathenism with no basis in the Bible. Continue reading