Rome’s Macabre Use of “Relics”
Next, there is the declaration “Non Cultus”, which has to be issued before canonisation can occur. This means that they declare that no cult has formed around the potential “saint”, or around his tomb. It’s difficult to see how they can actually prevent this from happening, once they have authoritatively declared that a “miracle” has been attributed to his intercession. But anyway, moving on:
At this stage in the proceedings, too, the candidate’s body is exhumed. And then for the really macabre part: “relics” are taken from the exhumed body! And what are “relics”? Relics are things that once belonged to a “saint”, or even parts of his or her body! Great powers have always been attributed to these “relics” by Rome, and these items are actually worshipped by Papists! According to Rome’s authoritative Council of Trent, “the holy bodies of holy martyrs, and of others now living with Christ… are to be venerated by the faithful, through which (bodies) many benefits are bestowed by God on men.”
Like so much else within Popery, relic worship was adopted from ancient heathenism, where it was practiced, for example, in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and within the Buddhist religion. It can be traced back, in fact, to the religious system which began in ancient Babel soon after the flood.
John Paul II’s body has not as yet suffered this macabre indignity, for the simple reason that it has not been in the coffin too long. But at some stage before he is finally canonised, it will happen. And “relics” will be removed. Body parts, in other words! And they call this religion a “Christian church”! It is nothing but baptized paganism, to quote the words of Alexander Hislop in his classic work, The Two Babylons.
And so, finally, there comes the last stage in the whole complicated and disgusting rigmarole: canonisation. To be “canonised” means to be recognised and officially declared by Rome to be a “saint”. Canonisation doesn’t “make” a person a saint, it merely recognises that he always was a saint. But before the dead person can be canonised, a second miracle has to be attributed to his intercession. Once this is established and the deceased is canonised, this means that Rome officially recognises that the deceased has achieved the state of “beatific vision”, meaning he can see God in a literal sense.