Pope Francis Makes Pope John Paul II and John XXIII Saints
Editorial | AdventMessenger.com
Millions worldwide engaged in modern spiritualism as two dead popes were made saints. There is nothing in the Bible that speaks about canonizing dead people. "For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten." Ecc. 9:5.
Here Pope Francis prays to the Virgin Mary, another dead person, at the beginning of the canonization ceremony that supposedly made to former dead popes into saints.
Pope Francis begins the canonization service with a mass under the watchful eye of the statute of the Virgin Mary.
Pope Francis kisses a vial of blood from Pope John Paul II during the ceremony.
Pope Francis delivers the blessing in Latin that "makes" his two former predecessors "saints."
Dignitaries of the church on the left and political leaders and heads of state from around the world on the right unite under the portraits of the two dead popes as they are made saints. Million more watch through satellite.
Twenty four heads of state and ten heads of government and other official delegations from 122 nations were present at the special mass. The United States was represented by a three-member delegation led by John Podesta, a former White House Chief of Staff in the Clinton administration and now a special adviser to President Barack Obama.
According to Catholic theology, now there are two more saints that we can pray to now in heaven. Yet the Bible says that there is only one person to pray to in heaven. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Tim. 2:5. In fact, the Bible teaches that everyone who is part of the body of Christ is a saint. "Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours." 1 Cor. 1:2.
"And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?" Isa. 8:19. These two popes are dead and buried under the Vatican. They can't hear us nor can they help us. Turn to the living holy God.
Far from being saints, there is no proof that these men did anything to stop or curb the pedophilia in their organization. Sadly, you wonder how much money was spend on this huge theatrical production, money that could have been spent on either the poor or the victims of pedophile priests.
It seems like "sainthood" prizes have become like the "Nobel" prizes - they are being handed out to just about anyone and everyone nowadays.