Jesus heals. Dead men don’t. Plain and simple.
- Acts 3:16 “By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.”
“Yes, John Paul II gave me the miracle of curing me,” he said. “My great promise to my healer is to spread devotion to him wherever I can.” (Fidel, Columbian man in 2012 who claimed to be healed by the dead PJP II and owes allegiance to him. Article link below.)
- Exodus 23:13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.”
It saddens me that one of the churches of Jesus Christ, the Roman Catholic Church, has allowed for, and has taught, the worship of idols within their body. They have steered so many Christians away from the true faith teaching them to pray to dead men for healing, safety, direction, and more. My heart goes out to all those under this false teaching. I pray for the true light of Jesus Christ to shine within each person caught in this religion.
- James 5:14 “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord [Jesus Christ].”
Someone has a facebook fan page with over 31,000 likes entitled, “1,000,000 Fans for the Beatification and Canonization of Pope John Paul II!.” This page is not to the dedication and prayers of faithful Catholics who pray to Jesus for their healing, but for those who are praying to Pope John Paul II for their healing and in dedication and honoring to the more current popes.
Worship definition: To show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites.
- Luke 4:8 “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
“Please pray for me Pope John Paul.. Amen” Kathi T (Quote from the facebook fan page)
- Deuteronomy 18: 9-12 “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who…consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God.
Scripture teaches us that Jesus alone, intercedes for His people. He is the only sinless one capable to stand in the gap for us. A dead sinful man cannot stand in the place of Jesus.
- Romans 3:10 “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” That includes Popes and pastors.
- 1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
- Romans 8:38 “Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
- Hebrews 7:25 “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”
The crazy thing to me is that one cannot find in the Bible anywhere where we are to pray to anyone besides Father God, in Jesus Name.
- Matthew 6:6 “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Acts 4:18 “Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.”
- Colossians 3:17″ And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
- 2 Thessalonians 3:6 “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.” (Where do they teach to pray to dead people?)
How does a dead person obtain ‘status’ to be prayed to? From http://www.catholiceducation.org:
“When a person dies who has “fame of sanctity” or “fame of martyrdom,” the Bishop of the Diocese usually initiates the investigation. One element is whether any special favor or miracle has been granted through this candidate saint’s intercession. The Church will also investigate the candidate’s writings to see if they possess “purity of doctrine,” essentially, nothing heretical or against the faith. All of this information is gathered, and then a transumptum, a faithful copy, duly authenticated and sealed, is submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. Once the cause is accepted by the Congregation, further investigation is conducted… The congregation examines to see if the candidate was motivated by a profound charity towards his neighbor, and practiced the virtues in an exemplary manner and with heroism. Throughout this investigation the “general promoter of the faith,” or devil’s advocate, raises objections and doubts which must be resolved. Once a candidate is declared to have lived life with heroic virtue, he may be declared Venerable (A title given to a deceased person who has attained a certain degree of sanctity). The next step is beatification (Declaration by the pope that a dead person is in a state of bliss, constituting a step toward canonization). The candidate must be credited with a miracle. In verifying the miracle, the Church looks at whether God truly performed a miracle and whether the miracle was in response to the intercession of the candidate saint. Once beatified, the candidate saint may be venerated but with restriction to a city, diocese, region, or religious family. Accordingly, the Pope would authorize a special prayer, Mass, or proper Divine Office honoring the Blessed. After beatification, another miracle is needed for canonization and the formal declaration of sainthood.”
- Canonization is the act by which the Catholic Church or Eastern Orthodox Church declares a deceased person to be a saint, upon which declaration the person is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints.
- Saint: A person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration. They attain the right to be prayed to.
There is power in no other name, then the name of Jesus Christ, in heaven and on this earth.
- Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name [Jesus Christ] under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.””
- Revelation 13:12-13 “[The second beast] exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.” (God has allowed for satan and his workers to deceive many by performing miracles.)
- Post on the PJP II facebook, “Today, on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, we also commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the assassination attempt of Blessed (Saint) Pope John Paul II by Turkish Muslim Gunman, Mehmet Ali Agca, at the Vatican in 1981. In this picture, our beloved Papa is recovering from the wounds caused by the gunshot. Blessed (Saint) Pope John Paul II, help us to love and forgive our enemies, whatever the cost is! [speaking again to the dead man]”
Please do no be deceived, children of God. Honoring and praying to dead men above Jesus Christ is not desired by God. There is only one to pray to and that is the heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus.
Miracle atributed to PJP II, “Colombian man’s testimony has been sent to the Vatican. He says he was ‘miraculously cured’ from Parkinson’s.” http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/miracle-could-lead-to-john-paul-iis-canonization#ixzz2Te7nEnUi”
Facebook Page, 1,000,000 for PJPII: https://www.facebook.com/pages/1000000-Fans-for-the-Beatification-and-Canonization-of-Pope-John-Paul-II/358493083137?hc_location=stream