Do Catholics Worship Saints?

Do Catholics Worship Saints?

Hi my name’s Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So I was recently talking with a man, he’s a missionary
with FOCUS: The Fellowship of Catholic University Students. This awesome guy;
he wasn’t always a missionary and actually he wasn’t even always Catholic. He wasn’t even always Christian. He became a Christian when he was 19 years old;
encountered Christ in this powerful way; but then in the course of the next few
years he kind of became a little bit – I guess what you’d say anti-Catholic. He had a number of things against the Catholic Church, and one of the
things yet against the Church was he said that he believed that we as
Catholics worshipped the saints. He said, “No, worship belongs to God alone.
I see all their paintings … “… I see the kneelers in front of the statues.
I see the candles in front of the icons, or in front of the paintings. It’s really clear, it’s really obvious, they’re worshipping those statues,
they’re worshipping those saints.” For us, we’re like, “No, not at all.” There’s probably, if you were raised Catholic, there was nothing in you that when you see a statue thinks, “Oh, I’m gonna bow down before that statue.”
You look at the statue think, “Oh hey, there’s a statue of—oh that’s St. Francis of
Assisi …” or “… there’s a painting of mother Teresa”
and you just think it’s a painting of a family member. You think it’s a statue of one of your older brothers or one of your older sisters. It has no more significance, no more weight,
no more desire to … impulse to worship that thing than when you see a picture
of your family. They’re simply reminders to us if
someone could say now someone could say, “What about, you know, God saying,
‘Don’t create a graven image to worship?'” We say, “You’re right, we’re not worshiping.” What about the graven image?
Now God didn’t completely prohibit making images. One, in the Old Testament, he conscripts the
Israelites to fashion angels over the top of the Ark of the Covenant. He tells Moses to make a bronze serpent on a staff and those who look at the
bronze serpent on that staff will become healed. In the New Testament Jesus is the
fullness of God revealed; and there was this big big heresy called the
iconoclast heresy way back in the day where the question was:
Should all images be destroyed? Should icons be destroyed or are those
icons—are those images—reminders to us of God’s goodness? The Church definitively came to the conclusion that—the Christian Church—came to the definitive conclusion that those images, not being worshipped, are simple reminders of God’s goodness. That’s why we talk about the saints so much;
because I’ve heard people also say, “Well, you guys you talk about the saints more than you talk about Jesus.” Now A) If that’s we’re doing, we need to stop that.
We need to talk about Jesus far more than anything or anyone else. But does it take away from the honor belonging to God if we talk about the saints? We all love testimonies don’t we? I mean I’m sure if you’re a Christian who’s not a Catholic you’ve gone to a thing when someone stepped up and said, “Here’s my life
before I met Jesus, then I met Jesus … Here’s my life after I’ve met Jesus.” You wouldn’t say, “Hey, sit down and stop talking about yourself. Only talk about
Jesus.” They’d say, “No no no, I’m talking about what God did in my life.” Look at what God has done in the life of an ordinary average person. He took their
ordinary life and he made it extraordinary. He actually even took a a broken destroyed life and made it remarkable
and phenomenal. That doesn’t take away from God’s honor any more than if you went to an art gallery and there with the artist standing next to their painting and you went on you said, “Oh my goodness look at this painting! This painting is incredible. Look at the colors and the detail and the creativity that went behind it.” The artist wouldn’t stand next the painting say,
“Hey hello over here why are you looking my painting? Why are you talking about how great my painting is?
I’m right here.” When you’re praising what the artist did
you’re actually praising the artist. The same thing is true when we talk about the saints. We’re not just talking about how good Joseph or Mary or Therese or whoever was. We’re talking about how amazing God is, that God took this
ordinary average person and made something extraordinary by His grace through them. Lastly, what about asking for the saints’ prayers? Isn’t that like kind of uh … um … prohibited in the Bible? Isn’t Jesus the one
mediator between God and man? Well we say, “Of course Jesus is the one mediator between God and man.” He is the one, the only one, who gives us access to the Father; but, as we all know, Jesus has enlisted a whole host of co-workers. Hasn’t he? Scripture even talks about this—we become co-workers with Christ, and in that, whenever you’ve taught someone about Jesus you were a mediator of the teaching of Jesus. Whenever you’ve prayed with someone, you were a mediator of God’s grace in a certain way. Whenever you even gave someone a Bible or shared a link to a video like this, you became a mediator, a part of God’s truth, part of God’s Word, part of God’s wisdom, part of God’s life. Now Jesus is the one
mediator between God and man of salvation, but again, as I said, he’s
enlisted a whole host of brothers and sisters—coworkers— and he’s commissioned us to be co-mediators
(and I say that in a very specific term)
with him. If you were to go to another Christian and say, “Hey, I’m going through a lot; would you pray for me?” They wouldn’t look at you and say, “I’m not going to pray for you. Go right to Jesus you talk to Jesus. I’m not going to talk to Jesus for you.” They would say, “Of course I will.” The same is true when it comes to the
saints, those who have died. We believe they are not dead. We believe they are alive with Christ. In fact, Revelation chapter four, five, six, and eight all talk about the fact that the saints in heaven right now are praying. They’re praying to worship God but they’re also praying for us here on this earth. It’s simply saying those of you who have died in Christ and are alive in him right now, please, you’re my brothers and sisters, you are more alive than anyone, please pray to our Lord on my behalf. The saints, every single one of them with their lives, with their death, with their words, with their actions, with their everything,
they point us more and more to Jesus. But to deny that we have brothers and
sisters in heaven would not give God more honor. It would not give God more glory, it would simply deprive us and the family that he’s given us. Last thing:
Early on, in the Christian Church, in about the 4th century Saint Augustine even talked about this. He says when it comes to the Saints we
give them “dulia” which means honor, veneration. When it comes to Mary, we give her “hyperdulia” which is this even more honor and veneration. When it comes to God we give him “latria”
which is worship. And worship belongs to him alone. This is all to praise God and he wants to bless us through his saints. From all of us here at Ascension Presents, my name is Father Mike.
God bless.

100 Replies to “Do Catholics Worship Saints?”

  1. You can't deny the obvious praying to Mary and the Saints and bowling down to them and praying. Everyone has seen it. Calling Mary the mother of God which puts her before God and saying that she is sinless which Jesus Christ says only God is good and perfect.

  2. I left the Roman Catholic Church when I saw that life in Jesus Christ was not possible while remaining true to Roman Catholic doctrine. In leaving having only the Lord and His Word, I began to go to a library not far from my home where I met with new Christian friends I met in a bookstore one night, I explained
    that I had left the Roman Catholic Church and that I had accepted Jesus Christ and His Word in the Bible as all sufficient. I had done this, I said, “absolutely, finally, definitively, and resolutely.” Yet, far from being impressed by these four adverbs, by God’s grace, I began to see in repentance the fruit of salvation. This meant being able not only to ask the Lord’s pardon for my many years of compromising but also to accept His healing where I had been so deeply hurt. Finally, at age 32 on the authority of God’s Word alone, by grace alone, I received Christ’s substitutionary death on the Cross alone. To Him alone be the glory.

    Today, many Men and women are coming to know the authority of the Bible and the power of Christ’s death and resurrection. I was amazed at how easy it is for the Lord’s grace to be effective when only the Bible is used to present Jesus Christ. This contrasted with the cobwebs of church tradition that had so clouded my 28 years of devotion to the Catholic Church 28 years without the real message.
    To explain the abundant life of which Jesus spoke and which I now enjoy, no better words could be used than those of Romans 8:1-2: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” It is not just that I have been freed from the Roman Catholic system, but now I have become a new creature in Christ. It is by the grace of God, and nothing but His grace, that I have gone from dead works into new life.
    my new Christian friends explained to me on what authority our sinful nature is made right with God. The Bible clearly shows that Jesus substituted Himself for us on the cross. I cannot express it better than Isaiah 53:5: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (This means that Christ took on himself what I ought to suffer for my sins. Before the Father, I trust in Jesus as my substitute.)
    That was written 750 years before the crucifixion of our Lord. A short time after the sacrifice of the cross, the Bible states in I Peter 2:24: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
    Because we inherited our sin nature from Adam, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. How can we stand before a Holy God—except in Christ—and acknowledge that He died when, in fact, we ought to have died? God gives us the faith to be born again, making it possible for us to acknowledge Christ as our substitute. Christ paid the price for our sins: though sinless—yet He was crucified. This is the true Gospel message. Is faith enough? Yes, born-again faith is enough. That faith, born of God, will result in good works, including repentance: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
    In repenting, we put aside, through God’s strength, our former way of life and our former sins. It does not mean that we cannot sin again, but it does mean that our position before God has changed. We are called children of God, for so indeed we are. If we do sin, it is a relationship problem with the Father that can be resolved, not a problem of losing our position as a child of God in Christ, for this position is irrevocable. In Hebrews 10:10, the Bible says it so wonderfully: “…we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” The finished work of Christ Jesus on the Cross is sufficient and complete. As you trust solely in this finished work, a new life, which is born of the Spirit will be yours—you will be born again.

    So What Paul said about his fellow Jews I say about my dearly loved Catholic brothers and sisters my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Catholics is that they may be saved. I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based in God’s Word but in their church tradition. If you understand the devotion and agony that some of our brothers and sisters in the Philippines and South America have put into their religion, you may understand my heart’s cry: “Lord, give us a compassion to understand the pain and torment of the search our brothers and sisters have made to please You. In understanding pain inside the Catholic hearts, we will have the desire to show them the Good News of Christ’s finished work on the Cross.”
    My testimony shows how difficult it was for me as a Catholic to give up Church tradition, but when the Lord demands it in His Word, we must do it. The “form of godliness” that the Roman Catholic Church has…makes it most difficult for a Catholic to see where the real problem lies. Every person must determine by what authority he knows truth. Rome claims that it is only by her authority that truth is known. In her own words, Cannon 212, Section 1, “The Christian faithful, conscious of their own responsibility, are bound by Christian obedience to follow what the sacred pastors, as representatives of Christ, declare as teachers of the faith or determine as leaders of the Church,” (Vatican Council II based, Code of Canon Law promulgated by pope John-Paul II, 1983). Yet, according to the Bible, it is God’s Word that is the authority by which truth is known. It was man-made traditions that caused the Reformers to demand “the Bible only, faith only, grace only, in Christ only, and to God only be the glory.”

    I share these truths with you now so that you can know God’s way of salvation. Our basic fault as Catholics is that we believe that somehow we can of ourselves respond to the help God gives us to be right in His sight. This presupposition, which many of us have carried for years, is aptly defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) #2021, “Grace is the help God gives us to respond to our vocation of becoming his adopted sons….”
    With that mindset, we were unknowingly holding to a teaching that the Bible continually condemns. Such a definition of grace is man’s careful fabrication, for the Bible consistently declares that the believer’s right standing with God is “without works” (Romans 4:6), “without the deeds of the Law” (Romans 3:28), “not of works” (Ephesians 2:9), “It is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8). To attempt to make the believer’s response part of his salvation and to look upon grace as “a help” is to flatly deny biblical truth, “…if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace…” (Romans 11:6).
    The simple biblical message is that “the gift of righteousness” in Christ Jesus is a gift, resting on His all-sufficient sacrifice on the cross, “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).
    So it is as Christ Jesus Himself said, He died in place of the believer, the One for many (Mark 10:45), His life a ransom for many. As He declared, …this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28).
    This is also what Peter proclaimed, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…” (I Peter 3:18).
    Paul’s preaching is summarized at the end of II Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him…” (II Corinthians 5:21).
    This fact, dear Reader, is presented clearly to you in the Bible. Acceptance of it is now commanded by God, “…Repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).
    The most difficult repentance for us dyed-in-the-wool Catholics is changing our mind from thoughts of “meriting,” “earning,” “being good enough,” simply to accepting with empty hands the gift of righteousness in Christ Jesus. To refuse to accept what God commands is the same sin as that of the religious Jews of Paul’s time, “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God” (Romans 10:3).
    Repent and believe the Good News!

  3. I'm an ex catholic and just recently baptized in a born again church BUT why do I feel a lot of pressure, then there's this one time that I feel that I'm an atheist already. Now, it's time for me to go back to Catholic Church. Hearing the teachings gave a lot of comfort.

    Please pray for me my brothers and sisters as I conquer this depression of mine. Salamat!

  4. You dont know what idols do to people here in Africa some say why go to church when I can kneel before my Mary statue and ask for anything and they give testimonies that it works

  5. Fabulous explanation.. thank you father.. you are completely right.. doesn't matter what those false Christians( protestants) say.. Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity are true Christianity Andy you are our brothers and sisters and we are all one in the God.. from a Shia brother

  6. Jesus peace be upon him was seen as a prophet until they idolized him, then they made him a deity.
    Mohammad peace be upon him was never idolized by Muslims that' s why we Muslims are the straight path.
    Mohammad peace be upon him isn't a replacement for Jesus peace be upon him, but he was confirming Jesus's prophecy.
    May God lead you to the right path. Amen.

  7. but what I cannot understand is how Cathlics do not understand is how JESUS NEVER LEFT A PAINTING.
    WE do NOT physically see his face. and we cannot until Jesus comes for his bride.

  8. Could you surrender these Catholic traditions as sacrifice to God? If we aren't willing to surrender something "give it up" its something we treasure more than God. Defending these traditions over and over confuses me? Why not surrender them, and if your brother thinks its idol worship should we strive to not be a stumbling block to our brothers. 1 Corinthians 8:1-11

  9. They worship and they believe that false pagan goddess they created is their only savior.
    "Open to us, O Mary, the gate of Paradise, since you have its keys!"
    St. Ambrose

    "Pure and Immaculate Virgin, save me and deliver me from eternal damnation."

    St. John Damascene

    "O my sweet Mother Mary, I consign my soul to you; have pity on me and save me.
    St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori >>> This pagan is a doctor of the cult.

  10. Mike, just stop! Pope John Paul II in 1987 furthered the veneration of Mary by bestowing upon her the title Redemptoris Mater. Why does she need a title? Is this biblical? "Mother of the Redeemer" okay, we know that if we have read the gospels. You will need to explain to me the difference between the Catholic church "venerating" Mary to such a high degree and implementing the new trinity of the Father, Mother, Son or Baal, Ashtoreth, and Tamuz thus replacing the Father, Son, Holy Spirit. This will get sticky for you, because you will need to explain the purpose of naming Resurrection Sunday Easter… This will just be the start of it too. See I have studied your rituals and traditions. You are not getting off the hook, when you bring in things from outside the bible and then say, "oh its okay… the holy prime minister(a man) says it is"

  11. This guy is annoying in the way he redefines worship to clean catholic corrupt doctrine. It's like washing with mud

  12. Ambassador is different than mediator. This guy is a linguistic wizard of deception. I think he is convincing and reassuring himself

  13. And I know what I'm saying because my family try to raise me up as Catholic. But unfortunately it didn't stick. I'm glad it did not stick to me being Catholic. My parents even baptized me in the Father the Son the Holy Spirit. God and Holy Spirit didn't die they are Everlasting only Jesus died on the cross. They baptized me to the devil when they said the father-son the Holy Spirit there's no such thing as a Holy Trinity that's what the Catholics made up. They baptized me to the Catholic Church and the father and the son the Holy Trinity. But luckily I bet ties myself in the name of Jesus Christ I don't know where you been Preacher Man but you need to go see the world more often and ask the people and you'll get your answers that's what your church tells people

  14. Fr. Mike, while it's clearly defined that latria (worship) is for God alone and it's different from dulia/hyperdulia(venerate), it's unclear to me what are the action that will lead us to worship and what action are limited to venerate only. There could be a time that we are thinking of venerating, but our action may lead to worship. Would you be able to explain how to draw the boundaries of action between latria and dulia/hyperdulia? What kind of action/activities that will lead us to latria/worship, so we should not do that action for Saints / Mother Mary. Would you be able to make a video for that. Thank you.

  15. For those trolling here saying that "we Catholics pray to saints and Mary"
    What do you mean by "we" please speak for yourself. All Catholics I have spoken to say that they only respect saints and ask for them to pray FOR them but they don't pray TO them.
    Show me one official prayer from the Catholic church that is prayer to any saint or Mary. You will find NONE.

    Without solid evidence you are just trolling on the internet to misrepresent Catholics.

    Again, post an official link to at least one official prayer (in its entirely, not just some select parts) from Catholics praying to anyone else than God, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  16. Ok i have one question i do not go to a church and i believe in the personal relationship with God and yea sure you might see me in diffrent churches. The thing is i found that if you have a relationship with the Father the Holy Spirit makes you whant to follow the rules of the Bible. In other words go to God and the the rules will come to you automaticly after a while. So is it ok if i do not talk to saints acourding to the catholic church or is it a must to talk to them. Oh and can some one allso explain the confession thing with the priest. I do not want to make my own assumptions

  17. People pray to saints for money. Isn't that worshiping? Isn't praying to them for miracles not allowed?

  18. I can tell you what I think as a catholic. This church is far from teachings of Jesus. Its corrupted just like any other church today. Very few churches listen fully to teachings of Jesus. You cannot call anyone father – like priests like to be called. We are meant to call ourselves brother and sister. If you are unsure about catholic church just read 4 gospels. This takes few hours and you will have all the answers. God bless

  19. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. Deuteronomy 18:10-12

  20. It is not worship but idolatry. The same applies to most abrahamic religions whether they are in denial or not.

  21. Just Honor Mary and dont worship and pray to her. Dont Pray to Saints. Only pray to Jesus thats all.

  22. I am new to catholicism and your videos help me understand so well, it’s as if Jesus himself is answering my questions! Keep up the amazing videos

  23. Explain this why do Catholics have jesus on the cross dead even though he resurrected and jesus is alive

  24. Catholics of the world do worshiped Mary real or fake one and that a fact and looking upon a broonze serpent dont mean worshiped nobody bowling down and worshiped the broonze serpent u Catholics liar like they do with idol of Mary.

  25. May God be with you brother, you explain lot's of things that non-catholics cannot understand. I am orthodox and we also love Mary and Saints, we have beautiful churches like yours, a choir and paintings. God bless you !

  26. I love saints.. they remind us what we should aspire too with their life example… I am devote to St. Anthony of Padua and I love Padre Pio's story… what can I say… yes… they are like big brothers to look at as examples, which brings me way close to GOD… by the grace given to them, I can aspire to the same <3

  27. Protestants dont understand the difference between veneration and worship. Thats the reason why they think we worship saints. The veneration got rooted out from their faith during the early protestant days.

  28. Origin of The Roman Catholic Church – When It Did Not Begin

  29. Michigan Catholics are encouraged to pray to Father Solanus Casey for miracle healings. He needs one more miracle to become a saint.

  30. But, the saint are dead. Does it mean that we pray to dead people? It's a different context when we're talking about praying with someone that lives. Oh yeah, the realm of the living and the dead is different.

  31. I knew this form of prayer has been around long before pretty much most of the big schisms and separations from the Catholic church… it really is- pretty much an 'old school'- form of prayer.
    I wonder what Fr Mike's take is on Revelation 5:8 of the RSVCE. Even it clearly states- prayers of the saints, granted- he mentioned the other chapters in that book.
    The concepts of Dulia, Hyperdulia, and Latria – are plenty enough for me.
    I also like the idea of even Lapsed Catholics being able to pray to saints for guidance- into finding a pathway back to the Lord and the church too.


  33. Saints are false idols "Sanctified by men". No man has the right to declare someone holy, only the Father. Even if you're praying "through" a saint, it's an idol established by men. Pray only to the Father through Jesus.

  34. But Catholics are praying to Saints and Mary for healing, good fortune etc. They treat them like guardin angels, do this, do that for me. They don't ask God or Jesus, they ask people like saints and Mary, and I don't think that's ok.

  35. I hate to say this "father" but I've seen people bow before statutes and images and start talking to them. If that's not praying an worshipping I don't know what is.

  36. It’s interesting to see how different your views are, and I am glad you do no worship the saints or Mary … but the argument that catholics worship the saints and Mary is not completely false. In Latin American culture it is certainly true, and I say that as a South American myself and have seen it to this day. Especially in Mexico … People pray to Mary and borderline worship her more than they do Jesus , heck I barely hear Jesus’ name mentioned among Latin American catholics because they always talk about Mary instead. Just thought I’d let you guys know this argument did not come out of nowhere

  37. Thank you for the clear explanation of the praying to saints question I have had for a long time that hindered me from seeking to become a catholic.

  38. 😐

    Matthew 23:9 (KJV)

    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

    Why would anyone call this man "Father"? 1. He is not a father. 2. He is not your earthly father. 3. He is not your heavenly Father. HE IS NOT THE FATHER OF ANYONE!

  39. That's not true, the moment you pray TO someone you are worshipping it and telling me yall don't pray TO a saint is a lie.

  40. Maybe your not worshipping but your idolising like you do the pope, why risk it, yes you do need to keep it to Jesus.

  41. 🤔Oh Catholics… Smh
    Why skip Jesus, and pray to Mary?
    Why ask a priest (a man), to forgive sins?… Isn't that the definition of blasphemy?

  42. I love you Fr Mike. You’ve helped me tremendously on my path out of atheism, to the kingdom of God.

  43. I’m born again Christian and I respect how catholics do the sign of the cross but for us born again we don’t do the sign of the cross because it only reminds us the suffering of our lord Jesus Christ everytime we remeber our Lord we picture in our mind the Free Jesus the one that is not Crucified ofcourse we value the cross because it is how we are redeemed. But if you go back to history when they crucified Jesus they ask the crowd if they want Jesus to be crucified because they accused him of blasphemy and the crowd responded by doing the sign of the cross meaning they want Jesus to be crucified so for us born again Christian we don’t want Jesus to be crucified again that’s why we don’t do the sign of the cross.

  44. I recently have came back to my catholic faith. But during this spiritual journey, I’ve been accused of idolatry and that I won’t go to the kingdom of god and it really hurts me that my fellow Christians can be so mean sometimes. Shoot it has even got me thinking if I’m in the right “church”. I honestly get uncomfortable when I am trying to spread the gospel and people ask me why so many different churches. I have to go back to Martin Luther and explain the Protestant reformation. Then I feel I look dumb when I say well we’re all heading to the same place haha expect for some churches which I can’t put in the same category like the LDS church and Jehova witness. There beliefs are completely different in their view of Jesus Christ our Lord. I think I’ve ranted enough haha

  45. Yo any catholic can answer me… I do not deny the saints and mother mary. You as catholics should know that God is the ONLY ONE that is omniscient and omnipresent… Which basically means everywhere at the same time… Now, the thing that i deny is.. When did the saints and mother mary became gods? To be able to recieve more than a 100000 prayers at the same time would require omnipresence and omnipotence. Please explain.

  46. You make it almost sound like you know what your talking about!(I am curious,can you do a better job than lying?)If so why is making Mary equal with the Lord Jesus Christ?(Wow so I am not a mediator with God?Can a human intercede for a human when the item(salvation)is in question!(Luke 1:38 King James Version of the Holy Bible!(So what is a servant?)(IS A servant on equal footing as the Master?) What is alchemy? Transubstantiation? Eucharist? Seriously misspelling it?(No,no,no,no,and no we are just deceiving the Catholic converts?After all why not say"So we don't get)Now I know why you don't + Eu to the Lord's name, though since you did prove Catholics does worship saints!No no we don't worship saints you'd say"I don't believe you!Why?You don't give me a choice!What seriously didn't you hear what he said"We just venerate Mary,and the other saints!(I'm sad,but not glad with your idol worship!)We both agree to disagree!(You will not believe……)I hope I'm wrong,and that you'll see that you need to follow the Lord Jesus Christ,and go to a church that worships God,and does the will of the Lord Jesus Christ,and lets the Holy Ghost guide them!

  47. Got to love how roman pagans lie, must be the classes they take that teach them to do it.
    Even the roman pagan demigods say their goddess is their ONLY savior!!!!
    " Every grace which is communicated to this world has a threefold origin: it flows from God to Christ, from Christ to the Virgin, and from the Virgin to us . . . Nothing comes to us except through the mediation of Mary, for such is the will of God. Thus, just as no man goes to the Father but by the Son, so likewise no one goes to Christ except through His Mother. Whosoever will not have recourse to her is trying to fly without wings . . . O Virgin Most Holy, no one abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; no one, O Mother of God, attains salvation except through thee!"

    Pope Leo XIII

  48. We have sa answer father when someone ask about this. 😁
    And when it's my turn, I ask them 1. Who the of your church? 2. Who the founder of Catholic Church? 3. You have a clue then why are you still confused?
    Then they get angry. But I told them, don't be angry, we are just sharing the truth. So now that you know, what will you do?
    Then they're gone(BTW we are just talking in YouTube and Facebook).

  49. Have you ever been to Mexico and south America? I have seen many "Catholic" Hispanics pray to Saints and worship them. Go-to Mexico or South America, you can see shrines and people directly praying to Saints even by their name. I have literally seen them pray to Saints and ask Saints to do magic/spells. Latin American litterly pray to Saints and ask for magic/spells…. You cannot tell me that is not Idolatry, you are kidding yourself. The cross is a graven image in itself, but adding prayer for magic from saints is flat out paganism.

  50. "The devil is in the detail"
    On the prayer Hail Mary, the line "Holy Mary Mother of God" is a very political and formative language.
    Sure, we can play words here by saying that since Jesus is God and Mary is his mother, thefore, Mary is a Mother of God.
    The latter is a logically valid argument, but it is not truthful. How can Mary, a finite being, be a Mother of a pre-existent God? To say "Holy Mary Mother of God" is tantamount to saying "Holy Mary Mother of Yahweh". Mary is not the "Holy Mother of God".


    Remeber Saul when he summoned Samwels spirit. Samwal was Gods prophet but his spirit was at rest somewhere awaiting Judgement Day! Most saints yall pray to are sleeping like Samwel awaiting Judgement Day. What makes you think they are in heaven? EVEN IF THEY ARE WE ARE NOT INSTRUCTED TO PRAY FOR THEIR INTERCESSION!

    For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

    1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    John 14:26 KJV

    Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

    Leviticus 19:31 KJV

  52. In Mexico they have a saint call "el senor de los milagros" in English "lord of miracles". They believe is Jesus himself, the priests, bishops, cardinals know this and they still allow it, below ill leave a link of a video that shows ecactly what im talking about, this is wrong and God does not allow this,

  53. Jesus did say to pray for ourselves and for our brothers whilr aluce this is biblical, but when it comes to praying to the saints that have passed, this is not biblical and God never taught of left this in the bible.

  54. Thank God for the Saint's for they intercede on our behalf. This year I went and saw the incorrupt body of St Rita. The Incorruptibles are saints whose bodies are miraculously preserved after death, defying the normal process of decomposition. You can't deny praying to the saints. Have faith.

  55. You dont worship the saints but you worship the white washed false image "Jesus Christ" aka Cesear Borgia. They are constantly honoring false images everywhere like the white Mary behind you and creating idols where you bow down, kiss, worship, pray to, and give money to smh. None of that is scripture along with the Catholic belief that the Pope is God and/or the mediator between you and God.. Therefore people confess everything to a mere man instead of Yahusha.-1."For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."1 Timothy 2:5 -2.-Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”John 14:6

  56. I used to be a Catholic, but then I read the Bible and found out the Catholic Church has been lying to me.

  57. God has spoken (scripture) so that we would know Him and His will and that we are sinners, liars, dead to Him, wrong in all we do and say out of His salvation. The criteria for all of life is what God says is truth, right, just, not man. The Roman and Orthodox Catholic church began to depart from Biblical teaching in the 4th century and have continued in their heretical additions and subtractions to God's sovereign word. This departure from God and His word carries with it a severe consequence that all that hold to it will answer to. Rev. 22:18-19; Joshua 8:8; Deut. 4:2;12:32; Prov. 30;6
    What is apostasy revealingly absent in the Catholicisms doctrine are scriptural support for many of their "traditions" and then when they try to use scripture it's in error, it does not agree with all of scripture.
    Catholics and critics of them, go to God's word to discover truth, not what man has come up with.

  58. This is bs. I was raised Catholic & they place too much emphasis on these statues. They pray to it & around it. God is a jealous God. He pulled me out of these lies. Praise God.

  59. And also, you guys have like how many hundreds of different “versions” of Mary? You are like making her into a goddess herself it is impossible for her to have these many forms if it is not believed she isn’t s goddess. The only one who can be many places at the same time is God!

  60. Ascension presents, Catholics do worship saints, they either don't know what worship is, or they are telling lies, like they tell lies about them not worshiping Mary.
    Christians can't believe a word that Catholics say.
    Why do you think Catholics have taken the 2nd commandment out to the ten commandments.

  61. Only God can hear and answer our prayers. So why do catholics pray to Mary or Saints who cannot hear their prayers for they are not almighty? Only God is. Praying to anyone else than God is idolatry

  62. Repent if you pray to Mary or Saints. Thats idolatry. Pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ only!

  63. Yeah,but saints are just mascots if the people who admire them don't make an effort to follow in their footsteps, which is what I see in most Catholic people. Very few Catholics with Christian devotion. Also, praying to saints is a form of necromancing (speaking with dead spirits) which the Bible forbids. The old testament says the dead know nothing of the living, which is also true of the saints. They are waiting for that trumpet call to arise and put on immortality!! Not looking down on us as angels. The great cloud of witnesses, referenced in new testament, are old testament saints and the witness of their faithful testimony being brought into remembrance to cheer us on. No communication with the dead, period!!!!!

  64. Also, if you think your salvation is based on works, which Catholicism teaches, you are already in the wrong camp. Catholics have more faith in their Church attendance and consumption of that little water than they do the power of the holy spirit and simple acceptance of the example of Jesus and the personal witness that he presented in His gospels. They missed the Jesus that thehost represented by failing to consider his example. As long as they can take the host and attend confession they are ok. Deception at it's best!!!!

  65. Can you be more specific on where the Bible says that the saints are praying for us I couldn’t find it.🤷🏻‍♂️

  66. I am in a similar dilema. The father of my daughters is protestant. He is against catholism due to his protestant roots. I could never have him understand, what significance the saints have. All I do is pray for him to be enlightened

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