Author Topic: Why don't many Protestants ask the Saints and the Mother of God to pray for us?  (Read 229 times)

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Many Protestants claim they do not need to ask the intercession of the Saints, but this is one of the devil's traps, as the Saints tell us, the Christian who falls into the trap of not having recourse to the intercession of the Saints, risks dying in his sins and being lost. In the hour of death especially, Satan and his demons combat the Angels and Saints to take possession of our soul. Those who have had much recourse, after the Lord, to His Saints, especially His Virgin Mother and Adoptive Father, then St. Michael and all his Angels, will be secure. Those who have not will have much difficulty. For every Mass we hear well during life, God sends one Saint to console us in the hour of death.

Thoughts from Protestants here? In Rev 5:8, St. John the Apostle sees the prayer and intercession of the Saints in Heaven ascending like incense before God; later he sees the Angels in like manner offering up prayers and intercession of all Saints like incense, upon the golden Altar, which is before the Throne of God. And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of all the Saints went up from the Angels. Already in John 2, we saw the Power of the Intercession of the Mother of God at Cana. The time had not come yet He worked the Miracle.

Rev 5:8 And when he had opened the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty ancients fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints

Rev 8:3 And another angel came and stood before the altar, having a golden censer: and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints, upon the golden altar which is before the throne of God. 4And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.

The Book of Macchabees, which Luther tried to remove from God's Word, testifies that the Prophet Jeremiah interceded mightily for Israel:

2 Macc 15:12 Now the vision was in this manner. Onias, who had been high priest, a good and virtuous man, modest in his looks, gentle in his manners, and graceful in speech, and who from a child was exercised in virtues holding up his hands, prayed for all the people of the Jews: 13 After this there appeared also another man, admirable for age, and glory, and environed with great beauty and majesty:

14Then Onias answering, said: This is a lover of his brethren, and of the people of Israel: this is he that prayeth much for the people, and for all the holy city, Jeremias, the prophet of God. 15Whereupon Jeremias stretched forth his right hand, and gave to Judas a sword of gold, saying:

16Take this holy sword, a gift from God, wherewith thou shalt overthrow the adversaries of my people Israel. 17Thus being exhorted with the words of Judas, which were very good, and proper to stir up the courage, and strengthen the hearts of the young men, they resolved to fight, and to set upon them manfully: that valour might decide the matter, because the holy city, and the temple were in danger. 18For their concern was less for their wives, and children, and for their brethren, and kinsfolks: but their greatest and principal fear was for the holiness of the temple."
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