I know that’s the accepted doctrine of the Catholic Church, but three things:
1. I’ve known “Catholics” that pray to Saints in a very real way. But again, that’s not the Church’s fault, other than perhaps they need to be more clear with their members on this particular doctrine.
2. I am not clear on how anyone that isn’t God (Father, Son or Spirit) can hear hundreds of thousands to millions of people simultaneously.
3. Plus Jesus is pretty awesome as a mediator all by himself :)
Either way, I have no big beef with the Catholic Church — so I don’t want to start a Holy War that sometimes erupts on FR between Catholics and Protestants.
I agree with you about your #1. I’ve corrected many Catholics (as well as Protestants) on that point. Most simply never got beyond elementary education in their religious instruction, and misunderstand- and that is understandable.
The other two points are true also. I don’t blame many people, though, for asking Mary to intercede on their behalf to her Son, on the basis that she is more “comfortable” to speak with, or that she has an “in” with Him. The same comment applies to other Saints, as well.
It seems that many people are finally understanding what the true doctrine of the Catholic Church is about this subject. Not very many years ago that was not true.
Better brush up on your knowledge of intercessors and their intercessions.
Well, didn't He CREATE all of us?? So, how can Him hearing all of us at once be hard to understand??
2. I am not clear on how anyone that isnt God (Father, Son or Spirit) can hear hundreds of thousands to millions of people simultaneously. >>>
because God allows them to be able to do that.. what every you hold bound on earth will be bound in heaven.