Catholic saints are not dead and their bodies are often an object of public veneration, and always have been.
If he is not alive then he is dead ! b'SHEM Yah'shua
What support do you have from Elohim's Word
to support the veneration of the dead ?
Or is it paganism ?
posted on 01/26/2008 2:54:41 PM PST
(you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
I read somewhere that Padre’s family did not want his body exhumed.
posted on 01/26/2008 3:20:32 PM PST
If memory serves, there is no pre-Christian historical precedent of venerating, even worshipping a dead person's body. The Zoasterians (to this day) put their bodies on elevated platforms so carrion birds would dispose of them. The ancient Romans cremated their dead. So do the Hindus (to this day). The ancient Egyptians mummified their pharaohs and other key figures, but their bodies weren't the objects of worship or veneration either. They were closed up in tombs or pyramids.
The Chinese and Japanese engage in "ancestor worship," but even they cremated their dead, if memory serves.
posted on 01/26/2008 3:41:07 PM PST
("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
“And Elisha died, and they buried him... And it came to pass that as they were burying a man, that behold, they saw a band of men [Moabites], and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha: and as soon as he touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood up on his feet” (IV Kings 13:20-21).
posted on 01/26/2008 3:47:29 PM PST
(Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
Cool it, and educate yourself.
posted on 01/26/2008 7:38:54 PM PST
If he is not alive then he is dead !
According to "Elohim's word," his son has abolished death. (2 Timothy 1:10) What part of "abolished" isn't clear?
posted on 01/28/2008 8:24:10 AM PST
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