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To: Natural Law

“Your understanding is apparently crippled by the limitations of English. A saint is a holy person, and the term saint is derived from the Latin word “Sanctus” meaning holy. It is not an office, it is an adjective. A saint is one recognized by the Church as holy.”

My understanding is affirmed when I read the Greek New Testament, the language it was written in - and which predates the Latin translation.

The Scriptures call all believers saints - holy ones.

Peace to you too.


24 posted on 06/28/2012 5:16:41 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
"My understanding is affirmed when I read the Greek New Testament, the language it was written in - and which predates the Latin translation."

Are you reading Greek or are you using a concordance? I ask because the majority of the Protestant concordances were constructed by attempting to tie the King James translation to the original Koine Greek manuscripts.

St. Jerome based the Catholic definition of Saint on the Latin equivalent of the Koine Greek "Hagios" which means a Holy person. That is all that the Church affirms when it recognizes a person as a saint (holy).

I'm not sure where you are going with this argument because to advance it you will have to make an argument that none of those recognized as saints by the Catholic Church are holy and I don't think that is what you are contending.

Peace be with you

25 posted on 06/28/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT by Natural Law (Jesus did not leave us a Bible, He left us a Church.)
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