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by Veronica
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

"Sure. Let me ask you a question, Veronica. What do you think would be the point of asking someone in heaven to pray for us? " I know there are many other points to be discussed, but for now this is the only question I have time to answer...to be honest, I haven't even read all the replies yet, so s...
by Veronica
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

"Maybe you can show me some evidence otherwise." *shrugs* Why should I want to show you otherwise? I agree. ;) At least, in part...our prayers can still effect the outcome, though Jesus does have the "last word" - so to speak. And we still appear to have differing veiws of what "mediator" mean. Cath...
by Veronica
Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

"1Ti 2:5 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" Alright, lets discuss this particular verse before we move on (one thing at a time...discussions progress better that way, in my opinion) :) So...what do you think this verse means? The context in which you...
by Veronica
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

Okay, next question....According to these verses, what were the priests unable to do by reason of death?
by Veronica
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

Alright, I've taken some time to think through the whole argument on both sides, and decided I've gone about it all wrong. So I'm going to start all over, beginning with one simple question. Is the passage in Hebrews that talks about the priests and such, referring to the priests before Christ came?...
by Veronica
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

So sorry it's taken me so long to reply! I was stuck in a nearby city for five days due to the weather. This passage talks how Jesus Differs from these Earthly Priests. Jesus's priesthood continues forever but a Priests Priesthood was not continued by reason of Death. I still fail to realize how thi...
by Veronica
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

Sorry I've taken so long to reply! It's been the usual pre-Christmas rush....school deadlines, music recitals, etc. I had started to reply last night, and then that wonderful contraption, called the phone, rang. :P But anyways... It is not just down to a pro-forma interpretation. Read what the verse...
by Veronica
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

The request is in the second sentence which Veronica did not quote: "... Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen." Ah, my mistake :oops: Thanks Judah! :) Heb 7:23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continui...
by Veronica
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

"Did you even read the Scripture you quoted (1Tim 2:5)? It says nothing about alive or dead, but that there is only one mediator. It therefore does not matter whether someone is alive or dead, the cannot intercede with God on our behalf." I'm sorry to have been ambiguous. The point I was making was ...
by Veronica
Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

Yes, but they are all alive. So you believe the proper interpretation, in regards to 1 Timothy 2:5, is that we are allowed to ask others for prayers, as long as they are alive? Thus far, I agree. I just don't see how your statement^^ is relevent to asking the saints to pray for us. If you are imply...
by Veronica
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

Thank you Byblos! I hope all is well with you and your family, as well. :)
by Veronica
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What's the deal with Catholics?
Replies: 47
Views: 11348

...infact when you think about such a title seems quite contradictory—the "Roman [Universal] Church." Which is it? The Roman Church, or the Universal Church? Actually, the modifier Roman only became popular after the Reformation, so as to distinguish between the breakaway Anglican Church, and the o...
by Veronica
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5) Well if you are going to interpret that passage the way you have appeared to have interpreted it in your post, then I have a question. Do you ever ask people to pray for you? Deus te benedicat! Veronica...
by Veronica
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

How does the Church know a Person has gone to Heaven? I thought someone would ask that question :) There is a lengthly process to go through before the Church can canonize someone a saint. Now in all honesty, the whole process of the canonization of saints is yet another area where I am not very we...
by Veronica
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Becoming a Saint
Replies: 63
Views: 18368

There are different definitions of saints ;) "Saints: i. In the New Testament the word 'saints' is often used to designate all Christians of a place, as we should say "the faithful" ii. One whose Holiness of life and heroic virtue have been confirmaed and recognized by the Church's official process ...