What The Bible Says About Devotion To "Saints"
The following letter was sent to the owner of a website that is devoted to
the Catholic saint, St. Jude. What was said is equally relevant to devotion to
any other so-called "saint".
Dear Catholic friend,
Out of concern for your spiritual welfare I am letting you know that
"devotion" to "St. Jude" or anyone other than Jesus
Christ (the REAL Jesus, not the Catholic one) is a sin, a grave sin. It
indicates that we are focusing too much on mere men, not on the Redeemer, the
Lord Jesus Christ...
1Corinthians 1:12 - "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of
Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; [I AM OF JUDE] and I of Christ. 13 Is
Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you [WAS JUDE CRUCIFIED FOR YOU]? or were
ye baptized in the name of Paul [OR JUDE]?"
2 Corinthians 10:17 - "But he that glorieth, let him glory in the
Lord" [NOT IN JUDE]
John 3:28 - "Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the
Christ, but that I am sent before him. 29 He that hath the bride is the
bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him,
rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroomís voice: this my joy therefore is
fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease" [CHRIST MUST INCREASE.
JUDE AND ALL OTHERS MUST DECREASE].
Galatians 1:10 - "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please
men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." ARE
YOU SEEKING TO PLEASE SAINT JUDE OR CHRIST? EVEN IF SAINT JUDE IS A REAL PERSON
AND EVEN IF HE IS IN HEAVEN, HE WOULD NOT WANT THE ATTENTION YOU ARE GIVING TO
HIM. HE WOULD BE GRIEVED BY IT AS PETER WAS WITH CORNELIUS AND AS JOHN WAS WITH
THE ANGEL IN HEAVEN:
Acts 10:25 - "And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down
at his feet, and worshipped him. 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I
myself also am a man." EVEN PETER WOULD NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO KNEEL AT HIS
FEET AND YET THE POPE NEVER PREVENTS ANYONE FROM KNEELING AT HIS FEET.
Revelation 22:8 - "And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I
had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which
shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am
thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the
sayings of this book: worship God." WE ARE NOT EVEN TO KNEEL AT THE FEET OF
ANGELS IN HEAVEN!
ALL ATTENTION, ALL GLORY OUGHT TO BE FOCUSED ON JESUS CHRIST!...
John 1:29 - "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
CAN WE EVER GIVE GOD TOO MUCH ATTENTION, TOO MUCH DEVOTION? DO WE GIVE GOD SO
MUCH ATTENTION THAT WE NEED TO STOP AND START GIVING THAT DEVOTION TO MERE MEN?
Luke 16:15 - "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves
before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for THAT WHICH IS HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG
MEN IS ABOMINATION IN THE SIGHT OF GOD."
Romans 10:3 - "For they being ignorant of Godís righteousness, and going
about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto
the righteousness of God."
Have a blessed day, and feel free to check out the helpful and informative
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