Thursday, 3 December 2009


Being brought up in a Baptist church I was taught that praying to the saints was an old fashion superstition that had nothing to do with 'proper' Christianity - we prayed directly to God / Jesus without the need for an intermediary.

So what do I make of this article which I read just before I went into hospital?

This got me thinking how many times had I asked someone to pray for me and, if I can ask my fellow living Christians to pray for me, why not those who have, in the words of the Salvation Army, been promoted to glory?

I know this is rather controversial for a Baptist but it makes rather worrying sense to me.

Any comments?


maggi said...

if you actually believe in the resurrection, anything less makes no sense at all. :)

Julsey said...

Isaiah 8:19, 1 Samuel 28 and Deuteronomy 18:10-13 have some interesting things to say about this.

Still Breathing said...

Julsey, The passages you quote are to do with spiritualism and witchcraft which is an entirely separate issue. What I am talking about here is the fellowship of Christians which transcends the grave. The body of the church does not exist just in the here and now but also in the parallel reality of paradise/heaven.