The day after the satanic Halloween is the Catholic holiday called All Saints Day. In fact, the name Halloween came from the term “All Hallows’ Eve” which is a term that means “All Saints Eve”. On All Saints Day Catholics must attend mass since it is a “holy day of obligation” and if they don’t it is a sin in their religion. All Saints’ Day is a day where Catholics venerate and pray to saints to intercede before God for them which is wrong to do as Jesus wants direct relationship with us, is omnipresent and is our intercessor between God and man.
To be a saint according to the Catholic Church certain criteria must be met. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website states “The process of declaring one a saint in the Catholic Church is called canonization. The canonization process is a canonical (Church law) procedure by which the Church through the Pope solemnly declares a Catholic to be united with God in heaven, an intercessory to God on behalf of the living, and worthy of public and universal veneration.” This is a lengthy process and begins 5 years after the death of the individual. Once a person is “beatified” and declared venerable the process continues and 2 miracles must be performed attributed to the deceased Catholic. Finally, according to USCCB a person can become a “saint” and be prayed to and venerated after the pope verifies the second miracle: “A second miracle must be attributed to the Blessed in order for him or her to be canonized a saint. A proven miracle is required, even for martyrs, for canonization. The verification of the second miracle follows the same procedure as the first. Once the person is declared a saint, he or she is worthy of universal veneration by the Church.” (www.usccb.org) But who does God consider a saint and what does the Bible say?
“10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” Ephesians 4:10-12
It is clear in the Bible that Christians are saints, all of us that are saved by Jesus and following Him. In these verses just quoted the Bible tells us of different types of people he uses to help the saints of His church grow. Unlike in the Catholic church where you can not be a saint until you are dead for a long period of time, the Bible shows us that saints are the Christians that are alive on the earth. Notice how Paul in his letter to the Colossians addresses the saints of the church, which would be living people:
“1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Colossians 1:1-2
Of course there are saints in Heaven, everyone in Heaven would be a saint because everyone that is saved is a saint. Catholics believe certain saints have certain powers for different things like St. Florian is the patron saint of fire, St. Christopher is prayed to for travel blessings, St. Anthony is the patron saint who you pray to when you misplace something, he helps you find it. This is unBiblical, pagan in origin and similar to the many gods of the Greeks or Romans (god of sea, god of love, god of war). Biblical saints do not want to be venerated or prayed to. Peter was most definitely a saint while here on earth and still is in Heaven and he rebuked Cornelius for venerating him:
“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.” Acts 18:25-26
You have a choice today to become a saint or stay a sinner. No pope, bishop or process can declare you a saint. The Blood of Jesus makes you a saint when it washes you clean from sin and saves you. There are no people in Heaven performing miracles on earth and stealing God’s Glory so they can become Catholic saints, all miracles come from God and are ordained by God alone. The word “saint” comes from the Greek word hagiazo which means “to set apart”, “sanctify” or “make holy”. You can have all of this in Jesus Christ, ask Jesus to make you a saint today.
“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11