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Saints-- who are they?- one Religious Group believes saints are particularly spiritual individuals which have shown a special relationship and closer relationship to God and have been vetted and reviewed and approved by the cardinals and popes and awarded the position of "Saint" and they can intervene for us or champion special causes and be our advocates with God the Father.

 

According to the Bible there is a much simpler explanation of who the saints are

COL 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints,

Since we know from Historians that Paul died around 67 A.D. the Roman Catholic Church was not yet established and the hierarchy  of Cardinals and Popes was not yet in place saints could not have gone through the vetting process by them--- saints- are us-- the regular believers

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58 minutes ago, woundeddog said:

Since we know from Historians that Paul died around 67 A.D. the Roman Catholic Church was not yet established and the hierarchy  of Cardinals and Popes was not yet in place saints could not have gone through the vetting process by them--- saints- are us-- the regular believers

I agree with you 100%.

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Guest BacKaran

The bible is filled with references of those who are truly born again in Christ that they are saints, priests and heirs to His kingdom.

No man made traditions needed. Just ones repentance, regeneration of old man to new creation and turning in faith to believe the gospel message in Christ.

I love simple messages from God. Man makes the simple and turns it unnecessarily into complicated.

Thank You Lord!.🤗

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On 11/13/2016 at 6:25 PM, BacKaran said:

I love simple messages from God.

Amen.  The saints are the sanctified ones who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit and are in the Body of Christ. Therefore Scripture says "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity" (2 Timothy 2:19). The *canonization* of saints is pure deception.

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We are the saints......the Body of Christ

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COL 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints, .                                         posted by wondeddog

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Amen.  The saints are the sanctified ones who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit and are in the Body of Christ. Therefore Scripture says "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity" (2 Timothy 2:19).                                             Ezra

Amen!                                                                                      With love-in Christ,Kwik

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Not only are saints, in the Bible, those who are set apart as God's chosen and not a person who get appointed to membership based on miracles or other criteria, as sainthood was like winning a Nobel prize, but it is interesting to note, that the Bible never refers to (as far as I know) a person as a saint. The word is always uses in the plural..

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On 11/14/2016 at 7:27 AM, woundeddog said:

Saints-- who are they?- one Religious Group believes saints are particularly spiritual individuals which have shown a special relationship and closer relationship to God and have been vetted and reviewed and approved by the cardinals and popes and awarded the position of "Saint" and they can intervene for us or champion special causes and be our advocates with God the Father.

 

According to the Bible there is a much simpler explanation of who the saints are

COL 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints,

Since we know from Historians that Paul died around 67 A.D. the Roman Catholic Church was not yet established and the hierarchy  of Cardinals and Popes was not yet in place saints could not have gone through the vetting process by them--- saints- are us-- the regular believers

The first statement you made here, I would never side with what man decides to be true, so I would tend to agree with the second part of your post. Man loves to take the word of God and twist it for their own purposes, like the Pharisees did so what man says is holy usually isn't.

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YLT 1Co 1:2  to the assembly of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all those calling upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place—both theirs and ours:

Wuest  1 Cor 1:2  to the assembly of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been set apart for the worship and service of God, this act of setting apart having been accomplished by being placed in Christ Jesus and thus being in vital union with Him, consecrated ones, this consecration having been by divine appointment and summons, with all those who are calling upon the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their Lord and ours

Both of these are considered literal translations.  I like what is said to the Corinthians since they had so many problems in their church.  Wuest defines saint as those being consecrated by divine appointment and summons.  He calls sanctified the act of setting apart having been accomplished by being placed in Christ Jesus and thus being in vital union with Him.  Wuest specialized in Greek word studies.    

Yes, all born again Christians are saints by virtue of the fact that we are in Christ's body and He is in us.

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