Catholic prays to the saints (dead people who were canonized). Saints are righteous people of which prayer through them is powerful according to the catholic beliefs However, these saints were already dead because they cannot be called saints by the Vatican unless they were dead and canonized. Yes, they indeed were living in righteousness(as they believed due to favor they had received from God or perhaps one way or another did some martyrdom or miracle on their dead body or miracles that happened in their life), if not, they cannot be called saints by the Vatican. Mother Mary seems to be their great intercessor to the Father.
These beliefs are all lie and deception by the great evil, Satan.
The belief that we can be saved through constant prayers using the rosary and of doing good deeds. The belief that our request prayers can be granted through novenas to the saints or the best is to go to Baclaran for novenas for prayer request to be granted. I was one of those who sent prayer requests, too to Mother Mary of Baclaran. Let’s accept, (to the catholic people-I used to be one) that you go to Mother Mary and Saints for prayer-through novenas, an oath or a vow or through the rosary.
It was very clear in the bible (where we depend all our belief)when God said on His first commandment (complete version): In Exodus 20:2-6 says, “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Had it not said by the Father in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son
The bible says, it is not by good deeds that we are saved. Ephesians 2:8-9 says,” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
In Roman 10:9,”9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.
With the preceding verses or exhortation from the bible, thus we can say, these saints may not be as what the catholic thinks . Di ba napakaliwanag naman yan at hindi naman matalinhaga, pero bakit hindi maunawaan ngWhy not sought God now and learn that you reallly need to accept Jesus Christ as your only Lord and Savior of life. I was at the catholic all I know for the first commandment was “love God above all”. People is tested on the very first commandment of God. Thus, we can only be saved through Jesus Christ who was sent by the Father for our Salvation. It’s not by Mary and it’s not by saints that our prayers are granted. We can go directly to the Father in Jesus name.