Do all churches require their saints to do miracles?


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2011-08-04 13:52:58
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No. Frequently, sainthood is bestowed upon individuals whose lifestyle or conduct reflected the ideals of their religion, for example, Mother Teresa.

Many Protestant churches do not accept the title of "saint" other than as a generic term referring to any believer.


The problem with your question of course is the assumption that people can perform miracles. This is simply not the case. If anything miraculous happens, it it not by any of our means that it happens but rather by God's power. Therefore, no saint can perform miracles. They might be blessed with God working through them, but it is not they who perform miracles.

Other than that, the above answer seems pretty accurate.


In The Bible all believes were called "Saints" so all believers are saints.


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All of the saints have a miracles because that is basis to be canonized by the Pope.

All Saints Day is popular all over the Chrisitan World, especially amongst the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

First of all, saints can not perform any miracles, only God has the power to do that. Saints can only intercede for us and request a miracle from God. In the early days of the canonization process miracles were not yet a part of the process. If Margaret was responsible for any miracles they are apparently not recorded.

It is a celebration by the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Churches to celebrate the dead. The Catholic Church celebrates it the day after All Saints Day and the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate All Souls Day several times in the year.

Even the Catholic Church does not have a comprehensive list of all the saints, especially of some of the earlier saints or saints recognized only by local churches. Click on this link for a list of many saints.

Mary became a saint by doing two miracles which one of them was that a woman had leukaemia and the family prayed to mary mackillop for the woman to become better but the doctors said the woman has no hope and in know time at all she was better. Please note Saints do not DO miracles, God does usually at the saint's request or through the saint. God does miracles, saints cooperate with the grace of God.

The Catholics tried to replace it with All Saints Day.

Saints do not perform miracles. Miracles are performed only by God. However, He may decide to grant a miracle through the intercession of a saint. All saints have the power to intercede on our behalf to the Father. In the case of St. Nicholas of Myra, Our Lord worked at least one miracle through him. Three young boys were brought back to life that had been murdered and stuffed into a barrel of brine.

The feasts are celebrated where ever there are Catholics or members of the Eastern Orthodox churches.

Protestants accept saints the same as the Roman Catholic Church, as people who have led a holy and spiritual life. However, they do not accept the canonisation process of the Church, not miracles attributed to them as their own miracles, only miracles in Christ's name. Most also regard all Christians as 'saints'. Furthermore, protestants on the whole do not pray to saints or use them as interceders between God and us and regard the practice as necromancy. They adhere to scripture which states that Christ is our only mediator and advocate, and that we should not 'contact' the dead.

No. Across the history of the early Church and in the Middle Ages, there was an increasing expectation of more spectacular and even bizarre miracles. In the early years, dramatic and fanciful miracles were attributed to saints. The Catholic Church has moderated its teachings on miracles somewhat, but still maintains that miracles happen on a regular basis. The expectation of the miraculous fell away sharply among the Protestant Churches, which generally no longer see miracles. Against the early Protestand movement, the Catholic Church insisted that the possession of miraculous gifts proved that Catholicism was the authentic Church. Even today, Church protocol still requires that two miracles be attested before a person can be canonised as a saint.

All churches, whether missions, parish churches or cathedrals are named for saints. That way the parish has the patronage and protection of a particular saint. That seems a lot more personable than naming a church the West 44th Avenue Catholic Church.

The following churches can be found at Witham in Essex:St Nicholas Parish ChurchHoly Family and All Saints Roman Catholic ChurchChurch of Jesus Christ Latter Day SaintsWitham United Reform ChurchGuithaven Valley Evangelical ChurchRickstones Evangelical Church

Saints do not perform miracles. Miracles are performed only by God. However, He may decide to grant a miracle through the intercession of a saint. All saints have the power to intercede on our behalf to the Father. In the case of St. Nicholas of Myra, Our Lord worked at least one miracle through him. Three young boys were brought back to life that had been murdered and stuffed into a barrel of brine.

'For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.' (1 Corinthians 14:33).

Mat 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, Rom 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. ALL WHO BELONG TO CHRIST ARE SAINTS, SO YES, OF COURSE! If you mean canonized saints in the Catholic and Orthodox churches, all of the Apostles except Judas have been officially canonized saints.

Actually, the word in question is spelled "hagiography". This word refers to the biographies of saints and theological leaders. Life histories, spiritual philosophies and miracles performed are all include in these documents.

The largest church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the headquarter of all the Churches of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is found to be the largest.

No, not all Christians believe in miracles. Some Christians believe that miracles died out when the original Apostles died. Others do believe that miracles still exist.

First of all, the saints do not perform miracles. The miracles are performed by God at the request of the saint. Each individual case is based on its own merits. Usually 2 miracles are required, one for beatification and one for canonization. If the person died as a martyr, one or more miracles may be dropped. Other things can also be taken into consideration such as bilocation. incorruptibility, stigmata, heavenly perfume, etc.

The belief that miracles can occur provide many Christians with all the proof they desire that God is real and Jesus is his son. This is a key reason the Catholic Church continues to pronounce the performance of two miracles by each of its putative saints.

No, there is a church in my town called Sacred Heart. I also have one called Queen of Peace, and Blessed Sacrament.

A:Acording to Acts of the Apostles, Peter could perform the same miracles as Jesus had done, even raising Tabitha from the dead. On this account, Peter was far from a normal or ordinary saint. One view of Acts would be that it is an extreme form of hagiography in the way it portrays Peter as being able to perform miracles at will. New Testament scholars say that Acts of the Apostles is a book of supposed miracles rather than of facts, with Uta Ranke-Heinemann (Putting Away Childish Things) going as far as to say that the whole of Acts is a simply a work of propaganda. If Saint Peter did not perform any miracles at all, this brings him back to the ranks of ordinary saints. Of course, miracles are often attributed to the early saints, but they are never imagined as performing miracles with the astonishing ease that Peter displays in Acts of the Apostles.

Jesus miracles proved that He was divine. In all His miracles faith was a major ingredient.

It is celebrated. Usually candles are lit and prayers are read for recent deceased people within the churches congregation.

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