Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 118. Where are the Saints and what can they do?

This was discussed earlier. The following quotations will show that the saints who have died are having much more knowledge & understanding, and that they are living with the angels.

Even the saints who stay with the angels have the attributes of angels. Some of the characteristics of angels are:

If angels are endowed with all these abilities, the saints also have them. Are all these abilities inherent? No, God gives it to them.

Do saints (or people who lived in God) with exceptional abilities lose them when they are with Jesus? (i.e. if they had some abilities when they were alive, will those abilities be taken away or destroyed when they die?) If this is the case how can we say that the 'people who die in Jesus Christ are blessed?'

What abilities?

Again in James 5:16-18 it is stated fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. So what does this mean? Should we request to a righteous man for his prayers? Again St. Paul told the Colossians "For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding" (Col 1:9).

Will St. Paul who said this, cease to pray for us when he is with Jesus Christ?

See Also: Questions on Mediators, Saints and Intercession

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