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Offline mcarmichael

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"For there is no other name given by which we must be saved."
« on: August 20, 2017, 12:31:06 AM »
Explain it to me, please. Why is it necessary that St. John the Baptist also be titled?

Because it goes beyond Mary the Mother of Jesus, doesn't it? Because look, there are the holy archangels Gabriel and Michael, two very sort of very orthodox angels.

St. Paul the Apostle, etc.

Sometimes it just helps to verbalize stuff, even if you don't actually say anything. Doesn't everyone agree?
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Re: "For there is no other name given by which we must be saved."
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:38:04 PM »
Explain it to me, please. Why is it necessary that St. John the Baptist also be titled?

Because it goes beyond Mary the Mother of Jesus, doesn't it? Because look, there are the holy archangels Gabriel and Michael, two very sort of very orthodox angels.

St. Paul the Apostle, etc.

I'm not sure what you're asking about. When the apostles say "There is no other name..." they mean that our salvation is in and through Christ and no one else. Our veneration of the saints and angels is rooted in their connection to Christ. But their unity, and our unity, with Christ is not a self-obliteration.

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Sometimes it just helps to verbalize stuff, even if you don't actually say anything.

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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Well, if you are to be hit by a car and someone pulls you out of the way, isnt it fair to say that person saved you ?

As for the saints and the Mother of God, God out of His mercy gave them to us to help us out, this is a mystery and you shouldnt ask why if your heart is not illumined, since an unilluminated or darkened heart aways strives to make the intellect reason against God and His mysterys.

It is suffitient to say, that the intercession of our saints is the greatest proof of our authenticity, for example dead Protestant pastors can't interceed for you, they can't help if they are themselves are in trouble. Yet we know the saints always see God's face in heaven and the Lord listens when they ask from Him.
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