ALL CHRISTIANS ARE SAINTS
All Christians are saints
FACT: The Pope says only very special dead Catholic people qualify to be called “saints”. For example, Pope John Paul II could not make Mother Teresa a saint (official canonization) until after she was dead. The average Catholic in the pew is never called a “saint” dead or alive! In fact if a pew dwelling Catholic started calling himself a “saint”, he would be rebuked by the parish priest!
Question #1: Was every living Christian in the church in Corinth called a saint?
Answer: 1 Corinthians 1:2 o YES NO o
“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours” 1 Corinthians 1:2
Question #2: Did Paul write the book of Ephesians to dead saints?
Answer: Ephesians 1:1 o YES NO o
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:1
Question #3: Was the average Christian in the church at Philippi called a saint, in distinction to bishops and deacons?
Answer: Philippians 1:1 o YES NO o
“Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons” Philippians 1:1
Question #4: Was every Christian living in Rome called to be a saint?
Answer: Romans 1:7 o YES NO o
“to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
By Steve Rudd