JPrejean if you read carefully Lk 15:7,10 you will notice that it does mention Angels and not dead people since there is a difference between Angels who are the servents of God before the creation of man and human beings who have no role on earth after they are dead.
If you read this thread carefully, you will see that I said that in my previous post. If you read your own argument carefully, you will see that your argument was that we were ascribing characteristics to the saints that were unique to God. Angels are not God, they are in Heaven, and they are aware of earthly happenings, and even gasp changes in someone’s internal frame of mind (conversion from sin, for example).
We mean “ask Mary and the Saints to pray for us with intercessory prayer” —> For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5)
If your interpretation of this passage were true, then it would be a denial of Christ’s mediatorship for anyone to pray for anyone else. Therefore, your use of the passage here is wrong.
How can Mary and the Saints hear all these prayers? Through God’s grace. —> Is this mentioned in the Holy Bible somewhere?
It’s mentioned that the angels do, so regardless of whether you believe it or not, you have to at least admit that there are entities that aren’t God that can hear prayers. Thus, your argument that we are giving saints unique attributes of God is nonsense.
Mary and any ohter saint cannot hear our prayers, for they cannot see the hearts and read the minds to see which are true prayers and which are not.
So what? No one ever said they could.
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. ( Ecclesiastes 9: 5,6)
You have conclusively demonstrated that dead people no longer have mortal lives. Bravo.
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8)
Good thing that we don’t worship anything as God but God.