IS PRAYING TO DEAD PEOPLE A SIN?
Is it a sin to pray to the Virgin Mary and other dead saints?
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go Satan! For it is written,' "You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.' "
Praying to any person or anything is worship.
WORSHIP DEFINED: To revere, stressing the feeling of awe or devotion. Adoring reverence or regard.
Any worship of anyone or anything other than God is sin.
The Virgin Mary is not God nor does she have the power to grant petitions of prayer. If men could pray to dead saints and get them answered, then why not pray to saint Moses, saint John The Baptist, saint Abraham, saint Job, saint Enoch, saint The Thief on The Cross or any other dead saint?
Dead people cannot hear your prayers and if they could they would not have the power to answer them.
Prayer is worship and only God deserves our worship.
God knows our every thought. God is aware of every sin we commit. God knows our every move.
God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. Those are the attributes of God and what you would need in order to answer prayer.
Neither the Virgin Mary, Moses, John The Baptist nor any other dead saint has the attributes of God. They cannot hear you nor can they answer YOUR PRAYERS.
YES, TO PRAY TO ANYONE OTHER THAN GOD IS A SIN!
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