Are the saints from the New Testament and forward?
If not, why isn't Moses or Noah saints?
Please hold personal opinions, I am looking for a factual answer.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Aug. 28, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Aug. 28, 2009
anon I was reading this online. So I guess this would be mostly for Catholics then.
What you googled did it give the canonization? That is more of what I am asking about. Not so much "Noah" but all people before the New Testament.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
In early Christianity there wasn't any formal canonization process. People just got together and basically decared someone a saint. To prevent people of whom not much is known from being declared a saint, the Catholic Church developed a more formal canonization process. This process has change and deveopled over time. So Moses wasn't formally canonized, there wasn't a need- Christians understood he was a saint (aka He was in heaven) from the beginning.
And as the pp pointed out - the CC doesn't make someone a saint by canonizing them. God makes them a saint when He takes them to heaven, the church just has a process to give someone the title of "Saint". Moses and other OT people are considered Saints by the CC - there's even a "Litany to Old testament Saints"
Answer by eringobrough at 1:17 PM on Aug. 28, 2009