Wilhelmus a Brakel on the Communion of the Saints: Earthly and Heavenly

Believers on earth acknowledge the glorified saints as their brothers and sisters.  They love them, highly esteem them, follow their conversation upon earth, join them, jointly bowing down before the throne with them, giving honor and glory to the Lord, and longing to be with them in the state of perfection.  They do know, however, that the saints in heaven have not been vested with the worthiness of being worshipped,  Neither has God delegated to them the task to help others, not has He appointed them to be intercessors.  They therefore refrain from rendering any religious honor unto them or beseeching of them that they would pray for us.

The Christian’s Reasonable Service (Ch. 26)

A rather healthy view.


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