~~~Can you show me in the Bible where it says saints, angels, or Mary can hear the prayers of everyone on earth or that they pray for us?~~~
Revelations 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
We are told the prayer of a righteous man do much.
Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
~~~My Bible says not to talk to those that have died. Leviticus 19:31~~~
They are not dead because any Christian knows that when we die we have eternal life. So to say they are dead is to deny Christs promise.
John 6:58 "This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever."
~~~Can you show me in the Bible where it says it is OK to make statues of saints, angels, or Mary?
My Bible says not to even make a statue period. Exodus 20:4-5~~~
Numbers 21:8 And the Lord said to him: Make brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: whosoever being struck shall look on it, shall live.
Numbers 21:9 Moses therefore made a brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: which when they that were bitten looked upon, they were healed.
Statues are different than Idols least we forget.
~~~Can you show me in the Bible where it says Jesus was Catholic as someone just stated in another post? LOL
My Bible says Jesus was Jewish. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Can any Catholic show me in the Bible where it says any of these things above.~~~
I believe Fr. Joseph answered this.
~~~Decrees from the Pope are not the authority of God. Unless of course you hold the word of the Pope higher than the Bible.~~~
Oh but that too is in scripture:
Matthew 16:19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.
He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me.
1Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
The Church is what gives the bible it's authority.
So there you go "Minister"..... now the real question is will you deny the word of God for personal feeling or change your personal feelings for God?
Your Bible is not faulty, only your lack of knowledge and interpretations are.
Peace be with you