How we know there are Saints

“Be kind, be kind, and you will become a Saint!” -St. Vincent de Paul

Protestants are allergic to the word “saint” though, in truth, the word “saint” simply means “holy.”

How do we know there are Saints?

Because the Bible tells us so!

From the Book of Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14:

I, John, saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, “Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” … After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.”

All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrate themselves before the throne, worshiped God, and exclaimed: “Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, “Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?” I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.” He said to me, “These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.”

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mike and brandy
8 years ago

also that important 1 cor 1:2 verse…
“to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”

thanks for this article

8 years ago

We see evidence of the endtimes as we look at the deaths and devistation caused by the superstorm–Sandy. All I can say is . . . may we remain righteous, and live to see the legions of our Lord arrive.

8 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for the wonderful post on the saints. I thank the saints because they have inspired me all of my life, since I was five years old. My journey getting to know them continues and it is so tremendous to learn about them. I encourage everyone to do so, for they will enrich your lives more than you know. And, they will help you.

7 years ago

The original word, often translated as ‘saint’ means really “set-apart”.