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Casie Kyle says, “That’s not Biblical," but of course RELICS are Biblical!


In response to Jesus heals through relics, Casie Kyle says, “That’s not Biblical,” but of course relics are Biblical and here are some Biblical examples.

Cloths, bones and shadows used in healing!

Moses made a Bronze serpent: “So Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole; and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze serpent and live" (Num. 21:8–9).

Bones of Elisha: “So they cast the dead man into the grave of Elisha, and everyone went off. But when the man came in contact with the BONES of Elisha, he came back to life and rose to his feet” (2 Kgs. 13:21).

Cloths that touched Paul's skin: "So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God accomplished at the hands of Paul that when face CLOTHS or aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them” (Acts 19:11-12). 

Shadow of Peter: "Thus they carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and mats so that when Peter came by at least his SHADOW should fall on one or another of them. A large number of people from the towns in the vicinity of Jerusalem also gathered, bringing the sick and those disturbed by unclean spirits, and they were all cured” (Acts 5:15-16). 

There are people who put limits on God by saying that God cannot operate through inanimate objects, and yet the Bible says otherwise. For some people it is an honest mistake, simply because they do not know that objects are used in healing in the Bible. Others know that the use of relics are in the Bible and deny it any way. When you quote the verses, that show God healing through face cloths (that touched Paul) or the bones of Elisha bringing the dead back to life, they will simply dismiss it and run from these verses as fast as they can.

God even ordered an inanimate object (bronze serpent) to be made and it was used in healing. “So, Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole; and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze serpent and live" (Num. 21:8–9). Never-the-less, there are those, who call it idolatry when objects are being used for religious purposes. This of course begs the question; why do they call the use of objects in a religious setting, idolatry when they are in fact used that way in the Bible? This is because their man-made tradition opposes the use of objects; however, there is no Biblical prohibition in the Bible. The verses, I have just cited, are sometimes referred too as Catholic verses, because often ignore them and when these verses are brought up, they are not explained, but they attempt to explain them away.

God is not limited by people who ignore parts of the Bible for the sake of their man-made traditions. There will always be those who will say "Relics are not Biblical," because they are not following their Bible. They often times claim to follow the "Bible Alone" and yet, the tug of their tradition is actually more powerful than their belief in what the Bible actually says. 

This begs the question; why do many non-Catholics oppose relics when in fact God used relics in both the Old and the New Testament. It has to do with the "Jesus alone" concept, which was first introduced in the 16th century, at the time of the Protestant Reformation.  If we believe in "Jesus Alone" then,

why would we need a statue of a serpent to look at in order to live?
Why would we need the bones of Elisha for a dead man to come alive?
Why do we need cloths that have touched Paul to drive out evil spirits?
Why do we need a shadow of Peter to fall on the people to be cured? 

Non-Catholics often times believe in "Jesus alone" a part from man or any church. Their tradition does not allow for man involvement otherwise the concept "Jesus alone" fails. The difficulty with this scenario is that in Scripture, we have lots of man involvement. Moses, Elisha, Paul and Peter were all involved with signs and wonders and so the concept "Jesus Alone" does fail. People with the best intentions believe "Jesus Alone" even though it is not in Scripture and even in opposition to Scripture. "Jesus alone" is purely the invention of Fr. Martin Luther and the other Protestant reformers, who were in rebellion with the Church.

Jesus gave his Apostles the same power that He had. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the father (Jn. 14:2). If Jesus had believed in the "Jesus Alone" concept, He would never have given his power to the Apostles and yet he did. People who believe in the "Jesus Alone" concept limit the power of Jesus because they do not believe that He has the power to pass on his power and authority, even though He did.