I was a member of the Roman Catholic church beginning in 1956, when I was baptized as an infant, until 1983 when I left the church and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. As a young person, I can remember the rampant superstition and the reports of supernatural phenomena that were rife in the church. We constantly heard tales of eucharistic hosts bleeding and statues of saints either moving, weeping, or bleeding. The nuns at our grammar school loved to pass along these tales to their young charges.
As I was scanning the news the other day, I came across the report below. The body of saint Inocencia is on display at the cathedral of Guadalajara in Mexico. The story goes that 300 years ago, Inocencia was stabbed to death by her father because she disobeyed his order not to join the Catholic church. Like many Catholic saints, Inocencia’s corpse went on display to attract pilgrims who were eager to pray to the saint and contribute monetary offerings. Only Inocencia’s mummified hands are exposed. The rest of her body is covered with a wax casing.
In the 40-second video above, a recent visitor to the relic supposedly records the saint’s eyes opening. Take a look. How do we explain this? Well, it’s either video tricks or demonic activity. In the past, I used to completely dismiss such Catholic miracles as religious hysteria, but the Bible says the evil one is capable of impressive signs and wonders.
“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9
How can we be confident that all of the supernatural phenomena that bolsters Catholic superstition and idolatry can either be attributed to religious hysteria or demonic activity? I think I just answered my own question.
Back from the dead? A Catholic child saint who was stabbed to death by her father 300 years ago ‘blinks’ during tourist’s terrifying footage http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3805486/Back-dead-Catholic-child-saint-stabbed-death-father-300-years-ago-blinks-tourist-s-terrifying-footage.html
What does the Bible say about demonic/satanic miracles?