The Road to Sainthood
Much was made over the weekend about the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Most protestants are ignorant of what it means for someone to be beatified and how that leads to the eventual designation of sainthood. Pope John Paul II is said to be on the “fast-track” to sainthood. But what exactly does this mean and what does the Bible have to say about how someone becomes a saint?
I have attached a chapter from my 2008 book, Image of God, where I speak to the Roman Catholic path to sainthood comparing that to what the Bible teaches, tying it ultimately in to a discussion about you.