Did St. Paul Pray for the Dead?

by Steve Ray on February 16, 2012

rembrandt_apostle_paul217x275It seems apparent that St. Paul DOES pray for the dead. Here is my short article that gives a pretty clear example of St. Paul praying for a dead man, a man named Onesiphorus.

This will be interesting for those who deny prayer for the dead and must find supposedly find everything explicitly in the Bible before they are willing to believe it.

To read the article, click Prayer for the Dead: Did St. Paul Do This?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue from Buffalo November 1, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Thanks, Steve. I’ve printed this off for future reference. I’m sure I’m going to need it.

Steven D'souza February 22, 2012 at 1:14 PM

St. Paul is not praying to God for the dead, as alleged. Rather he his making a reference of Onesiphorus in his Second Epistle to Timothy who was ministering the Church at Ephesus. The scriptures in question (2 Timothy 1:16-18 does not imply St.Paul is praying to “God” for a dead person. When a person dies, the Bible is clear that there are only two destinations: heaven and hell. See also Luke 16:20-26.

Francis May 5, 2012 at 9:38 AM

@Steven D’souza: If you have the 66 books (7 missing are missing) you should go and read the 73 one for it’s complete.

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