doctrine that the saints pray for us , but rejects the doctrine that we are to pray to them. Prayers for the dead he strongly advocates. Bramhall, Works, 1:57 ? Invocation of the saints is ?not necessary, for two reasons. First , no saint doth love us so well as Christ, no saint hath given us such assurance of his love, or done so much for us as Christ and no saint is so willing to help us as Christ. Secondly, we have no command from God to invocate them.? A. B. Cave: ?The system of human mediation falls away in the advent to our souls of the living Christ. Who wants stars or even the moon after the sun is up??

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