Monday, February 27, 2017

The Communion of Saints Art Gallery



1. "Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses..." Hebrews 12:1





2. "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it..." 1 Corinthians 12:27





3. "Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the saints and members of God's household" Ephesians 2:19



Family photo albums:





4. "They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus..." Acts 1:14  





5. "Do you not know that the saints will judge the world... Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life?" 1 Corinthians 6:2-3





6. "And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory"  1 Peter 5:4



A photograph of the above Egyptian Christian martyrs:





7.  "In my father's house there are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. And if I prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into my presence, so that you may be where I am..."  John 14:2-3





8. "After this I looked and saw a multitude too large to count, from every nation and people and tribe and tongue..." Revelations 7:9



More from this mural:



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9.  "Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads" Revelations 4:4  



The throne of Christ:



"And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" Revelation 7:11





10. "...the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." Revelation 5:8 




"Then another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the saints... And the prayers of the saints rose up before God from the hands of the angels." - Revelation 8:3-4  





11. Modern and Post-Modern Attempts to Honor "Saints"


"Veneration"




In Sports (Honorific Statues):




In Rock n' Roll ("Relics")




The Real Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame:





"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him" James 1:12






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