It is not uncommon that non-believers see the
devotion to the Saints and the dead in general as falling under
the prohibition of necrology as found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
These people are not aware of the New Life of the Christian
who has been called out of this life. They are nor dead, but alive!
Or are you unaware that we who were baptized into
Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were
buried with him through baptism into death
so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the
glory of the Father, we too might
live in newness of life
buried with him in baptism
, in which you were
raised with him through faith
in the power of God,
who raised him from the dead.