David Anders – Deep in Scripture 09/29/2010 – The Biblical Practice of Venerating Relics of the Saints
Air Date: September 29, 2010
2 Kings 13: 20-21
 Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring.
 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.
Genesis 18: 26
 And the LORD said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”
Colossians 1: 24
 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
James 5: 16
 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.
Revelation 5: 8
 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints;
Revelation 8: 3
 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne;
Tobit 12: 12
 And so, when you and your daughter-in-law Sarah prayed, I brought a reminder of your prayer before the Holy One; and when you buried the dead, I was likewise present with you.
2 Macabees 15