Relics in the Altar: Where is That in the Bible?
When they come across a Catholic custom they do not like or do not understand, Protestant Christians are likely to challenge Catholics with “Where is that in the Bible??”
One of the Catholic customs most dislike is the veneration of relics. In every consecrated Catholic altar, for example, there are placed relics of the saints. Our new church of Our Lady of the Rosary has a major reliquary with first class relics of a first century martyr, St Benedict, St Therese, St Maria Goretti and St John Neumann.
So where in the Bible does it speak about the Catholic tradition of placing