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by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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Jesus said: Matthew 18:19. Notice He said "on earth",not dead saints, and didn't say "ask my Mother to pray for you".
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

Re: Question about salvation assurance...

This one's a double whammy! Praying to Mary AND asking her to pray for us! Probably the best known prayer to Our Lady, which is easy to memorize, is the Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mo...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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James, please read this and then tell me where in the Bible we're told it is ok to pray to or ask dead saints to pray for us.http://www.gotquestions.org/prayer-saints-Mary.html
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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RickD, You believe talking to dead saints and Mary is o.k. because they're not really dead. Why is it any different when you speak to dead people then when someone conducts a seance and attempts to speak with the dead? I think you just answered you're own question. It's not the same as speaking wit...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

Re: Question about salvation assurance...

James, I think we're going around in circles here. I believe we should pray to God alone. You believe talking to dead saints and Mary is o.k. because they're not really dead. Why is it any different when you speak to dead people then when someone conducts a seance and attempts to speak with the dead...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

Re: Question about salvation assurance...

From Dictionary.com: prayer 1    /prÉ›ər/ Show Spelled[prair] Show IPA –noun 1. a devout petition to god or an object of worship. 2. a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession. 3. the act or practice of praying to God or an obje...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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Well, I don't really view prayer as any different than speaking with anyone. I'm speaking to you, but I'm not worshipping you or anything like that. Its just that because of the Resurrection of Christ, we believe that death is no longer a barrier for the Church. call me old-fashioned, but I believe...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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Where should God be, though? Do you mean He's the only One we should pray to? James, I can't tell if this is a serious question. Are you asking if there is someone else we should be praying to? No, I'm asking if that is the reason you think Mary is being placed at a level that only God should be pl...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

Re: Question about salvation assurance...

Where should God be, though? Do you mean He's the only One we should pray to?
James, I can't tell if this is a serious question. Are you asking if there is someone else we should be praying to?
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

Re: Question about salvation assurance...

I agree that it is God Who saves us. I agree that without God's grace and the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we would have no hope of Salvation. However, notice where it says we should walk in good works. This is not an option. It takes work to be a Christian. Keeping in daily prayer, wrestling against...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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However, would you please tell me what you mean when you said "Roman Catholics place Mary in a place that only God should be"? James here is just one example of what I mean. From Novena to St. Peregrine in another thread called "Prayer to Saints" Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom w...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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By the way, where does it say in the Holy Scriptures that we are saved by God's grace alone? For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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James, Once we are saved(through faith by God's grace alone), it is God who does the works in us (evidence of fruit), by the Holy Spirit who lives in us. We aren't doing good works of and by ourselves. The good works are the evidence to others that we have God inside us.
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Questions about refuting Islam...
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Re: Questions about refuting Islam...

Derrick, I would try not to make it more complicated than it needs to be. Always pray that God would lead you when witnessing to Muslims. Just like He would lead you when witnessing to any other person. Know the Bible. It's God's word that does the work.Hebrews 4:12. Try not to do it by your own str...
by RickD
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation assurance...
Replies: 82
Views: 12617

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After seeing the video myself, this doesn't sound like orthodox Christianity in the traditional sense, it may be more like Orthodox Church of America or OCA to be exact. I don't see a lot of indication in the Bible talking about Mary being the Holy Mother of God. Also the video seems to indicate th...