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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by PaulSacramento » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:52 am

Byblos wrote:
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I don't get the praying to her part, or to anyone other than Christ.
I'm assuming you mean asking for her intercession (to pray for us), right? And if you don't get that then perhaps you need to stop asking your family and friends to pray for you. But you don't think there's anything wrong with that, do you?
No, I really don't think there is anything wrong with it per say, its a human thing.
I don't think that God needs it or that somehow the more prayers the more He will listen or that the volume of prayers will somehow influence Him.

In regards to praying to the dead, its about what we believe happens when we die and who are saints.

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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by 1over137 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:32 pm

this link from catholics try to exlain basis for praying to Mary
https://biblestudyforcatholics.com/cath ... ry-saints/

opinions?
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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by RickD » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:40 pm

1over137 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:32 pm
this link from catholics try to exlain basis for praying to Mary
https://biblestudyforcatholics.com/cath ... ry-saints/

opinions?
Thank you for the link Hana. It's actually the first time I've heard an honest response to the question. Most times when Catholics are asked why they pray to Mary, they say something like,"We don't pray to Mary, we ask her to pray for us."

At least the author of the article you linked, is honest enough to admit that she prays to Mary.
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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by Philip » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:39 pm

Arguing over whether Catholics are praying TO Mary or merely beseeching her - well, it's pretty clear what many of them believe about this. But FAR more serious and dangerous, is the Catholic Church's and its popes assertions about Mary being a "Co-Redemptrix" - look at what they've asserted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXNj8PGaBvkIs Mary our co-redemptrix or mediatrix?

Which is perhaps the worst of the false things the CC has long asserted that directly contradicts Scripture!

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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by 1over137 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 pm

i would like to see what sripture verses pope used to back his claims
this stuff makes me very sad
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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by Stu » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:41 am

Philip wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Arguing over whether Catholics are praying TO Mary or merely beseeching her - well, it's pretty clear what many of them believe about this. But FAR more serious and dangerous, is the Catholic Church's and its popes assertions about Mary being a "Co-Redemptrix" - look at what they've asserted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXNj8PGaBvkIs Mary our co-redemptrix or mediatrix?

Which is perhaps the worst of the false things the CC has long asserted that directly contradicts Scripture!
Have you read some of the comments on Youtube for that video.
Some Catholics really have been lead astray and they think they are absolutely right in what they believe.

What does the Catholic Church even teach, how do they come to know these things.

And the worst part of it all is that they risk salvation - if they pray to Mary as a mediator (or a priest) then they will not have their sins forgiven.
Only when the blood runs and the shackles restrain, will the sheep then awake. When all is lost.

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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by PaulSacramento » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:41 am

There is only ONE mediator, Jesus.
The only person we need to pray to is God.
I don't see a problem in praying FOR others, in praying to God for others, since it is an act of communion.
I have a problem with people thinking that the more people that pray the better ( as if God decides who's prayers to answer based on volume) or that God listens to certain people more than others ( favoritism).
I know that as humans we tend to "humanize" God and a such, put many of our flaws on Him, BUT we need to realize that God
isn't a human and doesn't have our flaws.

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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by Byblos » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:45 am

TruthSeeker035 wrote:
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To answer one of the questions here ......
"What I am actually wondering about is what this original post has anything at all to do with P vs C, other than the title of course, which precipitated responses totally unrelated to the OP. Perhaps TruthSeeker can shed some light on that? "
I had been offline here for awhile but wanted to post an "Icebreaker" post last night without it being too long and needed to be up early this morning. So to elaborate, my aunt converted to Catholicism when I was younger after always having been a Salvationist. Nearly everyone in my early days on that side of my family had been an officer within the Salvation Army. It was a huge surprise for me when she converted. I have been researching both sides. I spent an majority of my last day off work studying Luthers 95 Thesis's from his Foundation site. Like did i get it wrong ? Am I missing something ? So lets back tract I told myself. So thats the basis for this topic.
What I suggest to you is to first research what the Catholic Church actually teaches and the only way to do that is to go to reputable Catholic sources and forums such as http://forums.avemariaradio.net/. Once you do that then you will be able to judge whether or not the criticism is well-placed or simply a straw man.
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Re: Protestant v Catholic

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Post by Philip » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:52 am

What, direct statements of popes are not authoritative enough?

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