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Praying to Saints

Discussion in 'Non-denominational' started by Angelo, Sep 3, 2002.

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  1. isshinwhat

    isshinwhat Pro Deo et Patria

    Eastern Orthodox
    I would encourage all members of the Body of Christ to develop a relationship with eachother through proper understanding.

    Nowhere in the prayer was it even insinuated that one was to turn to St. Jude to the exclusion of Christ. Any prayer to a Saint is made in addition to a personal petition to Christ. Asking any member of the Body of Christ for their prayers is not ignoring Christ.

    Why are any of us here nurturing our relationships? To help each other grow in love of Christ. Those who are weak are pulled up by those who are stronger in the faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    In post #65 I did just that. I made an earnest request that you turn your prayers to the Father that I would be aided in dealing with a potentially angry fiancee. (She wasn't, by the way, so thank you all).

    And lambslove, please refrain from calling any aspect of a Christian denomination's belief structure "ludicrous" or any of their teachings "bad." That is against the Forum's rules, and does not foster the growth and understanding we strive for here.

    Thank you, and God Bless,

  2. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

    I'm sorry, but whenever I see someone try to weaken the deity of Christ by elevating Mary and the saints to the role of intercessor, it makes me angry. :mad:

    They are just people and it ticks me off that some folks go around trying to get people's faith away from Christ and onto mere humans, living or dead. I think that it is a ludicrous idea, and a dangerous one. This is not even a forum for catholics. If you want to foster your belief system without making us angry, go back to your own forum and leave us to discuss our beliefs without an argument from you.

    If understanding is what you are really striving for, then you should try to understand us as you expect us to do for you. All you've done here is tell us why we are "wrong," without even thinking for a minute that sometimes we don't want catholics to be part of the discussion.

    You can dish it, but you can't take it.

    By the way, you cannot have a relationship with a dead person.
  3. Chloe

    Chloe The whole Bible is the Whole Word of God

    In Revelation 8, there is no mention of the 24 elders offering up anything, and in Rev 5:8, it does not mention anything about our prayers being directed to the elders.  And you also have a major problem, you would only be able to have 24 saints whom you could pray to, if that indeed was the context of the passage, which it is not.  Again, the bible does not tell us that we are to ask or pray to anyone in heaven, other than God.  I am well aware what "pray" means, and it makes no difference at all, as the Bible does not teach communication of any sort to those who are in God's presence.
  4. Auntie

    Auntie THANK YOU JESUS!!

    I am closing this thread. There seems to be more arguing here than anything else. Let's try and respect each others beliefs, whether we agree or not.
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