@Judeo…………”the Rosary is a way of focusing the mind ”
It’s more like a mindless mantra much like the muslim and buddist who also by the way use prayer beads. When you pray it should be from the heart not a bunch of memorized words which people don’t even know the meaning of. All prayers should be to Jehovah God only and in Jesus’ name, not to Mary or saints or dead Popes. The bible is also clear about inquiring of the dead.in Dueteronomy 9:9-14 it states it is detestable to God.
[-2] July 9, 2015 at 6:47pm
@808…..When you pray do you sanctify or make holy God’s name and do know what God’s Kingdom is? Do you know or even use God’s name? Do you know what you’re even praying for when you recite the Lord’s prayer?
It is a model prayer not meant to be recited word for word over and over again.
Luke 11:2-4 also the Lord’s prayer but worded slightly different than in Matthew 6:9-13
 July 9, 2015 at 6:25pm
1John 5:19 ………….the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.
Revelation 12:9 ……the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth.
the watchtower used to call the United Nations of the devil but the watchtower joined the United Nations as a special non government group and then they tried to cover it up . Just as they try to cover up their false prophecies . They stated that 1975 was going to be armageddon check it out here in their own words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaXbBVVoeEQ
[-2] July 9, 2015 at 6:06pm
@Bear If you really know him you would know what he says about praying at Matthew 6:7 “When praying, do not say the same thing over and over again as the people of the nations do, for they think they will get a hearing from their use of many words.”
 July 9, 2015 at 4:45pm
First of all I don’t think that would make them turn around and walk away. Second of all a crucifix is nothing more than an idol. The bible is pretty clear when it comes to idolatry.
I was washing my truck when it happened.
Green, a crucifix is no more an idol than a painting of Jesus.
Greenwood, God said in Exodus when giving the 10 Commandments that no one should create graven images to worship. Then later in the same book of Exodus (Exodus 25:19-20), God commands Moses to have Aaron sculpt Statues of Cherubim and Seraphim out of gold and place them on the lid of the Ark of the Covenant.
Now is God schizophrenic or does he know the difference between having something that reminds us of the Holiness of God and something that is put in place of God.
I for one do not think that God has a physiological problem.
Actually, they are a sacramentals.
Not idols, not good luck charms, not even a get out of hell free card. They are reminders to offer to God all glory and praise. They are reminder to say your prayers. They are so much more but I am afraid it falls on deaf ears.
'They are reminders to offer to God all glory and praise'
'Few countries are as devoutly Catholic as Paraguay, and NO PLACE in this South American nation MEANS MORE TO BELIEVERS than the shrine of the Virgin of Miracles in Caacupe, where Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass on Saturday'
'Hundreds of thousands turn out each December TO WORSHIP BEFORE the little wooden statue of THE VIRGIN MARY, who wears a crown over her long hair, with a billowing white robe and a blue cloak'
NO place means more...??? Worship before a wooden statue of Mary...???
Where is GOD in any of this...?!?! His (GOD) name is not mentioned once...!!
'He hid behind a tree and prayed to the Virgin'
'I was so moved when John Paul II said in Guarani, 'I love you all'
'When I see Francis I'll be praying that "he" works a miracle'
'A wooden chair topped with an intricately painted image of the Virgin that Francis will use during the Mass'
'Made sure that two popes sat comfortably in Caacupe'
'Vendors sell small paintings of the Virgin and shirts imprinted with the pope's face'
Perhaps you're too blind to see what's right before your eyes, but ALL I see is idol worship of mary and the pope...NOT God.
Yes, Many are blind and cannot or will not see. How very true. I get it you hate Catholics and yours is the only “true” path. With the hate you seem to have in your heart, no explanation would do anyway. I am very sorry you feel the need to divide people more and more. Very sad indeed.
You refuse to even try to see what I see when I think of the Virgin Mary. The one that God chose to be His Son's mother. She does nothing but help lead people to her Son.
Oh, you poor little victim...how dare anyone point out the truth lest they be called a hater...PATHETIC...!! If nothing else...it's effective at ending all discourse that you don't want to hear, eh...? It speaks volumes when so-called christians systematically thumb down any and all Scripture...why is that...? I guess it would really burst your bubble to know that those who are saved were written in the Book of Life from the very beginning.
'According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love'
'Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began'
'And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world'
'This is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which He hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day'
'She does nothing but help lead people to her Son'
Does she...? That's not what Scripture says...
'According as He hath chosen us in Him "before" the foundation of the world'
'Who hath saved us, "before" the world began'
'I get it'
No you don't...
'You hate Catholics'
'The hate you seem to have in your heart'
'You feel the need to divide people'
I simply pointed out the truth of the article...and in return received unwarranted accusations. Yeah, tell me again how I'm the hateful one.
'You refuse to even try to see what I see'
LOL...and what's YOUR excuse...?!?!
Enjoy those walls you've surrounded yourself with, you're so paranoid of anyone who's not catholic that you can't even have a civil adult conversation with a fellow believer in Christ...very sad indeed.
talk about idols how can you keep following false prophets like the watchtower, they prophesied armageddon would happen in 1975 but it did not happen . They are false prophets anybody can investigate here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaXbBVVoeEQ
you do not get another chance if you are a false prophet
@ hi …..Matthew 4:10 & Luke 4:8 Jesus says “It is written. It is Jehovah your God you must worship,and to him alone you must render sacred service.
Jesus is the Son of God and not part of some trinity or triune god.
Psalms 83:18 May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
The Jehovah Witnesses at one time worshipped Jesus I can give you links to the Watchtower where it states just that in very clear terms . The Watchtower also asked the UN to join it as a non government group which they joined for 10 years until the Guardian newspaper wrote a story about it. The Jehovah Witnesses had to agree to all United Nation resolutions to remain a member . The Jehovah Witnesses also own stock in defense companies, maybe you should investigate
a poster with many identities spoils a forum
June 20, 2015 at 12:54pm
Eve knew exactly what the command was and what would happen. She quoted it to Satan. (Gen. 3:2,3) She may have been told by Adam or directly from God we don’t know but because she added a word or left out a word the meaning was the same; death. Adam could have obeyed after all he had more ribs.
June 18, 2015 at 3:42pm
Yes, I know what it means. Maybe you can google the word “humor”.
June 16, 2015 at 4:15pm
the document is now part of the “magisterium” of the Catholic Church = the formal teaching of the catholic church.
Does it come from the word “magi” = magician, sorcerer, or astrologer? That would make sense.
Then they're incorporating BS into Church Doctrine.
Probably not the first time, either.
Latin is not hard to google.
Though it would require seriousness and may result in learning and maturity, which spoils the jolly good sport of mockery through humor.
The word magisterium is from the root “magister” in Latin. The word refers to one in “authority.”
Authoritative, or office of one who speaks with authority
And, yes, Latin is not hard to google. . . :- )
Yes, I know what it means. Maybe you can google the word "humor".
June 12, 2015 at 7:49am
When Jesus was 12 he was sittng in the temple in the midst of the teachers and they were all amazed at his understanding of the scriptures. Luke 2:41-49
June 12, 2015 at 7:35am
JEANNI & WorkPlay………..You still didnt answer the question.
Saved? Saved from what?
[-1] June 10, 2015 at 7:56pm
sometimes “earth”, “world” or “sea” refers to people
June 10, 2015 at 7:40pm
@workplaypay……..Do you have to go to heaven to be saved?
Is it possible to be resurrected on a paradise earth?
June 10, 2015 at 7:37pm
Do you have to go to heaven to be saved?
Is it possible to be resurrected on a paradise earth?
June 10, 2015 at 7:17pm
@Doddlin………..whatever; I’ll just go by what the scriptures say.
June 10, 2015 at 4:13pm
why do you teach Jesus did not rise bodily from the grave ?
Why do you teach that Christ came back invisibly in 1914 ?
Why do you say God’s name is Jehovah when that name only came into use in the 14th century ?
Are these questions that you want the true anwsers for or are you like Pilate when he said “What is truth? (John 18:38 ) He really didn’t want to know. http://www.jw.org
[-1] June 10, 2015 at 3:44pm
June 10, 2015 at 3:28pm
Doddlin…..My point was we know what Satan’s world feels like because it is all around us; like air.
Ephesians 2:2 ……..according to the system of things of this world, according to the ruler of authority of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
June 10, 2015 at 3:20pm
@Doddlin…How could Satan offer Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if they were not his to offer. (Matthew 4:1, 8-10) It would not have been a temptation to Jesus if he wasn‘t the ruler of this world. 2 Corinthians 4:4 calls him the god of this system of things.
John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11 calls him the ruler of this world.