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What Is Holy Water

What is holy water? Is it water that a priest blessed and will it heal me?

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It's all part of the devil 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15, trin rcc's idol worship like the prayer - beads, graven - images, purgatory etc, no doubt the water is contaminated, & Is an Abomination to Almighty God, He has Nothing to do with such.
---Lawrence on 7/19/10


*****Set apart like those things Aaron and his sons blessed in the Old Testament. ****

Still under OT. Oh Dear!!!! Need to cross over to the NEW!!

1 Peter 3:19-21 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.-kathr4453

This is your problem. Just because you do not understand the OT, doesn't mean others do not understand the OT.

This is the same reason why you misinterpret the NT, because you are confused about the OT.

But, it is puzzling to me, why you used 1 Peter chapter 3.
Peter is using the OT!

This shows you are not even sure of the point you are making.
---Nicole on 7/8/08


Holy water is water that's blessed by priest. But Holy water isn't for curing you. It's for blessing you for what you are going through. Only Jesus can cure you. Holy water is just the beginning of a cure. But Only Jesus can cure you.
---antoa7855 on 7/8/08


*****Set apart like those things Aaron and his sons blessed in the Old Testament. ****

Still under OT. Oh Dear!!!! Need to cross over to the NEW!!

1 Peter 3:19-21

19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,

20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
---kathr4453 on 7/8/08


No, Sue it will not heal you. It isn't magic water. Only God can heal you. No one else or thing.

Holy Water is water blessed by the Priest.
Water that is only used for God and His Church. Blessing oneself with Blessed Water in which it was prayer over by the Priest to God.
Set apart like those things Aaron and his sons blessed in the Old Testament.
---Nicole on 7/7/08




What God makes Holy is Holy no matter what it is. The marriage bed is Holy according to scripture as an example.
---Exzucuh on 7/7/08


Simon:: what gives you the impression that my walk with the lord is faulted,whats the yard stick you use.Do I have to disclose on CN how I live & love the lord & his blessed Mother to convince the populace?Or am i not allowed a vestige of Privacy.
---Emcee on 7/11/07


The Catholic Church likes to distort the truth. They will send you a bottle of it for money. You can water your flowers with it, but they might die anyway. It's just water.
---former_Catholic on 7/10/07


Emcee, who cares? Get right with God before it's too late. Your not getting any younger, cliff.
---Simon on 7/10/07


Helen::did you not know that the sign of the cross was the sign of the early christians who communicated by sign without speech for fear of persecution?this is how they acknowledged each other.with their staffs in hand,they would trace the sign of the cross on the ground in the dust.
---Emcee on 7/10/07




Brenda2 - ("If we Christians don't come together..") -- The problem is that RCs are not born-again therefore there is no unity between them and born-again Christians. Brenda, if you were truly born-again then what are you doing in the Roman Catholic Church. The Lord would have brought you out of it, not put you in it.
---Helen_5378 on 7/10/07


RebeccaD - I doubt that the RCC got holy water from those Scriptures you gave. But then, there may be a Catholic on here who can verify that. Not everything that the RCC has made up is from Scripture, such as the sign of the cross which is not to be found anywhere in Scripture.
---Helen_5378 on 7/10/07


kent! lol Shame no you saying that. Just kidding. Of course you have the right to that opinion.

As a Catholic I can tell the truth there is Holy Water and it is REAL. I used to be a Protestant so I know how some think it is not real. You are Protestant now.

If we Christians don't come together, how can we win against other things?
---Brenda2 on 7/10/07


Helen; They may get it from reading Nu 8:7, Eze 36:22-25. I am not a Catholic, so I can't tell you how Catholics believe. I do have the common sense to know that water doesn't heal anyone, but God can heal someone by using water, because when water is prayed over by born again believers, it becomes holy.
---Rebecca_D on 7/9/07


In ancient times the levites performed purifications on the people. For purification, sinners knelt and bowed and confessed their sin, and were sprinkled with a hyssop twig dipped in water. It is likely that after many generations this practice was over simplified to merely "holy water". Today we have confession, baptism, and fasting, and as Helen mentioned we also have anointing oil coupled with praying and laying on of hands. But "holy water" is not a Christian practice.
---Eloy on 7/9/07


As a former Catholic, I can tell you that there is no such thing as Holy water. It's a lie.
---kent on 7/9/07


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RebeccaD - Can you please show me from Scripture where "holy water" is used exactly as the RCC uses it? Thanks. You are entitled to your opinion and I am entitled to stick to what the Bible says or does not say. Oil is Biblical as the Book of James says, but where is the water? I mean the sprinkling of the "holy water".
---Helen_5378 on 7/9/07


Helen; you can believe whatever you so desire. But I will continue to believe that God can use anything in his power to touch someone. At my church we don't use water, we use oil (olive oil) to anoint someone in need. Is that wrong or a sin to you to use such things? Read John 5:2-7. I agree it isn't the water that heals, but what the water represents. Like oil, alone is nothing but olive oil. But when people pray over that oil and anoint someone, God works through that oil.
---Rebecca_D on 7/8/07


RebeccaD - I am not contradicting myself. I did not put holy water with cloths. Aprons and cloths are Biblical. Holy water is not Biblical. Holy water as used by the RCC is merely water with a pinch of salt in it. It does nothing, it is not even blessed because RC "priests" are not men of God as they are not saved. The poor Roman Catholic faithful are led to believe that holy water will do something wonderful for them. How sad.
---Helen_5378 on 7/8/07


That prayer is known as the Miracle Prayer.It ends with this last phrase "I shall follow You, Jesus,everyday of the rest of my life"Amen! I know many who say this prayer faithfully everyday no matter how they feel. Many have reported being healed from terminal diseases for the past 40 years.
By the way,a healing priest known as Fr. Peter Rookey 90 yrs old today promotes this prayer, who is known as a man of miracles. I was healed through his prayers for me in the Name of Jesus Christ.
---Lisa on 7/8/07


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Helen, dear Sister, as Rebecca pointed out, you are contradicted yourself. The aprons had healing in them. Why? Because Jesus power was flowing through them. If God can use different means to heal people as you say, then he can also use water to heal! Why? Because the water itself doesn't heal, but when a minister of God bless and pray over the water, God can use it to heal others, just like he used Paul. This is not a RCC thing either. God can used anything or anyone to deliever His healing power.
---Ramon on 7/8/07


Lord Jesus I come before you Just as I am.I'm sorry for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me. In your name I forgive all others for what they've done against me. I renounce satan/evil spirits/all their works. I give you my entire self Lord Jesus,now& forever. I invite you into my life Jesus. I accept you as my Lord, my God&my Saviour. Heal me,change me,strengthen me(body,soul, spirit) Lord Jesus, cover me w/your precious blood&fill me w/your Holy Spirit. I luv you, praise you &thank you Jesus!
---Lisa on 7/8/07


Helen; you are contridicting yourself. First you said that holy water, prayer cloths, doesn't work, and one should stay away from them. But in your last statement you said, that God sometimes uses different means to do so. God gave Paul the gift of healing. Paul used/touched those handkerchiefs and aprons to give to the sick for their diseases, and they were healed. So if God used Paul to do this, then God can also use us. God can work through anyone and anything to perform a miracle.
---Rebecca_D on 7/7/07


Ramon - ("These Aprons and Handkerchiefs had healing power in them. ") -- No they did not. Only God has the power to heal, although He sometimes uses different means to do so.
---Helen_5378 on 7/7/07


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Ramon - Holy water as used by the RCC is not to be found anywhere in Scripture. RCC "priests" are not men of God, they are angels of light.
---Helen_5378 on 7/7/07


#1 Helen. *Holy water is demonic in that the RCC believes that it has healing powers which is witchcraft.*

You know what Helen? You haven't given any Scriptural support for your beliefs. I guess that will make sense since what you believe is your opinion. Have you read my posts?

God can use anything and anyone to heal those in need. Water is water, but when a minister of God prayed over it and bless it, it can become Holy by God's Power. This is not "witchcraft".
---Ramon on 7/6/07


#2 Helen. In the Gospel according to John (John 5:1-15), those who were sick will go to to a pool that has been "moved by a angel", and will be healed. The water will heal the one who stepped in first. Water can heal, but only by God's power.

The Apostle Paul use handkerchiefs (etc) to heal many (Acts 19:12).

Are these "witchcraft"? If Holy Water is demonic, then these also were demonic. These handkerchiefs and aprons heal many. Do you have a different Bible?
---Ramon on 7/6/07


#3 Helen. So you see Helen. These Aprons and Handkerchiefs had healing power in them. I suggest you sit down and read your Bible and stop being "judgmental" agaisnt Catholic. Did these cloths had no power what so ever?

The Bible also mention the use of oil for healing purposes (James 5:14). The use of items for healing purposes is biblical. God can use anything to heal those in need, even water.

God can make water, cloths, etc, Holy through His ministers He called.
---Ramon on 7/6/07


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#4 Helen. If God makes the Water holy, who are you say it isn't? God can use anything to deliver His healing power. If you believe the Bible Helen, then you believe that God can make anything Holy if He wants.

God can bless, set aside, and make Holy, anything He wishes.
---Ramon on 7/6/07


Helen; You know what I've always believed? That holy water was plain water being prayed over by a bunch of born again, Holy Ghost filled Christians. God can use whatever he so desires to heal someone. Jesus called himself the living water. Jn 7:37-38, Rev 22:1-2. Little is much if God is in it.
---Rebecca_D on 7/6/07


RebeccaD - Holy water is demonic in that the RCC believes that it has healing powers which is witchcraft.
---Helen_5378 on 7/5/07


The only "holy water" that I can think of is the word and Spirit of God. In the new testament it would also be the water that came forth from the Lord's side on the cross.
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---Frank on 7/5/07


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Holy Water is water that you boil the hell out of.
---slim_jim on 7/5/07


The man was healed of blindness by washing his eyes in the river to prove his faith in Jesus Christ. Nothing more, nothing less. priests cannot bless water for healing or any other purpose. Water for baptism by immersion is its only purpose, other than to keep us alive so we don't become dehydrated. it is just another falsehood taught in the catholic church that many hold sacred. Water is also mentioned when it was turned into wine, rivers flowed as blood, sea was parted, but nothing making it special.
---ashley on 7/5/07


Helen; if this water is so demonic, then why did Jesus tell the blind man to wash his eyes in the pool of Siloam? Read these verses 2 Ki 5:14, Jn 5:4 9:7. Jesus can use anything to heal/touch someone. Why are you so quick to judge what you don't understand?
---Rebecca_D on 7/5/07


Num 5:17,"And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:"

In the Gospel according to John (John 5:1-15), those who were sick will go to to a pool that has been "moved by a angel", and will be healed. The water will heal the one who stepped in first. Water can heal, but only by God's power.

The Apostle Paul use handkerchiefs (etc) to heal many (Acts 19:12).
---Ramon on 7/5/07


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#2 The Bible also mention the use of oil for healing purposes (James 5:14). The use of items for healing purposes is biblical. God can use anything to heal those in need, even water.

Helen, *"Holy water" is ordinary water with a pinch of salt in it. Only God can heal. *

Yes Helen, only God can heal, but God can use items that He bless through His minister to deliver His healing power. The Apostles Paul deliver aprons (etc) to those who were sick and they were heal (Acts 19:12).
---Ramon on 7/5/07


#3 Helen, do you believe that God can use anything to heal those in need? Items (etc) can become Holy by God's Power. It is only through God's Power. He do this through His ministers that He called.

I believe the reason why many people don't believe that water can be bless and become Holy is because they so "anti-Catholic". Water can heal by God's Power (John 5:1-14). Anything God wishes to be Holy, it is. It doesn't matter if its water, cloths, or oil.
---Ramon on 7/5/07


Helen, I read many versions, including the KJV. So your Bible has this information, but instead of spoonfeeding it to you, again and again and again. Why don't you take a little break and take the time to read your Bible and tell me where I might have found that information.
---lorra8574 on 7/5/07


Lorra8574 - ("Holy water has been ritually blessed by a priest in accordance with the scriptures") -- That is not to be found in Scripture. What version of the Bible do you read?
---Helen_5378 on 7/5/07


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Holy water has been ritually blessed by a priest in accordance with the scriptures and maintained by sacred tradition, but whether it would heal you would depend on how it was used and what you need to be healed of.

The Bible also speaks of healing waters such as in John 5, where an angel was said to come down and "trouble" the water. This also occurs in Lourdes, France, where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette and had her dig up a spring that really does heal in every sense.
---lorra8574 on 7/4/07


I can defitely say that water can be annointed last year our church did seven days of seeking the face of GOD and at the end my spiritual parents asked that we bring a gallon of purfied water and a container of olive oil not opened. they put annoiting oil on the gallons of water and prayed over them as well as the olive oil. then we were instructed to drink a glass everyday and read a scripture.we were led by the holy spirit to do this. so it is very possible.
---leand9559 on 7/4/07


Water itself cannot heal, but God can use it to heal others. For example, the Apostles Paul use handkerchiefs and aprons to heal to those in need.

Acts 19:12, "so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them."
---Ramon on 7/4/07


#2 The Bible also mention the use of oil.

James 5:14, "Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord."

The oil probably represents the healing power of the Holy Spirit, it may be used as an aid to faith (cf. Mark 6:13). The Early Church use items such as handkerchiefs, aprons, and oil to deliver the healing power of the Holy Spirit. The use of items for healing purposes is certainty biblical.
---Ramon on 7/4/07


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#3 Num 5:17, "And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:"
---Ramon on 7/4/07


Holy water is used as a means of Purification & in ceremonial rituals.The salt is used as a traditional ingredient representing the people who are the salt & light of Christ.Mat5:13-16.If you ever sprinkle holy water on a demonic person you will see the result.
---Emcee on 7/4/07


"Holy water" is ordinary water with a pinch of salt in it. Only God can heal. This water is demonic.
---Helen_5378 on 7/4/07


Sue;Water is simply H2O none any holier than the other! Has no miraculous power! OTOH we will die without it!
---1st_cliff on 7/3/07


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Yes i belive you about the demon we have a Lady that comes to church and she is addited
to cig and they were praying for and this voice came out of her and it wasn't her voice it said i know who you are and im not letting go of her when i first got in church one night the people were going up front to pray thats the way we do well im new and i saw a women laying on the floor and she was on her back and she starded moving like a snake she was demon possed
---Betty on 9/1/06


i think this comes from catholic teaching but the bible said anoint with oil and pray for the sick a man in our church didn't have any oil with and someone needed to be prayed for and he used motor oil nearly blew my mind when i heard about it. in the old testament they poured oil all over your head our church uses olive oil.
---Betty on 8/26/06


If you believe 1 Tim 4:4-5, then you believe that God can make things holy.
---Jack on 8/9/06


Jack - I do believe the Bible wholeheartedly, but every Scripture must be taken in it's correct context otherwise you end up in error.
---Helen_5378 on 8/8/06


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Jack - The Scripture you are quoting refers directly to food. It talks of those who command people to abstain from foods, which God made to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. It does not mention water, "holy" or otherwise.
---Helen_5378 on 8/8/06


I know this story will not mean anything to you but I'm going to tell it any way There was a demon possesed man asleep on a couch one of the ministers I know was going to anoint him with oil while he slept,the man a sleep jump up as the brother was just inches from his head and screamed don't you put that Holy oil on me. He got it anyway and the devil came out in the name of Jesus.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06


**Only God can make anything holy, and it is people that God makes holy, not things.**

Helen 5378, I'm sorry you don't believe the Bible.

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

I Tim 4:4-5 KJV.
---Jack on 8/8/06


Augusta - You can believe whatever you like, but you are so far off base it is unreal. Nobody can take ordinary water and make it "holy". Only God can make anything holy, and it is people that God makes holy, not things.
---Helen_5378 on 8/7/06


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If that Priest has the the Holy Spirit he is made Holy the same as God in the Ark of the covenant made it Holy. Before God entered the Ark anyone could touch it,but not after. Therefore the priest is Holy and his sanctifing of certain water for the purpose of God would make it Holy and set apart for a Holy purpose. It is a error in thinking to discredit what God has set apart as a Holy thing water baptism,laying on of hands,anointing with oil,the prayer of agreement,fasting and watching,and communion
---Exzucuh on 8/7/06


Holy water was originally the water blessed at baptisms. It is an ancient Christian custom.

The Eastern Churches do not mix salt.

The Western use of salt is an echo of Ezekiel 43:24 and a couple of other OT passages, as well as the salt passages in the Gospels.
---Jack on 8/7/06


Hebrews 10:28-29 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much worse punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done insult unto the Spirit of grace?
2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
---Exzucuh on 8/7/06


Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.Exodus 28:2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
---Exzucuh on 8/7/06


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Everything in the tabernacle was Holy the water and the fire. Aarons Sons died because the believed it was the same as anything else and offered unholy fire to God.
---Exzucuh on 8/7/06


Exzucuh I agree with this statement" What God makes Holy is Holy no matter what it is. The marriage bed is Holy according to scripture as an example." But my question to you would be you equate the priest praying over the holy water to be equal with God????????
---mima on 8/7/06


Helen writes: "Holy" water is simply water with a pinch of salt in it. It has no power whatsoever. It is not Scriptural and cannot be found in Scripture."


Yes it can, Helen.

"The Priest shall take holy water..." Nu 5:17

"Take the Levites out of the midst of the children of Israel, and thou shalt purify them according to this rite; let them be sprinkled with the water of purification." Nu 8:7
---augusta on 8/7/06


"Holy water" is precisely that ... water that a priest has blessed. But I do not think that makes any difference to that water, but some believe that it does and that the water can now do miraculous things.
---alan8869_of_UK on 8/7/06


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"Holy" water is simply water with a pinch of salt in it. It has no power whatsoever. It is not Scriptural and cannot be found in Scripture.
---Helen_5378 on 8/6/06


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