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Praying The Rosary Biblical

Is the rosary or praying the rosary biblical?

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This is what the angel said to mary.
Luke 1:28
"Hail,[thou art highly favoured, the lord[is]with thee:blessed art [thou]amoung women."
WHERE is the instruction(commandment) to pray to mary? NO instruction to believer to pray to her.Lk1:48 "Blessed [art thou]amoung women, and blessed[is]the fruit of they wombJames5:16(?)
WHERE is the instruction By GOD to pray to mary?This is the Word of the Lord-Instructions.
Luke11:2
..."Lord,teach us to pray,...
And he said unto them,'When you pray,say,'Our Father Which are in heaven, Hallowed be THY NAME...
We understand she was blessed-but not mediator1Tim2:5,Gal3:20
There's only One.
Jn10:30Father and I are ONE.
---char on 6/8/10


char* Ruben,
Where in scripture does he tell us not to pray to mary?

Right here: This is the Word of God.
Ex20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them,nor serve them:for [I]am the Lord thy God[am]a jealous God,...

V 3 tells us who not to bow down to "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

char * Out Father Which are in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name they kingdom come,They will be done...
("Our Father" not "hail mary")

The Hail Mary is in the Bible:

LK 1:28
LK 1:42
LK 1:43
James 5:16

And Char scpriture tells us "for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. " I've yet seen you call her Blessed Mary as the bible says!
---Ruben on 6/8/10


From the beginning WHERE did he COUNSEL us we would be praying to mary?

Our Father who art in Heaven-(where is mary's name?)

Where in the Word as God (tradition) are the instructions to pray to mary?
---char on 6/8/10


From the beginning :

Where did Jesus give instruction that the Christian faith should be based only on a book?

Where did Jesus tell his Apostles to write anything down and make it an authoritative book?
---Ruben on 6/8/10


The rosary has its own soul. Does anyone agree?
---calhoon on 6/8/10


2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
---micha9344 on 6/8/10




Traditions of men make void the commandment of God.
True Tradition-Following the Word of God-only ONE.
The only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ-Word of God in flesh.

To this I will take heed.

This is the Word of God.
Jn6"43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them,"Murmur not among yourselves.
NO Man can Come to Me except the Father Which hath sent Me draw him: and [I] will raise him up at he last day.

No where is this seen clearer.
---char on 6/8/10


Ruben,
Your question-
Where in scripture does he tell us not to pray to mary?
Right here:
Instruction(commandment)the Word of God-we have a choice to obey them or not.
This is the Word of God.
Ex20:5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them,nor serve them:for [I]am the Lord thy God[am]a jealous God,...

This is the Word of God...Mt6(read all)
In this manner Therefore pray[ye]:
Out Father Which are in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name they kingdom come,They will be done...
("Our Father" not "hail mary")


He has foretold us all things-the End from the beginning(Is 46:10,Mt13:23)
praying to mary isn't one of them.
Enemy-made an 'idol' of her.

To God be the glory-Amen.
Rev16:9
---char on 6/8/10


Ruben,
Jesus said "get behind me"....for it is written...

IN-Christ-I stand.

Satans words-"Yea,hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
He is very subtle-twisting the Word of God.

This is the Word of God-
Mk23:23I have foretold you ALL things...
(WHERE-foretold to pray to mary?)
Is 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times[the things]that are not [yet]done,saying 'MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I will do all My pleasure,

From the beginning WHERE did he COUNSEL us we would be praying to mary?

Our Father who art in Heaven-(where is mary's name?)

Where in the Word as God (tradition) are the instructions to pray to mary?
---char on 6/8/10


James,
the rosary is a tool used to have many people repeat a pray to one other then God.
God is a jealous God-who's given Clear instruction who to Pray to-(HIM).
The enemy is subtle-he has broutht in another mediator-made mary an idol.
How many times our you praying a prayer of tradition(to mary) vs. the True Prayer given instruction to pray?(Our Father)
Tradition makes void the commandment of God to none effect-when praying to mary(tradition)makes void the commandment(instruction)prayer to your father.
Mt15(All)
"This people drawth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips:but their heart is far from Me.But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
---char on 6/8/10


Char* Where in scripture did Jesus instruct us to pray to mary before-after-during etc..

Where in scripture does it tell us not to pray to Mary before-after-during

Char*We are instructed to stay away from the traditions of men.
Matt15:6,Mar7:8,Mk7:13

Also we commended for beliveing in traditions.."Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions" (2 Thess 2:15)

We sing in joy for His Resurrection not in sorrow for his death.

Bible preach both :

Paul says he teaches a crucified Christ.

Char* WE REJOICE FOR THE VICTORY-it is finished-He is not dead on the cross.
Praise God.

Before you rejoice in his Resurrection , you have to go though a Good Friday!
Praise God.
---Ruben on 6/8/10




Francis: You quote the 'hail mary' without realizing that that is not the only thing that people pray when using the roasry - it is always rememberred as it appears objectionable, but the roasry is [historically] just a tool to say a prayer many times, whatever that prayer IS
---James on 6/8/10

Ok i will correct myself
you mean you can repeat a prayer 13 or more times, same exact words. WHY?
---francis on 6/8/10


Cluny, lets hear your sound doctrines you have given? I do not remember any of them. I'm talking about Scripture. What have you given? I have not talked to you about doctrines for a long time. You mention your opinion on history but no doctrines.
And please explain what traditions I'm enslave to. If you see that in me I'm sure I would want to know to correct it.
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


Francis: You quote the 'hail mary' without realizing that that is not the only thing that people pray when using the roasry - it is always rememberred as it appears objectionable, but the roasry is [historically] just a tool to say a prayer many times, whatever that prayer IS
---James on 6/8/10


\\As you know by now there are a few Catholics and Eastern orthodox on site and of course the will defend what they are taught no matter the Truth that is given to them. \\

I was about to say the same thing about you, MarkV.

I've given you sound doctrine repeatedly, but you're so enslaved to your traditions and precepts of men that you refuse to receive it!
---Cluny on 6/8/10


Where in scripture did Jesus instruct us to pray to mary before-after-during etc...anytime- His resurrection?
Where Did the prophet proclaim we would be instructed to?

However...We are instructed to stay away from the traditions of men.
Matt15:6,Mar7:8,Mk7:13
In order to keep them you have to change the definition of Worship to reverence-however, bending a knee is bending a knee-praying is praying.

We sing in joy for His Resurrection not in sorrow for his death.
Praising Him for the good news-repentance and remission of sin.

Not so we can pray on beads the same pray to Mary-this is tradition.

WE REJOICE FOR THE VICTORY-it is finished-
He is not dead on the cross-He Has Risen.
Praise God.
---char on 6/8/10


John 2, you gave great answers to Ruben. As you know by now there are a few Catholics and Eastern orthodox on site and of course the will defend what they are taught no matter the Truth that is given to them. Ruben believe the Catholic wrote the word of God. And since they wrote it they do not have to defend it so they defend the traditions of the RCC for they are more important. A good way out for him. Just another false religion base on a man centered theology.
---MarkV. on 6/7/10


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Ruben,
If the the scripture states there is only ONE that is without sin-and we believe it-how is that twisted?
If Jesus told us in what manner to pray (to the Father)-so in obedience we pray to the Father-how is that twisted?
---char on 6/7/10


---Ruben you are wrong-------
---mima on 6/7/10

Prove it!....
---Ruben on 6/7/10


John_II* On reading about the rosary on wikipedia, we can see how the subtle interjection of the 'Hail Mary' can take us into the distracting realm of goddess worship. Distracting us from the one true aim in Christ Jesus, to know Him and Him crucified.

Here is one decade of the Rosary:
Sorrowful Mysteries:

the Agony in the Garden (Matt. 26:36-46) the Scourging (Matt. 27:26)
the Crowning with Thorns (Matt. 27:29)
the Carrying of the Cross (John 19:17)
the Crucifixion (Luke 23:33-46)

Tell me, how is this taking you away from Jesus?

John_II* she was chosen, but in no way is the gentle Mary divine.

Where did any one ever said this?
---Ruben on 6/7/10


It is not biblical.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death, amen."

Mary is not holy, and she is dead.
She canot pray for anyone because she is dead.

Thus this is not only unbiblical, it is sin.
---francis on 6/7/10


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Mima ... In quoting Matt 11.11, in the context of this discussion, you appear to be implying that Jesus was not born of Mary.

You can't really be saying that! Or can you?

I would not be surprised!
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/7/10


---Ruben you are wrong-------
---mima on 6/7/10


Now you can continue to knowingly twist the scriptures to suit your own desires, and thereby remain in alienation and in opposition to the truth, or else you can manup and be strong enough to leave the lies of your religion and accept the unadulterated and proven truth.
---Eloy on 6/5/10

You mean your fallible, man-made, non-authoritative interpretations of Scripture, no thank you! Which is what you do!

Passage 2 Peter 3:16:

" As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."
---Ruben on 6/7/10


It MAY be, if you do not MEAN what you are praying

The rosary is just a tool, and like any tool, it can be used for good or bad uses!
---peter3594 on 6/7/10


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"
\\Jesus never calls her mother in scripture.\\

But the Scripture does in diverse places.

So, either it was not necessary to record Jesus saying she was His Mother.

Or Jesus didn't somehow inspire the Scriptures.

Which is it?"
---Cluny on 6/6/10

Cluny after reading the above post please let me encourage you to reread Matthew 11:11 the answer is in that scripture.
---mima on 6/7/10


Caught-up.
The enemy would love for us to be caught-up in a fog.
Gen3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her SEED, [it] they head and [thou]shalt bruise His heel"

The enemy would love for the children of God to have another mediator other then the Seed-Jesus Christ.
Another mediator other than that SEED-Jesus Christ.
The attention and Glory to be directed any where other then that SEED-Jesus Christ.
Why?
Because the name of Jesus Christ is lifted above every name that is named.
It is the ONLY NAME-He must bend a knee.
The SEED-Jesus Christ.

Stay focused-Amen.
---char on 6/7/10


Just stating a fact.. was I wrong?
---micha9344 on 6/6/10


\\Jesus never calls her mother in scripture.\\

But the Scripture does in diverse places.

So, either it was not necessary to record Jesus saying she was His Mother.

Or Jesus didn't somehow inspire the Scriptures.

Which is it?
---Cluny on 6/6/10


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StrongAxe ... We are not told to avoid repetition, we are told to avoid "vain repetition"

Repetition is not necessarily vain.
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/5/10


alan8566_of_uk:

One of the differences here is that when people are singing hymns they consider it worship, not prayer. The scriptures condemns vain repetitions (i.e. repeating the same prayers over and over again), but does not have the same kind of criticism of worship. (There IS "vain worship", but that is a matter of quality, rather than quantity).
---StrongAxe on 6/5/10


Ruben, In the beginning God has said, "Note, I have set in front of you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life that both you and your seed may live." You are knowledgeable enough to know that you were taught falsehood without anyone telling you so. Now you can continue to knowingly twist the scriptures to suit your own desires, and thereby remain in alienation and in opposition to the truth, or else you can manup and be strong enough to leave the lies of your religion and accept the unadulterated and proven truth.
---Eloy on 6/5/10


On reading about the rosary on wikipedia, we can see how the subtle interjection of the 'Hail Mary' can take us into the distracting realm of goddess worship. Distracting us from the one true aim in Christ Jesus, to know Him and Him crucified. You can follow all those leads of the ingenuity of men and demons, indeed be pointed away from knowing Him by Cluny, Ignatius and Ruben, but sooner or later in your zeal you will take your finger from your place in the bible and yield to the workers of deceit. Mary was indeed blessed to have been chosen, but she also had her soul pierced bringing much sorrow. She witnessed much and it reveals why she was chosen, but in no way is the gentle Mary divine.
---John_II on 6/5/10


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When RCs say the Rosary, it is "vain repetition"

When non-RCs endlessly repeat the banal words of some modern worship songs it is not "vain repetition"

Right, now I get it!
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/4/10


Jesus never calls her mother in scripture.
Matthew 12:48-50 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
---micha9344 on 6/4/10


Only one who is without sin-only ONE.
Rom5:12
Wherefore, as-by one man sin entered into the world,and death-by sin,and so death passed upon ALL men,for that ALL HAVE SINNED,
vs19
For as -by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so-by the obedience OF ONE shall many made righteous.

ONE LORD-ONE MASTER-ONE REDEEMER,
ONLY ONE WITHOUT SIN-JESUS CHRIST-OUR LORD AND SAVIOR

THE WORD OF GOD-MANIFESTED-IN FLESH.
1Jn 3:5
And ye know that [he]was MANIFESTED to take away our sins:and IN HIM IS NO SIN.
---char on 6/4/10


"So, that's you little wiggle out." Ruben

Uhhh what?

You cited Psalms 136:1-3. Unless you ignore half of the information contained in these verses, they are clearly different.

To claim this is an example of repetition is special pleading and eisegetical. But please, don't let THAT stop you.
---scott on 6/4/10


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Instructions:
Mt6(all)
vs6...pray to thy FATTHER Which is in secret, and thy Father Which seeth in secret reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathens[do],for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them:for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of,before ye ask Him.
AFTER THIS MANNER therefore pray[ye]:

OUR FATHER Which art in heaven,Hallowed be THY NAME. Thy kingdom come.Thy will be done in earth, as [it is]in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts, as [we]forgive our debtors.And lead us not,into temptation,but deliver us from evil:For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory,for ever.
AMEN.
---char on 6/4/10


Rom3(all)...For All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in CHRIST JESUS:Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to decalre His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, throuth the forbearance of God,To declare,[I say],at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which BELIEVETH IN JESUS.

WHERE[IS]THE BOASTING THEN?It is excluded


All HAVE SINNED-repentance bring them back into remission. Who is the one and only redeemer?

The Word of God made Flesh-Jesus Christ our Lord and SAVIOR.
---char on 6/4/10


Ruben, why would John the Baptist leap in the womb for Mary? Does not Scripture say he would be filled with the Holy Spirit before he is born? Does it not say he will bring many back to the Lord? Does it not say he will go before the Lord, preparing His way? Was he not a prophet of the Most High? And what would people see? God's salvation - Jesus Christ. What would give the greatest man born of woman his joy? The coming of his messiah! The Holy Spirit was there! Listen to John's testimony: The one who comes from above is above all...[he] who has accepted it [His testimony] certifies God is truthful [John 3:27-36]. And to those who did look to Mary, she said "Do all that He tells you". Did John ever mention Mary?
---John_II on 6/4/10


No.
God never said to, and never gave us the instuctions to.
Jesus Christ-The manifested Word in Flesh-Immanuel-God with us never did it.
It's Christ we follow-It's the Word of God we believe.

Praying with beads is a tradition.
---char on 6/4/10


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"Scott, This does: Over 20 times- "for his mercy endureth for ever. " Ruben

You might have a point if those words existed on their own. In the case of Ps. 136:1-3, they don't.

You can't ignore the import (and individual declaration) of each verse. Each verse makes a unique statement in relation to the other three.
---scott on 6/4/10

So, that's you little wiggle out, how nice! How about all of the rest of the prayers and the words of endureth for ever are repetitious.

Rev. 4:8 - "the angels pray day and night without cessation the same words "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty." This is also a repetitious prayer that is very pleasing to God.
---Ruben on 6/4/10


Ruben, There is No praising of Mary,
---Eloy on 6/4/10

No praising Mary,
" when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb,"

"for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. "

Let's not forget the angel :

"the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee:"

Sounds like a whole lot praising! In fact I will shout with Elisabeth, little John and the Angel..praise be to God that Mary said Yes to be the Mother of God, which by the way you disagree with scripture (Lk 1:43) " Mother of my Lord"



---Ruben on 6/4/10


donna5535

it is about the boy who was suspended from school bec. he was wearing a rosary. is that in a way being persecuted bec of a religious symbol?
what about if a student is wearing a flag on his/her shoulder, wouldn't that be the same bec. of a 'symbol'?
---michael on 6/4/10


"Scott, This does: Over 20 times- "for his mercy endureth for ever. " Ruben

You might have a point if those words existed on their own. In the case of Ps. 136:1-3, they don't.

You can't ignore the import (and individual declaration) of each verse. Each verse makes a unique statement in relation to the other three.
---scott on 6/4/10


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I agreed with the following post.
"Praying the Rosary comes from the Pagan ritual of Prayer Beads.

The Ancient Babylonians, Romans, Greeks used them.

You can see it used today in Buddism and Hinduism."
---John on 6/3/10

I agree because history agrees with John.
---mima on 6/4/10


Scripture Romans 3:23,
" For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,"
and so I ask you does not the all in this verse include Mary?
---mima on 6/

Original Sin, correct me if I am wrong, you do not believe in original sin. But I know why you added! God redeemed her from the moment of her conception.

"For he that is mighty hath done to me great things," Lk 1:39)

"For with God nothing shall be impossible."V 37

But you said it not possible!

Secondly, if "all" have sinned, then Jesus also, but we know he did not, Jesus is an exception than Mary can be also!

Thirdly, if "all" have sinned, then babies,mentally retarded,senile.
---Ruben on 6/4/10


Saq, God has no mother, God is before all things existed. Thus the only God Jesus did create the woman Mary, and Mary did not create Jesus. Mary has no divinity nor pre-existence before her Adamic birth on earth, whereas Jesus being very God created Adam and Mary and all flesh, even as also he alone created all worlds and all life. There is no weaker vessel in the Godhead, only the Everlasting King of kings and the Lord of lords, namely the Almighty Christ, ruler of heaven and earth and things under the earth.
---Eloy on 6/4/10


Ruben,

Psalms 136:1-3 does little for your argument. These verses (psalms) are different enough to rule out the claim of repetition.

136:1- Here (in Hebrew) we do not actually find the word 'LORD'. The psalmist identifies his subject, employing the Tetragrammaton or divine name (YHWH- Jehovah/Yahweh). The verse really says "Give thanks unto Jehovah".

---scott on 6/4/10

Scott, This does: Over 20 times

"for his mercy endureth for ever.
.

Waiting for your response on this verse,

Passage Matthew 26:44:

"And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words .
---Ruben on 6/4/10


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Ruben,

Psalms 136:1-3 does little for your argument. These verses (psalms) are different enough to rule out the claim of repetition.

136:1- Here (in Hebrew) we do not actually find the word 'LORD'. The psalmist identifies his subject, employing the Tetragrammaton or divine name (YHWH- Jehovah/Yahweh). The verse really says "Give thanks unto Jehovah".

136:2 places Jehovah above any other 'God' (Elohim) whether they are justifiably called god (Ex.7:1) or they are false gods/idols).

136:3 makes the same distinction but in relation to those referred to as "Lord" (Adon). 'Adon' and 'Elohim' are very different titles.

Each verse is distinctive from the other two. This is not a case of repetition.
---scott on 6/4/10


Nowhere in Scripture is Mary referred to as holy! She was highly honored among women but hardly holy. She also had Original Sin.
Scripture Romans 3:23,
" For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,"
and so I ask you does not the all in this verse include Mary?
---mima on 6/4/10


Ruben, your idolatry and blasphemous translations is not the original holy scripture. There is No praising nor worshipping of Mary, No mention of Mary being holy: and Jesus the Lord created Mary, Mary did not create Jesus, and neither could the mortal Mary create any soul. lit.Gk: "Greeting, proclaiming grace, the Lord with you. You blessed to women." Lk.1:28.
"You blessed to women, and blessed the fruit of the womb of you." Lk.1:42.
"And wherefrom to me this that comes, save mother of Lord of me, to me?" Lk.1:43.
---Eloy on 6/4/10


I have no idea. But, everyone should be able to do as they wish, as long as it does not interfere with the rights of others. Freedom is not only for the powerful or the rich. Freedom to worship as one chooses is a good thing. Do not ever knock down others religion. There is one true God, Christians knows this God, yet, we are the most misunderstood, persecuted than any other group. It is because we know the true God, and Satan knows this. Still, everyone should have the same rights.....God will give you the right to go to hell if that is what you want.
---catherine on 6/3/10


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Praying the Rosary comes from the Pagan ritual of Prayer Beads.

The Ancient Babylonians, Romans, Greeks used them.

You can see it used today in Buddism and Hinduism.
---John on 6/3/10


Rosary praying is "vain repetition" as many just do it out of habit. It is a sad habit to have.
---karenD on 6/3/10

Psalm 136
give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Passage Matthew 26:44:

"And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words .

If this is a sad habit, am glad I have this habit!
---Ruben on 6/3/10


I'm not RC. My church doesn't pray the rosary. But then, I don't believe praying to Mary is biblical. I don't believes she "prays" for anyone, and if she did, her prayers would be no more effecive than my own to the father.

The big problem with prayers that are memorized and repeated often, is that the speaking itself, and how many times it is spoken, may become more important than the meaning of the prayer. God also knows such prayers by heart... but I don't think the number of repetitions impresses Him very much.
---Donna66 on 6/3/10


Why do we have so many Mary Ghost stories from the RCC?
---John on 6/3/10


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rosary, where is that in scripture.
---Donna5535 on 6/3/10

It is biblical:

Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee:(Wesley NT)(LK 1:28)

Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.(LK 1:42)

Holy Mary mother of God: "And whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?(Lk 1:43)

Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of my death: Granted this one is not in scripture, but we have this :

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."(James 5:16)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions,... For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,(1 Tim 2: 1-3)
---Ruben on 6/3/10


RCC are considered 'christians'?

so if the rosary is NOT considered biblical, then...catholics are breaking the bible?
---mike on 6/3/10


Moderator, why allow false doctrine to be posted? Doesn't it confuse new believers in Christ Jesus?
---Donna5535 on 6/3/10

In my CCD classes, I learned that there are 53 "Hail Mary", and 10 "Our Father", prayers in the rosary. A total of 63 beads. If this is incorrect, my CCD teacher, who was a NUN, might be defrocked by the Pope. Uh, Oh!

These prayers are NOT false doctrine. The "Hail Mary" is the words that the Angel spoke to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ himself taught people the "Our Father".

The rosary is only a way to remember prayers. Just like wedding rings are for remembering your spouse. Other Examples?

No need to get so upset Donna!
---Sag on 6/3/10


\\Rosary praying is "vain repetition" as many just do it out of habit. It is a sad habit to have.
---karenD on 6/3/10\\

Are all repetitions automatically vain, karenD?

Or is it only those done by Roman Catholics.

In my youth I attended a Pentecostal service.

They sang "Have a Little Talk with Jesus" 17 times sitting down and 20 times standing up before I lost count.

Were these repetitions automatically vain?

How about continued iterations of invitation hymns trying to get people to walk down the aisle--and nobody does?

Like I have said, some people seem to think that only Catlick repetitions are vain, but their own never are.
---Cluny on 6/3/10


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Rosary praying is "vain repetition" as many just do it out of habit. It is a sad habit to have.
---karenD on 6/3/10


Really, I never been sad...I say the Rosary on my way to work and coming Home...
---Ruben on 6/3/10


Rosary praying is "vain repetition" as many just do it out of habit. It is a sad habit to have.
---karenD on 6/3/10


I an NOT a Roman Catholic, and think there's a lot about the RCC that is mistaken

However it has to be pointed out that here are many many practices in Protestant, and non-denominational churches which are not in the Bible

Blogging is one!

Condemnation and judgment of other Christians are certainly others.
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/3/10


The First Commandment should give you the answer if the rosary is Bibical.
Plus Jesus taught us how to pray in the Gospels..........Pray to the Father in My Name..........we don't pray to Mary or anyone else
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---Gabby on 6/3/10


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Inspite of the inacurrate English translations on the market, as in cluny's case of using the greek word "paradoseis" to wrongly mean "traditions", when in fact it means "same teachings" (para, parallel + doseis, doctrine). The English Bible will still save souls. For Jesus clearly condemns replacing the Word of God with traditions of man.
---Eloy on 6/3/10


The student is a victim of the RCC and it's un-Biblical teaching concerning the Rosary.

---mima on 6/3/10


NY judge allows student to return to school wear rosary.

if the rosary is not biblical, is this student being presecuted for being suspended bec. he wore his rosary to school?

??
---mike on 6/3/10


Here's also what God says about tradition:

1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.

2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.

Colossians 2:8 also says that there is a tradition according to Christ.
---Cluny on 6/3/10


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Praying the rosary is strictly "tradition".

Jesus Christ taught us to pray the "Our Father", which is 10 beads of the rosary. This prayer is my favorite.
---Sag on 6/3/10

Sag, you are way off here. Who's tradition is it to pray the rosary? The Catholic church man-made tradition? or the Bible's? and who in the bible said to do this? Surely not Jesus or the Apostle Paul, right?

The "Our Father" is NOT 10 beads of the rosary, where is that in scripture. Moderator, why allow false doctrine to be posted? Doesn't it confuse new believers in Christ Jesus?
---Donna5535 on 6/3/10


ELOY, it is very seldom we agree on anything. But I am happy to say we do agree on this!
---Rob on 6/3/10


The Rosary is not biblical but tradition.
And here's what God says about tradition.
Mark7:7-8-9
" 7-Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

8-For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

9-And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."
---mima on 6/3/10


"rosary", like a lavatory of roses, is not Biblical but manmade vanity.
---Eloy on 6/3/10


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As a Catholic, I can tell you that the rosary is part of "tradition" rather than "biblical".

A "tradition" is something that has become the normal way of doing something. In this case, praying the rosary as a way, and time, of talking with God.

I don't believe that there is any harm in praying the rosary. However, the Bible doesn't command it. Praying the rosary is strictly "tradition".

Jesus Christ taught us to pray the "Our Father", which is 10 beads of the rosary. This prayer is my favorite.
---Sag on 6/3/10


The rosary in NON-Biblical just the rest of their idol worshipping of graven-images etc.
It's ALL part of the rcc idol worship & that came to the roman emperor that devised the rcc from here, Matt.15 v 9, 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15.
---Lawrence on 6/2/10


NO! Praying the rosary is not Biblical because you will not find it anywhere in the Bible.

Praying the rosary is just one of many Pagan traditions.
---Rob on 6/2/10


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