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Why Pray Hail Marys

Where do Catholics find scriptural authority for praying to and glorifying Mary? i.e Hail Mary.....

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The offical reason is because they believe that mary can gain them flavor wih her son! The last pope had this statement sow in all his clothes." mary I am all yours". The first commandment says "Have no other gods before me.
Catholic church might have a problem?---mima 12/15/2005
---MIMA on 9/23/07

Lynn, We hate people's words or actions, but not people.
It is beneficial to share scripture. Sometimes it is helpful to discuss the meaning of scripture. At other times I think it is best to pray, and let the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 2:14), show what God was saying in the verses, I wrote down. Scripture has power (Hebrew 4:12) and will not return unto God void (Isaiah 55:11). We are in a spiritual battle here, as well as in other aspects of our lives. Ephesians 6:11-18
---Ulrika on 1/24/06

Mike-(So, which is it? )Both of those cities nor any other claimed her Bones, though there are claims about her tomb. Tell me something why did no city claim the bones of Mary? Maybe because there werent any bones to claim. (One of many reasons the church teach that Mary was assumed, the other being that scriptures show Enoch and Elijah also.) Mary, I am sure you will agree with me was the most speacial saints of all, but we have no record of her bodily remains being venerated .Why???
---ruben on 1/24/06

The word of God is clear that there is ONE mediator between man and God-CHRIST. Truly Mary was blessed to give birth to our Lord and deserves honour for that. Judges 5:24 says blessed ABOVE all women in the tent shall be Ja-el, the wife of He-ber. She smote the enemy, or did a work of faith too. Acts shows that Mary was in the upper room and had to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost like the others.
---Katrina on 1/24/06

let me ask you a question: where was Mary when she fell asleep?
Some place her in Jerusalem, the church of the Dormition is supposed to be where she was buried and subsequently Assumed from.
Only problem, just outside of Ephesus, as an official RCC pilgrimage site, is the House of the Virgin, where she is supposed to have lived till she died.
So, which is it?
---mike6553 on 1/24/06

Emcee, glad to see your still preaching the RCC doctrine, even when it contradicts itself.
The Assumption take an enormous assumption to accept, as its only authority comes from Pius XII, 1950. It may have been believed before then, but only RCC have ever accepted it.
Orthodox churches do not revere her as "theomata", "Gods Mother", but call her "theotokos", "God bearer". Same word as in first born from the dead, "prototokos".
---mike6553 on 1/24/06

Would you explain to us what you mean by: "until her asumption"? Thanks.
---Bruce5656 on 1/24/06

Mary is the mother of Jesus Our God& deserves her rightful placein this context.Luke 1:V48-49. Devotion to Mary does NOT detract or add to the dignitity Of ChristJn19- V27 clearly shows us to be children of MaryThis is your Mother.she mothered the early church From Pentecost to until her assumption.Being our Mother we (Catholic Christians) implore her.She responds Favourably.You are not called to believe so there is no reason to get in a snit, upset, or have a fit. Just get on side make your choice.
---Emcee on 1/24/06

Mike ::Please tell us that way.I pray from deep within my heart where only he can go,to see my wants desires & needs & requirements,then I accept what He thinks is right.
---Emcee on 1/24/06

Lynn yes this generation DOES call Mary bless'd. She was greatly blessed by being chosen to be the earthly mother of Jesus. So are you blees'd in whatever role God has chosen for you. Mary was especially bless'd, but that does not make her sinless, and it does not mean that she was assumed bodily into heaven, nor that we should use her as the communication route to God.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/24/06

i hate people who argue religion--i think god is so much bigger than that-god is not as black/white as some of you want him to be--too many wars are fought for that reason--just worry about your soul and live the life you should live and others will see god in you-this you are right/you are wrong only hurts others and causes pain and hate...the bible doe s have scripture where mary states''all generations shall called me blessed''
---lYNN on 1/24/06

What I was saying Eloy, is that there are those besides the Roman catholics who do unscriptural things, so your ealier comment about only the RCC was unbalanced.
But now your latest comment could so easily come from a Roman Catholic, because you are basically relying on works to justify you.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/24/06

ruben and alan, whatever persuasion of faith a person follows, each one is held accountable whether or not they follow the commandments of Christ. We know them by their fruits, whether a person follows Christ or not.
---Eloy on 1/24/06

Eloy-(catholics are not christians, so they do not follow scriptural authority, and they do MANY THINGS which are not SCRIPTURAL.) So does the non-catholics christains like BIBLE ALONE,FAITH ALONE,OSAS, RAPTURE ,ETC,ETC,....
---ruben on 1/24/06

Eloy ... to judge from the various blogs here, and from the disageements between non-Catholics, many of them do things which are not scriptural.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/24/06

catholics are not christians, so they do not follow scriptural authority, and they do many things which are not scriptural.
---Eloy on 1/24/06

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Mike you are right "he Jesus said do this as a remembrance to me ""How many christians do ---That was the right way but christians make light of his body & blood calling it Cannabalistic & dried bread-what can you expect.we need big change
---Emcee on 1/23/06

Mike you say there is only one right way of honouring Gd, but who is to judge which way that is.
Some here say it has to be on Saturday, some say you have to speak in tongues, some say you must have only old gospel hymns, some say the deacons have to be male.
So many different ways, each right for the individuals concerned.
Need I say more?
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/18/06

Emcee, your right, there are many ways of honouring God, but only one way that is correct. Anthing else but His way is wrong, no matter how we might wish otherwise.
---mike6553 on 1/18/06

A song remembered from my Catholic daze was,
"Hail holy Queen enthroned above, oh Maria (Mary)." Blasphemous!
Read the english words from "Ave Maria."
We are to pray to God ONLY!
---NVBarbara on 1/9/06

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Mod::They are both Fruits & by their fruits you will know them. REPETITITION TAKES PLACE IN ALL FACETS OF lIFE LOOK AT THE TREEs & ITS SIMILARITY IN leaves as created by the Creator. People chose to honour God in many ways.
---Emcee on 1/6/06

jerry, are you saying that the inspired scriptures are pagan, and the prophets and Jesus are teaching paganism? Immortality of the soul is a Judeo-Christrian doctrine. When a person dies, all bodily functions cease, brain function, heart beat, growth, movement, and the blood discontinues to nourish the body. BUT know that the spirit never dies. All are raised either to everlasting life, or to everlasting damnation. Please read Daniel 12:2; Revelation 20:12-15.
---Eloy on 12/21/05

Ok, Freddy, I accept that the first 2 clauses of the prayer are scriptural, but where does "and pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death" come from?
---mike6553 on 12/21/05

Moderator::Why is it wrong to repeat a salutation in the form of a prayer, especially when the prayer is about Our his period of gestation.where is the sin? we are repeating the Message God gave to convey to Mary through The Angel Gabriel.after all it is not being forced on the rest of what is the objection cant Mary acnowledge her love for her saviour or any one else for that matter.

Moderator - A salutation and a prayer are apples and oranges. They are two totally different words/concepts.
---Emcee on 12/20/05

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We catholics pray to mary, because she is the mother of our Lord, we ask her to pray for us, when we say the hail mary, we are simply repeating what the angel said to her..hail mary full of grace the lord is with you...and what elizabeth said...bless are u among women and bless is the fruit of ur womb,....if we are wrong in saying that, then the angel is wrong and so is Elizabeth..besides her prayers is stronger then anyone's prayers, she can pray for you! just as i can and anyone else can pray for you.

Moderator - The Angel and Elizabeth gave Mary a greeting; not a prayer request. Therefore, it is wrong.
---freddy on 12/20/05

I now believe that the addest aspect of the whole discussion is not whether mary was a godess, or anything else, but the fact that a belief in that wonderful lady has become so divisive. I have not hanged my views on the subject, and I know my father in law thinks the same way as Mcee, but I don't raise the subject and we get on very well.
Maybe in Christs name we can bury this subject once and for all, and accept that there are difference, at the heart of the matter, we are all trying to serve.
---mike6553 on 12/20/05

We are to talk to God only in Jesus' name. The bible even speaks of not saying repititious rote prayers. What do you guys think, that if you pray to Mary, she runs to Jesus and puts in a good word for you? THINK!
---NVBarbara on 12/18/05

1Timothy6:3-5 "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."

Catholic false doctrine is corrupt!
---Debbie on 12/17/05

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Emcee: Here is Mark 16:16 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." I believe with all my heart so not sure what your point is.

---Debbie on 12/17/05

This would not be an issue if the pagan belief in the immortality of the soul had not infected Christianity. Mary is dead. She can't hear you. "the dead know not anything" (Eccl 9:5) "In that very day their thoughts perish." (Psa146:4) "Lazarus sleepeth . . Lazarus is dead" (John 11:11, 15) "David . . . is both dead and buried . . . For David is not ascended into the heavens" (Act 2:29, 34) "God . . . who only hath immortality." (1 Tim 6:13-16)
---jerry6593 on 12/17/05

Emcee, Re your comment to Debbie about the bible not lying. This is very true, but beginning in the Garden of Eden and onward Satan has often taken the Word of God and used it for his own purposes. Even in tempting Christ, he quoted scripture.
---Bruce5656 on 12/17/05

judy, Elizabeth never said "Hail Mary", she said, "Blessed you among women, and blessed the fruit of your womb." Luke 1:42. The angel Gabriel was the one who came to Mary and said, "Greeting, highly favored, the Lord with you: blessed you among woman." Luke 1:28. The Greek word "chaire" is more correctly translated here as "Greeting", rather than "Hail".
---Eloy on 12/17/05

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Emcee, might I suggest you read some church history, Eusebius maybe, or anything modern. Jesus did not found the RCC, he founded a universal church, yes. But Rome came to the it late, about 5th century, the Orthodox are the oldest in line descent. The Copts are pretty ancient, traditions says they were founded by Mark.
---mike6553 on 12/17/05

Melissa ::You did not offend me the torture chambers you refer to is by the romans who persecuted the early Christians & followers & made them fight in the arenas with Gladiators & Fed them to the lions So what ever you read either you did not understand of misinterpreted. The early christians were made an object of Roman sport Debbie The Bible does not Lie mark16;V16 1Timothy;6V3-5
---Emcee on 12/17/05

Jesus did not "found" the RCC. That is simply another myth (i.e. blatant LIE) that was taught to all those who refuse to research the history of catholicism on their own.
---Debbie on 12/16/05

Sorry Emcee, I didn't mean to offend you or anyone else. It's just that I've read too many books about the Catholic religion. There is so much false doctrine in the Catholic Bible, that they also mix in some of the Holy Bible scriptures with it. I've also read about the horrible things they used to do to people who turned their back on the Catholic religion, such as torture chambers. In fact, I believe that is where torture chambers started.
---Melissa on 12/16/05

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The Bible clearly says, that there is none other name by which one can be saved, accept the name of JESUS. We know that Mary found favor with God and gave birth to Jesus, but it was not Mary who suffered, bled, died, and arose from the grave to save us. Jesus is the only one who carried the weight of sin for the whole world, and Jesus is the only way to God, and Heaven. The Bible is very! clear about this so,be not decieved.
---Barbara on 12/16/05

Melissa::I will be with you at all times till the end of the world is not False & is in all bibles even yours Jesus's words to his apostles at the ascension.The same church Jesus founded,its called the Universal church Known to you as RCC.Jesus is GOD & he is perfect he founded his church which is perfect in HIS doctrines note my words.
---Emcee on 12/16/05

Let us first give respect to all denominations, for our faith will bring us to places of worship. When Elizabeth went to vist Mary she addressed her with "Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee'. The salutation was used in respect and giving honour to Mary who had been chosen to give birth to the Messaih. To honour her we as Christians also approach in recognition of the holiness of her life. this is scriptual so the next time you hear of someone praying the rosary it is in reverence.

Moderator - Please don't be mislead. They are praying for Mary's favor not reverence.
---judy on 12/16/05

The Hail Mary's or only quoting the bible. If the angles can say it whats wrong with mortals singing or chanting their praise?

Moderator - Please quote the scriptures of people praying on beads saying Hail Mary prayers. I can quote some scriptures about not worshiping the Queen of Heaven and that it is a pagan practice.
---David on 12/16/05

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I don't know of any....
---wes on 12/16/05

They don't & won't in the only true Holy Bible. There are none. They may in their false Catholic Bible, though I'm not sure because I don't read false doctrine.
---Melissa on 12/16/05

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