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Should We Pray To Many Gods

I have read in this blog this verse many times "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 2:5). Are you saying that Jesus is the ONLY one we should pray to?

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There is ONE GOD. There is ONE INTERCESSOR,JESUS CHRIST. There are no other Gods. God is a jealous God. How many gods do you know that can bring judgement on a nation? How many gods do you know who is alive?
---shira on 1/20/08

Yes Ruben that is what we say because that is what we are told in the bible as you know, because you have just quoted it. The bible is there for our edification and instruction and should not be taken lightly. Who do you pray to Ruben?
---M.P. on 4/12/07

Bruce, you may be using a Pentium IV - in heaven they are using PENTIUM 1000 and it's much faster than ours so petitions get processed after quite fast.
---A_Catholic on 2/16/06

Would you please explain how it is that Mary, being just a person, not a god, is able to hear the petitions of the millions of Catholics that may be praying to her at the same time?
---Bruce5656 on 2/10/06

Emcee: True Jesus died, but He was raised from the dead, praise the Lord!!He is different from Mary in that way! His body is already in heaven and He is omnipresent whereas Mary is not (she is NOT God nor does she have the power of God!!). Why should we not ask her to interceed for us? Because SCRIPTURE says so! Why is that so hard to understand? God says that Jesus is the only intercessor/mediary. That is good enough reason for me.
---Debbie on 2/10/06

Debbie::Mary is dead.& we do not see her correctJesus the man alsodied & we could not see him but being God he has gone back to Heaven.Mary Being his mother is also in heaven as many have agreed on this forum.If so what is wrong is asking mary to interceed on our behalf,to almighty God Jesus she was his earthly Mother.Jesus saidGo in peace your FAITH has made you whole .so you dont have faith but many others why quibble.
---Emcee on 2/10/06

Ruben: Dearest Brother ... the difference with asking ME to pray for you is that I am ALIVE -- a living, breathing human on earth. Mary is not. Her physical body is dead and she is like all the others who have died. The dead cannot hear you. Scripture is VERY clear if you accept it. The ONLY mediator between God and men is the man, Christ Jesus. Until you accept that, you will be lost forever in Mary worship.
---Debbie on 2/8/06

Debbie-Ruben: What you misunderstand is the difference between praying TO someone and praying FOR someone. In webster dictionary Pray means asking or pleading! So it should not matter with the to or for, it is the same thing. So if I say I am praying to Mary or ask you Debbie to pray for me, by the dictionary it is the same thing. I am PLEADING to Mary or you!!
---ruben on 2/7/06

Ruben .. please read what Debbie has written here about the difference between praying TO someone and FOR someone. I have myself made exactly this point to you on several occasions in the last months, and others have as well, but you have never responded. Are you trying to understand what we say?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/5/06

Ruben: What you misunderstand is the difference between praying TO someone and praying FOR someone. When Mary was alive, she definitely could have prayed FOR another. Now that she is dead, people are praying TO her which is wrong. She can no longer pray FOR others either.
---Debbie on 2/5/06

AMEN Alan! We pray to God in Jesus' name.
---NVBarbara on 2/5/06

ruben, you quoted it perfectly. No man can come to the Father except through Jesus: no other man, father, woman, mother, child, brother, sister, infant, saint, minister, spirit, demon, psychic, animal, idol, icon, animate or inanimate object, etc. can mediate for us. Only the spotless, perfect, resurrected and living lamb of God can mediate to God the Father for all people. Please read John 14:5-7; 10:1-18.
---Eloy on 2/5/06

The O.T. and N.T. both profess that there is only one God, and this one God became flesh, named, Jesus Christ. Jesus said that he that sees me sees the Father. "Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me. For in Christ dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. That is God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself." John 14:8-11; Colossians 2:9; II Corinthians 5:19.
---Eloy on 2/5/06

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---Leon on 2/4/06

All- If that is the case then, why did Paul ask fellow christians to pray for me? Why not pray directly to God himself? In 1 Timothy 2:5, Paul says that Christians should interceed:
---ruben on 2/4/06

If Jesus and the Father were the same person this whole idea would be meaningless. IE Imagine this conversation Jesus- " Don't ask me ask My Father,in My name...wait a minute I am my Father" No they are 2 different and distinct Persons! " Not my will but Your will "Lk.22.42. also not my will be done ,our will be done but YOUR will be done" Mat. 6.10. How much clearer can it be?
---1st_cliff on 2/4/06

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Actually Ruben, there is no need to say what we say. The words you quoted say it all, and Jesus Himself had previously said it..
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/4/06

Read Hebrews 9 (vv.12,15); Ephesians 2 (all of it really!; v.18) etc. Jesus is our Mediator, our intercessory High Priest (and now our *only* priest!) and the reason we can pray directly to God (and in the Spirit). So, *no* I do not pray ONLY _to_ 'one person' of the Godhead, *yet* I will pray to nothing or to no one *but* _the Triune GOD_!!!
---Daniel on 2/4/06

It is not we say, it is what the father says in his word, the bible. We follow his word & the word is the son,Jesus is the onyl mediator between us & his father God.
---canda3996 on 2/4/06

Read in context, 1 Tim 2:1-5 is talking about Jesus being the "reconciler" (saviour) who bridges the gap between God & man. The referenced scripture has nothing to do with "who to" or "how to" pray. See Matt. 6:5-13 for prayer guidance.
---Leon on 2/4/06

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Jesus said to pray to God the Father in Jesus name. For example, Father in Jesus name I ask ...
John 14:13,14 \ 15:16 \ 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye sall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full,
---Ulrika on 2/4/06

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