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Is The Catholic Rosary Biblical

Does reciting the "rosary" violate this scripture in 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."

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Is The Anunciation scriptural? Is the birth of Jesus scriptural? Is the crucifixion scriptural? Is the Resurrection scriptural? Is the Ascension of Jesus scriptural? Is Pentecost scriptural? If so, the The Rosary is scriptural too because it is a series of meditations on all of these parts of the Gospel.

"My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid,
for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because he that is mighty,
hath done great things to me,
and holy is his name."
---Philip_Maguire on 6/13/11

Martha::Nancie is being charitable. Your diction needs education and change.Why is it that most christians have one set of phrases while in Condemnation of Catholics.seems almost like following a herd.However for your guidance readJN.15:18-25Jn10:1-10Plus Matt16:17-19.Hope it brings enlightenment instead of recrimination.
---Emcee on 4/16/08

Martha, Martha....with such a beautiful biblical name, how could your comments about Catholics be so ugly? Education comes first, then discernment. First eduate yourself with the Catholic Religion THEN ask the Lord Jesus Christ for discernment. I bet you'll be very surprized at his answer.
---nancie on 4/16/08

Martha, Martha....with such a beautiful biblical name, how could your comments about Catholics be so ugly? Education comes first, then discernment. First eduate yourself with the Catholic Religion THEN ask the Lord Jesus Christ for discernment. I bet you'll be very surprized at his answer.
---nancie on 4/16/08

The Rosary is not scriptural at all. It goes against just about every Godly thing. Catholics think that their covered by their Church, but on judgement day they will find out differently, unless they come to the truth. Their Church will not be able to help them. They are being used by their Church, weather the Church is aware of it or not. Such a shame. You can accuse non Catholics of these things, but who really are the wolves in sheep's clothing? It's not real Christians.
---Martha on 4/12/08

Joel you are a trouble maker. It would be difficult to find an unbiased source that is not Catholic. Would you send a new Christian to find an unbiased, non-Christian, source on the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
---lorra8574 on 5/17/07

Just came to this blog and was reading some of the reply's. I noticed that Lorra and Tom does not want anyone to look up an unbiased explanation on the source of the Rosary. Interesting.
---Joel on 5/17/07


If you wanted to impress you could have even said it was Heresy But KILLER BEES, Eh?
and BEES Their not even listed as far as I know in the bible as Plagues LOL Boy you sure took the biscuit this time, How do you like this Quote:
The Greatest COMMANDMENT :
wait for it..................


''YE shall know then by their fruits''

Guess it does'nt say that in your bible does it!
---Carla5754 on 5/17/07

Not sure if my earlier blog made it through but...
Emcee, I'm just going by what you said. I did not make this up.

Lorra, do you really want to talk about forgeries?
---Dima on 5/16/07

Dima, the Pope has already apologized for the Inquisition. But I also know that revisionist historians have made it even worse than it was.

I had a Protestant tell me that he could not forgive the Catholic Church because she condemned the entire Spanish Netherlands to death during the Inquisition. When in reality, that document was a proven forgery crafted by Protestants to spur on the Dutch rebellion. Half of the Spanish Netherlands was Roman Catholic.
---lorra8574 on 5/16/07

Dima::I have never seen you, Know you, But you do look in the mirror daily, what do you see? -I dont see & have no opinions about your character. Besides Its not Proper to bear witness which may be false.Thats Gods work.But when you condemn the RCC you are standing on the honeycomb of God & will be swarmed & tormented by Bees ---Killer Bees.
---Emcee on 5/16/07

Nancy, may be all the questions on this matter have been resolved. Wouldn't that be something?
---lorra8574 on 5/16/07

Little Christ-like behavior? Folks, let's not forget the INQUISITION, if we're gonna talk about Calvin. Or maybe that will be explained away too, like some scriptures?
---Dima on 5/15/07

Emcee, you can accuse me of pride all day and that will be ok. Sounds like I hit a nerve.
---Dima on 5/15/07

No one has posted a comment since 5/11? What happened to the 'blog' flow of ideas and opinions?
---nancie on 5/15/07

The rosary is one form of prayer and meditation. The bigger picture is how the Catholic Church needs to be admired for its stance on moral issues. The Church's resistance to change is as firm as the Bible. It deserves the upmost respect for denouncing abortion, divorce, unjust wars, etc. The Lord's word never change.
---nancie on 5/11/07

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Okay, I give in..I said I was not going to write any further, but I can't resist. Please understand that 'born agains'are usually wonderful Christian people, except those who think they're superior to all other Christians, especially Catholics.
---nancie on 5/11/07

John, in actuality that would be dangerous advice. While some outside the RCC understand the Rosary, there are many more that are guessing and incorrectly at that.

I would not want someone to become a Catholic based upon the teachings that some Protestants have ascribed to us. We might actually get fools worshipping Mary and making idols and all sorts of unCatholics nonsense.
---lorra8574 on 5/11/07

Mima-This statement," Most Catholics are afraid of God because they don't know Him. They know a lot about Him but don't know him" made by Dima. Make Catholics very easy to witness too. Also many elderly Catholics know something is wrong, that just don't what.

No Mima, only those catholic's that (do Not know their faith are easy). Because here on this Blog you have not need a dent...
---Ruben on 5/11/07

Any source that is not Catholic would be biased regarding the rosary so your suggestion has no meaning. If you have a particular source list it. Otherwise I will assume you are just offering criticism with no intellectual content.
---Tom on 5/10/07

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This statement," Most Catholics are afraid of God because they don't know Him. They know a lot about Him but don't know him" made by Dima. Make Catholics very easy to witness too. Also many elderly Catholics know something is wrong, that just don't what.
---Mima on 5/10/07

Dima, I know Him well and have spent a lot of time with Him on a spiritual level. I do not use crutches, prayer is not a crutch it can be a method of communion with God (in addition to a simple request made to anyone). The Sacraments and the prayer rituals are beautiful, but the RCC also allows for personal reflection and meditation and direct unscripted prayer as well. Many "pray" to God with their whole being, through art, song, Christian living, etc.
---lorra8574 on 5/10/07

DIMa::You speak as one with who appears to have greater Pride Than knowlege& Your opinions are based on this .1 you never denigrate your neighbours.Its impolite 2 You have never met God to talk of what you say 3You offer no biblical proof.4Seek an alternative modus operandi.if you wish to learn.5You sound too much like a counterpart on this forum.Catholics Reverence God & yes "Fear of the lord" IS one of the gifts of the Holy spirit.
---Emcee on 5/10/07

Tom. sorry that I didn't get back to you right off, I was away. Please do some research on the Rosary from an unbiased source. Make sure it's not from a Catholic perspective. The internet has a lot of info, if you know the proper way to use the right search engines. God bless.
---John on 5/10/07

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To Pray is to plea, that is what the origin of the word means. All the time people prayed to each other in the OT e.g Gen45:4And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you.
To pray to others is not ungodly, to worship them is ungodly and Catholics do not worship Mary
---johnlovesginalyn on 5/10/07

Most Catholics are afraid of God because they don't know Him. They know a lot about Him but don't know Him. That's why they need crutches ( rosary,etc ) to try and reach God. But God is not pleased with their trying to get in through the back door ( their own methods ) Come to God through Jesus, bring nothing but your faith and the good works that you like to do will mean something. You're saved FOR good works, not by them.
---Dima on 5/9/07

Nancy, the Catholic Church as least learned something. There are many Protestants who still think it is right to persecute Catholics and do them harm. Even in small things I have seen bigotry that does not bear the slightest resemblence to Christ. And the Reformation era was a nasty, violent period that showed very little in Christlike behavior - John Calvin burned his best friend at the stake over a theological difference of opinion. And Calvin was one of the nicer ones.
---lorra8574 on 5/9/07

Tom::I think there are many who may learn from you.You got it Right its what come from the heart that pleases Or displeases God.God Bless & peace be with you.
---Emcee on 5/9/07

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I thank you for your blessing and I will pray for you too. I am born again as well. You are, therefore, free to explain what it is you think I don't understand. I wish to learn not argue.
---Tom on 5/9/07

Matt. 26:44 - for example, Jesus prayed a third time in the garden of Gethsemane, saying the exact same words again. It is not the repetition that is the issue. It's the vanity. God looks into our heart, not solely at our words.
Rev. 4:8 - the angels pray day and night without cessation the same words "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty." This is repetitious prayer that is pleasing to God.
---Tom on 5/9/07

Imagine if there were a protestant version of the rosary. If they replaced the Hail Mary with similar scripture that didn't mention Mary and instead of asking Mary to pray for us asked Billy Grahm or St. Paul, etc. I would have no problem with it. Harping against the rosary just shows anti-Catholic bias. Not to mention the real important part is reflecting on the mysteries of Christ.
---Tom on 5/9/07

Praying to Mary as though she could answer prayers is a heresy the Catholic church fought in the early centuries. The rosary asks her to pray for us. If you have ever asked someone to pray for you, you have done the same thing.
---Tom on 5/9/07

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Helen, Jesus told of the rich man and the poor man named Lazarus. The rich man prayed to Abraham, not to Jesus or to God, but that is not what he went to Hell for. If Catholics invented this, then where did the rich man get the idea that it was OK to pray to Abraham? And if it was wrong to do so, why did Jesus not speak to this?

You think it is ok to interpret scripture for yourself but you do not like anyone to interpret it differently.
---lorra8574 on 5/9/07

Josh-If your using or praying the Rosary, you are wasting your time. I't not Biblical.

Where in the Bible does it say, if not in the bible it is a waste of time.
---Ruben on 5/9/07

Doomed Religion, Lies, Idols, Repent, Pray 'to' Mary, teaching falsehoods? It is evident that most of you are 'baby Christians', immature in your faith. Self-rightousness has no place in our faith. If you really care, you would first educate yourselves on the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. Then, and only then, can you speak intelligently about it. Silly people. 'Through prayer and petition' our Lord hears our pleas.
---Jena on 5/9/07

If your using or praying the Rosary, you are wasting your time. I't not Biblical. Rosary beads are another idol. Toss the Rosary beads in the garbage, and repent.
---Josh on 5/9/07

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I agree, the Catholic Church is by far the worst offender of persecuting Christians. It's a church filled with many idols and lies. I am no longer a Catholic and I'll never return. You can try and push Catholicism, but it is a doomed religion.
---Nancy on 5/9/07

I used to be a good little Catholic, but I was a bad person in reality. The Catholic Church is made up many lies and false doctrines that have nothing to do with God's truth. Those Rosary beads will not help you no matter how tight you cling to them.
---Sarah on 5/9/07

Tom - My problem is with the RCC blatantly teaching an outright lie that it is alright to pray to Mary. It is not alright to pray to anyone other than God.
---Helen_5378 on 5/9/07

Hail Mary comes from Luke 1:26-8
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, * the Lord is with you!"
If you have a problem with the words used in the rosary your complaint is not with the Catholic church but with the angel Gabriel
---Tom on 5/8/07

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Virginia, I speak to God directly without a script often. On another blog question I have even posted a so-called "sinners prayer" that I signed decades ago. I have always accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour. I am as born again as you can get by anyone's definition. And having read the Bible, many times, and studied history and English, I know the difference between "vain" repetition and productive prayer. Revelations 4:8.
---lorra8574 on 5/8/07

X Catholic
The Church was founded by St Peter who brought the Church to Rome himself, where he was crucified and died. So the Church was founded on purely spirtually basis, by Jesus' direct order to St Peter.
Yes Catholics have done bad things (and many, good things too). Just as many Protestants have burnt and executed many Catholics (and done good things too).
St Anthony of Padua, the first true monk, lived in the dessert, like John The Baptist. Anthony was a truly remarkable man.
---Ed on 5/8/07

Helen said: "What then do you call the "hail Mary" which takes up a big part of the rosary?"

---Catherine12345 on 5/8/07

Tom - ("The rosary isn't praying to mary, it is contemplating the gospels.") -- It isn't? What then do you call the "hail Mary" which takes up a big part of the rosary?
---Helen_5378 on 5/8/07

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Tom, You don't understand. I will not condem you. You must be Born Again, and then you will understand. God bless.
---John on 5/8/07

Monks, middle ages??? The Catholic Church was purely founded on a political basis, not Christ like it should have. They used Christianity to gain power in Rome and throughtout the world. They burned real Christians at the stake if they did not follow their ways, and the ones who tried to expose the Catholic lies. This is all true and documented in history. Monks and the middle ages is not a reason to base your beliefs on. Jesus set the example. The RCC does not represent Christ.
---X_Catholic on 5/8/07

The Rosary is an abomination to God, because it mixes the Lords Prayer with prayers to Mary. The beads are hatched from the minds of carnal man. The Rosary will not save you. Jesus would rebuke the Catholic leaders who made up these false doctrines, and He will, on judgement day.
---once_aCatholic on 5/8/07

I am saddened to see the immature responses on this blog. I would gladly listen to any Christian who can teach me something but most of you talk of what you don't know. The rosary isn't praying to mary, it is contemplating the gospels. Calling beads idols is like saying that chapter and verse notations in your bible are evil (they were all added in the middle ages by Catholic monks).
---Tom on 5/7/07

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Sal::To be born again you must know what you are born again of. I think 1 john4:1-6.He addreses them as Little Children.Your rebuke is not that of a child although it may seem childish.You do need to test the spirits you embrace.
---Emcee on 5/7/07

nancie>>>I wish you wouldn't leave, but it is you decision. I just wanted to tell you, you are funny.Have a great life.+++
---catherine on 5/7/07

I agree, they are stinkin beads. They are one of many idols that God hates. You need to be Born Again to understand this. If your not, then what I just wrote is foolishness to you.
---Sal on 5/7/07

This is my last communication with you all. You people on this blog are the scariest Christains I've ever read upon. Praise you Lord Jesus, help these people to understand that you honor us all, no matter how we Praise you, as long as You, Christ Jesus, is the center of our lives. Good luck with your Christianity. See you in heaven.
---nancie on 5/7/07

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I don't normally answer this blog, but that last answer was so sad. A properly said rosary. Would you be able to offer a prayer directly from your heart without a script if you had a need? Repetitious prayer, God knows your heart and obedience to the scripted prayer. He is patient and knows our limitations, but it is so sad not to speak from your heart.
---Virginia on 5/6/07

Lorra8574 - I truly feel sorry for you. You think you are in God's presence, but I doubt that you have ever been there. If you had, then you would know without a doubt to throw those rosary beads away.
---Helen_5378 on 5/6/07

Lorra8574 - ("Helen, Do you mean the prayer of a sinner? Aren't they all?") -- The sinner's prayer is when a person admits to God that they are a sinner and tells Him that he/she believes that Jesus died on the Cross for their sins, and that He rose from the dead. They ask Jesus to be Saviour and Lord of their life. They are then born-again. I do not speak of any of the so-called prayers that the RCC has for they are repetitious words of man.
---Helen_5378 on 5/6/07

Lorra8574 - ("But the most intense prayer experience I have ever had was with a properly said Rosary") -- That is religion, but it is not relationship. Relationship with Jesus is freedom. Do you speak to your relatives every time with carefully rehearsed words? It is the same with God, He does not want to hear that. He wants you talking to Him as your Father!
---Helen_5378 on 5/6/07

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Christians trust in the Bible and pray Only to God through Jesus! these "rosary beads" are worthless because that is taking the power of the Lord and putting Faith in something HE did not want us to!! That is violating the Commandments; I read the Lord's Prayer which starts out "Our Father. hallowed be THY NAME";Aren't we maken idols of anything that is not true to God's way?The beads somehow, seem like one sets up a graven image (Idol).
---rosem4839 on 5/6/07

Lorra8574, Hail Mary is the biblical angelic salutation of Mary...hardly heil hitler.
---Cee on 5/6/07

Helen, Do you mean the prayer of a sinner? Aren't they all?

I have prayed the "Our Father", as well as the "Apostles Creed", and the "Glory Be". But the most intense prayer experience I have ever had was with a properly said Rosary. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and a deep connection with God.

An improperly said Rosary is a waste of time, but so is a hasty or poor recitation of the Our Father.
---lorra8574 on 5/5/07

Hands that are annointed do not stink what comes out of the Mouth does however defile & stink & is NOT of GOD.Matt.15:14-20One must always heed GOOD Godly AdviceBut those spiced with unsavoury words show Bias& are not Godly.Ok MICKey
---Emcee on 5/5/07

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Lose the stinkin beads. They will only hinder you. Just good advice, take it or leave it.
---Mick on 5/5/07

April::May is the month dedicated to Our Lady say the rosary devoutly & see the result in yourself Humility is much better than attack.How did Nancie offend you?PS Prayer is Biblical& the Rosary is Prayer.Check your Bible.
---Emcee on 5/5/07

Jason::Is wisdom silence OR is silence wisdom.
---Emcee on 5/5/07

Lorra8574 - There is only way to pray and that is to the Father in the name of His Son Jesus Christ. And you have to be in Christ, i.e. born-again, for God to hear your prayers. The first prayer that God hears from a sinner is the sinner's prayer.
---Helen_5378 on 5/5/07

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Lorra8574 - You are not meditating on Christ while you are praying to Mary i.e. saying "Hail Marys". By the way, you may just as well say "Heil Hitler" for all the good it will do.
---Helen_5378 on 5/5/07

Nancie- Why do I think that your a fake and writting lies? What's next, talking statues?
I know that your one of these guys on here.
---April on 5/5/07

Bob, following Heathen religious practices are dangerous, meditating on Christ's life and His message is beneficial to those who understand how to do it properly. That is what the Rosary is. People produce a sinner's prayer and claim permanent salvation, but if someone wants to pray a different way its "not of God"? I will let God decide that one.
---lorra8574 on 5/5/07

Nancie, You are deceived. I was a Catholic and now I'm born again. I can say with assurance, if you witnessed any kind of what you call miracles associated with the Rosary, they are not from God. The Bible says that the devil can come as an angel of light. And if your a regular on here disguising your name, I know your making this up. Christians are not stupid, we pray for wisdom.
---Jason on 5/4/07

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Wow, after reading how evil the Rosary is, I am at a loss to explain all the incredible miracles that I have witnessed and the love and warmth I feel everyday especially after reciting my Rosary. The devel must be having a great time wtih me! But I fear not, the Lord is my weapon.
---Nancie on 5/4/07

Bob, You are right. They made us say the Rosary when I was a kid in catholic school. Sister Teresa, actually told us these stories that Mary wanted us to pray the Rosary for stopping Wars, and if we stopped, we would have to answer to Mary, and there would be another War! Who knows, where she got her information. I was very afraid of Sistere Teresa and so was everyone else. I believed this for years, until I wised up and finally got saved. A lot of false guilt for such a young age, no less.
---Ron on 4/30/07

You avoid Yoga but say the Rosary. What's the point. They are both not of God. Pray to God, only, in Jesus name. When I was a Catholic, there is one thing that I noticed. Catholics try to reason away the many lies that they have been taught. Leave the world of fairytales and come to God's truth, while there is still time.
---Bob on 4/30/07

fmr.Catholic, You are correct on every count. I used to say the Rosary also, since I was a child. I used to say it with my mother, then in Catholic school and in church. I got born again, and attend a real church now where they glorify only God in the name of Jesus. It may not look as elaborate as the Catholic Church with the statues and the big altar and the gold trim, but God's spirit is there, and I have witnessed healings. Leave it to God to work mightily in a humble setting. It's real now! God bless.
---Jeremy on 4/29/07

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Perhaps this needs mentioning, but one should really consider what the Bible was referring to wrt the vain repetitions of heathans - "Oooohm-Oooooohm" its called chanting and some also engage in mantras, repeating them over and over again. Christians have later developed their own forms of chanting for worship (as song), but the Rosary is not an example of this.
---lorra8574 on 4/29/07

P2: Just as Protestants get irritated with the Rosary, Catholics have been taught to avoid Yoga and Eastern meditation. Some have modified both practices to be more acceptable to Christians, but it is still good to be wary.

I would never recite a mantra if I did not know what it meant. And, I would not recite it if it were not acceptable to God.
---lorra8574 on 4/29/07

The rosary is a tool of prayer and meditation. I don't see a thing wrong with it. because the main portion of the rosary is meditating of the life of Christ. if you have a problem with the Hail Mary then find another prayer to put into that portion like the Jesus prayer or something. But as Christians we need to encourage pray not keep people from it. if someone needs a tool to assist them be the first to give it to them. too many people don't know how to pray help them start.
---Jared on 4/28/07

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