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You are the one that is incorrect. You know nothing of me , my family and my stake or why I can say what I have.
reply to post by Elijah23
Exodus 20:4-5 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them..." They pray to Mary. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell us to pray to Mary, or any other person, but it tells us only to pray to God the Father.
Matthew 6:6 "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." They pray to Mary because they believe that she intercedes for us. This is not supported by any Scripture, but Scripture states that Jesus intercedes for us.
Hebrews 7:25 "Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them."
Romans 8:34 "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." With out a doubt Mary was a holy woman. That is all.. She was not with out sin like the Catholics believe. Catholics believe that Mary never sinned. Again, this is not supported by any Scripture.
Romans 3:23 "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." There is only one person that never sinned, and that person is Jesus.
Hebrews 4:15 "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin."
1 John 3:5 "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin." 1 Peter 2:22 "'He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.'"
They believe that Mary was always a virgin, and had no children other than Jesus.
Matthew 13:55-56 "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?"
Mark 3:31 "There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him."
Matthew 12:46 "While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him." Catholics argue that when the Bible refers to brothers of Jesus, that these are spiritual brothers and not blood relatives.
There is much more I'd argue, but I think my point is made. Catholics are hypocrites. BUT I will apologize that I did throw Caths into a barrel with the rest. I am sorry that my statement offended you.
Pope Clement XIV abolished the Jesuits as a society in 1773:
As Clement XIV signed the decree abolishing the Jesuit Order he said, “I have signed my death warrant,…” Within nine months he was dead..
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
I don't hate the Catholics, I am sorry for the misunderstanding. I don't wish people to believe that I hate them. I just don't like seeing other people that believe in God and Jesus as our savior being thrown in the same group. I am sorry if I offended you as well. Christians as a whole lately have been persecuted too much. Due to unwanted attention and media there is a war going on against Christianity whether people want to admit to it or not. We are getting fewer and fewer with time.
reply to post by BubbaJoe
I appreciate your input Bubba. I think that once again a few bad apples are the cause to such passion behind your aggression. It is no different with what you think of me as I of the Catholics. I understand. Sometimes it is truly hard to live by standards of a religion and it truly does make an individual stronger mentally and spiritually. It is easy to throw accusations around about people when one does not belong to a certain group. I can not apologize for what we as humans have done to one another through time but I can say I am sorry for how you feel and I really do hope that someday you can see a normal Christian or any person of faith with happiness and acceptance.
I have no problem with anyone being Agnostic. What I would ask of them, though, is a serious effort to find the truth as well as they can.
I consider myself agnostic at this point, and struggle every day to be the best human being I can be, so even though we differ in what might happen once we cross over, we most likely are striving for the same thing.