whom to pray? Jesus or God

Philippines
November 26, 2012 7:36am CST
looking at the subject some people may be confused, because Catholics understand Jesus and God as one. i am not an atheist and im a catholic. I've been asking this question myself, why does Catholics when talking about God its always the name of Jesus is mentioned. well basing in the teachings of the church, Jesus is the son of God and God who created the world is different, so why do Catholics keep on praying to Jesus Christ he is only the son not the creator. and in the bible it says there we should not pray to the idols or statues, then why Catholics pray to statues they even kiss it and look at it while praying. so guys i wanna know your views on this, just curious.
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@savak03 (6660)
• United States
27 Nov 12
You raise some very good questions. I am very familiar with the Catholic churches hypocrisy. I was raised Catholic but I resigned from the church when I got old enough to ask those same questions and found someone who was able to show me the answers from the Bible. I hope you find someone too. Keep an open mind when someone knocks on your door with the Bible's message and pray to God to send someone.
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
thanks ^___^ yeah im having a lot of questions now and im trying to find it.
• India
26 Nov 12
Reading the Bible you can find that Jesus also prayed to a GOD (Luke 3:21,Luke 6:11-13). He set us a fine example of how to pray. In Mathew 6:9 he even taught us how to do that. As we read the above scriptures, it is pretty clear that as a Jesus follower one need to pray to GOD like Jesus was doing.
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
i agree!!
@Rigel4 (47)
• United States
26 Nov 12
Jesus as the "Son of God" is supposedly figurative. Jesus is God in "flesh-mode." In order for God to get his flesh suit and call himself Jesus, he had to impregnate a human virgin female, hence Jesus being the "Son of God." Of course, throughout the Bible there are contradictions. Many man-made works have contradictions if not edited properly. So when Jesus is crucified, he talks to himself strangely. Calling upon God to forgive those who crucify him, he is essentially talking to himself. When people pray, they are essentially talking to themselves as well. God is essentially a product of your brain. Because of this, many times people find that God is in agreement with their own convictions producing the never ending assortment of Christian denominations one finds spread throughout the world.
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
thank you for your response.. can you give a bible verse that says its a figure of speech?? and to Oludipe i agree, nothing is contradicting in the bible.
@coldnpale (555)
• Greece
26 Nov 12
It's all about the holy trinity. Jesus Christ is the son of god, but at the same time he is the god himself and so is the holy ghost (or holy spirit). While it is a little difficult to understand, you should thing of it as the same entity in three different forms. It is a little difficult to explain and understand but I hope you get what I mean. :)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
i get what you mean, but can you give me a bible verse saying that they are one? :)
@Missmwngi (9773)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Oct 15
One thing i love about issues with God is that we can question what we see and hear. Have you gone through catechism? If yes and not yet convinced get a priest or a sister and have them guide you and at the end the decision is yours. Relationship with God is person and we can therefore choose the way to go
• United States
27 Nov 12
We pray to God, the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, our savior. John 14:6 Jesus says "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus existed long before he was born as a human. Jesus IS God. As another responder to this discussion said, it's a trinity. There's God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. There is ONE God in three ways of being.
@Ahana123 (139)
• India
26 Nov 12
Who ever we are praying,we need to pray from heart & whichever name we give to the supreme power he responds.We might be having different paths of prayer but the ultimate destination is just the same.