Praying 2 Mary Isn't Of GOD!
March 29, 2007 9:00pm CST
Incidentally, this is also what can happen to people when they are either praying "through" the dead or to the dead, as happens in both in some of the rituals of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. Praying to the "saints" or through the saints is praying to the dead. Christians - those who follow the teachings of Jesus - pray to God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. Non-Christians pray to just about anyone and anything else (or instead simply assert their own godhood). By the way, praying to Mary would qualify as praying to the Dead, for a few reasons:1. Mary was a human 2. Mary was never divine and never claimed to be 3. Mary died as a human and went to Heaven, where she worships Jesus 4. Mary is dead and there is No evidence that she can hear the prayers of anyone who prays to her. The reason is that the only prayers that make it to Heaven where God dwells are those prayers that are prayed directly to Him "through Jesus Christ" or "in the name of Jesus Christ". ( God does not view prayers to Mary as something benevolent or good willed. God views this as Competition and as a Detraction from worship that belongs to him) This is a forbidden and occult practice. And while some have prayed to Mary and would claim that nothing has happened bad to them, other have prayed to Mary and have had all sorts of horrible things happen to them, as they found out that praying to the dead can often result in an answer from a demon, because that person has opened themselves up spiritually to the forces of evil.
30 Mar 07
I don't think (actually, I refused to believe)that God would see Mary as a competitor for our prayers. I know He's above that. I do believe that God hears deep from our hearts and whether we pray through Mary, some Icons, some animals or some saints... Ultimately, it is our intentions which HE hears the most. Peace.
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30 Mar 07
Your absolutely right. Jesus said none come to the Father but through me, not Mary, not buddha, not Mohammad or Allah, ect. Only through Jesus Christ. Mary had Jesus but God the Father was his daddy. We told to pray to God through Jesus and no other.