(Original post by Racoon)
I have someone in my family (married in) who is Catholic therefore I am intrigued by some of the rituals or differences to my faith and I would like to know where they come from and why he follows them (for want of a better word).
Thank you very much for the reply. Yes I do ask friends to pray when I have a special need for prayer but I take it from the verse in Matthew 22 which says
19"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth
about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
And also in John 14 - 13"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son
. 14"If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
So agreeing with friends on earth and asking in Jesus name alone.
I apologise in advance and don't want to upset anyone on here with my questions but isn't focusing when praying on someone else, and not to Jesus alone, glorifying them above Jesus, to whom the bible says the glory goes to?
But of course if you follow other books, and not the bible alone, then I see you can follow a different trail on things. Although as the bible says that all Scripture is God-Breathed, adequate alone for us and inspired by God so therefore nothing else is needed.
…15and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable
for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work
I think the bible both in the OT and NT says we are all saints if we have Christ in our lives - 1 Cor “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints,
with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Paul named the believers saints in nearly every church
Ps 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth
, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
Phil. 4:21-22: “Greet every saint in Christ Jesus.
The brethren who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you
(lol NF was in reference to something TLG said above - it needs no reply