What this post and those previous two have in common, is that they are about identity. The topic of Status was a much easier discussion, because I avoided delving into identity issues in order to give you the bare bones legislative context. This is probably going to leave you with more questions than answers, but I do hope that your perception of the question itself will have shifted. If I have any academic readers, I apologise in advance for bringing up debates or issues that some academics think are settled, or should be moved past.
Click here to join! Why should we have such a prayer to Mary? Take a look at Luke 1: The following are various renderings from various translations of the Bible: The Lord is with you. The Lord is with you! Blessed favored of God are you before all other women!
Each translator or group of translators translates the original text into English based on his or her preferences and the needs of the audience. As with any translation, translating different words can have slightly different connotations. It is simply that when we speak to Mary, as the angel Gabriel did, we greet her by name.
We see in that same verse that Gabriel calls Mary highly favored by God. This is a perfect passive participle. Passive means that something is done to the person. So Mary is not giving grace to someone else. Instead, she is given grace.
The perfect tense denotes past action. In Greek, there are several past tenses. The perfect tense denotes past action with continuing effects in the present. So what Gabriel is saying to Mary is that she was given grace in the past and the grace she was given continues with her to the present time.
This is where Catholics find biblical evidence for the Immaculate Conception. Mary is uniquely graced from the very beginning of her life and maintains that grace throughout her entire life. We also see in Luke 1: It is becoming clear that the Hail Mary does not contradict the Gospel message.
Instead, it is a profoundly biblical prayer. But why is Mary holy or favored? Mary is considered of such high favor with God and Elizabeth recognizes that she is special because of Jesus.
She is blessed because the fruit of her womb is blessed. Mary was chosen to bear Jesus by God, so God singled her out from many, many other women on the planet.
Elizabeth recognized that she was bearing the son of God and so recognized that she was special. In fact, the Church teaches that Mary was immaculately conceived because of her mission to bear Jesus in her womb.
Why is Mary mentioned so much? Also, the fact that Scripture refers to her in such a special way is good enough reason to talk about her. Even so, Mary is not the core component of faith. The core of Catholicism is Jesus, not Mary. However, we cannot simply neglect Mary.
She plays an integral role in the redemption of the world. One cannot simply talk about Jesus without being grateful to his mother.
Catholics do not put Mary on par with God; we just recognize the role she played in Christian history. Mary is certainly worthy of reverence, but not worship. The Hail Mary is not a prayer of worship, but it is a recitation of Scripture and then an asking of her to pray for us to God ; much like asking our other Christian brothers and sisters to pray for us.
Does Mary distract us from Jesus? Praying to Mary is not a substitute for prayer to Jesus. Instead, we ask Mary to pray for us, for who can better intercede for us that someone who is so close to Jesus?Individual interpretation of scripture is discouraged. Questioning or disagreeing with what the IFB teaches is discouraged.
One should accept what the pastor or Sunday school teacher says with unwavering, unquestioning acceptance is the prevailing message among the IFB.
Some people think that they can learn better by themsleves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. There has been a great deal written about the studying way of students for the past thousand years. Why do some students study so much better than others?
Not the watered down and bogus stuff now taught too often as "critical thinking," where you learn to think every reference to a person is an ad hominem and every mention of popularity is a bandwagon, but the kind of stuff where you examine the difference between arguments of causality.
Yep, uncomfortable title. But sadly, these are subjects that I feel we have a responsibility to talk about. Today, I’m going to share some habits that I’ve seen in a wide variety of contexts: some of them in my career in education (mainstream and special), some of them from people dealing with me as a man [ ].
Essay topics: Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a timberdesignmag.com think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay.
Sep 12, · Please evaluate my IELTS essay and point out any errors. Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher.