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Why do Christians pray to Jesus?
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(06-09-2019, 03:03 PM)PickleSnout Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 01:57 AM)Elric Wrote: Ever since I was a child, I've never understood why do Christians pray to Jesus, when the Rabbi himself instructed followers to pray to the Almighty?

I pray to god Almighty himself. In Jesus name I add as a tagline, like constructing a proper letter.
I find I Pray to God, and talk with Jesus.
Like God the Father is some busy businessman, and I don't want to interrupt him unnessesarily, but Jesus? He is my bud. In the trenches with me every day, all the time. He is with me, and totally gets me. God does too, but he is creating and renewing the universe at all times, so I like to just love him and let him work. He still hears me.

Like I know anything?
But this is how I relate to God, since you asked.

Well said !!! Heartflowers
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
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(06-09-2019, 02:45 AM)Elric Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 02:19 AM)Kadosh Wrote: In John 10:30, Jesus states, "I and my Father are one."

It would be interesting to know when that 'quote' was first attributed to the Rabbi.
The concept of Trinity was not initially a part of Christian doctrine. It took early churchmen a few hundred years to come up with the idea that Jesus was God.
Up until then, Jesus was considered a teacher & a prophet.

It's written in the Gospels.
Read the post "Pentecost Sunday."
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I pray to God the father and creator in the name of Jesus.

That said, there's really no need to get all hung up on the difference since they are both as one anyways.
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(06-09-2019, 01:57 AM)Elric Wrote: Ever since I was a child, I've never understood why do Christians pray to Jesus, when the Rabbi himself instructed followers to pray to the Almighty?

Don't let yourself always get hung up on the little things hon. The bigger picture, what is in your heart, is what counts. Heartflowers
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
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Is Jesus God in the flesh?

Question: "Is Jesus God in the flesh? Why is it important that Jesus is God in the flesh?"

Answer: Since Jesus’ conception by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38), the real identity of Jesus Christ has always been questioned by skeptics. It began with Mary's fiancé, Joseph, who was afraid to marry her when she revealed that she was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-24). He took her as his wife only after the angel confirmed to him that the child she carried was the Son of God.

Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Isaiah foretold the coming of God's Son: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6). When the angel spoke to Joseph and announced the impending birth of Jesus, he alluded to Isaiah’s prophecy: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’)" (Matthew 1:23). This did not mean they were to name the baby Immanuel; it meant that "God with us" was the baby’s identity. Jesus was God coming in the flesh to dwell with man

Read More: https://www.gotquestions.org/God-in-the-flesh.html
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Or just read the Bible for yourself?
I did when I was 12 or 13 yrs old.
Cover to cover, both the Old and New Testament.
I just wanted to know what all of the hubibilu was all about.
And I was not comfortable with anyone else "telling" me what it said.

But yeah...
What it really all boils down to is:
Love God.
Love each other.
If you can do that. You have fulfilled all the laws.

Not always so easy though, as I for one can certainly testify to.

I am a horrible sinner.
But at least I always ask for forgiveness and am quick to forgive.

Some day's even loving God does not come easy.
And loving my neighbor a near impossibility.
But talking to Jesus like he is my best friend helps me to get thru those times.
Peace and Love!
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Raised catholic. Never once prayed to Jesus.
1dunno1
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(06-09-2019, 03:15 PM)DRUMZ Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 02:45 AM)Elric Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 02:19 AM)Kadosh Wrote: In John 10:30, Jesus states, "I and my Father are one."

It would be interesting to know when that 'quote' was first attributed to the Rabbi.
The concept of Trinity was not initially a part of Christian doctrine. It took early churchmen a few hundred years to come up with the idea that Jesus was God.
Up until then, Jesus was considered a teacher & a prophet.

It's written in the Gospels.
Read the post "Pentecost Sunday."

@Elric, that isn't entirely true. The concept of the Trinity (father, son, holy Spirit) and Jesus as God made manifest in flesh/divinity were expressed in the Epistles of Paul and even the ones attributed to James/John/Peter. (Mostly accepted as being written 30-50 years after Jesus' death) It just wasn't official church doctrine until later.
"Why don't you try speaking in words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher
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(06-09-2019, 03:48 PM)DRUMZ Wrote: Or just read the Bible for yourself?
I did when I was 12 or 13 yrs old.
Cover to cover, both the Old and New Testament.
I just wanted to know what all of the hubibilu was all about.
And I was not comfortable with anyone else "telling" me what it said.

But yeah...
What it really all boils down to is:
Love God.
Love each other.
If you can do that. You have fulfilled all the laws.

Not always so easy though, as I for one can certainly testify to.

I am a horrible sinner.
But at least I always ask for forgiveness and am quick to forgive.

Some day's even loving God does not come easy.
And loving my neighbor a near impossibility.
But talking to Jesus like he is my best friend helps me to get thru those times.
Peace and Love!

That was some really great points above.

Below is how I approach my prayers.

1. Every time when I pray I first ask God for his forgiveness.
2. I forgive others.
3. I honor God with praises.
4. I give thanks already knowing it has been done.

Other times when I'm not sure how to pray, I remain silent so I can hear that still small voice.

My spirit takes over from there because it already knows what the physical flesh does not!
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(06-09-2019, 03:51 PM)CatONineTails Wrote: Raised catholic. Never once prayed to Jesus.
1dunno1

I don't think that little kids really need to pray.
1dunno1
Except maybe around Christmas time....
For that new bicycle.
Or in my case....
A new water bong.
Chuckle
(Santa never came through, in case you were wondering)
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