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Why Don't Catholics Pray "in" The Name Of Jesus?

Why do Catholics pray "through" the name of Jesus instead of "in" the name of Jesus?

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Una get time! you see people wey pray atall dey complain. What about those that don't even pray atall atall? whether through or in jesus name?

Before una say na Mary we dey worship! now na through or in jesus! nothing wey una no go say about this Catholics

Whether na through, in, front, back or even beside Jesus I pray, God go hear my prayers.

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thank you o! kola, jesus himself said it "my people lacks understanding"

tell them!

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We should consider the fact that the bible in english is a translation, firstly. The prayer books of the catholics are translations too, from latin. And also language has always evolved whereby certain words do not carry the connotations they once carried when they were previously used. With these considerations in mind I realise that it is pointlessly pedantic to try to make a distinction between In and Through. The person praying to his God knows his intent. Besides it is not everyone that says Lord Lord is referring to the same Lord that you refer to when you say Lord.

We can all get clever and play semantics till we are blue in the face and the malus come home but it is not going to achieve anything. Except perhaps give us a transient sense of vindication, or intellectual superiority.

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They lack UNDERSTANDING

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They do not believe in Jesus thats why.

Mary is their mediator between ? and them

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Hi friends (4Him, Jesoul, Pilgrim.1, Nwando et al ), I am back again after being banned for the fourth time, yet those who questions i was answering were left to continue saying what they want!

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When we ask in the name of Jesus we are not running errands for Him. We are using the authority of His name to get whatever we want done. Because we cannot do it in ourselves. And we are not supposed to pray without the name of Jesus because Jesus instructed us not to. Simple as that.

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@fotodaddy; You are right. You carry out his errand. What happened to the Lord's prayer? You carry out his errend here or not? Why not the phrase that you carry out all others here?

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@Fotodaddy: {quote]Simple logic: Legally things are established by people. And done in their name not thought their name. "I come in the name of Ceasar" is a typical example. Means we have exactly the same authority as Ceasar in that situation ie we are running his errands.[quote][/quote] So what you are doing is running the errand of Jesus? But Jesus did not send you as an errand person to God in the prayer you are making in his name. Or idi he? You see Jesus is wiser that you. He prayed directly to God. Infact, he taught you Christian the Lord's prayer, without asking you to make that prayer through his name. If you look at this masterpiece, the Lord's prayer and othe prayers that you make, they contradict each other. I am confident to say that Jesus did not say that you should pray to God through his name, for he would have modified the Lord's prayer protocol, to be inclusive of that final instructions. Rather it is the zealot among the early followers who as in most things exagerated Jesus position and try so much to foster the Salvation position that they so much wanted.

But every prophet/messenger held the same position with his followers, the people who are covered under the period of prophethood. If they believed, they are saved! Pharaoh and his army did not believe Moses, so perished, whereas those Children of Israel who believed in salvation ability of Moses by God's permission at the crossing of the sea, were saved. Well some of them died as saved souls. Others among them later sinned and were perished.

Jesus was not the only one who ever held the office of salvation. However, his office authority began when he began his Gospel ministry as he preached about. The office ended as MuhammadAbdallah began his own prophetic calling. Only MuhammadAbdallah (AS), prophetic authority will extend till the end of time. All previous prophets authority of salvation, Jesus included are already ended.

People lets be wise.

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this will narrow the issue so that we do not mis-understand one another. in and through any difference?

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in this context, what is the difference btw ''in'' and ''through''.

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You should direct pray to God father instead of Jesus and his mother. and never associate with God father that make you believer as a human.

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Why don't all pray directly to God, without going through or using any creation's name? Afterall, you have a direct relationship to God> Evereyone should be able to communicate with Him!

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