Just because it is not an official teaching doesn't mean that is the end of it. When you make Marian doctrines an essential for salvation, then you are making her a goddess. When you make statues of her and pray to her (which no apostle ever did) you are making her a goddess. The lightening of candles and putting flowers in front of her statues is making her a goddess.Show us the official teaching of the Catholic Church where we have deified anyone but God.
Only in your mind do you think it has been answered. Why do you think people continue to pose the question? It is because you DON'T ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.No, I am not afraid to answer, it is just that it has already been answered/addressed.
I am going to listen to the one who has been given the authority to settle the issue.
the word "pray" means to request of of a deity EVERY SINGLE TIME proseuchomai is used in the New Testament!!!!
catholicism is not Christianity.Catholics are not sola scriptura Christians.
it seems like you are again denying God's word.Sola scriptura is not scriptural -
your catholic beliefs aren't even hinted at in scripture. they are contrary to His word.it doesn't have to be explicitly stated in scripture.
You didn't directly answer the question as usual. Do you PRAY to Mary or any of the saints? Tell us how you go about asking for intercessions. What does that mean and why is it necessary. You have three things to address here. Can you do it?We ask for their intercessions. Are you a Jewish Christians?
They do indeed pray to Mary, asking for her to intercede for them!You didn't directly answer the question as usual. Do you PRAY to Mary or any of the saints? Tell us how you go about asking for intercessions. What does that mean and why is it necessary. You have three things to address here. Can you do it?
Is talking and praying to any but God violating the command not to speak to the dead?
Mothers do more than just "birth".Aside from the "role" that God gave her of birthing the prophesied Savior as being a notable exception, Mary did not stand apart from the crowd as Roman Catholicism continually tries to purport worldwide. Roman Catholicism encourages their religious group of followers that ascribe to their teachings, to erroneously think that Mary was some kind of Biblical superhuman - then and now. They put her graven images on pedestals instilling in the minds of their deceived followers their need to "look up" to her. It's obvious how disillusioned Roman Catholics are, but is Almighty God so easily impressed?